August 1, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
PRO-LIFE POLICIES ARE AT STAKE
A little welcome good news for your weekend: Two more of the charges against the undercover journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood’s disgusting body parts trafficking scandal have been dropped by a judge following an online hearing. This follows six other charges previously being thrown out.
Unfortunately, that still leaves nine charges against David Daleiden and eight against Sandra Merritt for doing nothing more than any other undercover reporter does. All these charges are an outrageous assault on freedom of the press. If the defendants weren’t pro-life activists, the media would be howling for their dismissal instead of remaining quiet as church mice (or mice that never go to church and mock mice that do.)
Their attorney Harry Mihet said he’s hopeful all charges will eventually be dismissed, but there is still no justification for them having to face this long, expensive legal battle at all. As Mihet correctly said, there is no legal merit or basis in fact to these charges; “they were brought only because the target of the investigation is Planned Parenthood,” which is politically connected to leftist California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
Just a reminder: if you like unfettered abortion paid for with your tax dollars and people who believe in the sanctity of life being persecuted by the government for their beliefs, Joe Biden has promised that if he’s elected President, he’ll undo all of Trump’s pro-life policies. That means taking California’s radical policies nationwide. And as we recently learned when House Democrats blocked every attempt to make doctors perform their basic sworn duty to give emergency medical care to babies born alive during abortions, they no longer even concede that a post-birth baby that’s already here is a human life worth protecting.
MORE ON HERMAN CAIN
Here is some more information about my friend Herman Cain, who died Thursday at 74 from coronavirus complications. This is information from his own staff at HermanCain.com, with information they hadn’t disclosed until now. You can tell how devastated they are by the news, as anyone would be who knew Herman. He was something rare: a genuine Christian gentleman with a great sense of humor, a brilliant mind, and boundless enthusiasm and kindness.
I was on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show last night to talk about Herman, and you can see that video here if you missed it:
Sadly, we also had to talk about the disgusting way that the liberal media were trying to demean this great man, even in death. Some tried to blame President Trump for his death because Herman was at the Trump rally in Tulsa, as if they have any idea where or how he might have contracted the virus.
One of the worst was Reuters, which took this man of such astounding accomplishments – an incredibly inspiring man who went from rags to riches; who earned a math degree, became CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and made it one of the greatest turnaround stories ever, overcame colon cancer when he was given a 30% chance to survive, and became the first black Presidential candidate to top the polls and one of the most influential political commentators and advisers in the nation – and chose this headline to announce his death:
“Herman Cain, ex-presidential candidate who refused to wear mask, dies after COVID-19 diagnosis.”
Commenters on Twitter rightly blasted that as “disgraceful,” “sickening,” “low,” “abhorrent,” “atrocious,” “shameful” and a prime example of why the media are despised. Rep. John Lewis also died this week, and while I was diametrically opposed to many of his political views and took issue with his statements about Republicans, a person’s death is not the time for petty sniping and point-scoring. It’s a time to put that aside and show respect for the person’s life and accomplishments. This is something that people used to be taught from childhood. As we say in the South, the Reuters editors weren’t raised right.
As for all the other examples of poor child-rearing who gleefully attacked Herman Cain upon his death to score cheap political points, a couple of Twitter users had great responses, as noted by Instapundit:
@The_War_Economy tweeted, “Twitter went from ‘black lives matter’ to ‘Herman Cain deserved to die’ pretty quickly.”
And @Boomieleaks tweeted:
*Black Democrat dies during a pandemic.*
Democrats: “Let’s have a huge indoor funeral.”
*Black Republican dies during a pandemic.*
Democrats: “He deserved it for going to a huge indoor event.”
DR. SAMADI CENSORED
The latest victim of social media censorship is Dr. David Samadi, one of America’s leading health experts, who got a 24-hour suspension of his Twitter account for “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information.” His crime: stating that Hydroxychloroquine works.
Dr. Samadi pointed out that the media have anointed Magic Johnson, Bill Gates, Sean Penn and Greta Thunberg as experts on the pandemic, but censor medical doctors like him when they discuss scientific studies that the media don’t want to hear about. He asked, “Does anyone know when the First Amendment was nullified?”
Actually, it hasn’t been nullified here or on TBN, where Dr. Samadi was my guest last week to talk about the coronavirus. At the risk of being banned from social media, here’s a link to that interview: https://youtu.be/O4SLuUlSdag
(Incidentally, before anyone brings up this moth-eaten cliché, yes, I know the First Amendment only applies to the government, not private entities like Twitter. But since Twitter only enjoys its protection from lawsuits because the government protects it as an impartial platform, a status it negates when it acts like a biased editor, then I’d say they’d better start respecting the First Amendment or else brace for a lot of lawsuits.)
Also, a Hydroxychloroquine update: One day after the Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced a new rule barring pharmacies from dispensing or selling the drug as a treatment for the COVID-19 (Chinese) novel coronavirus, it suspended the rule pending further examination. This came after Gov. Mike DeWine intervened and said the choice of treatment should be between doctors and patients. What a “novel” idea!
BOMBSHELL NBA STORY
This week, ESPN ran a bombshell story about human rights abuses allegedly inflicted by Chinese instructors on young participants in the NBA’s training academies in China. These included physical beatings. One former employee compared the atmosphere to “World War II Germany.” I wondered if this might be enough to finally make the NBA distance itself from China. After all, if even ESPN would run the story, it had to be extremely bad, right? Well, it is, but apparently not bad enough for CNN and MSNBC to cover it…
The Washington Post is breaking with the AP’s new stylebook change of capitalizing “Black” when referring to someone’s race, but not “white.” WaPo plans to capitalize both.
They also list all the other ethnicities that will be capitalized, from Latino to Asian American to Pacific Islander. But here’s the problem for all those who still care about grammar: those are capitalized because they refer to places with proper noun names (Latin America, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, etc.) Black and white are just adjectives describing skin tones.
WaPo claims that "The use of Black is a recognition & acknowledgment not only of the cultural bonds & historical experiences shared by people of African heritage, but also the shared struggles of descendants of enslaved people, families who immigrated generations ago & more recent immigrants." Except that’s rather insulting, even racist. It assumes that all black people have slave ancestors, or share the same culture.
As for capitalizing “white,” WaPo rationalizes, “White is a distinct cultural identity in the United States...” and is a “collective group that has had its own cultural and historical impact on the nation.” In short, they plan to blame everything wrong on White people, so they’re throwing us the bone of capitalizing it. This is all nonsense, since white people of British, German, Italian or Australian heritage have no more of a “common culture” than black people from Haiti, Jamaica, Ghana or Chicago.
To me, white refers to nothing but the relative amount of melanin in my skin, which I have no more control over than any other human being on Earth. I believe that judging others because of it is a sin against God’s creation. So you can keep your capital “W.” Frankly, capitalizing “White” when you’re not doing it for blue, purple or pea green sounds a little “white supremacist” to me.
On the other hand, the news that WaPo is capitalizing “white” did cause a lot of leftists to go berserk on Twitter, so there is the entertainment value…
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)