Nancy Pelosi’s embarrassingly political “January 6 commission” is underway as planned. (Was there ever any doubt that she wouldn’t go through with this carefully staged farce and take great delight in it?) Her handpicked “commission” purports to “find the truth,” but her search for truth is like looking for your misplaced glasses way over in the corner of another room because the light is better in there. Where she’s looking, she’s guaranteed to miss a big part of the truth, and that is on purpose. But we do get to see Adam Schiff cry.
Those who really want the truth surrounding the Capitol breach –- and Pelosi’s role in letting it happen –- are going to be kept in the dark.
There’s a more personal story, too, that this charade is going to miss. Part of it was reflected in a letter we ran a couple of days ago from retired Army staff sergeant Joe Biggs, a man who was arrested after peaceably entering the Capitol Building and who, after three months, is still being held without bail in a Florida jail in what he describes as extremely poor conditions. Then, yesterday, we received a similar letter from a reader of this newsletter, whose son is also one of those incarcerated, this one in Washington, DC. What this father told us will touch your heart...
Dear Gov. Huckabee:
My son Alan Byerly is in DC Correctional. Did not enter Capitol Building, but had a confrontation with a reporter and policemen. But the charges are much greater [than what] was done. I do not know exactly what happened, because phones being monitored in jail.
Most Jan. 6th folks are somewhere else; there are only two in this jail. When they first arrived, the population (mostly black) thought they were pedophiles, and that is very dangerous, to be one in jail (where did they get that idea?). Anyway, Alan spoke up the next day and told them who they were, and things simmered down, although most were not happy about them being Trump supporters. He has not had a bail hearing in DC yet and expects that bail will be denied.
Greg Kelly on 7/22/21 reported on the mistreatment of Jan. 6 people –- Alan was mentioned in that list of folks he read out. I guess if you are a Democrat, you can burn a city or burn a federal building with agents inside; you may get arrested but will be out the next day without bail.
Sorry I had to vent. Since Alan was saved, he is not the same as he was...What he did was wrong, and he’s sorry for what he did. Thank you for the opportunity to express my frustration. Good bless you and yours.
We looked for the Greg Kelly report and found a write-up on it by THE GATEWAY PUNDIT. Kelly read out the names and showed pictures of all who have been arrested and held in “pretrial detention” without bail. Their trials might not even begin till next year, so these detainees (Kelly’s apt term was “political prisoners”) could be spending 23 hours out of every 24 in a small cell, even denied private conversations with their attorneys, until 2022. Unbelievable.
As Kelly reported, over 500 Americans were arrested, and dozens have spent the past six months in solitary confinement, some of them for simply walking into an unsecured building, unaware that there was violence going on in another area. (Alan apparently didn’t even go inside; we still don’t know the details of his confrontation outside.)
And now, as part of the politics surrounding this “commission,” everyone who even peripherally took part has been labeled a domestic terrorist and white supremacist, though no one was armed and race had nothing to do with it. The crackdown is happening step-by-step; for example, in Florida, the agriculture commissioner, Democrat Nikki Fried, has moved to suspend the concealed-carry licenses of 22 people who were charged in connection to the Capitol breach. In her words, “The deeply disturbing events that occurred at our nation’s Capitol on January 6 were sedition, treason, and domestic terrorism –- and those individuals involved in the insurrection must be held accountable for attempting to subvert our democratic process.”
That’s odd; I thought our democratic process included such basic concepts as “innocent until proven guilty.”
But never mind the Constitution –- this is politics, Fried blamed Trump, and she happens to be one of the top two candidates for the Democrat nomination for Florida governor, trying to unseat Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. She did this to rally the Democrats...around herself. And since when do Democrats care about the constitutional rights of Trump supporters?
I’ve made my disapproval of what happened at the Capitol crystal clear. It was a stupid stunt that led to the death of an unarmed woman and caused tremendous, lasting political damage to the conservative cause. (That’s true even if the FBI had a role in encouraging it, which is another aspect of this story that won’t be addressed by Pelosi’s “commission.”) The comments by Fried, above, illustrate just how it played right into the hands of Democrats itching to tar Trump and his supporters as insurrectionists.
Whenever possible, even when it doesn’t make sense, Trump support will be linked by Democrats with race and white supremacy. It doesn’t matter that they made it up. Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University Eddie Glaude, Jr., appeared on MSNBC to respond to what he’d heard on Day 1 of Nancy’s “commission,” saying how “moved” he was by the “powerful testimony.” He said that “this is in some ways a white mob arguing for a white nation.”
If you’re mystified as to where he got this idea, I’ll try to explain. Those who are contesting the election process are doing so in black-majority cities such as Detroit, Philadelphia and Atlanta. So if you challenge the results in those places, it means you are against black people. Um, got that?
He says that, given our nation’s history of inequality, a third of America is “still in the soil of our American republic. It has not been excavated in a way to to remove the poison of it.” That’s right, we, as conservative Trump supporters, are poisoned with racism. The only solution: excavation, removal.
“And Donald Trump,” he said, “give Donald Trump credit for one thing. Donald Trump recognized that when he came down the escalator.”
This is all political theater at its worst. Sadly, “detainees” such as Joe and Alan are being used as props. Yes, some of them were confrontational and might deserve to be charged with something, though not held without bail for months on end. Yet all have been branded domestic terrorists and white supremacists when all they might have done was walk peacefully into our nation’s Capitol –- a public building –- take a selfie and ask where the restroom was.
Please pray for Alan’s father, as he watches helplessly while his son is caught in what is obviously a two-tiered justice system.
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08/01/2021 11:05 PM
What is the name of the detained person who obtained a concussion and lost sight of one eye while being in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day.
Anita M Ayers-Dix
08/01/2021 05:10 PM
This beggars description! I never imagined such blatant in your face tyranny it is disgusting. These power crazed liars are convinced they are untouchable. Where is the justice department? Right in the middle of the mud, the blood and the beer. The American people must legally fight back against these Marxist every possible way!
08/01/2021 09:59 AM
i watched this capital protest live that day from the united kingdom TV streaming live who organised those 5 coaches i saw heading to the capitol all dressed with back packs????saw police pull barriers away to allow these people from the coaches in they looked like trump supporters but i know something is not right here they looked more like antifa and BLM One black guy dressed as a trump supporter with megaphone was urging these people off the coaches to move on the capitol he was released on bail for the crimes he committed in the burning and looting in us cities before this day but was bailed by kamala harris bail commitee she set up????????again something not quite right here and i believe the information is he was arrested at the capitol and bailed again????? while others rot in jail is correct disgraceful
07/31/2021 01:55 PM
Stand for something or you'll fall for anything
07/31/2021 06:15 AM
Thank you Govoner Huckabee for your work and support of the rights of the real patriots of these United States. Part of thr problem for Florida Republicans is knowing who stands where. We would like to know the names of the 17 Rino’s who voted for the bill supporting Democrats on infrastructure. We want to vote them out of office. Until I read your letter I was unaware of Nikki Frieds political agenda but will now do my best here in Florida to vote her out of office. Again, thank you for your service in supporting the true patriots of America. Sincerely, Clement Sparks, Palm Bay , Florida
07/31/2021 03:41 AM
My prayers go out nightly for those political prisoners being held. I was in Washington with the Tea Party when Barrack Husen Obama was elected. This evil that is present really wakes you up and makes you realize our Country and our people can't survive without God. I as an American feel helpless for my fellow American even our representatives trying to help like Louie Gohmer. I am thankful for my Governor DeSantis and encouraged by future Governor Sara Huckabee Sanders. Prayers for Ashli Babbitt's family
07/30/2021 10:13 PM
So why aren't conservative lawyers rushing to the aid of these, detained unlawfully, just like democratic attorneys rushed to free Antifa and BLM rioters immediately after buildings were burned and violence was intentional. Lets not just say unfair or hypocritical let's use the law to go on the offense and get some journalists who will tell this story.
Rexford O. Ames
07/30/2021 02:59 PM
Sadly: The United States Of America is fast becoming the United States of Communism. Where the Government can detain, without sufficient charges being presented in Court for arraignment. The F.B.I was directly involved with this fiasco as was a lot of other : Intelligence agencies as well as a Political set up.
Pelosi, has a direct hand in this fiasco. That is fast becoming to the front and the FBI has become her private army.
I have not seen or read that the F.B.I.has in any way , investigated the ANTIFA organization and had the U.S. Marshal Service arrest any of those thugs.
China is laughing all the way to the National Bank and the New World Order. The WHO, a U.N. Agency is , with out any doubt, an extension of China and the U.N. is interfering with much of our Countries Infrastructure.
The Communist extension: In United States of America, is our entire political system and has infiltrated into our Government, in so many ways ,is positively Frightening.
Now the really scary part. Who is : For our way of live and the Constitution ( If anyone even knows what that is much less read it) or Communism because they have been taught about that system and not ours!
07/30/2021 01:24 PM
What is it going to take for the American people to rise up and end this unconstitutional terror that the democrats have brought upon us?
07/30/2021 12:44 PM
What is happening in our country right now is frightening. We should have been paying attention to what was being taught to our children in school. We simply need the return of common sense.