DH and I were scanning today’s The State after lunch, and I was feeling all sugar and spice after writing and reflecting on my earlier post of today. Then I came across this “Quote of the Day” by Mike Huckabee in reference to the Confederate flag: “You don’ t have to like people from outside the state coming in and telling you what to do with your flag. In fact, if somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell ’em what to do with the pole, that’s what we’d do.”
Does that statement strike you as being a little weird, or is it just me? After all, I wrote about showing love through speech this morning so I might still be feeling the after effects. Do Huckabee’s words seem Christ-like to you? Is that how a “man of the cloth” speaks? If this is how he responds to criticism about Arkansas, can we assume that that’s the way he’d respond to heads of state (if he were the president)?
Maybe I should heed my own advice and speak words of love. Then again, maybe I have a moral responsibility to bring the Huckster’s statement to your attention.