The "money quote":
HUCKABEE: I don’t know anyone in America who is a more effective communicator [than David Barton.] I just wish that every single young person in America would be able to be under his tutelage and understand something about who we really are as a nation. I almost wish that there would be something like a simultaneous telecast and all Americans would be forced, forced — at gun point no less — to listen to every David Barton message. And I think our country would be better for it. I wish it’d happen.
Now, I know Mike Huckabee has a certain sense of humor and that, feeling loose in front of a friendly audience, this might just be a kind of goofy hyperbole on his part. Only, I'm not laughing, because David Barton already has an awful lot of influence. And his version of "American History" is a religious fable jam-packed with lies.
I don't find the "forced, forced--at gun point" necessarily
Also, yeah, the "forced at gunpoint" part is pretty troubling, as well. It smacks of going beyond the idea of a religious litmus test for office to a religious requirement for citizenship, and the image itself is violent. There is a lot to not like about that from a perspective of religious and intellectual freedom.