The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (!) has lifted lower court stays on the Trump Administration’s rule restricting immigration by people who are likely to become “public charges” (that is, who have expensive health problems and no insurance or means of support.) There are other injunctions from courts that aren’t under the 9th Circuit’s jurisdiction, so this will have to be settled by the Supreme Court.
It’s ridiculous that the SCOTUS should have to bother with this at all, since US immigration law is clear that we are not obligated to accept immigrants who will become a burden on the taxpayers. But as in so many cases when Trump exercised powers that are plainly his under the Constitution, leftists went judge-shopping and found judges who are willing to substitute their personal feelings for the law and usurp executive powers. It appears that the only solution to this is to replace these judges, which, fortunately, Trump is working on (note that stunning win in the 9th Circuit Court, until recently notorious for its loony left rulings.)
This is why I no longer bother covering every outrageous extra-judicial ruling from a rogue leftist federal judge: there are too many of them, and the real story isn’t told until they’re appealed to an actual court. In the meantime, we can just hope that the SCOTUS will hold the line and rule on the Constitution instead of their feelings.
This is a hopeful sign that the left may be pushing this “run to the courts” thing too far: Even liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg just issued a temporary stay, blocking House Democrats from obtaining Trump’s businesses' bank records, so they can rifle through them like raccoons in a Dumpster, looking for something to charge him with.
Say, if the House Democrats think they have a right to see all of Trump's personal and business bank records, how about if we get to see all of theirs?
Friday morning, three people were killed and 12 injured at U.S. Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida when a Naval aviation student opened fire during a class. The shooter, who was killed by sheriff’s deputies during a stand-off, has been identified as Saudi Arabian national Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. Six other Saudi nationals were detained for questioning. The A.P. said authorities are investigating to see if it might be “terror-related.” (The news of a deadly assault by Saudi nationals who came to America to take flight training is a little too much déjà vu to ignore.)
Some people are speaking up to prevent another Fort Hood shooting-like branding of terrorism as “workplace violence.” Rep. Matt Gaetz, who represents that area, has already called it an act of terrorism, pointing out that if it were murder, NCIS would not have quickly handed the investigation over to the FBI. He’s calling on the Department of Defense and the Department of State to institute “extreme vetting” of people who are allowed into the US to train on our bases and in our communities.
But let’s not move on so quickly that we lose sight of another outrage that needs to be addressed, one that is largely responsible for the high victim count. Incredibly, our military bases are still “gun-free zones,” or as I call them, “sitting duck zones.” Despite the fact that virtually all mass shootings take place in so-called “gun-free zones,” we still have an unbelievably idiotic policy of banning everyone on our military bases from carrying guns. That means the people who are the best-trained in the world to handle weapons, and whom we entrust with using those weapons to protect all Americans, are not allowed to have weapons to protect themselves. When this shooter pulled out a gun and started firing – on a UNITED STATES MILITARY BASE! – all his unarmed victims had to wait until sheriff’s deputies showed up to engage the shooter.
With President Trump doing so much to reverse the destructive and idiotic policies of his predecessors, let’s hope he makes reversing this a top priority. Here’s more on that subject, including the restrictions we put on our military members and how many times they’ve been attacked after being rendered defenseless, but I warn you: it will make you very angry.
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Today is Pearl Harbor Day. Seventy-eight years ago today, on December 7th, 1941, that "date which will live in infamy," Japan launched a sneak attack on the US Naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, that brought the US into World War II. 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded, making it the deadliest attack on America until 9/11. The cry then was "Remember Pearl Harbor." Today, we should all remember Pearl Harbor, its victims and heroes, and its lesson about what happens when we let down our guard.
Take a break from your Christmas shopping tonight for a newsmaking new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN! I’ll be talking to Democratic Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, who helped sink Kamala Harris’ White House hopes. I’ll also welcome Candace Owens, founder of the Blexit movement that’s encouraging black voters to reject blind loyalty to one party. For Pearl Harbor Day, author T. Martin Bennett will tell us about his bestseller “Wounded Tiger,” about the surprising turn that the life of the leader of the Japanese attack took. Christine Caine will talk about her worldwide ministry to stop sex trafficking, and “Inside Edition’s” Megan Alexander will share something great for kids and moms this Christmas. I’ll have some commentary on the news, serious and not so much. And we’ll cap it off with some Christmas music from singer Deana Martin, who learned how to make the holiday merry at the knee of her famous dad, Dean Martin.
So pour the hot cocoa and settle in by the TV! It airs tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and the same times on Sunday, on TBN. To find where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.tbn.org/huckabee and click on the “WATCH” menu at the top. You can also stream previous episodes, highlights and Internet-only “Digital Exclusives,” like extended interviews and extra performances by our musical and comedy guests. It’s all at https://www.tbn.org/huckabee
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
for brethren to dwell together in unity!"
- Psalm 133:1
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