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August 16, 2021
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Good morning! 

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

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Romans 12:12
  • In Texas COVID fight, score one for personal freedom
  • Tweet Of The Day
  • Nine Years Later
  • Mean Republicans
  • America The Beautiful
  • Voters Weigh In On Higher Taxes
  • Tropical Storm Fred

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Romans 12:12


In Texas COVID fight, score one for personal freedom

By Mike Huckabee

Last week, the Texas Supreme Court made news when it ruled that the nearly 60 Democrat state legislators who ran away to Washington, DC, to prevent the vote on a Texas election integrity bill could be civilly detained and returned to the Texas House chamber.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-supreme-court-allows-for-arrest-of-democrats-who-dont-show-up-to-legislature

They lifted a district judge’s temporary protection order that had blocked the threat of arrest for those legislators. Not only had they been lying shamelessly about the bill, calling it “the voter suppression bill” and, of course, “Jim Crow” when it is nothing of the kind, but they were staying away from the Capitol so the Republicans wouldn’t have the requisite 51 Democrats for a quorum. The Court made it clear, however, that in evading their responsibility, they were in the wrong. Abbott spokesperson Renae Eze said, “We look forward to the Supreme Court upholding the rule of law and stopping another stall tactic by the Texas Democrats.”

The Democrats had said that while they were in DC, they would be busy lobbying for federal election legislation. As we’ve discussed here, the Constitution clearly intends state legislatures to run elections, not the federal government. But since when have Democrats cared what the Constitution intended when that was at odds with what THEY intended?

Anyway, now to the breaking news, which again involves the Texas Supreme Court. On Sunday, they issued another ruling, this time regarding the ongoing power struggle between Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has been fighting for personal choice in the response to COVID-19, and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who has taken just the opposite tack with his reimposition of compulsory mask-wearing in schools, government offices and indoor business locations. To cut to the chase, Abbott won this round.

https://trendingpolitics.com/breaking-texas-supreme-court-sides-with-gov-abbot-and-says-mask-mandates-illegal-knab/

I’ll walk you through the legal steps that led us here.

On July 29th, Gov. Abbott issued an executive order that “removed local authority over measures to lessen the severity of the pandemic,” effectively prohibiting local mask mandates throughout the state. Importantly, the ban didn’t prohibit anyone, anywhere in Texas, from wearing a mask if they preferred to; they just couldn’t be MADE to. Parents who wanted to mask-up their kids before sending them to school were perfectly free to do so.

Judge Jenkins, set on requiring masks for everyone, declared a “local emergency,” which he argued gave him the power to issue such a dictum. (You’d think everyone would see the problem with one person, a county judge, being able to hand himself the authority to exert that level of control on personal behavior.) He did this on the basis of a reported surge in covid cases and the threat of the new “Delta” variant, which, though apparently more contagious than the original covid, has not been shown to be more virulent.

On Friday, a decision by the 5th Court of Appeals allowed local officials such as Judge Jenkins to require masks in schools and indoor spaces, so Dallas businesses geared up to enforce mask-wearing with their customers, some of whom they knew would be angry about it. But what could they do? For your entertainment pleasure, here’s a portion of a message one exasperated Dallas business owner sent out to his clientele and posted on the door of his building...

“Dearest Clients:

"On Wednesday, August 11th 2021 at 2:11 PM, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an executive order requiring all commercial businesses to develop and implement a health and safety policy. This policy must require at a minimum universal indoor masking for guests and employees alike. This notice will serve as [our] health and safety policy.

“In accordance with the above executive order, effective the moment we swing open our doors on Thursday, August 12th, all team members and clients will be required to wear a mask while inside the [building]. Don’t give us any sh** when you come in, don’t complain and don’t start trying to enlighten anyone about the risk/reward of wearing masks.

“We don’t care. We’re as sick of wearing and talking about them as you are. However, we have neither the time nor inclination to mount any kind of resistance.”

This message should give you some idea of how divided and on-edge the citizens of Dallas are about this issue. For many months, business owners bent over backwards to comply with lockdowns, “distancing” and mask-wearing. Many Americans lost their businesses, some for good. And after all that, after a year-and-a-half, when people seem to have pretty much come to terms with the risks and were starting to live their lives somewhat normally again, a local judge acts all by himself to slap them down once more.

There’s one big problem, though, with using covid infection rates to declare a state of “local emergency” in Dallas County. Judge Jenkins is also welcoming immigrants who cross illegally at the Texas-Mexico border, many infected with covid and not being tested, let alone vaccinated, before they arrive in Dallas. They are being bused here from the Rio Grande Valley, and Jenkins apparently has no problem with the threat posed to public health by this.

It’s happening because the border city of Laredo, Texas, sued President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security in July in the Laredo Division of the Southern District Court of Texas for making them accommodate thousands of people crossing illegally in the Rio Grande Valley. Their city just wasn’t equipped to do this, they argued. So they reached a settlement with the DHS --- which I assume pleased Laredo but which involved busing the immigrants to Austin, Dallas and Houston instead! Buses reportedly arrive throughout the day now in Dallas, with no word on when this might ever stop.

https://myrgv.com/local-news/immigration/2021/08/10/laredo-dhs-reach-compromise-on-migrant-lawsuit/

If Jenkins wants to argue that rising COVID rates are causing a “local emergency” in Dallas County, doesn’t he also have to do something about the busloads arriving there every day filled with untested, unvaccinated migrants, many of whom are surely infected and highly contagious with the “Delta” variant? Mexico’s infection rates are very high.

https://www.infobae.com/new-resizer/dP_PAg_9vWWCtE7YBXtiwoViURM=/1200x628/filters:format(jpg):quality(85)//cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/infobae/KYYQAVEXL5CS7HX4XUQGI5PYXQ.jpeg

And yet the buses keep rolling into Dallas. Austin and Houston, too.

Either we are fighting a pandemic, or we’re not. Either COVID is an emergency, or it’s not. I hope that in making their final ruling in this case, which could take weeks or months, the Texas Supreme Court will think about that.

Tweet Of The Day

By Mike Huckabee

Want Some Salt Rubbed On That? Our Tweet of the Day is from talk show host Austen Petersen, who referenced Biden’s scoffing at gun owners who think they could resist a tyrannical government that has F15s and nukes:

“From the looks of Afghanistan, I guess you don't really need the F15s or nukes to take on the US govt after all.”

https://twitter.com/AP4Liberty/status/1427089164495904768


Nine Years Later

By Mike Huckabee

Sunday marked the ninth anniversary of a deranged leftist launching a shooting attack on the DC offices of the Family Research Council because the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) labeled the Christian non-profit as an anti-gay hate group on its so-called “hate map.”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/southern-poverty-law-center-christian-group-hate-map-attempted-terrorist-attack

Nine years later, and the SPLC not only still hasn’t removed the group from its hit list, it’s expanded the practice of falsely branding benign conservative and Christian organizations as “hate groups.” This is also a source that social media giants use to decide who to ban. I can’t help wondering how quickly Facebook or Twitter would ban any conservative organization that refused to show any contrition whatsoever for inspiring a terrorist to try to kill a lot of innocent people and instead doubled-down.


Mean Republicans 

By Mike Huckabee

The media’s attempts to blame Republicans for the unfolding tragedy in Afghanistan aren’t going too well, so they’re falling back on the old “Republicans pounce” meme. That’s where the story isn’t the way the Democrats horribly botched something, but that Republicans are mean for pointing it out. In this case, it’s supposed to be unfair that “Republicans pounced” in comparing the fall of Kabul to the fall of Saigon. Take a look at these photos and tell me if that “pounce” was really much of a leap.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-specifically-promised-kabul-not-turn-fall-saigon-pictures-disasters-look/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee


America The Beautiful

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


Voters Weigh In On Higher Taxes

By Mike Huckabee

A new Issues & Insights/TIPP survey of suburban voters, one of the key groups responsible for President Biden’s election, found that only 39% of them back Biden’s big spending plans if it means raising taxes. But 61% of urban voters back them. This tells me that urban voters assume suburban voters will pick up the tab for their free stuff while suburban voters are suddenly realizing that the sucker who will get the bill is them.

Overall, only 45% of Americans would back Biden’s spending if it means higher taxes. Which tells me that they assume the other 55% will pay those higher taxes. Of course, the question itself is flawed. The phrase “if it means higher taxes” should read “when it absolutely will result in much higher taxes.”


Tropical Storm Fred

By Mike Huckabee

I hope my friends in the Florida Panhandle will take precautions today with Tropical Storm Fred. Heavy rain and dangerous storm surges are in the forecast, so please keep close tabs on the weather news and keep yourselves and your pets safe.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/fred-tropical-storm-warning-florida-heavy-rainfall-dangerous-storm-surge

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  • Jerry

    08/16/2021 03:01 PM

    It is clear the Generals in charge of training Afgan military is a complete failure and biden now has made the afgan military a target of a powerful force as did with obama giving Iran billions of dollars to make terror a priority in the region bidon left the taliban powerful weapons to destroy people and communitiy yea biden you finally beat obama at something giving Americas enemies American bought and paid for weapons what a pair of traitors what else can one call them. We know they are Anti Americans and the leaders of America shame on the voters very intelligent of you yes we know elections have consequences real American get it you may be ahead at this point however a note to you biden supporters you are at risk more than Conservatives we will defend ourselves you won't biden will show no mercy on you we will fight biden and you when it comes to that.

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/16/2021 02:56 PM

    Thank you

  • Michelle Ferrer

    08/16/2021 02:44 PM

    Regarding Judge Clay Jenkins. The city of Dallas is paid by the federal government to accept and house the aliens. Jenkins will always default on taking the money over the safety of the community. And, on the lesser note, he does believe that he is better equipped to make decisions for the voters and people of Dallas.

    We live in Plano, just 15 miles north of Dallas, and are grateful for the distance between us.

  • William Fuhrer

    08/16/2021 02:44 PM

    A GROCERY CHAIN SHOULD HAVE SIGN: TIRED OF SOARING PRICE WRITE AND OR CALL PRESIDENT JOSEPH BIDEN

  • Rosalia LiBassi

    08/16/2021 02:23 PM

    I have given up on commenting because I realized it really doesn’t matter what the public thinks or wants. Your opinion is only important if you are a politician or a billioneer others are just creating useful noise. It is disstessful and disheartening. Thanks for trying

  • Jj

    08/16/2021 02:21 PM

    With limited intelligence in the White House the country can and should not expect any leadership from either of these fools women you are in the presence of a woman your Vice President Harris could not care about women being raped murdered ordering of them being forced to marry people they don’t know becoming sex slaves and slaves in general that’s your first female VP

  • Eileen Henry

    08/16/2021 02:11 PM

    Our Northern Border with Canada is still closed to Canada because of Covid, but our Southern Border is wide open, letting in Covid positive illegal immigrants with no problem. We are also letting in illegals from over 100 countries, could we be letting in the next 9/11 operatives because we are so intent on increasing illegal immigration.
    I have serious concerns, especially since I live in NYC and the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 is coming up soon.

  • Jj

    08/16/2021 02:04 PM

    Biden’s secretary of defense is a buffoon so ignorant teaching CRT installing dividing soldiers while in the military giving our enemies a better chance of killing our men and women in uniform this is constantly wrong doing,that’s the Biden’s way always wrong

  • James Drury Jr.

    08/16/2021 01:59 PM

    Thanks Mike & staff! Biden was not legally elected.

  • Jerry

    08/16/2021 01:46 PM

    Biden and his collection of fools has millions of supporters across the country and a new population of people we do not know who or what they are supporters of this collection of fools you are not safe either a band of fools conservatives have small weapons we will do what is necessary to survive you supporters can trust Biden for your safety

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Breaking News

As we were preparing to send the newsletter this morning, word came that the FBI this morning conducted a search of President Biden’s Delaware beach house for classified documents. Naturally, without TV cameras, rifles or helicopters. I hope they remembered to check the vegetable drawer of his fridge.

“Biden’s Border Crisis, Part One”

The House Judiciary Committee is set to hold its first hearing today on the record-breaking illegal immigration crisis at our Southern border. The hearing is called “Biden’s Border Crisis, Part One,” so apparently they didn’t get the message from the White House that this is all the Republicans’ fault for preventing Biden from fixing it.

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August 16, 2021
|

Good morning! 

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

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Romans 12:12
  • In Texas COVID fight, score one for personal freedom
  • Tweet Of The Day
  • Nine Years Later
  • Mean Republicans
  • America The Beautiful
  • Voters Weigh In On Higher Taxes
  • Tropical Storm Fred

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Romans 12:12


In Texas COVID fight, score one for personal freedom

By Mike Huckabee

Last week, the Texas Supreme Court made news when it ruled that the nearly 60 Democrat state legislators who ran away to Washington, DC, to prevent the vote on a Texas election integrity bill could be civilly detained and returned to the Texas House chamber.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-supreme-court-allows-for-arrest-of-democrats-who-dont-show-up-to-legislature

They lifted a district judge’s temporary protection order that had blocked the threat of arrest for those legislators. Not only had they been lying shamelessly about the bill, calling it “the voter suppression bill” and, of course, “Jim Crow” when it is nothing of the kind, but they were staying away from the Capitol so the Republicans wouldn’t have the requisite 51 Democrats for a quorum. The Court made it clear, however, that in evading their responsibility, they were in the wrong. Abbott spokesperson Renae Eze said, “We look forward to the Supreme Court upholding the rule of law and stopping another stall tactic by the Texas Democrats.”

The Democrats had said that while they were in DC, they would be busy lobbying for federal election legislation. As we’ve discussed here, the Constitution clearly intends state legislatures to run elections, not the federal government. But since when have Democrats cared what the Constitution intended when that was at odds with what THEY intended?

Anyway, now to the breaking news, which again involves the Texas Supreme Court. On Sunday, they issued another ruling, this time regarding the ongoing power struggle between Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has been fighting for personal choice in the response to COVID-19, and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who has taken just the opposite tack with his reimposition of compulsory mask-wearing in schools, government offices and indoor business locations. To cut to the chase, Abbott won this round.

https://trendingpolitics.com/breaking-texas-supreme-court-sides-with-gov-abbot-and-says-mask-mandates-illegal-knab/

I’ll walk you through the legal steps that led us here.

On July 29th, Gov. Abbott issued an executive order that “removed local authority over measures to lessen the severity of the pandemic,” effectively prohibiting local mask mandates throughout the state. Importantly, the ban didn’t prohibit anyone, anywhere in Texas, from wearing a mask if they preferred to; they just couldn’t be MADE to. Parents who wanted to mask-up their kids before sending them to school were perfectly free to do so.

Judge Jenkins, set on requiring masks for everyone, declared a “local emergency,” which he argued gave him the power to issue such a dictum. (You’d think everyone would see the problem with one person, a county judge, being able to hand himself the authority to exert that level of control on personal behavior.) He did this on the basis of a reported surge in covid cases and the threat of the new “Delta” variant, which, though apparently more contagious than the original covid, has not been shown to be more virulent.

On Friday, a decision by the 5th Court of Appeals allowed local officials such as Judge Jenkins to require masks in schools and indoor spaces, so Dallas businesses geared up to enforce mask-wearing with their customers, some of whom they knew would be angry about it. But what could they do? For your entertainment pleasure, here’s a portion of a message one exasperated Dallas business owner sent out to his clientele and posted on the door of his building...

“Dearest Clients:

"On Wednesday, August 11th 2021 at 2:11 PM, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an executive order requiring all commercial businesses to develop and implement a health and safety policy. This policy must require at a minimum universal indoor masking for guests and employees alike. This notice will serve as [our] health and safety policy.

“In accordance with the above executive order, effective the moment we swing open our doors on Thursday, August 12th, all team members and clients will be required to wear a mask while inside the [building]. Don’t give us any sh** when you come in, don’t complain and don’t start trying to enlighten anyone about the risk/reward of wearing masks.

“We don’t care. We’re as sick of wearing and talking about them as you are. However, we have neither the time nor inclination to mount any kind of resistance.”

This message should give you some idea of how divided and on-edge the citizens of Dallas are about this issue. For many months, business owners bent over backwards to comply with lockdowns, “distancing” and mask-wearing. Many Americans lost their businesses, some for good. And after all that, after a year-and-a-half, when people seem to have pretty much come to terms with the risks and were starting to live their lives somewhat normally again, a local judge acts all by himself to slap them down once more.

There’s one big problem, though, with using covid infection rates to declare a state of “local emergency” in Dallas County. Judge Jenkins is also welcoming immigrants who cross illegally at the Texas-Mexico border, many infected with covid and not being tested, let alone vaccinated, before they arrive in Dallas. They are being bused here from the Rio Grande Valley, and Jenkins apparently has no problem with the threat posed to public health by this.

It’s happening because the border city of Laredo, Texas, sued President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security in July in the Laredo Division of the Southern District Court of Texas for making them accommodate thousands of people crossing illegally in the Rio Grande Valley. Their city just wasn’t equipped to do this, they argued. So they reached a settlement with the DHS --- which I assume pleased Laredo but which involved busing the immigrants to Austin, Dallas and Houston instead! Buses reportedly arrive throughout the day now in Dallas, with no word on when this might ever stop.

https://myrgv.com/local-news/immigration/2021/08/10/laredo-dhs-reach-compromise-on-migrant-lawsuit/

If Jenkins wants to argue that rising COVID rates are causing a “local emergency” in Dallas County, doesn’t he also have to do something about the busloads arriving there every day filled with untested, unvaccinated migrants, many of whom are surely infected and highly contagious with the “Delta” variant? Mexico’s infection rates are very high.

https://www.infobae.com/new-resizer/dP_PAg_9vWWCtE7YBXtiwoViURM=/1200x628/filters:format(jpg):quality(85)//cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/infobae/KYYQAVEXL5CS7HX4XUQGI5PYXQ.jpeg

And yet the buses keep rolling into Dallas. Austin and Houston, too.

Either we are fighting a pandemic, or we’re not. Either COVID is an emergency, or it’s not. I hope that in making their final ruling in this case, which could take weeks or months, the Texas Supreme Court will think about that.

Tweet Of The Day

By Mike Huckabee

Want Some Salt Rubbed On That? Our Tweet of the Day is from talk show host Austen Petersen, who referenced Biden’s scoffing at gun owners who think they could resist a tyrannical government that has F15s and nukes:

“From the looks of Afghanistan, I guess you don't really need the F15s or nukes to take on the US govt after all.”

https://twitter.com/AP4Liberty/status/1427089164495904768


Nine Years Later

By Mike Huckabee

Sunday marked the ninth anniversary of a deranged leftist launching a shooting attack on the DC offices of the Family Research Council because the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) labeled the Christian non-profit as an anti-gay hate group on its so-called “hate map.”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/southern-poverty-law-center-christian-group-hate-map-attempted-terrorist-attack

Nine years later, and the SPLC not only still hasn’t removed the group from its hit list, it’s expanded the practice of falsely branding benign conservative and Christian organizations as “hate groups.” This is also a source that social media giants use to decide who to ban. I can’t help wondering how quickly Facebook or Twitter would ban any conservative organization that refused to show any contrition whatsoever for inspiring a terrorist to try to kill a lot of innocent people and instead doubled-down.


Mean Republicans 

By Mike Huckabee

The media’s attempts to blame Republicans for the unfolding tragedy in Afghanistan aren’t going too well, so they’re falling back on the old “Republicans pounce” meme. That’s where the story isn’t the way the Democrats horribly botched something, but that Republicans are mean for pointing it out. In this case, it’s supposed to be unfair that “Republicans pounced” in comparing the fall of Kabul to the fall of Saigon. Take a look at these photos and tell me if that “pounce” was really much of a leap.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-specifically-promised-kabul-not-turn-fall-saigon-pictures-disasters-look/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee


America The Beautiful

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


Voters Weigh In On Higher Taxes

By Mike Huckabee

A new Issues & Insights/TIPP survey of suburban voters, one of the key groups responsible for President Biden’s election, found that only 39% of them back Biden’s big spending plans if it means raising taxes. But 61% of urban voters back them. This tells me that urban voters assume suburban voters will pick up the tab for their free stuff while suburban voters are suddenly realizing that the sucker who will get the bill is them.

Overall, only 45% of Americans would back Biden’s spending if it means higher taxes. Which tells me that they assume the other 55% will pay those higher taxes. Of course, the question itself is flawed. The phrase “if it means higher taxes” should read “when it absolutely will result in much higher taxes.”


Tropical Storm Fred

By Mike Huckabee

I hope my friends in the Florida Panhandle will take precautions today with Tropical Storm Fred. Heavy rain and dangerous storm surges are in the forecast, so please keep close tabs on the weather news and keep yourselves and your pets safe.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/fred-tropical-storm-warning-florida-heavy-rainfall-dangerous-storm-surge

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  • Jerry

    08/16/2021 03:01 PM

    It is clear the Generals in charge of training Afgan military is a complete failure and biden now has made the afgan military a target of a powerful force as did with obama giving Iran billions of dollars to make terror a priority in the region bidon left the taliban powerful weapons to destroy people and communitiy yea biden you finally beat obama at something giving Americas enemies American bought and paid for weapons what a pair of traitors what else can one call them. We know they are Anti Americans and the leaders of America shame on the voters very intelligent of you yes we know elections have consequences real American get it you may be ahead at this point however a note to you biden supporters you are at risk more than Conservatives we will defend ourselves you won't biden will show no mercy on you we will fight biden and you when it comes to that.

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/16/2021 02:56 PM

    Thank you

  • Michelle Ferrer

    08/16/2021 02:44 PM

    Regarding Judge Clay Jenkins. The city of Dallas is paid by the federal government to accept and house the aliens. Jenkins will always default on taking the money over the safety of the community. And, on the lesser note, he does believe that he is better equipped to make decisions for the voters and people of Dallas.

    We live in Plano, just 15 miles north of Dallas, and are grateful for the distance between us.

  • William Fuhrer

    08/16/2021 02:44 PM

    A GROCERY CHAIN SHOULD HAVE SIGN: TIRED OF SOARING PRICE WRITE AND OR CALL PRESIDENT JOSEPH BIDEN

  • Rosalia LiBassi

    08/16/2021 02:23 PM

    I have given up on commenting because I realized it really doesn’t matter what the public thinks or wants. Your opinion is only important if you are a politician or a billioneer others are just creating useful noise. It is disstessful and disheartening. Thanks for trying

  • Jj

    08/16/2021 02:21 PM

    With limited intelligence in the White House the country can and should not expect any leadership from either of these fools women you are in the presence of a woman your Vice President Harris could not care about women being raped murdered ordering of them being forced to marry people they don’t know becoming sex slaves and slaves in general that’s your first female VP

  • Eileen Henry

    08/16/2021 02:11 PM

    Our Northern Border with Canada is still closed to Canada because of Covid, but our Southern Border is wide open, letting in Covid positive illegal immigrants with no problem. We are also letting in illegals from over 100 countries, could we be letting in the next 9/11 operatives because we are so intent on increasing illegal immigration.
    I have serious concerns, especially since I live in NYC and the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 is coming up soon.

  • Jj

    08/16/2021 02:04 PM

    Biden’s secretary of defense is a buffoon so ignorant teaching CRT installing dividing soldiers while in the military giving our enemies a better chance of killing our men and women in uniform this is constantly wrong doing,that’s the Biden’s way always wrong

  • James Drury Jr.

    08/16/2021 01:59 PM

    Thanks Mike & staff! Biden was not legally elected.

  • Jerry

    08/16/2021 01:46 PM

    Biden and his collection of fools has millions of supporters across the country and a new population of people we do not know who or what they are supporters of this collection of fools you are not safe either a band of fools conservatives have small weapons we will do what is necessary to survive you supporters can trust Biden for your safety

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August 16, 2021
|

Good morning! 

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

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - Romans 12:12
  • In Texas COVID fight, score one for personal freedom
  • Tweet Of The Day
  • Nine Years Later
  • Mean Republicans
  • America The Beautiful
  • Voters Weigh In On Higher Taxes
  • Tropical Storm Fred

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Romans 12:12


In Texas COVID fight, score one for personal freedom

By Mike Huckabee

Last week, the Texas Supreme Court made news when it ruled that the nearly 60 Democrat state legislators who ran away to Washington, DC, to prevent the vote on a Texas election integrity bill could be civilly detained and returned to the Texas House chamber.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-supreme-court-allows-for-arrest-of-democrats-who-dont-show-up-to-legislature

They lifted a district judge’s temporary protection order that had blocked the threat of arrest for those legislators. Not only had they been lying shamelessly about the bill, calling it “the voter suppression bill” and, of course, “Jim Crow” when it is nothing of the kind, but they were staying away from the Capitol so the Republicans wouldn’t have the requisite 51 Democrats for a quorum. The Court made it clear, however, that in evading their responsibility, they were in the wrong. Abbott spokesperson Renae Eze said, “We look forward to the Supreme Court upholding the rule of law and stopping another stall tactic by the Texas Democrats.”

The Democrats had said that while they were in DC, they would be busy lobbying for federal election legislation. As we’ve discussed here, the Constitution clearly intends state legislatures to run elections, not the federal government. But since when have Democrats cared what the Constitution intended when that was at odds with what THEY intended?

Anyway, now to the breaking news, which again involves the Texas Supreme Court. On Sunday, they issued another ruling, this time regarding the ongoing power struggle between Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has been fighting for personal choice in the response to COVID-19, and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who has taken just the opposite tack with his reimposition of compulsory mask-wearing in schools, government offices and indoor business locations. To cut to the chase, Abbott won this round.

https://trendingpolitics.com/breaking-texas-supreme-court-sides-with-gov-abbot-and-says-mask-mandates-illegal-knab/

I’ll walk you through the legal steps that led us here.

On July 29th, Gov. Abbott issued an executive order that “removed local authority over measures to lessen the severity of the pandemic,” effectively prohibiting local mask mandates throughout the state. Importantly, the ban didn’t prohibit anyone, anywhere in Texas, from wearing a mask if they preferred to; they just couldn’t be MADE to. Parents who wanted to mask-up their kids before sending them to school were perfectly free to do so.

Judge Jenkins, set on requiring masks for everyone, declared a “local emergency,” which he argued gave him the power to issue such a dictum. (You’d think everyone would see the problem with one person, a county judge, being able to hand himself the authority to exert that level of control on personal behavior.) He did this on the basis of a reported surge in covid cases and the threat of the new “Delta” variant, which, though apparently more contagious than the original covid, has not been shown to be more virulent.

On Friday, a decision by the 5th Court of Appeals allowed local officials such as Judge Jenkins to require masks in schools and indoor spaces, so Dallas businesses geared up to enforce mask-wearing with their customers, some of whom they knew would be angry about it. But what could they do? For your entertainment pleasure, here’s a portion of a message one exasperated Dallas business owner sent out to his clientele and posted on the door of his building...

“Dearest Clients:

"On Wednesday, August 11th 2021 at 2:11 PM, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an executive order requiring all commercial businesses to develop and implement a health and safety policy. This policy must require at a minimum universal indoor masking for guests and employees alike. This notice will serve as [our] health and safety policy.

“In accordance with the above executive order, effective the moment we swing open our doors on Thursday, August 12th, all team members and clients will be required to wear a mask while inside the [building]. Don’t give us any sh** when you come in, don’t complain and don’t start trying to enlighten anyone about the risk/reward of wearing masks.

“We don’t care. We’re as sick of wearing and talking about them as you are. However, we have neither the time nor inclination to mount any kind of resistance.”

This message should give you some idea of how divided and on-edge the citizens of Dallas are about this issue. For many months, business owners bent over backwards to comply with lockdowns, “distancing” and mask-wearing. Many Americans lost their businesses, some for good. And after all that, after a year-and-a-half, when people seem to have pretty much come to terms with the risks and were starting to live their lives somewhat normally again, a local judge acts all by himself to slap them down once more.

There’s one big problem, though, with using covid infection rates to declare a state of “local emergency” in Dallas County. Judge Jenkins is also welcoming immigrants who cross illegally at the Texas-Mexico border, many infected with covid and not being tested, let alone vaccinated, before they arrive in Dallas. They are being bused here from the Rio Grande Valley, and Jenkins apparently has no problem with the threat posed to public health by this.

It’s happening because the border city of Laredo, Texas, sued President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security in July in the Laredo Division of the Southern District Court of Texas for making them accommodate thousands of people crossing illegally in the Rio Grande Valley. Their city just wasn’t equipped to do this, they argued. So they reached a settlement with the DHS --- which I assume pleased Laredo but which involved busing the immigrants to Austin, Dallas and Houston instead! Buses reportedly arrive throughout the day now in Dallas, with no word on when this might ever stop.

https://myrgv.com/local-news/immigration/2021/08/10/laredo-dhs-reach-compromise-on-migrant-lawsuit/

If Jenkins wants to argue that rising COVID rates are causing a “local emergency” in Dallas County, doesn’t he also have to do something about the busloads arriving there every day filled with untested, unvaccinated migrants, many of whom are surely infected and highly contagious with the “Delta” variant? Mexico’s infection rates are very high.

https://www.infobae.com/new-resizer/dP_PAg_9vWWCtE7YBXtiwoViURM=/1200x628/filters:format(jpg):quality(85)//cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/infobae/KYYQAVEXL5CS7HX4XUQGI5PYXQ.jpeg

And yet the buses keep rolling into Dallas. Austin and Houston, too.

Either we are fighting a pandemic, or we’re not. Either COVID is an emergency, or it’s not. I hope that in making their final ruling in this case, which could take weeks or months, the Texas Supreme Court will think about that.

Tweet Of The Day

By Mike Huckabee

Want Some Salt Rubbed On That? Our Tweet of the Day is from talk show host Austen Petersen, who referenced Biden’s scoffing at gun owners who think they could resist a tyrannical government that has F15s and nukes:

“From the looks of Afghanistan, I guess you don't really need the F15s or nukes to take on the US govt after all.”

https://twitter.com/AP4Liberty/status/1427089164495904768


Nine Years Later

By Mike Huckabee

Sunday marked the ninth anniversary of a deranged leftist launching a shooting attack on the DC offices of the Family Research Council because the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) labeled the Christian non-profit as an anti-gay hate group on its so-called “hate map.”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/southern-poverty-law-center-christian-group-hate-map-attempted-terrorist-attack

Nine years later, and the SPLC not only still hasn’t removed the group from its hit list, it’s expanded the practice of falsely branding benign conservative and Christian organizations as “hate groups.” This is also a source that social media giants use to decide who to ban. I can’t help wondering how quickly Facebook or Twitter would ban any conservative organization that refused to show any contrition whatsoever for inspiring a terrorist to try to kill a lot of innocent people and instead doubled-down.


Mean Republicans 

By Mike Huckabee

The media’s attempts to blame Republicans for the unfolding tragedy in Afghanistan aren’t going too well, so they’re falling back on the old “Republicans pounce” meme. That’s where the story isn’t the way the Democrats horribly botched something, but that Republicans are mean for pointing it out. In this case, it’s supposed to be unfair that “Republicans pounced” in comparing the fall of Kabul to the fall of Saigon. Take a look at these photos and tell me if that “pounce” was really much of a leap.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-specifically-promised-kabul-not-turn-fall-saigon-pictures-disasters-look/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee


America The Beautiful

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


Voters Weigh In On Higher Taxes

By Mike Huckabee

A new Issues & Insights/TIPP survey of suburban voters, one of the key groups responsible for President Biden’s election, found that only 39% of them back Biden’s big spending plans if it means raising taxes. But 61% of urban voters back them. This tells me that urban voters assume suburban voters will pick up the tab for their free stuff while suburban voters are suddenly realizing that the sucker who will get the bill is them.

Overall, only 45% of Americans would back Biden’s spending if it means higher taxes. Which tells me that they assume the other 55% will pay those higher taxes. Of course, the question itself is flawed. The phrase “if it means higher taxes” should read “when it absolutely will result in much higher taxes.”


Tropical Storm Fred

By Mike Huckabee

I hope my friends in the Florida Panhandle will take precautions today with Tropical Storm Fred. Heavy rain and dangerous storm surges are in the forecast, so please keep close tabs on the weather news and keep yourselves and your pets safe.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/fred-tropical-storm-warning-florida-heavy-rainfall-dangerous-storm-surge

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  • Jerry

    08/16/2021 03:01 PM

    It is clear the Generals in charge of training Afgan military is a complete failure and biden now has made the afgan military a target of a powerful force as did with obama giving Iran billions of dollars to make terror a priority in the region bidon left the taliban powerful weapons to destroy people and communitiy yea biden you finally beat obama at something giving Americas enemies American bought and paid for weapons what a pair of traitors what else can one call them. We know they are Anti Americans and the leaders of America shame on the voters very intelligent of you yes we know elections have consequences real American get it you may be ahead at this point however a note to you biden supporters you are at risk more than Conservatives we will defend ourselves you won't biden will show no mercy on you we will fight biden and you when it comes to that.

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/16/2021 02:56 PM

    Thank you

  • Michelle Ferrer

    08/16/2021 02:44 PM

    Regarding Judge Clay Jenkins. The city of Dallas is paid by the federal government to accept and house the aliens. Jenkins will always default on taking the money over the safety of the community. And, on the lesser note, he does believe that he is better equipped to make decisions for the voters and people of Dallas.

    We live in Plano, just 15 miles north of Dallas, and are grateful for the distance between us.

  • William Fuhrer

    08/16/2021 02:44 PM

    A GROCERY CHAIN SHOULD HAVE SIGN: TIRED OF SOARING PRICE WRITE AND OR CALL PRESIDENT JOSEPH BIDEN

  • Rosalia LiBassi

    08/16/2021 02:23 PM

    I have given up on commenting because I realized it really doesn’t matter what the public thinks or wants. Your opinion is only important if you are a politician or a billioneer others are just creating useful noise. It is disstessful and disheartening. Thanks for trying

  • Jj

    08/16/2021 02:21 PM

    With limited intelligence in the White House the country can and should not expect any leadership from either of these fools women you are in the presence of a woman your Vice President Harris could not care about women being raped murdered ordering of them being forced to marry people they don’t know becoming sex slaves and slaves in general that’s your first female VP

  • Eileen Henry

    08/16/2021 02:11 PM

    Our Northern Border with Canada is still closed to Canada because of Covid, but our Southern Border is wide open, letting in Covid positive illegal immigrants with no problem. We are also letting in illegals from over 100 countries, could we be letting in the next 9/11 operatives because we are so intent on increasing illegal immigration.
    I have serious concerns, especially since I live in NYC and the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 is coming up soon.

  • Jj

    08/16/2021 02:04 PM

    Biden’s secretary of defense is a buffoon so ignorant teaching CRT installing dividing soldiers while in the military giving our enemies a better chance of killing our men and women in uniform this is constantly wrong doing,that’s the Biden’s way always wrong

  • James Drury Jr.

    08/16/2021 01:59 PM

    Thanks Mike & staff! Biden was not legally elected.

  • Jerry

    08/16/2021 01:46 PM

    Biden and his collection of fools has millions of supporters across the country and a new population of people we do not know who or what they are supporters of this collection of fools you are not safe either a band of fools conservatives have small weapons we will do what is necessary to survive you supporters can trust Biden for your safety

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