July 23, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
OUTRAGE OF THE DAY
“Free speech for me but not for thee” is the left’s motto, as proven by the school district in Walled Lake, Michigan. Local social studies teacher and baseball coach Justin Kucera tweeted, “I’m done being silent…Donald Trump is our President.” He says that because he stated that indisputable fact, Walled Lake High School gave him a choice of resigning or being fired. Apparently, stating facts now violates the job description of public school teachers.
Even parents and students who oppose Trump are upset. They say Kucera never brought politics into his classes, and he’s an extremely popular and well-liked teacher. But he failed to observe the cardinal rule of demonizing the President, which our taxpayer-funded schools are apparently allowed to enforce, and God only knows why. Reporters found two examples of other teachers at the same school who posted vicious anti-Trump comments on social media and faced no punishment at all.
School officials deny that he was fired for saying Trump is the President, but they offered no other explanation. Let’s hope they have their chance to explain during what I sincerely hope is a very large lawsuit.
BABY LIVES MATTER
Since Black Lives Matter has hijacked the legitimate protests over George Floyd’s death, it seems that turnabout is fair play. So a pro-life activist in Salt Lake City painted a “Baby Lives Matter” mural outside the local Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.
Naturally, leftists like a former aide to Elizabeth Warren are claiming this shows Trump (?) is a racist because co-opting the phrase “Black Lives Matter” to oppose abortion really means “White Babies’ Lives Matter.” Which may be the dumbest thing I’ve heard since I was told that Elizabeth Warren was a Native-American.
For the record, and this is something I’ve preached about many, many times: legalized abortion has represented a genocide against babies, but particularly black babies. In fact, I said it as recently as the July 8th newsletter, so I’ll just quote myself from two weeks ago to knock down that idiotic claim that opposing abortion just means protecting white babies:
“…79% of (Planned Parenthood) abortion clinics are located within walking distance of minority communities. Blacks are less than 13% of the US population, but black woman obtain about 36% of all abortions. They are five times more likely to get an abortion than white women. Each year in New York City, thousands more black babies are killed in abortion clinics than are born alive. 19 million black babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade, more than the number of deaths of blacks due to AIDS, violent crimes, accidents, cancer, and heart disease combined. That makes abortion the leading cause of death among black people. If abortion hadn’t been legalized, the US black population would be 36% larger today.
So when Planned Parenthood piously tweets out its support of Black Lives Matter, it makes one almost wish there were a Nobel Prize for Hypocrisy. If there is any large organization in America that genuinely targets black people for destruction, it’s Planned Parenthood, a group for whom black lives are literally disposable.”
THE FEDERALIST: NEW ASSOCIATED PRESS POLICY IS RACIST
The latest example of a large organization undermining its own mission (in this case, upholding standards of grammar) with embarrassing racial pandering is the announcement by the Associated Press that it will now capitalize the word “black” when it refers to people, but not “white.”
At this link is an excellent article by David Marcus at The Federalist, explaining why this is not only bad spelling, it’s condescending and racist. And not just in a “reverse racism” way against white people; it’s racist against black people.
The A.P. claims it’s doing this because “Most notably, people who are Black have strong historical and cultural commonalities, even if they are from different parts of the world…”
In short, Irish, German, English or Australian white people have distinct cultures, cuisines, languages, art forms and religions; but black people, whether they’re from Jamaica, Nigeria or New Orleans, are somehow all alike and can be lumped into a common culture. Once again, the wokest amongst us sound virtually indistinguishable from the rantings of a Klansman in 1954.
My own writers, having made their livings for years with words, are sticklers for spelling and grammar and would rather endure a severed artery than a comma splice. They steadfastly refuse to capitalize “black” or “white” for the simple reason that they are merely adjectives that denote color (or lack of it) and are not derived from proper nouns that identify specific places, such as “Indian” or “Asian.” However, when we use the term “African-American,” both words are always capitalized. Can you guess why?
I assume this means my writers will never leave me to work for the A.P., which they say is beyond fine with them. It’s a loss for the A.P, but just one of many reasons why you should keep reading this newsletter instead.
Not just “must-see,” but also “must watch again and share with everyone you know.”
We've been pointing out lately that the leftist wokesters have embraced segregation, racial condescension, judging and condemning people purely by their skin color and other noxious ideas that are indistinguishable from those of the most retrograde racists. It’s become so obvious that a couple of very brave comedians made a hilarious music video lampooning it. This is the kind of satire that we used to see from “SNL” and other late-night comedy shows before they decided to be nothing but boring mouthpieces for the Democratic Party.
In the comments, some of the wokesters are quite upset and triggered by it, since they have no sense of humor and zero self-awareness. They offer all kinds of four-dollar words from their anti-racism college classes to explain why these guys don’t get it, but that’s just an example of what comedian Brother Dave Gardner called “being ‘educated’ beyond your intelligence.”
The truth is, these two comics get it far more clearly than the people squawking about them do. Let’s hope this encourages other comics to get over their fear of the Twitter mobs and start once again doing their job: pointing out when our self-appointed emperors are strutting around naked.
THE HISTORY BEHIND SECESSION
I’m glad that an African-American writer, Prof. Walter Williams, finally corrected a piece of “fake history” that’s become such conventional wisdom on the left that it’s repeated constantly in the media and on social media. It’s the claim that the Confederates were “traitors” who committed “treason” by seceding from the Union. This is, as Williams makes clear, historical ignorance and just factually incorrect.
No matter how odious the cause of slavery was, it’s not racist to point out that it simply isn't true that at the time, secession was universally considered treasonous. Williams shows that this concept was debated as far back as the writing of the Constitution and rejected. Remember, these states had just fought a bloody revolution based on the premise in the Declaration of Independence that if a people felt their government wasn’t representing them, they had a God-given right to break free of it. Virginia, New York and Rhode Island likely would not have ratified the Constitution if it had included a ban on secession.
As Williams notes, the first secessionist movement actually started in Massachusetts, over Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase. Even on the brink of the Civil War in 1861, such Northern papers as the Detroit Free Press and the New York Times editorialized against forcing states to remain in the Union.
At the time, many Americans saw the US not as a nation with a strong, supreme federal government but as a coalition of states with a weak central government. To them, the idea of secession being treason would sound as odd as accusing Great Briton of treason for leaving the EU. Indeed, it took the Civil War to settle by arms the argument over state or federal supremacy.
Even today, Democrats (which the Confederates were) still apparently consider secession to be an example of situational ethics. When the South did it, it was “traitors committing treason!” But shortly after Trump was elected President, Democrats in California started circulating petitions to secede. Were they committing treason, or is it only treason when people they disagree with do it, like rural Republicans in California, Colorado or Oregon who are sick of dictatorial far-left rule and want to secede from their out-of-control, crime-ridden blue cities?
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
The federal government gave this guy $5 million to subject federal employees to “diversity training” that consists largely of browbeating, shaming and guilt-tripping white people into thinking that everything about them is intrinsically racist. So why are we paying taxes to promote racism?
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)