THE EVENING EDITION By Mike Huckabee
Good evening! Here are some stories from me that I think you will want to read.
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
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5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Jeremiah 1:5 KJV
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THE LATEST NEWS
1. The consequences of liberal policies:
This is a fascinating article by Dan Zimmerman at TheTruthAboutGuns.com, about how wealthy Los Angeles/Beverly Hills liberals who reflexively vote for leftist Democrats are realizing to their horror that the awful consequences of those policies are suddenly affecting them personally.
They used to be insulated from all the crime and violence abetted by the officials they elected, but thanks to George Soros-backed “prosecutor” George Gascon refusing to prosecute anyone who steals less than $950 and letting criminals right back out on the streets, there’s suddenly a massive wave of crime and violence that Gascon simply refuses to acknowledge.
It’s so bad that not even the gated communities are safe, as the home invasion murder of Oprah’s friend Jacqueline Lavant tragically proved.
So now, the unthinkable is starting to happen: even hardcore leftist Democrats who hate guns and have always supported more gun control are applying for concealed carry permits in droves.
Again, one of the few benefits of getting older is that you remember today’s news the first time it happened, so you aren't surprised and you don’t have to learn basic truths all over again. In this case, I recall the late actor and NRA president Charlton Heston’s story about how many of his liberal neighbors were aghast that he openly defended Second Amendment rights and owned guns. And then, the L.A. riots struck, and they were terrified that the violent mobs were going to come to their mansions to kill and rob them. So they called Heston, begging to borrow one of his guns to protect themselves.
He said he told them he’d love to help, but he knew they would be horrified if he didn’t observe the 10-day waiting period they’d all worked so hard to pass.
Bonus: this article includes a story about a convenience store whose owner is a genius. He’s so fed up with thieves stealing everything and going free because they stole less than $950, he’s marked everything in the store at $951, even a Hershey bar. It's not a 99-cent store, it's a $951 store. The price tag informs customers that if they bring the item to the counter to pay for it, they’ll get a coupon that reduces it to the regular price.
Of course, that might not help in Beverly Hills, where Hershey bars are regularly priced at $951.
2. Person of the Year:
Time Magazine announced that its Person of the Year for 2021 is Tesla CEO, SpaceX founder, world’s richest man and mega influencer Elon Musk.
Well, if he’s that important, then I think we should definitely listen to what he has to say, right?
3. Another Bad Omen for Democrats:
Yet another bad omen for the Democrats for 2022 (and a good omen for America): over the weekend, some school board elections were held in deep blue Houston, Texas. Result: Republicans flipped the two seats, one by a narrow margin, the other by nearly 54-46%.
They both ran on a platform of getting rid of liberal policies such as mask mandates and Critical Race Theory. Since it’s doubtful that that location has enough Republicans to carry an election, it suggests that even some Democrat voters think the Democrats have pushed their leftist garbage too far.
And that brings us to today’s Must-Read article, from Redstate.com. While all the attention has been on the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on abortion restrictions, another very important case has gone unnoticed. But now, like the abortion case, it’s making some liberals flip out.
In Carson v. Makin, the SCOTUS will rule on whether Maine’s ban on letting religious schools participate in a state program that subsidizes private school tuition is unconstitutional religious discrimination. Sensing that the SCOTUS will rule that it obviously is, some liberal writers are beside themselves, spewing ridiculous hyperbole that gives away their intolerance for Christians.
This is a must-read for several reasons. First, it explains this important case. Second, it quotes some jaw-dropping articles from the liberal press, revealing that they either believe their own sick, twisted misrepresentation of Christians as purveyors of hate and bigotry, or that they want us to believe they actually believe their own propaganda. And third, it methodically knocks down their points and shows how the outrageous things they’re accusing Christians and Christian schools of doing are not only not true, but they are exactly what liberals are using the public school system to do: promoting racism and racial division and attempting to indoctrinate children into their own warped value system instead of educating them.
If they were honest, or were capable of seeing beyond their own warped values, they would see that, as the article states, it would be impossible for a real Christian school to teach hatred because Christianity is based on love: loving thy neighbor, and hating the sin but loving the sinner. They’ve falsely redefined holding to Biblical values as hating people who don’t. In short, they’ve created a straw man version of Christians as drooling monsters and made it so scary that now they’re afraid of it themselves. But as a growing number of school board elections shows, even Democrat parents have started to see what toxic leftist indoctrination camps too many public schools have become.
Read it all, especially if you’re a parent, so you know what you’re dealing with. I don't know who makes a better case for sending your kid to a Christian school: the author defending Christian schools or the liberals attacking them.
4. Surprise Announcement:
In a surprise announcement Sunday, Chris Wallace said he’s leaving Fox News after 18 years to do a show for the new streaming service, CNN+. He said he looks forward to finding new ways to cover stories and is “ready for a new adventure.” Wallace’s contract with Fox was nearly up, and he had nothing bad to say about Fox, praising his bosses for keeping their promise never to interfere with the guests he booked or the questions he asked.
Unfortunately, his new employer CNN couldn’t resist taking the low road, declaring that Wallace “retained a reputation of integrity as the channel he worked for leaned hard into right-wing and conspiratorial programming.”
So says the channel that gave us the Russian Collusion fake conspiracy 24/7, the Kyle Rittenhouse and Nick Sandmann false accusations, the Jussie Smollett hoax and the actual hidden conspiracy of the Cuomo brothers.
Oh, and speaking of more hidden stuff leaking out from under the rocks at CNN…
5. What could possibly go wrong?:
The Biden Administration will allow illegal immigrants to board commercial US jetliners even though they don’t have ID. Because, as Robert Spencer at PJ Media asks, “What could possibly go wrong?”
6. Sending mail to Capitol Hill prisoners --- and other important updates:
Sometimes our readers have the most wonderful ideas. Last week we received one from Jeanne W:
“I wonder why no one has considered demanding [Nancy] Pelosi’s texts/records of her calls and communications during January leading up to the ‘riot’ on the 6th. I fully believe she is behind it; she made it very obvious that she hated President Trump and would do anything to get rid of him and keep him from running for any office again…I want to see the TRUTH come out on what really happened that day and justice served to the guilty parties. Keep up the good work, Mike, and thanks again for keeping us informed!”
Calling for texts and call records of Pelosi and her cohorts --- I would say for all of January --- is a fabulous idea. If I were one of those being threatened with subpoenas, my response would be, “Why, Madame Speaker, I’ll be happy to submit all this information voluntarily, no subpoena needed, but under one condition. You, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler must do the same. Let’s see what YOU were talking about regarding the January 6 rally. Deal?”
Whether Democrats were working behind the scenes and even infiltrating the rally to maximize the impact of the Capitol Hill security breach is still an open question. We can’t prove it, but there’s evidence to suggest it.
“Now hold on!” Pelosi might say. “No bargaining! The commission has subpoena power, period, and you don’t, so just shut up and hand over your records.” Um, Nancy, YOU hold on. This might not be a legitimate commission at all, and if so it has no subpoena power. As superlawyer Margot Cleveland noted in her December 10 column, Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows has filed a federal complaint against the Select Committee as well as the individual committee members, alleging the subpoenas are invalid, most importantly because they were not issued by a “duly authorized” commission.”
Section 2(a) of House Resolution 503, which created the commission, requires Speaker Pelosi to “appoint 13 members to the Select Committee, 5 of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the minority leader.” But Pelosi appointed only 9 members, and only 2 of these are Republicans (the worst anti-Trumpers she could find; more about them below). “None of these members was appointed from the selection of five GOP congressmen put forth by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy,” Meadows’ lawsuit states. The commission was never properly constituted. (Once again, the Democrats fail to comply with their own rules.) Because of this, it says, the commission lacks authority to act under Resolution 503. Translation: NO SUBPOENAS.
Pelosi’s refusal to seat any of McCarthy’s choices shows what a political ploy this “investigation” is. “Once in focus,” Cleveland writes, “one can see there is a strong interest in preserving executive privilege, and none in pushing a partisan dog-and-pony show trial."
Recall that Meadows has been informed by the chairman of the commission, Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson, that they would pursue criminal contempt charges against him. Here’s another write-up on Meadows’ lawsuit, by Joel B. Pollak for Breitbart.
Meadows has already turned over some material to this commission, including a PowerPoint presentation that is the left’s Obsession Of The Day. They say it’s the “smoking gun” showing Trump’s inner circle was planning to take over Washington. Au contraire. Some apparently examined the idea of declaring a national emergency because they suspected the election REALLY HAD been interfered with. But, obviously, this idea went nowhere. There is no evidence Trump’s legal advisors, let alone Trump himself, even saw this, let alone might have acted on it. Where did it even come from? We don’t know.
To give you an idea of how the left is blowing this up, here’s the (blatantly slanted) report from The Guardian.
Moving on...It’s been gratifying to hear from so many readers who want to send mail to the detainees. We included a link in our story of December 11 to a website that gave contact information for them. Here it is again, for the Patriot Freedom Project.
Important: We’ve heard from a few readers that when they tried to post this link on Facebook, they were blocked. Please let us know if this happens!
Finally, this from Gloria Jean B:
“Can we request Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham start talking about the injustice being done to the Jan. 6th prisoners. Maybe their names could be announced every night. We have to do more than send cards. I have been praying for these people for months. This is an example of Nazi Germany! We have to help these people now!!”
Thanks for writing, Gloria. Some at FOX News have been paying attention, especially Carlson, who produced a provocative show for FOX Nation called “Patriot Purge.”
You can stream it with a free trial membership to Fox Nation.
Some at FOX, notably Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg, have even left the channel over this show, saying it’s irresponsible and promotes the conspiracy theory of a “false flag” operation on Capitol Hill. Now, we can’t say definitively that the breach was or wasn’t “helped” by FBI agents infiltrating pro-Trump groups, but viciously anti-Trump Illinois “GOP” congressman Adam Kinzinger has called the show “pure evil,” which makes me think it must be pretty darn good. Wyoming anti-Trump congresswoman Liz Cheney hated it, too. Personally, I’d wear those critiques as badges of honor.
By the way, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are the two “Republican” members of Congress appointed by Nancy Pelosi to the January 6 commission. She even made Cheney the co-chair.
One thing I’d love to see FOX News report on: the difference in how the January 6 “domestic terrorists” and the REAL terrorists detained at Gitmo have been treated by the legal profession. As Allison Schuster reported in The Federalist a couple of months ago, at least 50 high-powered law firms went out of their way to defend actual Gitmo terrorists –- pro bono –- but have ignored the plight of the Americans being held without bail on charges related to January 6. We’ve learned that most of these detainees have not been allowed to see their lawyers; maybe they don’t HAVE lawyers. This piece is a must-read.
The January 6 commission tries to paint the events of that day as an “insurrection,” but absolutely NO ONE has been charged with insurrection. For when you have time –- and to cleanse your palate after that last story –- I’ll leave you with a transcript of the lecture given by Roger Kimball in September at Hillsdale College. It superbly summarizes not one but two hoaxes: the one about Trump-Russia “collusion” and the one about “insurrection.”
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