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Today's Commentary --- The real news this weekend -- Democrats slam Barr for doing his job, ignore Trump's legal vindication --- Mueller report available here -- Immutable laws of life -- Sarah's story -- Laura Ainsworth replies to question on conservatism and religion --- Quotes from our Presidents -- "Huckabee" preview -- Huck PAC supports conservatives -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
From me, my staff and family, we wish you a safe and joyous Passover and Easter. At the link is the President’s holiday message…
And while the cable news channels may fill the airwaves with yammering about nonexistent collusion and obstruction, this is the truly important news this weekend:
Matthew 27:65-66: "Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.
Luke 24: 1-12: On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them,
“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen! Remember how He told you, while He was still with you in Galilee:
‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’”
Then they remembered His words.
When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.
Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.
John 20: 16-18: Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that He had said these things to her.
1 Corinthians 15: 3-8: For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve.
After that, He appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all He appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.
Matthew 28:18-20: Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Democrats slam Barr for doing his job, ignore Trump's legal vindication
By Mike Huckabee
It’s been kind of sickening listening to the responses from Democrats to the Mueller report, which concluded that the Trump campaign did not “collude” with Russia and even that the Mueller team was not obstructed in its nearly two years of work.
None of that matters to Trump’s political opponents. The goal posts have been moved again. The special counsel report, which Attorney General William Barr released with relatively few redactions when he wasn’t obligated to share even one bit of it, is now being picked apart to find anything even suggestive of the DESIRE to obstruct. That’s right, even conversations with his attorneys –- attorney-client privilege is out the window –- suggesting Trump FELT LIKE firing Mueller and WOULD HAVE if his lawyers had gone along with the idea, are considered incriminating. That’s what you get for trying to be transparent.
Mueller Report available here
By Mike Huckabee
If you have a spare weekend, here’s the entire Mueller report online (minus redactions, of course). Read its hundreds of pages and then ponder how so many talking heads had such strong, informed opinions about what was in it just two minutes after it was released.
Immutable laws of life
By Mike Huckabee
Immutable laws of life: Just as people sweat more the higher the mercury rises, so do people flee more the more leftists are in the government. From Venezuela to New York to California and all points in between, the further left the government, the more people are voting with their feet.
Latest case in point: Chicago. New figures show Cook County’s population has declined every year for the past four years (and that’s not just because of the murder rate.) Three surrounding counties that had been growing also showed a drop in population from 2017 to 2018. Among America’s 10 largest metro areas, the biggest population gains were in Dallas, Houston and Atlanta, while only L.A., New York City and Chicago lost population. Percentage-wise, Chicago’s population loss was more than twice that of New York’s and nearly five times that of Los Angeles.
By Mike Huckabee
I’m sure I’ll be asked about the foaming-at-the-mouth media demands that my daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders resign as White House Press Secretary for allegedly “lying” to reporters. It stems from a section of the Mueller report. Here’s the story pure and simple:
She said at a press conference that “countless FBI agents had lost faith in (FBI Director James) Comey…” When Mueller asked her where she got the number “countless,” she said several had told her that, but the phrase “countless” wasn’t an exact number, thus she called it a “slip of the tongue.” The other part of what the media is trying to gin up into a controversy, the phrase “made up from thin air,” was not her comment. It was the characterization of the investigator writing the report. That is NOT her quote, although the media are treating it as such.
FBI agents (former and current) did express their disgust with Comey, but the investigators took Sarah’s use of the word “countless” and tried to snare her, saying she couldn’t say “countless.” Real reporters might have settled this by asking some former and current FBI agents their opinion of Comey. I'm sure they'd get an earful.
So to sum up: alleged “professional journalists” who have just spent the past two years dividing Americans and undermining trust in the White House and our election system by blaring at us around the clock that President Trump colluded with Russia and was going to be arrested at any minute – and who are even now promoting the nonsense that he’s guilty of obstructing justice, when all he ever did was complain and think about replacing people he thought were abusing their power (but he didn’t do it and instead cooperated fully) – are now claiming that my daughter doesn’t deserve to hold her job because she allegedly misled them by using one word that wasn’t literally true, depending on your interpretation.
If that’s the standard we hold press secretaries to, then what are the standards for “professional journalists?” Because I think an awful lot of them need to switch to the food service industry.
Laura Ainsworth replies to question on conservatism and religion
By Laura Ainsworth
From John W:
Dear Mr. Huckabee, read your newsletter every day and am a huge fan. I agree with almost all of your opinions except in one subject, and it is the point of my inquiry. Is it possible to be both a conservative and an atheist? I fully support freedom of religious belief for other people as it is written in our Constitution, and I am pro-life, a believer in free markets, I strongly support President Trump, and I believe in strong moral values. I just do not find scientific evidence for a belief in a deity. It makes things confusing at times when I am surrounded by other like minded thinkers as all my conservative friends are religious and all my atheist friends are liberal!
From Laura Ainsworth (staff writer):
I know this letter was directed to the Gov., and he may choose to comment on it himself, but as you pose questions that I find especially interesting, I thought I would answer, because, hey, I just really wanted to.
One thing that is certain: yes, it is possible to be a conservative and not have a belief in God. It might be useful here to differentiate between “atheist” as it is popularly defined (someone who is sure there is no God) and “agnostic” (someone who doesn’t know but who lacks a belief in God). It seems to me that being an atheist requires just as much of a leap of faith as being a...say...Presbyterian. Science has answered a lot of questions and will continue to close gaps in our knowledge, but so much remains unresolved that, to me, atheism assumes too much.
Quotes from our Presidents
“It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.”
- Martin Van Buren
By Mike Huckabee
This might be a busy holiday weekend, but I hope you and your family can spare an hour for a brand new, Easter edition of “Huckabee” on TBN. Country superstar Josh Turner will perform a classic gospel song that will lift your soul. Best-selling author and former investigative journalist Lee Strobel of “The Case For Christ” fame will tell us about his latest book, “The Case for Easter.” I’ll welcome Ashley Bratcher, star of “Unplanned,” the new hit movie that’s changing (and saving) lives. On the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, survivor Chris Scott will talk about a new documentary on how he and other survivors found healing, hope, faith and forgiveness. From the political front, we’ll have part two of my interview with Bill O’Reilly, plus catch up with the latest developments in DC with Rep. Devin Nunes. And toss in a few Easter eggs, like my news commentary and some crazy news “In Case You Missed It.”
It’s all coming your way tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and repeated at the same times on Easter Sunday, only on TBN. To find your local TBN channel and stream previous episodes online, visit https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee
Huck PAC supports conservatives
By Mike Huckabee
This month Huck PAC made three contributions to conservative candidates running for office in 2020:
Donald J. Trump for President $5,000
Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate (IA) $5,000
Tom Cotton for U.S. Senate (AR) $5,000
In 2018, Huck PAC donated $231,300 directly to candidates (10 US Senate races, 32 US House races, 6 Governors races and 23 Arkansas races).
Our overall endorsement record in 2018 was: 55 wins and 18 losses.
Evening Edition - April 19
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
Daily Verse (KJV)
"Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil."
– 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
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