Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Daily Bible Verse
- Note To Media: Hold Biden Accountable
- The Left Is Wildly Misinformed
- Controversial Nominee Confirmed
- This Just In
- Reader Writes...
- America The Beautiful
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 6:33 KJV
Note To Media: Hold Biden Accountable
By Mike Huckabee
It’s been only three months since Joe Biden became President and reversed all of President Trump’s measures to secure the border. And while the White House is trying to deny that he’s created a crisis (which even he slipped up and admitted), that’s become far too soft a word.
Biden and other Democrats keep demanding “accountability” from everyone but themselves, while they accept no accountability for what has become a security and humanitarian disaster, one that’s not only causing great harm to the migrant children they claim to care so much about, but now to American children.
For instance, with border agents being pulled away from security duties to assist with processing and transporting so many illegal entrants, the number of “getaways” is sharply up, with 15,000 since January. These are usually solo adult males who flee capture rather than surrendering, because they’re most likely to be returned. Because of them, the number of high-speed police car chases is also up, in border towns where children, pedestrians and other drivers are in their paths.
Meanwhile, in one of the most outrageous stories yet, the California foster care program is contacting foster parents to ask if they will take in between one and 26 unaccompanied migrant children between ages 12 and 17. Before you think, “Awwww, what a sweet thing to do,” consider this:
There’s already a shortage of available foster parents for American children in terrible circumstances, such as being stuck in homes with domestic violence or drug abuse. In Los Angeles County alone, there are 30,000 American children waiting for placement in foster care. And because of the idiotic policies of the Biden Administration, those children are now told to wait even longer while their places in foster care are taken by illegal immigrants. How many of them will be abused, or God forbid, die, for lack of safe foster care?
Some foster parents are furious over this. They point out that many of these migrant children were brought here by criminal organizations engaged in human trafficking, something they are trying to fight by acting as foster parents. One told the Epoch Times, "We were outraged. They’re literally going to use the foster system to facilitate human trafficking.”
If, as Democrats claimed, President Trump was personally responsible for “children in cages” and for every death from a virus unleashed on the world by China, then how can they possibly deny that Joe Biden is personally responsible for every American child stranded in dangerous conditions – and every migrant child stuck in a dangerous, overcrowded border facility – because of a crisis he directly created with his mindless “Reverse everything Trump did” policies?
Those California foster parents are right to be outraged. Everyone should be. Memo to the news media: Why aren’t you demanding accountability for this?
The Left Is Wildly Misinformed
By Mike Huckabee
If you listen to the mainstream media (which you shouldn’t, by the way), you’d think that “rightwing” websites and news channels are the source of all the “disinformation” in America. This from the people who gave us two years’ worth of fake “Russian collusion” hysteria and the Brian Sicknick was killed by a flying fire extinguisher story. But studies have shown that conservatives tend to be better informed on current events. Here’s another study that shows just how wildly the left has been misinformed about the current claim that racist police are gunning down unarmed black people constantly.
I’ve previously referred to this study by the Skeptic Research Center, but Kyle Becker at Trending Politics took a deep dive into the numbers, and they’re shocking. It found that the more liberal people claimed to be, the more they overestimated the number of police shootings of black suspects, to a staggering degree.
For instance, when asked to guess how many unarmed black males were killed by police in 2019, 31.43% of those who self-identified as very liberal guessed “about 1,000,” while 14.29% guessed “about 10,000.” The actual number was 27. Those who merely identified as “liberal” were a little closer, but not much.
When asked what proportion of suspects killed by police were black, liberals and “very liberals” guessed 56-60%. It was actually 24.9%, which is pretty much in line with the proportion of total arrests (26.6%.) The rest were 51% white, 19% Hispanic, 2% Asian and 2% Native American. Ninety-one percent of suspects shot were determined to have been armed with some sort of weapon.
Over the past six years, there were an average of 21 unarmed black males per year shot and killed by police, which out of a population of 20 million means about a one-in-a-million chance.
Just to be clear: any police shooting should be thoroughly investigated, especially any that involves the death of an unarmed suspect. All human life is precious (those of us on the pro-life side have been saying that for years), and there must be accountability for the loss of life where it’s warranted. If reforms in police training and procedures can help lower that number without making confrontations with suspects even more dangerous for cops, then everyone should agree that it’s a good idea (Republican Sen. Tim Scott already presented a police reform bill that Democrats refused to bring to a vote.)
But for the President of the United States to tell African-Americans that they must live in fear of their children being randomly shot by racist cops as they walk home from the grocery store is a politically-motivated lie that does nothing but frighten and mislead the public, polarize the nation and create racial divisions, suspicions and hatred that are tearing this country apart.
Where are all those social media “fact-checkers” who banned Trump for every joke or hyperbole but who allow Biden to spew such toxic disinformation?
Controversial Nominee Confirmed
By Mike Huckabee
In a narrow 51-49 vote (Sen. Lisa Murkowski being the only Republican “yay”), controversial Biden nominee Vanita Gupta was confirmed as associate attorney general, the #3 position in the Justice Department.
Sen. Chuck Schumer declared Gupta's confirmation as "very good news for the forces of equality and justice in the country," and said, “She can do her vital job, including dealing with the systemic bias we've seen in policing and in law enforcement throughout the country."
Sen. John Cornyn, however, accused Gupta of lying to the Senate to cover up her radical left record, including advocating for cutting police budgets. He said, "Sadly, I believe Ms. Gupta will be a clear and present danger to the American people if she's given the muscle and might of the Department of Justice, as well as the entire federal government of the United States of America."
Gupta denied that she will push to defund police, but only time will tell. If we’re lucky, maybe the disastrous record of cities that defunded the police will scare DC Democrats into rethinking their support for it. In an article on public misconceptions about police that I refer to elsewhere today, Kyle Becker at Trending Politics looked at the results in cities that slashed police budgets:
“Portland cut police funding and saw a startling 2,000% surge in murders. New York City, under Mayor de Blasio, reduced police funding and experienced a 127% increase in shootings. Minneapolis cut police funding by $8 million, while early 2021 crime data show a 250% spike in gunshot victims. In February, the Minneapolis city council backtracked and unanimously approved a $6.4 million boost in police funding...”
Becker adds that ABC reported, “Many cities that slashed police resources last year because of the protests, the pandemic, or both have poured money back into law enforcement to cope with a sudden surge of violence.”
Left unsaid in all this is who are the primary victims of this increased violence. They’re black residents, children and business owners. When activists demand that police be pulled out of black neighborhoods and defund police units dealing with inner city gangs, they are throwing law-abiding black citizens under the bus. It’s no wonder that black Americans are one of the fasting-growing demographics of people who are buying guns legally for self-protection.
And it wouldn’t be the first time…
This Just In
By Mike Huckabee
After years of pro-life activists pointing out that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a racist and a eugenicist, and being ignored, mocked and refuted by the left, Planned Parenthood has suddenly realized in the BLM era that their founder Margaret Sanger was a racist and a eugenicist.
In an op-ed in the New York Times, Planned Parenthood’s CEO claims the group will stop making excuses for their founder’s racism and desire to weed “inferior” races out of the population. As the Washington Examiner article at the link notes, however, PP did not promise to stop targeting black communities with abortion clinics and pro-abortion messages that have resulted in one third of all babies that are aborted being black, even though only 13% of the population is black. And the Biden Administration is underwriting that, having just restored $50 million in Title X funding to Planned Parenthood that Trump withheld.
Planned Parenthood can try to appease BLM by distancing themselves from Margaret Sanger’s image, but they still don't seem to understand that “BLM” stands for “Black Lives Matter.”
A Reader Writes Back...
God Bless you Mike Huckabee. My first Newsletter. I know what I am reading will be the truth and nothing but the truth because of you. I want this country to go back to the great place it was prior to the last election. I want that for my family. Support our police. Support our veterans. Support our citizens who really need help. And those who do not like it here in the US or my state, go somewhere else that will make you happy.
America The Beautiful
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