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    August 21, 2021
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    Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!

    Today's newsletter includes:

    • Bible Verse of the Day - Psalm 10:17
    • Must-See Video
    • Memo to Broadcast Networks
    • Our Elite "Leadership" Class Doesn't Have A Clue
    • Powerful Message
    • Thought-Provoking Article
    • America The Beautiful
    • You Can't Defend Joe Biden Over Afghanistan and Lecture Us About Women's Rights

    Sincerely,

    Mike Huckabee


    DAILY BIBLE VERSE

    LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

    Psalm 10:17


    Must-See Video

    By Mike Huckabee

    A black dad in Colorado stood up at a school board meeting and eviscerated “Critical Race Theory.” After listing all the people in his family background who were slaves in the past, he declared, “I'm not oppressed and I'm not a victim." He told them that racism in America would “by and large be dead” if certain people and institutions like public education weren’t “keeping it on life support.”

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/black-father-slams-crt-colorado-school-board-meeting-video

    Following his speech, the board voted 3-2 to ban CRT. Speaking up works, so keep doing it!

    Memo to Broadcast Networks

    By Mike Huckabee

    Not all viewers of late night “comedy” shows want to see an endless stream of unfunny DNC talking points and snide insults aimed at Republicans. To prove it, congratulations to Greg Gutfeld, whose late-night Fox News show “Gutfeld!” just achieved a landmark by surpassing all his broadcast competitors (Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon) in the ratings.

    https://www.thewrap.com/gutfeld-ratings-win-colbert/

    Not surprising, considering Greg has the freedom to be funny and pointed, while the others have been reduced to trying to convince us that a handful of idiots moving Nancy Pelosi’s podium are the equivalent of the Taliban. That’s as close to an actual joke as any of them have come since 2016.


    Our Elite "Leadership" Class Doesn't Have A Clue

    By Mike Huckabee

    The swift collapse of Afghanistan was only the latest and most devastating example of our arrogant elite “leadership” class proving that it really doesn’t have a clue. I’ve been writing for years about how the idea of an American meritocracy determined by skills and intelligence has been watered down by political dynasties, Ivy League legacy students, and people who mistake diplomas, titles and “credentials” for actual accomplishments. To quote the Wizard of Oz, they have no more brains than a scarecrow, but they have a diploma. These people have tragically proven that they have no ability to run anything other than their mouths, and the only thing they’re truly superior at is feeling superior to people they’re not really superior to.

    Their combination of arrogance and incompetence has become so obvious, and is yielding such disastrous consequences all around us, that it may have reached critical mass. It’s possible that the public’s confidence in the self-proclaimed superiority of its elitist leaders has been so shattered that it can never be repaired, and we may be entering a new era in which people will abandon these failures and start looking for leadership from other places. The election of non-politician and businessman Donald Trump was only the first step in that direction. The media and political elites who attacked him relentlessly and who think they’ve defeated him and cowed his supporters are as clueless on this as they are on everything else. They can’t see the rejection of them that’s coming any more than they saw the Taliban coming.

    This feeling that the rule of an elite leadership class is coming to a crashing halt is inspiring a number of thought-provoking articles. Michael Walsh has an excellent piece about the end of the “federal geopolitical Leviathan state” that’s unfortunately a paid premium article at the Epoch Times, but here’s a salient quote:

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/pull-out-from-afghanistan-signals-end-of-liberal-world-order_3952576.html

    “It’s fitting that the end should come with Biden, a lifelong, legislatively undistinguished congressman first elected from Delaware in 1973, and who served as President Barack Obama’s vice president from 2009 to 2017. Over the past seven months as president, however, he has ruined the economy, expanded the welfare state, encouraged anarchy, criminalized dissent, destroyed the First Amendment, elevated a superannuated apparatchik such as Dr. Anthony Fauci to a position of unconstitutional authority, and crippled patriotic Americans’ faith in their country and its ideals.”

    Walsh also offers a number of solutions, including returning to first principles, cutting the Pentagon in half, abolishing the CIA, and expunging “social justice” from the military to focus on one goal: winning wars.

    There’s also this fascinating blog post that’s getting a lot of attention:

    https://tinkzorg.wordpress.com/2021/08/16/farewell-to-bourgeois-kings/

    It looks back at previous eras when people completely lost faith in their leadership systems (for instance, when they decided that God didn’t intend for a king to rule over them), and what came after that. Times of change and upheaval are always dangerous, and we have to be very careful about what we replace the old leaders with. As bad as the arrogant but incompetent Bidens and Kerrys may be, we don’t want to replace them with something even worse, if that’s possible.

    The author makes a great case for why our current “managerial class” has squandered its legitimacy and completely lost the people’s trust. Here’s a brief sample quote:

    “It is not just that the elite class is incompetent – even kings could be incompetent without undermining belief in monarchy as a system – it is that they are so grossly, spectacularly incompetent that they walk around among us as living rebuttals of meritocracy itself. It is that their application of managerial logic to whatever field they get their grubby mitts on – from homelessness in California to industrial policy to running a war – makes that thing ten times more expensive and a hundred times more dysfunctional…”

    True that. It’s a long, deep read, but worth it when you have the time. Until then, I’ll just summarize it in one brilliant sentence from the late, great Southern comedian, Brother Dave Gardner:

    “Some people are just ‘educated’ beyond their intelligence.”


    Powerful Message

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

    ? C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology


    Thought-Provoking Article

    By Mike Huckabee

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist and Young Americans for Freedom has a thought-provoking article that’s worth reading during your spare time this weekend. It examines a saying that’s become a mantra, something most people would never think to question (or would be afraid to): “Diversity is our strength.”

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/08/17/diversity-is-not-our-strength-and-the-lie-is-deliberate

    Bedford makes it clear that he’s not criticizing diversity itself. He acknowledges the great contributions people of all different backgrounds bring, and how the different skills, experiences and viewpoints we all bring to the table can complement each other. But is the simple fact that America is multicultural and has all different kinds of people really what makes us strong?

    He argues that America’s real strength is not simply that we’re different or that we tolerate differences, but all the things we have that unify so many diverse people in common interests. For example, our National Anthem, a common language, our border, our history, the Constitution, a faith in God, to name just a few.

    Now, look at that list again. Aside from unifying all Americans, what else do those things have in common? In recent years, every one of them has been under heavy assault by the left. I might toss in a few more, like our faith in the honesty of the election process and our beliefs in free speech, a colorblind society, and a capitalist system that offers equal opportunity for everyone (but not guaranteed equality of outcomes, or “equity” as it’s now known.)

    Bedford argues that the left is trying to tear these things down because they know it’s not our differences but the things we have in common that really make us stronger, and they want to make America weaker. If you question that, look back at the string of disastrous decisions made by President Biden that in just seven months have left America weaker on nearly every front, from an open border run by drug cartels to begging OPEC for oil to the resurgence of the Taliban to the aggression of China to the loss of respect for America by our allies. As another commentator recently pointed out, it’s hard to imagine anyone making so many decisions that harmed America so badly and so swiftly unless it was intended.

    Read the whole article. And pray that after this, many diverse Americans of all backgrounds and viewpoints will unify in the name of protecting our common interests and vote all these termites out of office.


    America The Beautiful

    God's creation is all around us. To learn more about Cuyahoga Valley National Park, visit its website here.


    You Can't Defend Joe Biden Over Afghanistan and Lecture Us About Women's Rights

    By Mike Huckabee

    I feel I have to apologize for having to report so much terrible news, but if I don’t tell you about it, then we’re no better than the media outlets that cover up every disaster caused by this Administration. Afghanistan is the most heartbreaking, tragic disaster so far, and I refuse to ignore it.

    I personally feel furious and sickened at the thought of what is likely to happen to Afghans who helped us and were left locked in a wolves’ den by this President. And I pray and grieve for the women and girls of Afghanistan, who thought they would have bright futures, only to suddenly be brought under the brutal rule of barbarians who will treat them as disposable property.

    I don’t want to hear another word about women’s rights from anyone who utters a syllable in defense of Joe Biden or anyone around him, after I have to read stories like these. I warn you, if you click on these links, you will be as horrified as I was to learn what’s already happening to women and girls in Afghanistan, and their terror at what's likely to happen to them. But turning away and refusing to look only helps the people who caused this escape accountability. And that cannot be allowed to happen.

    https://pjmedia.com/columns/lincolnbrown/2021/08/19/dear-leftists-i-hope-you-cant-live-with-yourselves-n1470878

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/afghan-journalist-flee-taliban-gunfire

    https://www.foxnews.com/sports/former-afghan-soccer-female-athletes-taliban


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    • Robin Rebhan

      08/21/2021 02:29 PM

      "Thought-Provoking Article". Mr. Biden reminds me of Great Britain's Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. He's the one who readily agreed to Nazi's gaining territory in Europe. And agreed to Great Britain selling airplane parts used for war planes to the Nazi's. Chamberlain thought Britain could be a friendly or at least a neutral trade partner with the Nazi's. And we know how that all turned out .
      A great family movie to watch on this is " The Darkest Hour ". Starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill.

    • Jan Saviano

      08/21/2021 02:27 PM

      Concerning the length of time it will take to evacuate all American citizens from behind enemy lines in Afghanistan, and we don’t even have an actual count, who’s to say some of the Taliban, especially now that they have welcomed back one of the world’s head terrorists, to actually be in the process of actively detaining some and eventually holding them for ransom. I pray this does not happen but putting faith and trust in the Taliban with assisting Americans departure is so ludicrous, I never would have believed as an American citizen, that we’d have such a disgustingly dysfunctional President and staff running our country.

    • Vernon Thompson

      08/21/2021 02:04 PM

      Democrats Need to be Rewarded in 2022
      I cannot think of a group of people more deserving of a reward than the Democrat Party! Just look at their accomplishments in the last 5 years beginning with the 4 Hoaxes:
      The 4 Hoaxes
      • The Russia Collusion Hoax brought to you by the Clinton Campaign. The DNC, Deep State corruption in the Obama Administration at the highest levels of the DOJ, FBI, et al. Millions of taxpayer dollars were wasted and many lives ruined in an effort to destroy Donald Trump.
      • First Impeachment Hoax brought to you by a hearsay whistleblower who never testified about a call to the Ukrainian President, his corrupt attorney, and collusion with the Adam Schiff Staff. The crusade was directed by the most dishonest and corrupt Representative in Congress today, Adam Schiff. He was aided and abetted by another worthless Representative, Eric Swalwell!
      • The Second Impeachment Hoax about the phony Jan 6 Insurrection. While we will probably never know the whole story, there is a strong suspicion that this was orchestrated by the Speaker whose blind hatred of Trump and obsession with destroying him has cost the country dearly!
      • The Joe Biden is Qualified to be President Hoax brought to you by the Democrat Party who realized they could never get their favorite Socialist Bernie Sanders elected because of his agenda. They chose Joe Biden to be their flag bearer because they were aware of his diminished mental state and that once in place he would sign any Socialist program they put forward.
      The Resistance
      You cannot forget The Resistance that was formed by the Clinton Campaign, The DNC, and Democrat Congressional Leadership with possible participation of George Soros. They spoke of Impeachment early on but in the meantime they agreed to “resist everything put forth by the Trump Administration.” This meant a conscious effort to deny, delay, and obstruct all Administration initiatives. That also included “slow walking” any and all administrative appointments requiring Senate action.

    • Louise Harsha

      08/21/2021 01:48 PM

      Thank you for sharing the information that we would never see or hear on TV.
      I never, in my life, would think our country would be in a mess like this. My father, three brothers, husband, nephews and nieces have all served Our country since wwl. I can't believe there is so much hate going on in America. God help us!

    • Neal Adam

      08/21/2021 01:29 PM

      Mike,
      Who collaborated on the decision to pull out? You KNOW that Biden didn’t just wake up one morning and decide to pull the troops out, and everyone else said, “Oh, OK”. Who was in on the decision, and what do their financials/communications reveal about them? Are they being paid by someone else, say Taliban, Russia, etc.? As far as who was in on it, how about Harris (“you’re not pinning it on me”), chief of staff, Pelosi, Schumer. Oh, and how about O’bonehead? And we haven’t seen anything lately about Hillary, either. Somebody, probably several somebodies, are telling Biden what to do – who are they, and what’s their motive? Someone needs to publish a list of the people involved in that decision, and initiate an investigation as to their motives. They had to know it would encourage our enemies and alienate our allies. My apologies if I’ve missed seeing something, but why is all the focus on Biden? He can’t be anything more than “the fall guy”.

    • William Fuhrer

      08/21/2021 01:06 PM

      The number of viewer that Greg Gutfeld has should attract the center and slightly left of center entertainers to be attracted to his late night show

    • Robert E. Carter

      08/21/2021 01:02 PM

      Mike
      I fear the real possibility of thousands of our own people, trapped behind Taliban checkpoints, may turn up "missing" - or worse, on Tube videos, being massacred (possibly beheaded).
      If that were to happen, it would unify the nation against the common enemy, but become possibly a rerun of the last 20 years to assure we conquer the enemy completely. I can't imagine what that would do to drain resources from so many good things we need to be doing. Glad I'm not the decision m maker in our near-term history.

    • Dorothy Gable

      08/21/2021 12:50 PM

      My instincts are to despise our military, distrust the medical establishment, consider all leaders on any level as hopelessly corrupt and not worthy of my time. Unplug, check out, move to the country and disconnect while our country self destructs - But that's not what God calls us to do. Let us stand for truth and justice and treasure each day doing what we can and leave the rest to Him. Our faith stands upon a solid foundation for a merciful God sustains us. Precious the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints!

    • Jj

      08/21/2021 11:52 AM

      The most used phrase used in the Biden Administration is I hope this doesn’t happen again with 40 years of political experience another phrase is evident how ignorant and what a disaster Biden has been and will be no escape of these traits for Joe biden

    • PAUL Schaber

      08/21/2021 11:27 AM

      Graham talk is cheap. COMMENCE IMMEDIATELY IMPEACHMENT
      PROCEDURES and removal of all the incompetents involved with
      this fiasco in Afghanistan that includes the President and
      Vice President, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State and
      their mouthpieces before we wake up to see a repeat encore
      performance of the Tehran fiasco and 9/11/2001 attack or even
      worse this country totally crippled internally by the these terrorist
      groups.

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