Mike Huckabee robo calling–again

For the second time in three days, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has robo-called me. Here’s a summary of what he said, with quotes from my notes.

This time, Huckabee is shilling for the National Committee for Family, Faith and Prayer. [In the call I received two days ago, he spoke on behalf of Citizens United. It turns out that NCFFP is a project of Citizens United. According to NCFFP’s website, the group’s goal is

“to raise public and political awareness of the filth and anti-Christian bigotry in America today.Christianity and its values are constantly downplayed and are in danger of being outlawed completely.”

.This morning, Huckabee is outraged that “the biggest atheist group in America—the National Freedom from Religion Foundation” is trying to “ban the National Day of Prayer.”

“Can you imagine a country in which we are forbidden to pray?” asks Huckabee. “If the National Freedom from Religion Organization wins, they’ll rewrite our Pledge of Allegiance, and we’ll have to change our national motto.”

Huckabee urges me to speak out against this effort now and to “defend our god-given right to pray for our country.”

He also wants me to fear that atheist groups will “force our children to learn about gay history by keeping god out of our schools,” and that these groups are “pushing our children to be atheists.”

Also, Huckabee adds, “President Obama is the only president to not give an Easter address, but to find the time for a Ramadan address.”

Unlike during his previous call, Huckabee doesn’t offer me a free copy of his book. But the live “assistant” who comes on the line after the robo portion of the program asks me if I agree that atheist groups are trying to forbid us from teaching about God and Jesus Christ in our schools, and then, of course, asks me for a donation to help with the fight.

Just thought you might want to know, in case you’ve been ignoring the toll-free numbers on your Caller ID.

 

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Gloria Shur Bilchik is a freelance writer and community volunteer in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the editor of Occasional Planet. She views the preservation of progressive values as vital to making the US a humane, livable place for her children and grandchildren.


  • Wallerboat

    Today I received the same call.  Unlike Gloria’s call, at the end of the robo call, the live person asked the question “Did you listen to the entire presentation?” of which my response was “yes”  I was then disconnected.  I was prepared to respond with “No”

  • Leithnwood

    The UN has become worthless and lacking in good old common sense. It long ago outlived its usefulness and is a totally liberal, progressive mouthpiece. Of course you like it. Many do not.

  • RJ

    Unbelievably, they claim to be a “bipartisan organization”.  I wonder how many Democrats they support.

  • Tom Welty

    Thank you for documenting the two calls you received from the Huckabee robo .  I also received both calls and had similar responses.  I used some of your wording in the UN one in a letter to my representative encouraging him to continue funding for the UN.  It is crazy to consider defunding the UN.  Keep up the good work.
    Tom Welty

  • Shenonymous

    In spite of the challenge to its justification, the concept of the UN is just as relevant today as it was when it was created in 1945.  It established international organizations to cooperate on specific matters to achieve peace and security and to prevent conflicts between nations and make future wars impossible.  

    As formally expressed by 28 nations the original United Nations in a joint declaration, by the time it was ratified, 51 countries signed into membership.  Today there are 193.  Three countries of the 196 in the world are not members:  Kosovo, The Vatican City, and Taiwan.

    Being convinced that complete victory over their enemies is essen­tial to defend life, liberty, independence and religious freedom, and to preserve human rights and justice in their own lands as well as in other lands, and that they are now engaged in a common struggle against savage and brutal forces seeking to subjugate the world, Declare:

    (1) Each Government pledges itself to employ its full resources, military or economic, against those members of the Tripartite Pact and its adherents with which such government is at war.

    (2) Each Government pledges itself to cooperate with the
    Gov­ernments signatory hereto and not to make a separate armistice or peace with the enemies.

    The foregoing declaration may be adhered to by other nations which are, or which may be, rendering material assistance and contributions in the struggle, for victory over Hitlerism.

    While Hitlerism is no longer a term in current use, it still represents what is still found in the world today, in North African nations, the Middle East, and Latin and South American countries, the political principles or policies of what was the basis of the Nazi Party from 1933 to 1945 in Germany. It means, in the words of Mohandas Gandhi, “naked, ruthless force reduced to an exact science and worked with scientific precision.”

    The United Nations has not outlived its usefulness.  It is significant that every country except the three noted above have a seat at the General Assembly to participate in the cooperative effort for all humans to have a life based on the principles of justice, dignity, and well-being.  Through its peacekeeping imperative, the forum of the United Nations provides at its very least the opportunity for countries who have disagreements a place to exercise discussion in order to avoid the ultimate solution of war.  

    For an extended argument “Why the United Nations is Important to Us,” see the site at http://www.icasinc.org/2005/2005s/2005sgca.html

  • Dawnesta

    I got this call today in Dallas, TX. I was so offended at the false representation of Christian beliefs that I stayed on the line and told the operator how upset I was. The problem is that even though I told her that I did not want to “sign the pledge”, I have no way of knowing if they used my name. The call was so full of lies, that I wouldn’t put it past them to use someone’s name without permission. 

  • Dnodog2000

    Well the Robo calls started here in St Louis too from this Slime Ball Huckabee. What a bunch of flat out Lies!  He is a Schill for Fox, The Oil Companies and the Koch’s.  What is sad some will fall for this Popaganda.

  • Mike C

    Today. Ol’ Huckabee called disguised as a survey to pitch his radio show and a movie! It is supposed to be a 45 second survey, but had three questions. In between the questions, he asked about freedom, if I like his show, or something like that, and asked if I wanted to see his movie. Doesn’t he believe in the laws America has in place to stop people like him from doing illegal stuff?

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  • Shenonymous

    Oakie doakie

  • billmozingo

    This is not the first “religious” leader to leave religion for the more lucrative field of politics. Iowa had one several years ago. PATHETIC.. Gives politics an even worse name!

  • billmozingo

    An asshole in sheep’s clothing? Will that pass the censors? Anyway I think he is and not even hiding behind the sheep’s clothing. Some people will do anything for money.