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Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse of the Day - Isaiah 26:3
- News That Might Get Me Banned
- "Huckabee" Preview
- Reader Comments Of The Day
- Least Surprising Poll of the Day
- 9/11 Families Speak Out
- America The Beautiful
- VP Harris Insults Rural America
- Private Security
- Mask-Wearing Returns To California
- The Woke NFL
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”
News That Might Get Me Banned
By Mike Huckabee
Things that might get me banned for reporting: A study in Israel found that out of 7,700 new cases of COVID in the latest wave, 72 (less than 1%) were people who had the disease and got reinfected. About 3,000, or 40%, were people who had been vaccinated (it’s not clear which vaccine they got.)
When you factor in that 835,792 Israelis have had COVID and recovered and nearly 5.1 million have been vaccinated, that means that vaccinated people were 6.72 times more likely to get infected than people with natural immunity.
Of course, this still means that only a little over three thousand out of nearly 6 million people who were either vaccinated or previously infected got it, so that’s still awfully low. But it doesn’t sound like a very solid argument for forcing people who’ve already had it to get vaccinated.
Get ready for a great new episode of “Huckabee” tonight on TBN! I’ll discuss the latest political news with Sen. Marsha Blackburn. Brutally hilarious political commentator Kurt Schlichter will drop by, and we’ll have more laughs at the news with “In Case You Missed It.” Guest announcer Wink Martindale will talk about the history of rock ‘n’ roll. And speaking of rock, you’ll meet a guitar-shredding granny who’s our Huck’s Hero. Cap it all off with more music from singer Tayla Lynn, who will perform a tribute to her own grandmother, country music legend Loretta Lynn.
You don’t want to miss a minute of this show, so be ready at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out how you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, and extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests, all at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.
Reader Comments Of The Day
"I appreciate and enjoy your newsletter! I do look forward to it everyday. On four, and now, five occasions I've asked you for the following question and you've not responded...How are the Democrats/Left controlling social media and news? I truly don't understand how this is happening and would appreciate your thoughts. I was born and raised in AR. I currently live in OR but am hoping we can move back to AR at some point...dependent upon where grandchildren land. Again, thank you so much for your newsletter."
"Thank you for your service to America!"
"Mike my wife and I look forward to the Bible verse each morning. We do Bible readings every morning and have added the verse you send to our morning readings. I. A different not I miss you in politics and hope your daughter continues to be involved. Our nation and in fact the world needs all the prayers we can get."
By Mike Huckabee
A new poll by Bright Line Watch and You Gov found that a shockingly large number of Americans would be okay with their state seceding from the United States to form a union with more like-minded states.
It’s interesting how easily people flip-flop on the idea of secession. For instance, liberals want to tear down statues of Confederate soldiers because they were treasonous traitors for trying to secede. Then, when Trump was elected, some liberals seriously argued that California should secede. But when some conservative counties wanted to secede from California, secession became unthinkable again.
Of course, as the story notes, this wasn’t a carefully thought-out response (they didn’t phrase it as, “Would you like to have a civil war?”), but the answers are still disturbing for what they tell us about the fractious times in which we live.
Sadly, the left has done a very good job of attacking patriotism and undermining national unity, miseducating young people about America’s history and ideals, abusing government power and turning Americans against each other to advance their political goals. Social media has also had a cancerous effect on national unity and identity, allowing people to live inside bubbles of group-think where they never engage civilly with anyone who disagrees with them and hide behind the anonymity of screen names to threaten and demonize others.
This is why, more than ever, parents need to take back control of schools, so that young generations can again learn why America is such a great nation, and why truly oppressed people risk their lives to come here and wave American flags when they demonstrate for freedom.
That history should also include lessons about the most trying times, like Pearl Harbor and 9/11, when Americans put aside all their bickering and stood together because an attack on any of us is an attack on all of us. Teach them that when the Twin Towers fell in New York City, Texans stood in line to donate blood, and nobody gave a thought to whether their red state blood might be saving a blue state resident. We were all Americans then. We still are. We just need to be reminded more often, without having to suffer a national tragedy to have it brought home to us.
Least Surprising Poll of the Day
By Mike Huckabee
Gallup reports that Americans’ trust in the media has plummeted to new lows.
TV news leads the race to the basement, with trust in it dropping from 18% in 2019 and 2020 to 16%. The only major US institution with less public trust is Congress. Trust in Congress was at 11% in 2019, it inched up to 13% during the pandemic, and has since dropped to 12%. This is why used car salesmen seldom run for Congress: they don't want to lower the public's trust in them.
So remember, when you hear Congressional Democrats claim to have a mandate to transform America, that they won control of 50% of an institution trusted by 12% of Americans.
9/11 Families Speak Out
By Mike Huckabee
If you thought you were enraged by the Democrats and the media’s (same difference) claims that the January 6th Capitol violence was worse than 9/11, then you should hear what the families of the 9/11 victims have to say about that.
America The Beautiful
God's creation is all around us. To learn more about Wrangell-St. Elias Park & Preserve, visit its website here.
VP Harris Insults Rural America
By Mike Huckabee
For reasons that make no sense, Democrats are dead set against requiring a person to have a photo ID in order to vote. The “idea” of an “ID” is simple enough—you should vote, but your vote should be protected by making sure you are the person doing the voting. If someone votes your ballot, they are stealing it from you.
I’m fairly well known and most places I go, I’m recognized and called by my name before I even sign in at the front desk. This happens at the airport, at a doctor’s or dentist’s office, and at a bank when I wish to withdraw funds. Even so, without a photo ID, I couldn’t see a doctor, fly on a plane, or pay for groceries with a check. I couldn’t take out a loan, check into a hotel or rent a car, or pick up baseball tickets at the will-call window. In most cities I couldn’t even enter a large office building. So why the heartburn about having a photo ID to vote?
The argument that it’s racist to require the ID for voting is not just laughable—it’s insulting to people of color to assume they are somehow less capable than white people to function in our current world. Black or brown people are as smart as I am, and I know they too go to doctors, hospitals, hotels, office buildings, and fly on planes. To suggest that obtaining or using a photo is just too complicated for a black or brown person is outrageous and denigrating. Do Democrats really think so little of minorities? It’s not racist to ask ALL people, whatever color they are, to have a photo ID when they vote. It is 100% racist to insinuate that a minority person is too dumb or lacks the basic life skills to obtain or use a photo ID.
Vice President Kamala Harris insulted people in rural America this week by saying that a photo ID would be too much to ask of people in rural parts of the country, because if we had to make a photo copy (or as she said if we had to Xerox our ID or go to Kinkos), we wouldn’t have the ability to do that.
She needs to visit rural America more. She might be surprised to find out we have electricity, running water, paved roads, cable tv indoor plumbing, and yes, even connections to the INTERWEB! We even wear shoes and store-bought britches. Heck, a bunch of us have even been to an airport and flown on those big jet planes. And we even have toilet paper. If we run out, we have the NY Times, since the Sears catalog no longer gets printed. I’ll bet she doesn’t even know that we quit using horse drawn carriages years ago and drive big ol’ fancy cars like the folks in California. Now I admit, we ain’t all as fancy as the folks in CA where she comes from. We still sometimes use plastic straws, eat real ribeye steaks instead of tofu, and believe that church is more essential than a casino or topless bar. And if the VP wants to come down for a visit, we can show her that all our folk no matter what color—know how to get and use photo ID. And we also know how to get and use a cast iron skillet and this might really mess her up—we know how to get and use a rifle, shotgun, or pistol. Most of us would never think of using those things on people unless they are dumb enough to try and invade our homes or threaten our families. And then it’s not us that will need a photo ID. It’s the dumb son of a gun who tried to break into our house. He’ll need a photo ID so the authorities can notify the next of kin.
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By Mike Huckabee
New campaign finance filings show that during a three-month period when she was pushing to defund the police, far-left Missouri Democrat Rep. Cori Bush spent nearly $70,000 on private security.
I’m waiting for her to dodge the charge of hypocrisy by calling for the government to print enough money to give every American $70,000 to hire private security.
Mask-Wearing Returns To California
By Mike Huckabee
If you’re even wondering why so many Californians are fed up with their leaders, check out this chart illustrating the huge spike in COVID cases that led Los Angeles County officials to reinstate the mask mandate.
Question: If mask mandates work, why were there two far larger spikes prior to this when mask mandates and all the other draconian measures were fully in effect?
The Woke NFL
By Mike Huckabee
Americans who like to watch sports as a way to escape from politics might want to see if they’re still showing professional bowling on TV.
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