Trojan Horse bill passes in the House

December 20, 2019 |

I mentioned yesterday that while the media were distracted with covering (and in some cases, celebrating) the impeachment vote, other important stories were being ignored. For instance, you might have heard that the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA 2020), blandly described as a “national defense bill” to keep the military funded, protect the homeland and give a raise to our soldiers. Naturally, President Trump is expected to sign it. But he might want to read carefully first.  It's a textbook illustration of the need for a line item veto. 

Here’s what you weren’t told: buried in its thousands of pages were a lot of surprises, including amnesty for about 4,000 Liberian illegal aliens, visas for 4,000 Afghan officials, paid family leave for government employees, and something called the “Fair Chance Act” that bars the government from asking job applicants if they have a criminal record (aren't there enough criminals working in our government already?)

https://www.conservativereview.com/news/ban-box-pro-criminal-legislation-snuck-national-defense-bill/

Also tucked away amid all the verbiage is something called the “Parole in Place” act that supposedly helps the families of military members, but that critics say overturns one of Trump’s executive orders tightening immigration law and creates legislative precedent for a future Democratic President to greatly expand amnesty for illegal aliens.

https://cis.org/Arthur/Why-Parole-Place-NDAA

What do programs like this have to do with the military? Only that they’re hidden inside this massive bill like soldiers inside the Trojan Horse.

As Daniel Horowitz in the first article linked above reminds us, this is what James Madison was talking about when he said, “It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.

On the plus side, another story that was obscured by the impeachment brouhaha was that while the House was doing what it had no business doing, the Senate was actually taking care of business by confirming 13 more Trump judicial nominees in two days (12 on Thursday alone!) That makes a total of 187 Trump-nominated judges so far, far outstripping Obama.

https://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/475420-senate-confirms-13-trump-judicial-nominees-in-end-of-year-sprint

A spokesman for one leftwing legal organization fumed that this was “the most underrated story of the Trump era.” They accuse Republicans of “stacking the courts,” which I guess is only bad if you do it by winning the White House and Senate, but fine when you do it by rewriting the Constitution to bloat the Supreme Court to 18 seats. Since the left's go-to tactic for imposing policies the public would never vote for is to get unelected judges to write laws, it must be terrifying for them to see the courts getting “stacked” with judges who will actually do their jobs according to the Constitution rather than following Nancy Pelosi’s example and just making it up as they go along.

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  • Lynda Grafing

    12/31/2019 04:16 PM

    Debating with my nephew on the firing of the Ukraine prosecutor.
    He sent me this article from The NY Times. Was this something the West wanted done long before Joe Biden bragged about getting it done? https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/30/world/europe/political-stability-in-the-balance-as-ukraine-ousts-top-prosecutor.html

  • Dean Witt Jr

    12/31/2019 04:10 PM

    Thank You Sir !
    Stay in the fight !
    You are much appreciated !

  • Kay DeWitt

    12/31/2019 03:10 PM

    Is this not a good example of how the Democrats are indicting a man for violating the laws of the Constitution, and, yet, think nothing of violating the laws of God? I mean, His command to us to SPEAK the truth would include WRITING the truth.. "writing the WHOLE truth and nothing BUT the truth "....in their Military Defense Bill, would it not?

    AND...there is NO way the Democrats CAN "love" the laws of the Constitution and NOT love the laws of God ....THEREFORE...this is yet another proof that the Democrats' heart motivation for wanting to impeach the President has nothing to do with their LOVE for the Constitution, but has EVERYTHING to do with their HATRED of President Trump!....AND....

    Christians could raise their voices to declare this and not BE guilty of the compromise "Christianity Today" is claiming Christians are guilty of!

  • Sue Ashcraft

    12/31/2019 03:10 PM

    He definitely needs a line-item veto since they gave full funding to Planned Parenthood and funded several really dumb "research" projects. I fully support the military but I'm tired of Congress inserting massive amounts of spending for pet projects. Would love to see that outlawed but I'm not holding my breath.

  • Dennis Kershner

    12/31/2019 03:05 PM

    I would like to see line item veto voted on by the public

  • Patricia Allums

    12/31/2019 12:20 PM

    Please make all who surround the President of the dangers in this bill! May God watch over him, you and the rest of this country as we go into another decade!

  • Terry Rosenthal

    12/31/2019 12:02 PM

    IMPEACH ALL DEM-0-CRAPS.!!.. THEY ARE ALL TRESONISTS & DOMESTIC TERRORISTS.!!..
    ****.VOTE RED.**** KEEP AMERICA FREE.***

  • Susan Schott

    12/31/2019 11:40 AM

    I'm so sick of the democrats trying to kill our country!! They all ought to be kicked out of office! I want to see all their corruption exposed and them sll sent to jail, and not some fluffity-fluff daycare-type jail!

  • Mary Barto

    12/31/2019 11:03 AM

    We do need a 'line item veto' to get rid of all the garbage that gets buried in these bills. But then that's a sword that can cut both ways if the Swamp/Sewer ever takes back the WH.

  • John Roeder

    12/31/2019 09:32 AM

    When is it Constitutional to appoint judges based on how close they agree with you on specific issues rather than their record as a jurior? Of course this is alternate facts which has no bearing to the truth.

  • JoAnne Hamm

    12/31/2019 08:23 AM

    Appreciate your insight very much! You are right on with the Trojan horse analogy.

  • Theresa Woodward

    12/31/2019 02:17 AM

    Mr. Huckabee, if you could go ahead and get a message to President Trump for me, that'd be great!

  • Kathy Hilton

    12/31/2019 01:46 AM

    Why don't they get Nancy out of office? She's nothing but trouble! Why can't they impeach her? Why does she have all this power?

  • Jimmy L Cates

    12/31/2019 01:09 AM


    I urge President Trump to veto this bill. Even if it shuts down the government.

  • Kathleen P Beu

    12/30/2019 11:02 PM

    How can we insure the POTUS is aware of the "bedbugs"?

  • Oskar Mendoza

    12/30/2019 11:01 PM

    Can not believe this is true. Rethinking party affiliation

  • Daniel fioranelli

    12/30/2019 10:59 PM

    How do we get term limits and line item veto into a popular vote during the election in november?

  • Jess Finder

    12/30/2019 10:49 PM

    If there is ever a time to call and let your opinion and be heard it’s now.
    Who do you call?
    Capitol switchboard (202)224-3121
    William Bar: (202)514-2000
    Ted Cruz: (202)224-5922
    Matt Gaetz: (202)225-4136
    Lindsey Graham: (202)224-5972
    Mark Meadows: (202)225-6401
    Devon Nunes: (559)773-3861
    Nancy Pelosi: (202)225-4965
    Adam Schiff: (225-4176
    White House: (202)456-1111
    If you feel the need to file an ethics complaint call the House ethics committee: (202)225-7103
    PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO AS MANY PEOPLE YOU CAN.

  • Irene Anderson

    12/30/2019 09:48 PM

    We need to stop this insanity, we the people voted in our President.
    The Congress needs to protect the rights of it citizens and protect the constitution of the USA.

  • Serena Rappa

    12/30/2019 09:16 PM

    It is past time to restore the line item veto for just such cases of the congress stuffing things in a spending bill which does more harm then good.

  • Victoria Moniz

    12/30/2019 07:52 PM

    Can you please ask President Trump not sign this.It is a travesty.

  • Greg Hagood

    12/30/2019 05:28 PM

    Mandatory term limits for house and senate. Line item veto. Or you won’t get my vote.

  • Lisa M Moore

    12/30/2019 01:28 PM

    I sure hope President Trump does not allow the Trojan Horses any power but will line item veto them!

  • Thomas Meyer

    12/30/2019 12:55 PM

    this is the kind of Smoke and Mirrors I've been talking about for 10 years now... AWFUL.

  • Sharon Lunski

    12/30/2019 12:22 PM

    Did we fund planned parenthood with this Trojan horse bill?

Trojan Horse bill passes in the House

December 20, 2019 |

I mentioned yesterday that while the media were distracted with covering (and in some cases, celebrating) the impeachment vote, other important stories were being ignored. For instance, you might have heard that the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA 2020), blandly described as a “national defense bill” to keep the military funded, protect the homeland and give a raise to our soldiers. Naturally, President Trump is expected to sign it. But he might want to read carefully first.  It's a textbook illustration of the need for a line item veto. 

Here’s what you weren’t told: buried in its thousands of pages were a lot of surprises, including amnesty for about 4,000 Liberian illegal aliens, visas for 4,000 Afghan officials, paid family leave for government employees, and something called the “Fair Chance Act” that bars the government from asking job applicants if they have a criminal record (aren't there enough criminals working in our government already?)

https://www.conservativereview.com/news/ban-box-pro-criminal-legislation-snuck-national-defense-bill/

Also tucked away amid all the verbiage is something called the “Parole in Place” act that supposedly helps the families of military members, but that critics say overturns one of Trump’s executive orders tightening immigration law and creates legislative precedent for a future Democratic President to greatly expand amnesty for illegal aliens.

https://cis.org/Arthur/Why-Parole-Place-NDAA

What do programs like this have to do with the military? Only that they’re hidden inside this massive bill like soldiers inside the Trojan Horse.

As Daniel Horowitz in the first article linked above reminds us, this is what James Madison was talking about when he said, “It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.

On the plus side, another story that was obscured by the impeachment brouhaha was that while the House was doing what it had no business doing, the Senate was actually taking care of business by confirming 13 more Trump judicial nominees in two days (12 on Thursday alone!) That makes a total of 187 Trump-nominated judges so far, far outstripping Obama.

https://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/475420-senate-confirms-13-trump-judicial-nominees-in-end-of-year-sprint

A spokesman for one leftwing legal organization fumed that this was “the most underrated story of the Trump era.” They accuse Republicans of “stacking the courts,” which I guess is only bad if you do it by winning the White House and Senate, but fine when you do it by rewriting the Constitution to bloat the Supreme Court to 18 seats. Since the left's go-to tactic for imposing policies the public would never vote for is to get unelected judges to write laws, it must be terrifying for them to see the courts getting “stacked” with judges who will actually do their jobs according to the Constitution rather than following Nancy Pelosi’s example and just making it up as they go along.

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Comments 26-50 of 425

  • Lynda Grafing

    12/31/2019 04:16 PM

    Debating with my nephew on the firing of the Ukraine prosecutor.
    He sent me this article from The NY Times. Was this something the West wanted done long before Joe Biden bragged about getting it done? https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/30/world/europe/political-stability-in-the-balance-as-ukraine-ousts-top-prosecutor.html

  • Dean Witt Jr

    12/31/2019 04:10 PM

    Thank You Sir !
    Stay in the fight !
    You are much appreciated !

  • Kay DeWitt

    12/31/2019 03:10 PM

    Is this not a good example of how the Democrats are indicting a man for violating the laws of the Constitution, and, yet, think nothing of violating the laws of God? I mean, His command to us to SPEAK the truth would include WRITING the truth.. "writing the WHOLE truth and nothing BUT the truth "....in their Military Defense Bill, would it not?

    AND...there is NO way the Democrats CAN "love" the laws of the Constitution and NOT love the laws of God ....THEREFORE...this is yet another proof that the Democrats' heart motivation for wanting to impeach the President has nothing to do with their LOVE for the Constitution, but has EVERYTHING to do with their HATRED of President Trump!....AND....

    Christians could raise their voices to declare this and not BE guilty of the compromise "Christianity Today" is claiming Christians are guilty of!

  • Sue Ashcraft

    12/31/2019 03:10 PM

    He definitely needs a line-item veto since they gave full funding to Planned Parenthood and funded several really dumb "research" projects. I fully support the military but I'm tired of Congress inserting massive amounts of spending for pet projects. Would love to see that outlawed but I'm not holding my breath.

  • Dennis Kershner

    12/31/2019 03:05 PM

    I would like to see line item veto voted on by the public

  • Patricia Allums

    12/31/2019 12:20 PM

    Please make all who surround the President of the dangers in this bill! May God watch over him, you and the rest of this country as we go into another decade!

  • Terry Rosenthal

    12/31/2019 12:02 PM

    IMPEACH ALL DEM-0-CRAPS.!!.. THEY ARE ALL TRESONISTS & DOMESTIC TERRORISTS.!!..
    ****.VOTE RED.**** KEEP AMERICA FREE.***

  • Susan Schott

    12/31/2019 11:40 AM

    I'm so sick of the democrats trying to kill our country!! They all ought to be kicked out of office! I want to see all their corruption exposed and them sll sent to jail, and not some fluffity-fluff daycare-type jail!

  • Mary Barto

    12/31/2019 11:03 AM

    We do need a 'line item veto' to get rid of all the garbage that gets buried in these bills. But then that's a sword that can cut both ways if the Swamp/Sewer ever takes back the WH.

  • John Roeder

    12/31/2019 09:32 AM

    When is it Constitutional to appoint judges based on how close they agree with you on specific issues rather than their record as a jurior? Of course this is alternate facts which has no bearing to the truth.

  • JoAnne Hamm

    12/31/2019 08:23 AM

    Appreciate your insight very much! You are right on with the Trojan horse analogy.

  • Theresa Woodward

    12/31/2019 02:17 AM

    Mr. Huckabee, if you could go ahead and get a message to President Trump for me, that'd be great!

  • Kathy Hilton

    12/31/2019 01:46 AM

    Why don't they get Nancy out of office? She's nothing but trouble! Why can't they impeach her? Why does she have all this power?

  • Jimmy L Cates

    12/31/2019 01:09 AM


    I urge President Trump to veto this bill. Even if it shuts down the government.

  • Kathleen P Beu

    12/30/2019 11:02 PM

    How can we insure the POTUS is aware of the "bedbugs"?

  • Oskar Mendoza

    12/30/2019 11:01 PM

    Can not believe this is true. Rethinking party affiliation

  • Daniel fioranelli

    12/30/2019 10:59 PM

    How do we get term limits and line item veto into a popular vote during the election in november?

  • Jess Finder

    12/30/2019 10:49 PM

    If there is ever a time to call and let your opinion and be heard it’s now.
    Who do you call?
    Capitol switchboard (202)224-3121
    William Bar: (202)514-2000
    Ted Cruz: (202)224-5922
    Matt Gaetz: (202)225-4136
    Lindsey Graham: (202)224-5972
    Mark Meadows: (202)225-6401
    Devon Nunes: (559)773-3861
    Nancy Pelosi: (202)225-4965
    Adam Schiff: (225-4176
    White House: (202)456-1111
    If you feel the need to file an ethics complaint call the House ethics committee: (202)225-7103
    PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO AS MANY PEOPLE YOU CAN.

  • Irene Anderson

    12/30/2019 09:48 PM

    We need to stop this insanity, we the people voted in our President.
    The Congress needs to protect the rights of it citizens and protect the constitution of the USA.

  • Serena Rappa

    12/30/2019 09:16 PM

    It is past time to restore the line item veto for just such cases of the congress stuffing things in a spending bill which does more harm then good.

  • Victoria Moniz

    12/30/2019 07:52 PM

    Can you please ask President Trump not sign this.It is a travesty.

  • Greg Hagood

    12/30/2019 05:28 PM

    Mandatory term limits for house and senate. Line item veto. Or you won’t get my vote.

  • Lisa M Moore

    12/30/2019 01:28 PM

    I sure hope President Trump does not allow the Trojan Horses any power but will line item veto them!

  • Thomas Meyer

    12/30/2019 12:55 PM

    this is the kind of Smoke and Mirrors I've been talking about for 10 years now... AWFUL.

  • Sharon Lunski

    12/30/2019 12:22 PM

    Did we fund planned parenthood with this Trojan horse bill?

Trojan Horse bill passes in the House

December 20, 2019 |

I mentioned yesterday that while the media were distracted with covering (and in some cases, celebrating) the impeachment vote, other important stories were being ignored. For instance, you might have heard that the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA 2020), blandly described as a “national defense bill” to keep the military funded, protect the homeland and give a raise to our soldiers. Naturally, President Trump is expected to sign it. But he might want to read carefully first.  It's a textbook illustration of the need for a line item veto. 

Here’s what you weren’t told: buried in its thousands of pages were a lot of surprises, including amnesty for about 4,000 Liberian illegal aliens, visas for 4,000 Afghan officials, paid family leave for government employees, and something called the “Fair Chance Act” that bars the government from asking job applicants if they have a criminal record (aren't there enough criminals working in our government already?)

https://www.conservativereview.com/news/ban-box-pro-criminal-legislation-snuck-national-defense-bill/

Also tucked away amid all the verbiage is something called the “Parole in Place” act that supposedly helps the families of military members, but that critics say overturns one of Trump’s executive orders tightening immigration law and creates legislative precedent for a future Democratic President to greatly expand amnesty for illegal aliens.

https://cis.org/Arthur/Why-Parole-Place-NDAA

What do programs like this have to do with the military? Only that they’re hidden inside this massive bill like soldiers inside the Trojan Horse.

As Daniel Horowitz in the first article linked above reminds us, this is what James Madison was talking about when he said, “It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.

On the plus side, another story that was obscured by the impeachment brouhaha was that while the House was doing what it had no business doing, the Senate was actually taking care of business by confirming 13 more Trump judicial nominees in two days (12 on Thursday alone!) That makes a total of 187 Trump-nominated judges so far, far outstripping Obama.

https://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/475420-senate-confirms-13-trump-judicial-nominees-in-end-of-year-sprint

A spokesman for one leftwing legal organization fumed that this was “the most underrated story of the Trump era.” They accuse Republicans of “stacking the courts,” which I guess is only bad if you do it by winning the White House and Senate, but fine when you do it by rewriting the Constitution to bloat the Supreme Court to 18 seats. Since the left's go-to tactic for imposing policies the public would never vote for is to get unelected judges to write laws, it must be terrifying for them to see the courts getting “stacked” with judges who will actually do their jobs according to the Constitution rather than following Nancy Pelosi’s example and just making it up as they go along.

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Comments 26-50 of 425

  • Lynda Grafing

    12/31/2019 04:16 PM

    Debating with my nephew on the firing of the Ukraine prosecutor.
    He sent me this article from The NY Times. Was this something the West wanted done long before Joe Biden bragged about getting it done? https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/30/world/europe/political-stability-in-the-balance-as-ukraine-ousts-top-prosecutor.html

  • Dean Witt Jr

    12/31/2019 04:10 PM

    Thank You Sir !
    Stay in the fight !
    You are much appreciated !

  • Kay DeWitt

    12/31/2019 03:10 PM

    Is this not a good example of how the Democrats are indicting a man for violating the laws of the Constitution, and, yet, think nothing of violating the laws of God? I mean, His command to us to SPEAK the truth would include WRITING the truth.. "writing the WHOLE truth and nothing BUT the truth "....in their Military Defense Bill, would it not?

    AND...there is NO way the Democrats CAN "love" the laws of the Constitution and NOT love the laws of God ....THEREFORE...this is yet another proof that the Democrats' heart motivation for wanting to impeach the President has nothing to do with their LOVE for the Constitution, but has EVERYTHING to do with their HATRED of President Trump!....AND....

    Christians could raise their voices to declare this and not BE guilty of the compromise "Christianity Today" is claiming Christians are guilty of!

  • Sue Ashcraft

    12/31/2019 03:10 PM

    He definitely needs a line-item veto since they gave full funding to Planned Parenthood and funded several really dumb "research" projects. I fully support the military but I'm tired of Congress inserting massive amounts of spending for pet projects. Would love to see that outlawed but I'm not holding my breath.

  • Dennis Kershner

    12/31/2019 03:05 PM

    I would like to see line item veto voted on by the public

  • Patricia Allums

    12/31/2019 12:20 PM

    Please make all who surround the President of the dangers in this bill! May God watch over him, you and the rest of this country as we go into another decade!

  • Terry Rosenthal

    12/31/2019 12:02 PM

    IMPEACH ALL DEM-0-CRAPS.!!.. THEY ARE ALL TRESONISTS & DOMESTIC TERRORISTS.!!..
    ****.VOTE RED.**** KEEP AMERICA FREE.***

  • Susan Schott

    12/31/2019 11:40 AM

    I'm so sick of the democrats trying to kill our country!! They all ought to be kicked out of office! I want to see all their corruption exposed and them sll sent to jail, and not some fluffity-fluff daycare-type jail!

  • Mary Barto

    12/31/2019 11:03 AM

    We do need a 'line item veto' to get rid of all the garbage that gets buried in these bills. But then that's a sword that can cut both ways if the Swamp/Sewer ever takes back the WH.

  • John Roeder

    12/31/2019 09:32 AM

    When is it Constitutional to appoint judges based on how close they agree with you on specific issues rather than their record as a jurior? Of course this is alternate facts which has no bearing to the truth.

  • JoAnne Hamm

    12/31/2019 08:23 AM

    Appreciate your insight very much! You are right on with the Trojan horse analogy.

  • Theresa Woodward

    12/31/2019 02:17 AM

    Mr. Huckabee, if you could go ahead and get a message to President Trump for me, that'd be great!

  • Kathy Hilton

    12/31/2019 01:46 AM

    Why don't they get Nancy out of office? She's nothing but trouble! Why can't they impeach her? Why does she have all this power?

  • Jimmy L Cates

    12/31/2019 01:09 AM


    I urge President Trump to veto this bill. Even if it shuts down the government.

  • Kathleen P Beu

    12/30/2019 11:02 PM

    How can we insure the POTUS is aware of the "bedbugs"?

  • Oskar Mendoza

    12/30/2019 11:01 PM

    Can not believe this is true. Rethinking party affiliation

  • Daniel fioranelli

    12/30/2019 10:59 PM

    How do we get term limits and line item veto into a popular vote during the election in november?

  • Jess Finder

    12/30/2019 10:49 PM

    If there is ever a time to call and let your opinion and be heard it’s now.
    Who do you call?
    Capitol switchboard (202)224-3121
    William Bar: (202)514-2000
    Ted Cruz: (202)224-5922
    Matt Gaetz: (202)225-4136
    Lindsey Graham: (202)224-5972
    Mark Meadows: (202)225-6401
    Devon Nunes: (559)773-3861
    Nancy Pelosi: (202)225-4965
    Adam Schiff: (225-4176
    White House: (202)456-1111
    If you feel the need to file an ethics complaint call the House ethics committee: (202)225-7103
    PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO AS MANY PEOPLE YOU CAN.

  • Irene Anderson

    12/30/2019 09:48 PM

    We need to stop this insanity, we the people voted in our President.
    The Congress needs to protect the rights of it citizens and protect the constitution of the USA.

  • Serena Rappa

    12/30/2019 09:16 PM

    It is past time to restore the line item veto for just such cases of the congress stuffing things in a spending bill which does more harm then good.

  • Victoria Moniz

    12/30/2019 07:52 PM

    Can you please ask President Trump not sign this.It is a travesty.

  • Greg Hagood

    12/30/2019 05:28 PM

    Mandatory term limits for house and senate. Line item veto. Or you won’t get my vote.

  • Lisa M Moore

    12/30/2019 01:28 PM

    I sure hope President Trump does not allow the Trojan Horses any power but will line item veto them!

  • Thomas Meyer

    12/30/2019 12:55 PM

    this is the kind of Smoke and Mirrors I've been talking about for 10 years now... AWFUL.

  • Sharon Lunski

    12/30/2019 12:22 PM

    Did we fund planned parenthood with this Trojan horse bill?