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- Bible Verse of the Day - Psalm 7:8
- Democrat Senator Joe Manchin Throws A Wrench In Democrats' Plan
- BLM And Leftists Prove They Know Nothing About Cuba
- Fourth Circuit Court Of Appeals Strikes Down A Gun Law
- John James Responds To Joe Biden
- “Question of the Day”
- More Choice Words For Joe Biden
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
The Lord shall judge the people: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
Democrat Senator Joe Manchin Throws A Wrench In Democrats' Plan
By Mike Huckabee
Moderate Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is once against throwing a wrench into the Democrats’ plan to ram through an orgy of spending ($3.5 trillion, much of it “progressive” wishlist stuff like legalizing millions of illegal immigrants, killing the fossil fuel industry and funding “green jobs,” something you might remember from the Obama years. It worked out so well!)
The Democrats ludicrously call this massively expensive transformative legislation a “budget bill" so they can ram it through the Senate on reconciliation without a single Republican vote. But Manchin is standing in the way by saying the words that, to a DC Democrat, are like showing a cross to Dracula: “We have to pay for all this.”
Manchin said he’s willing to look at whatever’s proposed, and he was looking forward to a meeting where President Biden was allegedly going to explain how this will all be paid for (I’d love to hear that one myself!) But Manchin pointed out that we already have a $28.5 trillion national debt, and “I’d like to start paying for it,” adding, “I think we’ve put enough free money out.”
Seriously, how is this guy still a Democrat? These days, a Democrat Senator talking about paying off debt and refusing to throw away more money is like Biden claiming to be a faithful Catholic while pushing abortion harder than Margaret Sanger.
BLM And Leftists Prove They Know Nothing About Cuba
By Mike Huckabee
As brave pro-freedom protesters continue to rally in Cuba, some Americans are bravely standing up for Cuba’s communist dictators. For instance, it was noted that two years ago, the creator of the 1619 Project, who “don’t know much about history” (to quote the great Sam Cooke), proved she also don’t know much about anything else by praising the Cuban government for solving the problem of racism.
Nikole Hannah-Jones said, “If you want to see the most equal multi-racial democ--…It’s not a democracy — the most equal multi-racial country in our hemisphere, it would be Cuba.”
And she would be wrong (although kudos to her for actually recognizing that Cuba's not a democracy.) You’d think Cuba’s government would be colorblind and oppress all races equally, but even that isn’t true. As I noted yesterday, quoting an article at Townhall.com by Humberto Fontova, Cuba has imprisoned many more black political prisoners than apartheid-era South Africa and held them longer and under worse conditions than Nelson Mandela suffered.
Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter stirred outrage by praising Cuba’s communist government and blaming the US embargo for the Cuban people’s deprivations.
BLM tweeted that Cuba is being "punished by the U.S. government because the country has maintained its commitment to sovereignty and self-determination” and that Cuba has been an ally with "oppressed peoples of African descent" and protected "Black revolutionaries like Assata Shakur."
(Shakur, aka JoAnne Chesimard, was a convicted cop killer who escaped prison and fled to Cuba, where Fidel Castro granted her asylum as a thumb-in-the-eye to the US. In effect, she fled one prison for another.)
News flash to BLM: the Cuban people aren’t starving because the US won’t let them have food. They’re starving because communist systems always lead to decay, devolution and deprivation; and because, as the pro-freedom activists have made clear, if you’d bothered to listen to them, the dictators use food as a weapon, depriving people of it if they dare to protest. You know, like you’ve enriched yourselves by doing.
If you’re not like BLM or Ms. Jones and you want to know what’s really been going on in Cuba for a long time, how it led to this point, and how this uprising by the people against their oppressors has other would-be socialist tyrants with dreams of keeping the masses in line terrified, check out this MUST-READ article by Austin Bay…
And this one by Antonio García Martínez, who delivers the shocking news to liberals who visited Cuba under Obama that they were duped by a fantasy and kept in “a Potemkin Air BnB” that bore no relation to the harsh reality of the lives of Cubans under a communist dictatorship. But then, American “progressives” must be used to living in reality-denying fantasy bubbles by now.
Fourth Circuit Court Of Appeals Strikes Down A Gun Law
By Mike Huckabee
Tuesday, in a victory for both Second Amendment rights and common sense, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the 21-year-old age requirement for legally purchasing guns.
Many of our age limit laws make little sense (you can get married at 18 but you can’t drink a beer until you’re 21, etc.), but this one was particularly onerous. You can join the military at 18 and carry high-powered weaponry onto a battlefield, but you can’t buy the kind of deer rifle that most male students in my high school used to have on a rack in the back window of their pickup trucks (and somehow, it never occurred to any of us to use them to shoot our classmates.)
The Court quite sensibly found that the Bill of Rights applies to all adult Americans upon reaching the age of 18, and Congress has no power to make an exception for the right to keep and bear arms. Judge Julius Richardson wrote, "Despite the weighty interest in reducing crime and violence, we refuse to relegate either the Second Amendment or 18- to 20-year-olds to a second-class status."
I was glad to see the Court specifically point out the logical fallacy so often cited in passing gun control laws: that just because there were more legal gun purchases and higher crime, that didn’t prove that the first thing caused the second. Congress didn’t consider illegal gun purchases, which are how most criminals get their weapons. They just reacted to crime by trying to take away the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
That’s a pretty fair encapsulation of the argument behind most gun control laws. It’s a relief to see that the Court applied reason to it and rejected it.
John James Responds To Joe Biden
By Mike Huckabee
Former Michigan Senate candidate John James has a strong response to President Biden's ridiculous claim that basic election integrity laws are “Jim Crow 2.0.”
James, who is African-American, said that if Biden wants to see a place where Jim Crow really does still exist – if he wants to see where racism and the phony separate-but-equal mentality still prevail, and where politicians exploit black people for their own gains and prevent their children from prospering by keeping them stuck in inferior schools – then he has a list of places Biden can visit. Click the link to see that list and discover what they all have in common. If you read my newsletter, I’ll bet you can guess.
“Question of the Day”
By Mike Huckabee
Here’s the “Question of the Day.” Where is the outrage over the Biden Administration rejecting Cuban refugees? “Progressives” like AOC play their imaginary violins all the time about how we must accept everyone who claims to be a refugee, so why are they turning their backs on people who really are fleeing from violent, oppressive tyranny and not just warm weather?
This article also contains the most likely answer for why they’re being turned away: because having seen socialism firsthand, they tend to vote Republican.
More Choice Words For Joe Biden
By Mike Huckabee
Sen. Tom Cotton also has some choice words about President Biden’s Secretary of State inviting the UN to come review the US's protection of human rights. One of those words, appropriately, is “disgraceful.” Another word he mentions quite a few times is “China.”
I couldn’t agree more. I’ll listen to the UN’s opinion on America’s alleged human rights shortcomings after they take a hard stand against China’s religious persecution, forced labor and genocide. When they’re finished there, they can go look into Cuba. In fact, they could spend the next decade just trying to stop the human rights abuses in the nations that are members of the UN Human Rights Council, which currently includes China, Russia, Cuba, Libya, Somalia and Pakistan.