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August 3, 2021

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Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Topics include:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - 1 John 4:20
  • NYC Report: Madness And Tyranny
  • Infrastructure Deep-Dive
  • Prayers For Kathy Griffin
  • The DOJ and the Texas border; a follow-up
  • Cuomo Sexual Harassment Report Is Released


Mike Huckabee


20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

1 John 4:20

NYC Report: Madness And Tyranny

By Mike Huckabee

“You Will Show Us Your Papers!” New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced that starting next month, proof of COVID vaccination will be required to engage in a range of indoor activities in the city, including dining, fitness, entertainment and others.

So having forcibly shut down businesses for months to stop the spread of COVID, he’s now going to allow the businesses to open but ban large numbers of potential customers from entering them -- to stop the spread of COVID. “Full enforcement” will begin on September 13th, marking perhaps the first time since taking office that DeBlasio has actually enforced something.

Since this makes no exceptions for people who had COVID and have natural immunity or who object on religious grounds, or who have been advised against vaccinations by their doctors, or who just have personal objections, it’s being described by critics as madness and tyranny. But New Yorkers should be used to that by now.

Incidentally, how will people prove they’ve been vaccinated? They’re required to show either their paper CDC vaccine record card or the New York City or State's vaccine record app. That means not only forcing people to make their private medical records public to strangers, but also forcing them to show a government-issued ID. And since blacks and Hispanics have declined vaccination in higher percentages than whites, and will be disproportionately affected by the policy, that means it’s straight-up racism under the Democrats’ own definition.

Infrastructure Deep-Dive

By Mike Huckabee

Blogger Lawrence Persons takes a look at that $1 trillion “compromise infrastructure bill” that some Congressional Republicans are willing to support. It’s a sign of how reckless spending has become when a $1 trillion bill is presented as a stripped-down, moderate, barebones compromise.

He recounts a little of what’s in its 2,702 pages and deems it loaded with pork. His advice to Republicans who don’t want to be primaried out of office: you don’t have to accept an infrastructure bill just because it “doesn’t have every leftwing wishlist item the $3.5 trillion ‘infrastructure’ bill does.”

Prayers For Kathy Griffin

By Mike Huckabee

Controversial Trump-hating comedian Kathy Griffin revealed that she has lung cancer and is about to undergo surgery to have half of her left lung removed. She says it’s stage one and hasn’t spread, so doctors are optimistic that she will recover without chemo or radiation.

Lung cancer is a frightening and terrible disease (Griffin already knows that from having lost her brother to cancer in 2014), and like fellow conservative Matt Margolis at the link, I send her my prayers for a full recovery. As Matt notes, that’s what decent people do at times like this, even for those who have ignored basic rules of civility toward others. He hopes she will survive this ordeal and come out of it with a little more empathy for others. Amen to that.

At this writing, former President Trump has yet to comment. But a lot of people are waiting.

The DOJ and the Texas border; a follow-up

By Mike Huckabee

One thing that really stands out about Attorney General Merrick Garland’s attempted smackdown of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is how much Garland cares about PROTECTING people, as long as they're here illegally.

In case you didn’t see yesterday’s commentary about the legal fight between President Biden’s “Justice” Department and the Lone Star State, it’s here at the link. The case boils down to whether or not the federal government always has supremacy over a state, even when it causes harm to that state.

Garland argues that Gov. Abbott’s order to stop contractors hired by the federal government to transport “noncitizens” (their word for illegals) causes injury to those the government is charged to protect,”jeopardizing the health and safety of noncitizens in federal custody...”

Sarcasm alert: Ah, I see that I’ve been looking at this all wrong! For some reason, I had it in my head that the government’s priority was to look after the health and safety of its own citizens. But obviously, my view is outdated. The most important consideration in 2021 is not to cause injury to our country's honored guests. That means citizens and legal residents will just have to deal with any injury THEY receive as a result, because we are a compassionate nation.

While many citizens face renewed requirements to mask up to go to work or school, as the pandemic reportedly rages on, the ”noncitizens” get to hop a bus or plane –- chartered for them by Uncle Sam at taxpayer expense –- and head from border towns to big cities within Texas and far beyond, many spreading COVID-19 across the land.

Gov. Abbott made the mistake of being concerned about Texans who might get exposed to the virus. The AG is just trying to show him the truth: that government is there not to protect Texans but to make sure everything possible is being done for hundreds of thousands of new Democrat voters---I mean, our new guests.

To that end, Biden’s newly proposed immigration plan says Congress should make available $15 million to cover the cost of private lawyers for “families and vulnerable individuals” who have entered our country illegally (though he doesn’t use the word “illegally”). It also calls for $23 million more to cover “legal orientation programs” administered by the Justice Department.

This is the first time an administration has proposed covering such an expense.

These lawyers would be making an estimated $150 to $300 per hour. We learn from this that the Biden administration is looking out for not only the “noncitizens” crossing the Rio Grande but also the immigration lawyers who will guide them through the legal territory that still must be crossed. That initial $15 million really won’t go very far, though, as it’s only enough to cover several thousand people. But since taking good care of “non-citizens” and the immigration lawyers representing them is so very important, that amount is sure to be just the starting point.

The WASHINGTON EXAMINER did some math and says that in the past four months alone, 190,000 people illegally crossed our southern border with a family member and 64,000 unaccompanied children also arrived. Just how the Biden administration plans to apply the money is vague, but the EXAMINER estimates the cost of providing lawyers for all of these people at $500 million. Again, that’s for four months.

I’d like to ask Merrick Garland about Section 292 of the Immigration Nationality Act, which specifies that the government is not supposed to pay for legal representation in immigration proceedings. Immigrants have the option of paying for their own representation, or they can receive help from one of the many pro bono and advocacy organizations that are there to assist in such cases. In other words, the American taxpayer is not supposed to be on the hook for this. These are civil cases, and since American citizens and legal permanent residents don’t get taxpayer-funded representation when they’re involved in civil litigation, then “noncitizens” certainly should not.

Obviously, the Biden administration doesn’t view it that way. “Noncitizens” get special privileges that we citizens don’t have. And the attorney general, as we have seen, takes it as his responsibility to keep them safe from harm as they pour into the Lone Star State.

But if the AG really feels that way, he might want to rethink his support of Biden’s border policy. We found a must-read article in the NEW YORK POST from April that would surely change his mind, as it details the nightmare that waits for many children, particularly young girls, who are brought across the border by the drug cartels.

Many have already been raped and beaten by the time they get here, if they do manage to get here alive. The cartels exploit them in child pornography and as drug mules. Because they’re indebted to the cartels for the cost of bringing them here, they become indentured servants working as prostitutes. One homeland security agent describes the “direct human pipeline” from Tenancingo, Mexico, to New York City, saying his office has prosecuted cases involving girls as young as 14.

The girls are held against their will in apartments in Queens and driven around to be made to have sex with men, typically 15-20 men in one evening. All the money is handed over to the trafficker, to pay the girls’ “debt.”

As for the situation in Texas, here’s more of the reality: So many are crossing the border that they have overflowed the facilities and are being massed under bridges to await being processed. The attorney general’s solution is to keep those buses rolling, throughout the State of Texas and to points north, east and west! And the governor had better not “interfere.” The VICTORY GIRLS BLOG has an outstanding report from South Texas, complete with unbelievable photos of this catastrophe.

Finally, a legal immigrant and naturalized U.S. citizen who also happens to work as a health care policy analyst tells us just what is wrong with the current border policy and why. She sees the policy of allowing illegal immigrants to pour into America as “a slap in the face” to legal immigrants. She notes that while the administration is using the threat of COVID-19 to restrict Americans’ freedom, Biden has allowed over a million illegal immigrants, many infected with COVID and other serious diseases, to come here.

Op-Ed: I'm a Legal Immigrant - Here's Why Biden's Border Crisis Angers Me

So this is the reality of illegal immigration. Not only is it spreading COVID and crime, but we can’t “protect” the many thousands of young people who are brought over. Some on the left support this open-border policy because they are naive and think they’re being compassionate, but those at the highest levels of government such as Merrick Garland and Joe Biden, as well as those who promote open borders with their billions, know good and well the damage it causes but don’t care, because, you know, politics.


Cuomo Sexual Harassment Report Is Released

By Mike Huckabee

Speaking of terrible, no-good, very bad New York politicians, the state Attorney General’s report into allegations of sexual harassment against Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been released, and it’s not good for him. (Details and a link to the full report here):

After investigators spoke to 179 people and reviewed 74,000 pieces of evidence, AG Letitia James released a 168-page report finding that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women in violation of state and federal laws and his own office’s written policies. It also found that Cuomo and his senior staffers retaliated against at least one former employee and created a hostile work environment and a toxic workplace that enabled the harassment to continue.

James stopped short of calling for Cuomo to face prosecution (of course!), but this should fuel bipartisan calls for him to resign. It’s hard to believe someone needed even more reasons to do that, but if so, here you go.

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  • WBrady Eldridge

    08/04/2021 11:50 AM

    Governor, Can you clarify what Biden and the media omit? We hear about apprehensions and the White House says most are returned to Mexico, What are the numbers of those that are catch and release? What is the number of those that just sneak across without processing? lastly, what is the number returned?
    on a separate note, what about nonMexico/South American illegals, where are they returned if they are returned.
    I can't find this information If anyone knows it would be you.
    Thank you very much WBrady Eldridge

  • Jeff Bell

    08/04/2021 09:21 AM

    You need an ID to get a Covid shot. So how will everyone be able to do anything in NYC when so many, according to the Democratic's, do not or are able to get an ID. Funny they must be required for a shot but not for voting in an election.

  • Stephen Russell

    08/04/2021 09:10 AM

    Nail him on Nursing home abuses alone from 3-20
    Killed thousands that week, month alone

  • David E. Laman

    08/04/2021 09:08 AM

    Why!! How can anyone with any type of humanity read about what is going on at the southern border and in other parts of this sick, divided, country and not feel that we, we the people have become totally unworthy of God's grace?
    We have allowed a group for completely heartless and money grabbing scum take our country and make it a complete disgrace. We are not paying taxes to help heartless, worthless people who happen to have a law degree assist in making a case for illegal and many times exploited people to be used and enslaved. These legally trained crooks are billing we, the people up to $300 per hour to turn many crooked and undesirable people loose on the people who are paying for their services. Not only this, but our elected officials are turning their backs on the laws of this country and allowing this perverted administration to commit these crimes against the illegals and the legal citizens of this country.
    The left spent more than four years calling our former President a racist, a crook, and a liar. I am not trying to tell anyone that Donald Trump is a saint, but beyond being a loudmouth New Yorker who is overbearing, the man did what he said he would do and did it against the crooked mob and for the people. You, I, and God should wish that we can find a leader who can lead like Mr. Trump and not put those that can't see past his faults at ease. Please God help us to see the future and make the U.S.A. great again.

  • Paul E Lindsey

    08/04/2021 08:39 AM

    Concerning the DOJ lawsuit against Texas (I assume brought as USA vs. Texas) recommend to Texas that they file a counter-claim against the USA to require the USA to enforce the border laws already in place.

  • Jerry

    08/04/2021 07:34 AM

    The VP Harris like Kim fox is a failure at what she does as an positive effective American official in the government of the USA, I look at unlawful action these people take are self serving disregard for law and order and the oath they took to uphold the constitution. None of the action these duds have taken is related to the job description they sworn to uphold. Immediately these imposters need to be removed and prosecuted as criminals

  • James Drury Jr.

    08/04/2021 06:44 AM

    Thanks Mike & Staff!

  • Joyce Kanlan

    08/04/2021 03:51 AM

    Violation of federal & state laws….Cuomo isn’t going anywhere…just like Hillary, broke Federal rules, placed America in a Vulnerable position & NOTHING. Democrats are untouchable. WHY? I don’t know, but, if you were to list obama,holder,Hillary rice,lerner,Pelosi,Schumer Ford,Warren,Bernie,AOC, Obama’s gangster Administration just for starters..ThisIS just unbelievable. Criminals are supposed to GO TO PRISON, like Capone & Dillinger…..these democrats make these 2 look like Angels! Are you woke( lazy,complacent non- thinking) OR AWAKE, REFRESHED, REVIVED, listening & paying attention?

  • Joyce Kanlan

    08/04/2021 03:44 AM

    DOJ& Texas Boarder. I have 3 serious questions, I’d appreciate 3 serious answers. All hell is breaking loose, the dam is NOT containing the water&ALL the democrats administration is doing is taking, grabbing life boats FOR THEMSELVES. THEY push dictators rules&laws FOR the peasants,citizens & THEY disregard them ALL because they can. Lawlessness is out of control! My question is simply WHY are they in control? Or, WHY aren’t they impeached, removed, punished as Traitors? Or WHY hasn’t someone put an immediate STOP to this lunacy?

  • Joyce Kanlan

    08/04/2021 03:36 AM

    Kathy. Jesus tells us, if we have anything against our brother…make it right. Forgive, b/c He first Forgave us. THAT America is why we must always GO HIGH, when they go LOW. Jesus expects us to follow Him, His way, His Word.
    God Bless America ????!