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Today's Commentary: In public hearing, Rosenstein exhibits bizarre behavior and refuses to answer questions -- Radical protests growing -- Helsinki -- June 28-- End of the world for Democrats -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse

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After the frustration of FBI agent Peter Strzok’s behind-closed-doors hearing on Monday, in which he managed to avoid answering the important questions, we got to have a public hearing of FBI Director Christopher Wray and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in which they managed to avoid answering the important questions.

Still, they communicated more than perhaps they know, because we learned a lot about what we’re dealing with. And it’s not good.

These two have been stonewalling for many months. To set the scene, here’s a refresher from Kim Strassel in the Wall Street Journal from a little over a month ago, lamenting “the Justice Department’s unprecedented contempt for duly elected representatives, and the lasting harm it is doing to law enforcement and to the department’s relationship with Congress.” It explains how both the President and Congress have been forced into an adversarial position with the DOJ, and how political judgments with no authority are being used to inhibit them --- especially President Trump --- from taking action in perfectly constitutional ways. A key observation that relates to Thursday’s hearing is that the DOJ is refusing to tell Congress who did the heavy redacting of documents that turned out to have nothing to do with national security but that obviously was done to hide information that put them in a bad light. Strassel’s conclusion is that Trump should refuse to be boxed-in legally and just declassify everything possible.

Now we come to Thursday’s hearing.

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Radical protests growing

By Mike Huckabee

Violent rhetoric and confrontational political activism are ramping up across America, as protesters who demand wide open borders in all nations and an end to detaining illegal entrants and separating children from parents in detention facilities are attempting to shut down immigration enforcement by “occupying” ICE offices. They tried it in DC, but found they were blocked by a line of officers and (ironically) a fence that kept them from getting in. There might be a lesson in that somewhere. (Warning: the linked story contains verbatim quotes from the protest organizers’ intellectual leaders, so be aware that there are multiple uses of the F-word.)

The Administration has shown remarkable restraint in dealing with these radical protesters so far, but I sense that’s coming to an end. When they attempt to disrupt the necessary business of law enforcement and national security, they cross a line that will inevitably result in their own arrest and incarceration for violating federal law. I wonder if they will be shocked to discover that even US citizens are separated from their families when they break the law and are not allowed to bring their kids along with them into the general prison population?

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Helsinki

By Mike Huckabee

It was announced that President Trump will hold a summit meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 17th. So brace yourself for another 2-1/2 weeks of accusations from Democrats of “Russian collusion!”

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June 28

By Mike Huckabee

It’s said that those who cannot remember history are doomed to repeat it. Well, yesterday marked two historic anniversaries, both related to an event that we should pray we never repeat (yet the world repeated it just 20 years later.) It’s both the anniversary of the day in 1914 when a Serbian radical assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, setting off a chain of events that led to World War I, which officially ended on this same date in 1919, after five devastating years of destruction and casualties (about 10 million soldiers dead and nearly 8 million civilians). Many people then were naïve enough to call it “the war to end all wars.” As World War II Army cartoonist Bill Mauldin noted, if that was true, “then why did they give it a number?”

Since we are currently surrounded by hotheads who think the key to bringing about their vision of Utopia is violent action against their political opponents, maybe it’s time for a reminder of the chain of unintended, catastrophic consequences that can snowball when one idiot radical with a pistol decides to take state affairs into his own hands.

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End of the world for Democrats

By Mike Huckabee

Democrats are going through the stages of grief all at once as they realize there is nothing they can do to prevent President Trump from exercising his Constitutional authority to nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.  Well, the first four stages at least:  denial, anger, bargaining and depression.  I predict that they will never reach “acceptance.”

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-plans-immediate-search-for-new-supreme-court-justice-vows-to-pick-from-conservative-list/

 

As part of their “bargaining” phase, Democrats have tried invoking the “Biden rule,” which apples to Presidents leaving office soon, not mid-first-term Presidents that Democrats fantasize about removing from office soon.  Their hopes that outgoing renegade Republican Senator Jeff Flake would block Trump’s nominee also crumbled on Thursday, when Flake announced that he’s got enough leverage on tariffs from blocking circuit court judges and won’t block Trump’s Supreme Court pick (that might tank his current 32% approval rating.)

 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/courts/jeff-flake-wont-withhold-support-for-supreme-court-nominee-over-tariffs

 

I feel sorry for whoever agrees to accept the nomination, because no matter how qualified, respected and clean as a hound’s tooth the nominee might be, the left is already gearing up to paint him or her as the biggest monster since Godzilla.  Here’s a typical unhinged tweet from a distraught social justice warrior:

 

“Literally in tears.  Haven’t felt this hopeless in a long time.  With Justice Kennedy leaving, we now have two options as Americans: get fitted for your Nazi uniform or report directly to your death camp. How do you fight the darkness without light? My spark is going out.”

 

It sounds as if his spark of intelligence already went out, and before he ever took a history class on World War II, if he ever did.  I keep wondering how a series of court rulings that reinforce individual freedom from government encroachment somehow advance the cause of authoritarian tyranny.  As one pundit noted, if Trump were really an authoritarian, he wouldn’t appeal to the Supreme Court at all, he would just use his pen and his phone to write laws unilaterally, like another President we could all name.   

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has taken a lot of criticism from conservatives, but they should thank him for not letting Obama make a last-minute appointment of Merrick Garland (who likely would have ruled in favor of government encroachment on individual rights in every one of these recent cases) and for promising a confirmation vote before the election.  The numbers aren’t good for Democrats to take over the Senate (and thanks to the Democrats' rule-changing precedent, McConnell can invoke the nuclear option, block a filibuster and confirm with a simple majority).  But a pre-election vote will force embattled Democratic incumbents from pro-Trump states to let their constituents know whether they will side with the President in approving Justices who protect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights instead of legislating from the bench, or side with their party in what will likely be the biggest public sliming since the “Ghostbusters” remake.

 

One important point that’s getting overlooked in all the coverage of the impotent rage from the left over this basic function of government: If the retirement of just one judge is so earth-shattering that it’s going to spell the END OF THE WORLD, then we have invested way too much power in the judiciary.  And by the way, why do we even have liberal and conservative wings of the Supreme Court?  Aren’t they supposed to base their decisions on the law and the Constitution, not their political opinions?

 

The Founders intended this to be a nation run by elected representatives of the people, not appointed lawyers with lifetime tenures.  The fight over the vital importance of that one judicial seat provides convincing evidence that it’s time to roll back the power of the activist judiciary.  I can’t think of a better way to start than by confirming a strict constructionist to the swing seat. 

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Evening Edition - June 28

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!

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Daily Verse

"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?"

 - John 11:25-26 - KJV

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  • Patricia Marseglia

    07/01/2018 02:04 PM

    I have been deeply saddened by what has happened to the liberal left. Jesus is merciful if we turn to Him, He is
    forgiving. This is the message of the conservatives now. Yes, we reap what we sow, but Jesus will see us through.
    All of us. To God be the glory and God alone deserves the praise.

  • christopher mciver

    06/30/2018 08:50 AM

    Before ICE is abolished, the Democrats should first think their logic through. They should be more incremental. They should start small with individual rights then slowly grow to include national applications. They should formally propose an initiative to pay lobbyists to ensure federal laws will be passed making it a criminal offense in America and its territories to do any of the following:

    (1) to resist having their home window and door locks permanently disabled. The humanitarian goal is to furnish anyone who needs food or shelter or money or any item which could be exchanged for goods or services with humane, no-cost access.

    (2) to resist having their vehicle door locks permanently disabled by government authorities. The humanitarian goal is to furnish anyone who needs a car with easier access to transportation, at their own convenience.

    (3) to resist the abolition of all fences and walls around private and public properties, and "gated" neighborhoods and communities. The humanitarian goal (see above).

    (4) to resist the abolition of security guards and all electronic security systems employed in both public and private sectors. The humanitarian goal is to assist in providing easier access for people who especially want access to business and service institutions on demand, to satisfy perceived needs, without feelings of being harassed or judged or evaluated by bigots who don't understand them.

    (5) to resist the abolition of all HIPAA laws (healthcare) and all other institutional privacy rights (education, government, banking & finance, social media, etc.) as pertains to use of all personal and private electronic devices.

    After this more logical and systematic approach to "open borders", the issue with ICE and "border security" can be more appropriately addressed. The humanitarian goal is to provide our world with a truly cashless, borderless society, without firewalls, without secret passwords and private accounts which only serve to deny access to the very ones who most need access, in order to improve their lives. In this way, we may all live in peace and harmony. (smile)

  • Marilyn Madore

    06/29/2018 12:16 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee-God's people need to thank the Lord for this opening on the Supreme Court, pray that He will guide the President to nominate the person of His choosing. My concern is not the Democrat's obstruction, but liberal Republicans who may not support the President's choice (Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski). We need to keep praying for God's divine intervention, His will be done. God bless you-Marilyn Madore

  • Allen Swatsworth

    06/29/2018 11:48 AM

    Gov Huckabee, your article on "Radical protests growing" indicated a link was attached but it was unavailable. I was interested in reading that article as I am very concerned with the growing protest by the No Boarder's left that are threatening to tear this country apart simply because someone has taking it to obey and enforce the laws of the land. Will they ever learn that their way is not the best way to change what they may feel is wrong. If they succeed someone later will only disagree with them and attempt to overrun them. That way only takes us into a never ending spiral down to total depravity and death.

    Thanks you for your views and staying true to the word of God.

  • Maria Porzio

    06/29/2018 10:53 AM

    "If the retirement of just one judge is so earth-shattering that it’s going to spell the END OF THE WORLD, then we have invested way too much power in the judiciary. And by the way, why do we even have liberal and conservative wings of the Supreme Court? Aren’t they supposed to base their decisions on the law and the Constitution, not their political opinions?" Exactly, Governor Huckabee! In a nutshell, this is also precisely what Mark Levin said on Hannity last night, as well as on his radio show. The judiciary is supposed to be a check/balance on the (partisan) other 2 branches, and in its functionality it should be apolitical (or is it nonpolitical)? All law enforcement and judicial personnel in the USA - whether appointed or elected - need to uphold and abide by the laws and Constitution, and most take an oath to do so. Legislating from the bench and/or promulgating left-wing (or right-wing) activism via the power of the judicial branch ought to be grounds for impeachment and/or firing - these people are not doing their jobs! The 3 branches are supposed to be co-equal, but when the left can't get what they so desperately want (eg, socialism/communism/globalism) via legislation or (sometimes violent) "protests" and harassment of those they disagree with, they turn to the courts -- so of course they want activists and those who will all but ignore the Constitution. It isn't just sad, it's downright scary. When we lose our borders, our laws, and our Constitution and have silenced those who would fight for these things, we have lost our nation, maybe for good. We must keep fighting the good fight and supporting those who place truth, liberty/freedom, conservative values, and individual responsibility above politics and any party...those like yourself and a few other brave souls (eg, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and so many others).

  • Maria Porzio

    06/29/2018 10:51 AM

    "If the retirement of just one judge is so earth-shattering that it’s going to spell the END OF THE WORLD, then we have invested way too much power in the judiciary. And by the way, why do we even have liberal and conservative wings of the Supreme Court? Aren’t they supposed to base their decisions on the law and the Constitution, not their political opinions?" Exactly, Governor Huckabee! In a nutshell, this is also precisely what Mark Levin said on Hannity last night, as well as on his radio show. The judiciary is supposed to be a check/balance on the (partisan) other 2 branches, and in its functionality it should be apolitical (or is it nonpolitical)? All law enforcement and judicial personnel in the USA - whether appointed or elected - need to uphold and abide by the laws and Constitution, and most take an oath to do so. Legislating from the bench and/or promulgating left-wing (or right-wing) activism via the power of the judicial branch ought to be grounds for impeachment and/or firing - these people are not doing their jobs! The 3 branches are supposed to be co-equal, but when the left can't get what they so desperately want (eg, socialism/communism/globalism) via legislation or (sometimes violent) "protests" and harassment of those they disagree with, they turn to the courts -- so of course they want activists and those who will all but ignore the Constitution. It isn't just sad, it's downright scary. When we lose our borders, our laws, and our Constitution and have silenced those who would fight for these things, we have lost our nation, maybe for good. We must keep fighting the good fight and supporting those who place truth, liberty/freedom, conservative values, and individual responsibility above politics and any party...those like yourself and a few other brave souls (eg, Mark Levin, Russ Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and so many others).