January 16, 2021
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After four years of hearing that Donald Trump is an authoritarian dictator and the biggest threat to freedom of the press ever – and hearing it from media outlets that attacked him publicly and relentlessly, with no fear of ever being censored, imprisoned or shot, like, you know, a dictator would have – there now is a serious threat to freedom of the press. And it’s coming from the media’s “progressive” darling and Vogue cover model, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.


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The fascist fashionista and her “progressive” acolytes are pushing for the creation of a government Ministry of Truth to help “rein in” the press and combat “misinformation.” She said, “It’s one thing to have differentiating opinions but it’s another thing entirely to just say things that are false. So that’s something that we’re looking into.”

Of course, that presumes that in the realm of political opinion, you can make an objective judgement of what is “false” (of course, it’s always the ideas that whoever is in power disagrees with) and that comments she thinks are "false" aren't protected by the First Amendment.

I think that I can make a far better case than she can that most of what she believes in is false. We actually have a century’s worth of evidence that socialism inevitably leads to corruption, oppression and starvation. We can also judge whether leftist or conservative policies work better by just comparing how many people are moving from California to Texas to how many are going the other way. Even so, I would never tell her she’s not allowed to go on Twitter and spout uninformed nonsense about socialism. But I would like to retain the freedom to respond to it.

Read this New York Post article about this real threat to freedom of the press. And the Post should know, since their accurate scoop about Hunter Biden’s foreign money scandals was branded as fake news and blocked by social media and other news outlets seeking to influence the election – and it worked, as a poll found that up to 17% of Biden voters wouldn’t have supported him if they’d known some of the stories about him that were suppressed.

In a related story, watch the staff of Politico go absolutely bonkers at the news that conservative Ben Shapiro would guest-edit just one edition of its morning Playbook feature. Just as at the New York Times, they completely melt down at the prospect that someone who has a different viewpoint might be allowed to express it even once. “Tolerance, diversity and inclusion!”


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  • Cathleen Poncabare

    01/16/2021 12:52 PM

    Referring to it as a ministry as if it is a forgone conclusion that we are about to become a socialist country.

  • JC Holland

    01/16/2021 12:33 PM

    Governor:

    Why are we hearing absolutely nothing about the Hunter Biden laptop or the Epstein Pedo-Island scandals' anymore. Has it already been hidden from us forever?

    Have you and Franklin Graham spoken personally to Joe Manchin yet? If not, WHY NOT? Since all the socialist democrats in the House voted for impeachment, there are NO moderate democrats left there. Manchin is the last hope for our country to stop the Biden socialist policies from destroying America as we know it.

  • Michelle Clark

    01/16/2021 12:31 PM

    Shade of 1984!!!

  • carney jackson

    01/16/2021 12:27 PM

    I am skeptical when AOC advocates truth. This has the underlying direction of communism if you ask me.

  • Marty Mc Ilhenney

    01/16/2021 12:24 PM

    Getting very scary-hope Republicans can remain strong and keep fighting(not physical) under all the pressures from the left that are being put upon them. Really appreciate your newsletter-it really helps tp keep me going.

  • Sue Scott

    01/16/2021 12:16 PM

    Please, What can We The People do???
    Prayers ?? for Justice ?? in America ??????????
    I have mail for Representatives, but Who is really Righteous?
    May I send to you, to show (email copy) to the Correct Representatives? Thank you
    God Bless ?? America ??

  • Paul R Mull

    01/16/2021 12:15 PM

    America's ministry of truth has existed from the foundation of the nation, based on Constitutional religious liberty. It is called the Holy Bible and truth doesn't get any better or more plain.

  • Judy kuenn

    01/16/2021 12:12 PM

    Thought maybe at first she was seeking the true Minister of Truth - God. That's when hearts like hers will finally turn.

  • Lori Lee Taber

    01/16/2021 12:03 PM

    What can be done with punishing AOC, Maxine , Nancy and Chuck on treasonous acts and pushing known false agendas and lies and not being held responsible.
    Maxine , Nancy and AOC ALL supported the burning of cities, buildings, tearing down monuments and told them to "go after any and all Right-wing, Trump supportors and make a list, they will find us " !! Basically... why are they not being punished?

  • Susan

    01/16/2021 12:03 PM

    Someone please take away AOC’s microphone and muzzle her!

  • Tim Klein

    01/16/2021 11:59 AM

    We need to impeach Kamala Harris for her tweets supporting riots and raising funds to bail them out. As soon as she is sworn in. That's "inciting insurection"!!

  • Ronald h Davis

    01/16/2021 11:55 AM

    With everything that’s happening that’s the reason we need to work as hard as we can and taking over the house two years now so we will at least be able to control part of our government

  • Craig Gross

    01/16/2021 11:54 AM

    Ministry of Truth? Sounds like the novel 1984 becoming more and more of a possible reality. Need prayer...a lot of prayer.

  • Laura A Young

    01/16/2021 11:51 AM

    This is the same AOC who believes that stopping the practice of Daylight Savings Time would decrease global warming? She wouldn't know truth if it bit her.

  • Ralph E Zecco

    01/16/2021 11:49 AM

    Sounds like we are copying the 'Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda' from Nazi German and the USSR also monitored what was said by not only any newspapers, radio, TV shows or any outlet of information to ensure it did not contradict the party line/propaganda. It is in reality a work around so they can monitor your speech as well as control what they claim is Truth. I do believe it is Un-Constitutional. Also it will make Democrats running for office easier for their lies cannot be contradicted and those that correct Democrats will find themselves being punished by the Law/Government and the 1st Amendment will be gone.

    When will people realize that none of the Constitution & Bill of Rights can be modified with a law or Executive Order. Nor can a law be modified by an Executive Order, judge or Governor. Guess they truly do not teach anything in schools today.

    A Nobody who is a Christian,

    Ralph E. Zecco, TSgt USAF RET
    Proverbs 26:24-25 KJB

  • Julie Netemeyer

    01/16/2021 11:46 AM

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  • Michelle LeTexier

    01/16/2021 11:46 AM

    This is about oppression, much like the Hitler regeime, how do we the people stop this movement!

  • Julie Netemeyer

    01/16/2021 11:44 AM

    God bless you and your family ???????? And God Bless America. These next several days will be trying times for all of us. There are over 75-80 million patriotic Americans that are good peaceful people. We love our President and will love a pompeo ! We need to pray. ??????

  • Larry Newman

    01/16/2021 11:43 AM

    Many congressional nazis have taken 1984 to use as a how-to manual, rather than a warning.

  • Elizabeth Honaker

    01/16/2021 11:40 AM

    "Ministry of Truth," eh? Looks like AOC is a fan of George Orwell's 1984!

  • Sam Sontheimer

    01/16/2021 11:39 AM

    Mike, these people are lost souls, they need to find the LORD for wisdom. Sam.

  • David Schoffstall

    01/16/2021 11:35 AM

    I can’t understand why AOC would be advocating for a Ministry of Truth. Nothing she says would ever be repeated. Although, for those of us who think she’s full of of it, it would be great.

  • Tami Foster

    01/16/2021 11:31 AM

    Curious if Ministry of Truth was her words or yours? Doubt AOC has ever read 1984, maybe someone should send her a copy.

    Thanks for all you do. God bless (Would have voted for a Huckabee ticket, just say’in)

  • Debra Mitan

    01/16/2021 11:27 AM

    With so many social media accounts shut down. Where is all the supposed threats coming. The media seems to be the ones inciting violence.
    I'm a Christian who is sick of all this. Two sets of rules. Jesus take me home please!

  • Frances Roberts

    01/16/2021 11:22 AM

    Please Governor Huckabee don’t ever stop speaking up for the truth! Where would I go?

January 16, 2021
|

After four years of hearing that Donald Trump is an authoritarian dictator and the biggest threat to freedom of the press ever – and hearing it from media outlets that attacked him publicly and relentlessly, with no fear of ever being censored, imprisoned or shot, like, you know, a dictator would have – there now is a serious threat to freedom of the press. And it’s coming from the media’s “progressive” darling and Vogue cover model, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.


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The fascist fashionista and her “progressive” acolytes are pushing for the creation of a government Ministry of Truth to help “rein in” the press and combat “misinformation.” She said, “It’s one thing to have differentiating opinions but it’s another thing entirely to just say things that are false. So that’s something that we’re looking into.”

Of course, that presumes that in the realm of political opinion, you can make an objective judgement of what is “false” (of course, it’s always the ideas that whoever is in power disagrees with) and that comments she thinks are "false" aren't protected by the First Amendment.

I think that I can make a far better case than she can that most of what she believes in is false. We actually have a century’s worth of evidence that socialism inevitably leads to corruption, oppression and starvation. We can also judge whether leftist or conservative policies work better by just comparing how many people are moving from California to Texas to how many are going the other way. Even so, I would never tell her she’s not allowed to go on Twitter and spout uninformed nonsense about socialism. But I would like to retain the freedom to respond to it.

Read this New York Post article about this real threat to freedom of the press. And the Post should know, since their accurate scoop about Hunter Biden’s foreign money scandals was branded as fake news and blocked by social media and other news outlets seeking to influence the election – and it worked, as a poll found that up to 17% of Biden voters wouldn’t have supported him if they’d known some of the stories about him that were suppressed.

In a related story, watch the staff of Politico go absolutely bonkers at the news that conservative Ben Shapiro would guest-edit just one edition of its morning Playbook feature. Just as at the New York Times, they completely melt down at the prospect that someone who has a different viewpoint might be allowed to express it even once. “Tolerance, diversity and inclusion!”


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Comments 51-75 of 105

  • Cathleen Poncabare

    01/16/2021 12:52 PM

    Referring to it as a ministry as if it is a forgone conclusion that we are about to become a socialist country.

  • JC Holland

    01/16/2021 12:33 PM

    Governor:

    Why are we hearing absolutely nothing about the Hunter Biden laptop or the Epstein Pedo-Island scandals' anymore. Has it already been hidden from us forever?

    Have you and Franklin Graham spoken personally to Joe Manchin yet? If not, WHY NOT? Since all the socialist democrats in the House voted for impeachment, there are NO moderate democrats left there. Manchin is the last hope for our country to stop the Biden socialist policies from destroying America as we know it.

  • Michelle Clark

    01/16/2021 12:31 PM

    Shade of 1984!!!

  • carney jackson

    01/16/2021 12:27 PM

    I am skeptical when AOC advocates truth. This has the underlying direction of communism if you ask me.

  • Marty Mc Ilhenney

    01/16/2021 12:24 PM

    Getting very scary-hope Republicans can remain strong and keep fighting(not physical) under all the pressures from the left that are being put upon them. Really appreciate your newsletter-it really helps tp keep me going.

  • Sue Scott

    01/16/2021 12:16 PM

    Please, What can We The People do???
    Prayers ?? for Justice ?? in America ??????????
    I have mail for Representatives, but Who is really Righteous?
    May I send to you, to show (email copy) to the Correct Representatives? Thank you
    God Bless ?? America ??

  • Paul R Mull

    01/16/2021 12:15 PM

    America's ministry of truth has existed from the foundation of the nation, based on Constitutional religious liberty. It is called the Holy Bible and truth doesn't get any better or more plain.

  • Judy kuenn

    01/16/2021 12:12 PM

    Thought maybe at first she was seeking the true Minister of Truth - God. That's when hearts like hers will finally turn.

  • Lori Lee Taber

    01/16/2021 12:03 PM

    What can be done with punishing AOC, Maxine , Nancy and Chuck on treasonous acts and pushing known false agendas and lies and not being held responsible.
    Maxine , Nancy and AOC ALL supported the burning of cities, buildings, tearing down monuments and told them to "go after any and all Right-wing, Trump supportors and make a list, they will find us " !! Basically... why are they not being punished?

  • Susan

    01/16/2021 12:03 PM

    Someone please take away AOC’s microphone and muzzle her!

  • Tim Klein

    01/16/2021 11:59 AM

    We need to impeach Kamala Harris for her tweets supporting riots and raising funds to bail them out. As soon as she is sworn in. That's "inciting insurection"!!

  • Ronald h Davis

    01/16/2021 11:55 AM

    With everything that’s happening that’s the reason we need to work as hard as we can and taking over the house two years now so we will at least be able to control part of our government

  • Craig Gross

    01/16/2021 11:54 AM

    Ministry of Truth? Sounds like the novel 1984 becoming more and more of a possible reality. Need prayer...a lot of prayer.

  • Laura A Young

    01/16/2021 11:51 AM

    This is the same AOC who believes that stopping the practice of Daylight Savings Time would decrease global warming? She wouldn't know truth if it bit her.

  • Ralph E Zecco

    01/16/2021 11:49 AM

    Sounds like we are copying the 'Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda' from Nazi German and the USSR also monitored what was said by not only any newspapers, radio, TV shows or any outlet of information to ensure it did not contradict the party line/propaganda. It is in reality a work around so they can monitor your speech as well as control what they claim is Truth. I do believe it is Un-Constitutional. Also it will make Democrats running for office easier for their lies cannot be contradicted and those that correct Democrats will find themselves being punished by the Law/Government and the 1st Amendment will be gone.

    When will people realize that none of the Constitution & Bill of Rights can be modified with a law or Executive Order. Nor can a law be modified by an Executive Order, judge or Governor. Guess they truly do not teach anything in schools today.

    A Nobody who is a Christian,

    Ralph E. Zecco, TSgt USAF RET
    Proverbs 26:24-25 KJB

  • Julie Netemeyer

    01/16/2021 11:46 AM

    FYI. I received this email

    Dear MoveOn member,

    RSVP now to join a national livestream event on Monday, January 18, at 8 p.m. ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT with MoveOn leaders, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, and advocates to find out how you can take action to rebuild our democracy.

    On Wednesday, January 6, we witnessed an attack on our nation's Capitol and democratic institutions. Just hours after voters in Georgia made history and elected the first Black senator and the first Jewish senator from their state to the United States Senate, a violent mob of white supremacists, spurred on by President Donald Trump and enabled by hundreds of Republicans in Congress who sought to overturn presidential election results, stormed the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., vandalized members' offices, and destroyed lives and property.

    This brazen insurrection was unconscionable, and those who incited it must be held accountable or it will happen again. Trump has been impeached again—now, he must be convicted swiftly. Those who voted to overturn the results of our free and fair election must be expelled from office, and those involved in the violence must be brought to justice.

    Together on Monday we'll discuss how we got here, how we can build power so that everyone involved in the insurrection is held accountable, and how we can move forward in strengthening our democracy. We'll cover winning elections in Georgia, the rise of white nationalism, and the ways you can take action to expel the seditious members of Congress.

    We'll hear from:

    Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
    Michael Edison Hayden of Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch blog
    Rahna Epting of MoveOn
    and more to be confirmed soon
    Sign up now for Monday's livestream at 8 p.m. ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.

    The four years of the Trump administration have been a racist backlash against our country electing President Barack Obama, the first Black president, and the increasing political power of Black, Latinx, and Asian voters. These voters of color not only came out and gave Joe Biden and Kamala Harris the presidency and vice presidency, but they also turned deep red Southern states blue for the first time in decades. We will not be deterred by Trump or his followers; we will continue our push for a multiracial democracy where everyone can thrive.

    Democrats will control all three branches of the federal government and will have the authority to ensure that justice is served, while swiftly moving to govern with their mandate to pass sweeping democracy reforms, provide direct economic relief for Americans, get control of the coronavirus pandemic, confront the climate crisis, and so much more.

    Join us on Monday as we hear from movement leaders and special guests to discuss why we must remove Trump from office once and for all, and hold his Republican enablers and white supremacist supporters accountable—and how accountability goes hand in hand with paving the way for the Biden-Harris administration and Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress to govern with the bold solutions we desperately need.

    Can you join us this Monday at 8 p.m. ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT? Click here now to RSVP!

    Thanks for all you do.

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  • Michelle LeTexier

    01/16/2021 11:46 AM

    This is about oppression, much like the Hitler regeime, how do we the people stop this movement!

  • Julie Netemeyer

    01/16/2021 11:44 AM

    God bless you and your family ???????? And God Bless America. These next several days will be trying times for all of us. There are over 75-80 million patriotic Americans that are good peaceful people. We love our President and will love a pompeo ! We need to pray. ??????

  • Larry Newman

    01/16/2021 11:43 AM

    Many congressional nazis have taken 1984 to use as a how-to manual, rather than a warning.

  • Elizabeth Honaker

    01/16/2021 11:40 AM

    "Ministry of Truth," eh? Looks like AOC is a fan of George Orwell's 1984!

  • Sam Sontheimer

    01/16/2021 11:39 AM

    Mike, these people are lost souls, they need to find the LORD for wisdom. Sam.

  • David Schoffstall

    01/16/2021 11:35 AM

    I can’t understand why AOC would be advocating for a Ministry of Truth. Nothing she says would ever be repeated. Although, for those of us who think she’s full of of it, it would be great.

  • Tami Foster

    01/16/2021 11:31 AM

    Curious if Ministry of Truth was her words or yours? Doubt AOC has ever read 1984, maybe someone should send her a copy.

    Thanks for all you do. God bless (Would have voted for a Huckabee ticket, just say’in)

  • Debra Mitan

    01/16/2021 11:27 AM

    With so many social media accounts shut down. Where is all the supposed threats coming. The media seems to be the ones inciting violence.
    I'm a Christian who is sick of all this. Two sets of rules. Jesus take me home please!

  • Frances Roberts

    01/16/2021 11:22 AM

    Please Governor Huckabee don’t ever stop speaking up for the truth! Where would I go?