June 20, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
Happy Father’s Day weekend!
Join me tonight at one of the few places left where the Constitution is still in effect, American history is still revered, and all lives still matter, including the ones waiting to be born: "Huckabee" on TBN! I’ll discuss all the ongoing insanity in the news with Rep. Steve Scalise, Freedom Foundation National Director Andrew Withe and best-selling author Nick Adams. America’s leading Rabbi, David Wolpe, will talk about his book, “Why Faith Matters.” You’ll meet the creators of the fantastic new video streaming service, Soul Refiner. And we’ll top it all off with music from country music star Craig Morgan.
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SUPREME COURT BACKLASH
In one week, the Supreme Court has managed to douse the Constitution with gasoline and light it on fire with two separate outrageous decisions. In the first, by declaring that “sex discrimination” in the 1964 Civil Rights Act also means “gender identity,” they affirmed that the plain words of laws don’t mean what Congress intended but whatever judges want them to mean, rendering the concept of laws written by elected Representatives of the people to be meaningless. In the second, they ruled that President Trump cannot use an executive order to undo a previous President’s illegal and unconstitutional executive order unless the Court approves his reasons for doing so, which eviscerates the separation of powers, usurping for the Court a power reserved exclusively to the Chief Executive. And in both of these dangerous and destructive rulings, the key vote was that of Chief Justice John Roberts, who sided with the liberals.
Yesterday in the Senate, Constitutional scholar Sen. Ted Cruz took to the podium and spent about 10 minutes dismantling Roberts’ “legal reasoning,” in which he concedes that something is, of course, obviously what we all know it is, then yanks some rationale out of the ether for ruling the other way. It’s a must-see or must-read for anyone who cares about preserving – or more accurately now, reviving - the Constitution and the rule of law:
None of this is surprising, since Roberts has made it clear from his writings and interviews that he doesn’t see his job as ruling on whether an issue before him is Constitutional or not – which is actually his ONLY job. He erroneously sees his job as being to look at something before him that he assumes the people want, like Obamacare, same-sex marriage, gender identity protections, DACA or keeping a citizenship question out of the Census, and then work backwards to try to find some legal mumbo-jumbo to justify it. He’s now done this so many times that he’s left the Constitution as full of holes as a Swiss cheese.
(Incidentally, for Justice Roberts’ enlightenment, here are 10 instances where Obama himself admitted that he had no Constitutional authority to create DACA):
Since there are no elections for Supreme Court Justices, and impeachment is a longshot, there’s only one way to counter this. That is to insure that President Trump is reelected and the GOP holds the Senate, so that Trump can continue appointing conservative, constructionist judges who can rise to the level of SCOTUS appointments, and we can all pray that he appoints enough of them so that if one or two decide, like Roberts, to go rogue, they won’t be “swing” votes.
Of course, there is one other solution, but it’s not very likely. As Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton suggested, if John Roberts “believes his political judgement is so exquisite,” “I invite him to resign, travel to Iowa, and get elected. I suspect voters will find his strange views no more compelling than do the principled justices on the Court.”
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. coined the phrase, “The fierce urgency of now.” A lot of Democrats are suddenly adopting that philosophy, demanding that everything about America, from its laws and history to its public artwork and pancake mix boxes, has to change “right now” to fight racism. They apparently think this is the key to winning in November, since they certainly can’t point to the success of any of their policies.
But as Derek Hunter reminds us in this Townhall.com article, Democrats are saying they are the only solution to the problems, yet the problems are at their worst in places that Democrats have run exclusively for decades – and they’ve been claiming they will fix it for nearly as long.
Example. This week, Nancy Pelosi is demanding that Confederate statues be removed from the Capitol, along with the portraits of four House Speakers who had ties to the Confederacy. Here’s what she said: “If Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy,” they must “join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the Capitol immediately.”
That would be even more powerful if it weren’t a quote from August, 2017. The following year, she became Speaker and has held that position for nearly two looooong years. So how come those Confederate statues are still there?
Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. I’d say the definition of insanity would be trying to fix a problem by repeatedly reelecting the people who caused it and have been vowing to fix it "right now" for over half a century.
TWO REASONS TO DOUBT THE 2020 ELECTION POLLS
I keep hearing about all the polls that say Americans can’t wait to elect Joe Biden to come out of his basement and somehow lead us back to the greatness of the Obama years, while reversing the racist sentencing policies of the crime bill he co-authored. These polls remind me of the ones that had Hillary up by 11 or more points, months before the 2016 election. Let me point out just two reasons why you should take them with a pillar of salt (and I won’t even mention that the Democratic Party has gone stark raving nuts and is defunding police forces while kowtowing to lunatics who are taking over major cities to set up communist armed camps.)
1. Requests for tickets to Trump’s rally in Tulsa exceeded 1 million for a venue that holds 20,000. Despite the sudden revival of scare stories about the coronavirus, which apparently only spreads at Republican rallies and churches, they’ve already been lining up for days.
2. Even after the long economic shutdown that some Democrats were openly hoping would spark a depression because it would help them win, a new Gallup poll finds that 53% of US adults describe their personal finances as either “excellent” or “good.” A third said “fair” and only 14% said “poor.”
Forty-one percent think their personal finances are getting better, a six-point jump from April. Broken down by political leanings, 61% of Republicans think their personal finances are improving, as do 40% of Independents (up from 32% just since May.) Only 27% of Democrats think their personal finances are improving. That could be because, like all the things Trump has done to help minorities, they simply refuse to acknowledge it…or maybe there’s not as much money in going around setting things on fire as they had hoped.
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