With leftist marauders rampaging their way across the South, tearing down monuments they find offensive without due process of law or public discourse, they set a precedent that anyone can tear down what they dislike.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has a sound rebuttal to this.
Speaking on Fox News this week, the fomer governor said that pro-lifers hate abortion clinics with almost as much, and possibly more, inflamed passion as the Marxist radicals have toward Confederate monuments. By the Left’s own standards, pro-lifers should be allowed to storm any abortion clinic during its off hours and torch the death machine to the ground.
If tearing down offensive monuments is the order of today’s business, why can’t they?
“Anarchists go and just tear down the statues [of Confederates and historical figures who were slave owners] because they are impatient with politicians doing it,” Huckabee said. “… that is not acceptable behavior, it is vandalism, it is anarchy, and it would be like me saying ‘I don’t like abortion clinics, so I’m going to go to tear them down because I find them offensive.’”
His comments were hypothetical, since all mainstream, non-fringe whacko, pro-lifers condemn violence toward abortion clinics and providers. We respect the rule of law, even one as cruel as Roe v. Wade.
“Nobody would justify that, including me,” Huckabee said.
Huckabee warned that America is on the borderline of anarchy if it does not stop the marauders.
“We are bordering on anarchy,” he said, “having a select group of people tear something down because it offends them personally.”
As to whether or not the Confederate statues should stay, Huckabee rightly asserted it should remain a subject for public discourse. If the trend continues, “Where does it stop?” he asked. He added, “Al Sharpton is calling for the destruction of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington. You have a pastor in Chicago asking that Washington Park have that statue there removed because George Washington owned slaves.”
Matt Walsh of The Blaze made a similar argument regarding the tearing down of statues. If offensiveness is the impetus to destroy, then anarchy has become who we are.