July 31, 2018


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FIRST STEP legislation will help people go from prison to paycheck -- Part of the witch hunt: Manafort op-ed from former US attorney and deputy asst. AG -- Leaning into a bad idea -- A good time to clarify -- Rare words -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse


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Criminal justice reform is an issue close to my heart. For the almost 11 years that I was governor of Arkansas, not a day went by that I didn’t deal with prisons, inmates, clemency requests or some other aspect of our criminal justice system

One in three American adults has some type of criminal record, and more than two million Americans are currently in state and federal prisons. And it is not just these individuals who are affected by our criminal justice system. Their families – including the 2.7 million children with a parent behind bars – and their communities are intertwined with the outcomes of our system.

A couple of decades ago, “tough on crime” was an applause line. It sounded good, but in reality, it didn’t make sense. It was tough on taxpayers, families and communities. The policy led to a system that excelled at punishment but was sorely lacking when it came to rehabilitation.



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Part of the witch hunt: Manafort op-ed from former US attorney and deputy asst. AG

By Mike Huckabee

Wow, here’s an op-ed by former U.S attorney and deputy assistant Attorney Gen. Harry Litman in USA TODAY that never even mentions that the Manafort trial that started Tuesday has nothing to do with Trump’s campaign. You would never know from reading this that Manafort’s trial or any of the other charges coming out of the special counsel are not related to that. So, of course, the assumption will be that they are. According to Litman, a guilty verdict against Manafort will make Trump’s witch-hunt claim “seem even weaker and more desperate.” This piece is PART of the witch hunt!



Leaning into a bad idea

By Mike Huckabee

Just last week, in explaining why socialism never – let me repeat that in all-caps: NEVER – works, I cited Ronald Reagan’s dictum that if you want less of something, tax it; and if you want more of something, subsidize it.

I’m not surprised to learn that California’s far-left Senator Kamala Harris never learned from Reagan’s wisdom, since she is proposing a federal tax credit to “reimburse” Americans for up to 30% of their rent payments. She even tweeted to ask what her followers would spend that money on.

As usual, Ben Shapiro quickly cut to the chase, explaining to her that they would be spending it on rent, because her proposal amounts to the federal government subsidizing rent increases, which would lead inevitably to…higher rents. It’s the same faulty logic that’s led to federal subsidies for colleges causing tuition to skyrocket far beyond the level of inflation.



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A good time to clarify

By Mike Huckabee

Over 100 members of Congress have signed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to take up the case of the Peace Cross Memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland. The monument was erected by the community in 1925 to honor the 49 fallen local veterans of World War I. It stood as a cherished local landmark for 90 years, until an atheist group, the American Humanist Association (who I think need some more lessons in humanity) convinced a federal judge to order it removed on grounds that a monument with a religious symbol such as the cross on public land violates the Constitution.

The brief argues to the SCOTUS that this was a gross distortion of the Establishment Clause, and that a monument to the dead with a cross is simply a tradition, and having one on public land doesn’t constitute a government endorsement of Christianity as the state religion. Otherwise, we’d have to remove every cross or Star of David from all the tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery, which will probably be their next crusade. And they’ll want to grab their jackhammers if they learn that the cornerstone of the Memorial Amphitheater laid there in 1915 contains copies of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bible.



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Rare words

By Mike Huckabee

Rare words from me, but kudos to a panel of the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco for forcibly reminding that city’s leaders that the police motto “To protect and serve” refers to protecting the public, not the violent, leftist mobs attacking the public.


Evening Edition - July 31

By Mike Huckabee

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


Daily Verse

"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."

-Hebrews 11:6

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