July 7, 2018


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Today's Commentary: Hucktown -- Americans are fed up -- Martha Cothren's lesson -- Deep in the heart of summer -- Interesting examination -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse


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There are a lot of people these days who think government should do everything for us. For many who are overworked and feeling burned out, that can be a very tempting idea. After all, personal responsibility is a lot of work!

But when you look at the staggering debt that’s threatening our grandchildren’s futures and wondering how that came to be, the answer is simple: a lack of personal responsibility. People thinking up things they thought the government ought to do and expecting them to be paid for with somebody else’s money. Thomas Jefferson said, “The government is best that governs least,” but small, cost-efficient government requires a population that’s willing and able largely to govern themselves.



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Americans are fed up

By Mike Huckabee

Looking back through my files, I found that upon Obama’s win in 2008, even though I worked hard for McCain and was very concerned about Obama’s lack of experience and far-left ideas, I congratulated him and said we should all pray for his success because he was the President of all of us now and his successes or failures would be those of our entire nation. On his Inauguration day in 2009, I wrote this:



Martha Cothren's Lesson

By Mike Huckabee

On the Fourth of July, we celebrate having this exceptional nation and the freedoms it gives us, but we must always remember that we have those things because of all the soldiers who put their lives on the line to secure them for us, from Revolutionary times forward. There’s a story I love to tell that illustrates that for young people.

When I was Governor of Arkansas, I got to know an outstanding high school teacher in Little Rock named Martha Cothren. She was one of my original Huck’s Heroines, and I was always telling her it was my goal to make her one of the most famous teachers in America, because she’d be such a great example to all teachers. Here’s just one reason why.



Deep in the heart of summer

By Mike Huckabee

We are in the heart of summer and I just wanted to bump this up again into your daily reading, because it bears repeating:

Just in time for summer, let’s give three cheers to Country Time Lemonade for standing up for the great American past time of kids learning entrepreneurism and good work habits by opening lemonade stands.  In recent years, overbearing bureaucrats and stuffy neighbors have tried to shut the stands down by demanding that police rigidly enforce zoning and licensing laws on children. 

Well, Country Time Lemonade is launching an initiative called “Legal-Ade.” They’re offering a crack legal team to help kids fill out paperwork and fight fines.  Under certain conditions, they’ll even reimburse any fines up to $300.  There are more details at the link, along with some great stories and photos about local cops who took the side of the enterprising kids. 

Personally, I think anyone who would try to abuse the power of government to shut down a child’s lemonade stand should go suck a lemon.  Then again, these days, forcing a kid to deal with frivolous legal complaints and crushing regulations and permit mandates would probably teach them more about what it’s like to be in business than running the lemonade stand would.  It might also create a whole new generation of Republicans.


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Interesting examination

By Mike Huckabee

This story features an interesting examination of the attempt to cite Scripture as an argument for lenient immigration and border control policies.  It includes the rationale of theologians on both sides of the issue.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t delve into why people who spend much of their time attacking or mocking Christians for believing in the Bible cite the Bible to support their positions when it’s convenient.  But we can probably figure that out without Divine intervention.



Evening Edition - July 6

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!


Daily Verse

"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."

-Hebrews 4:12

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  • Randall Stuckey

    07/06/2018 10:44 PM

    As I read the portion about Martha Cothren and the your verse of the day I thought of what a neat way to demonstrate how someone else pays the price for us, individually and collectively. Those who are moved to seek and then find and recognize their need.
    Thanks for all that you do and for your insight.