THE EVENING EDITION
BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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DAILY BIBLE VERSE
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
John 1:12 KJV
2. McCarthy Is On To Something
By Mike Huckabee
Speaking of federal investigations, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is keeping his promises to conservatives, and in some ways, exceeding them. He not only has kept his word to form committees to investigate the federal response to COVID and the weaponization of the federal government, but take a look at the members he’s appointed to them:
The Committee on the weaponization of the federal government will be chaired by Jim Jordan and include Darryl Issa, the two people you’d most want digging into that. And the Coronavirus Committee will be chaired by Brad Wenstrup and include Ronny Jackson, both of whom are doctors.
Wow, appointing people who are actually qualified for their jobs! Let’s hope this starts a new trend in Washington!
3. The Supreme Court Issues The First Ruling Of This Term
By Mike Huckabee
The Supreme Court issued its first ruling of this term, and it was a 9-0 ruling against making the VA retroactively award disability benefits to veterans.
There’s a one-year deadline from leaving the military for applying for disability. Adolfo Arellano filed 30 years after leaving and was rejected. He argued that his disability had kept him from filing. Supporters also argued that some disabilities can take over a year to manifest. But the SCOTUS rejected the argument, finding that the law was very clear in setting a one-year deadline.
I understand how this might make veterans and their families angry and frustrated, but the Court didn’t have much choice, as evidenced by the unanimous ruling. I want all disabled veterans to get the help they need whenever they need it. But if conservatives oppose judges who legislate from the bench, then we can’t get angry when they refuse to rewrite legislation to suit us. If veterans are suffering because of that deadline, then the Court has made it clear: it’s up to Congress to change it. Start letting them know that.
4. Good News For Free Speech
By Mike Huckabee
Good news for free speech and the right of doctors to give their best medical advice: a federal judge in California issued a temporary injunction halting the state’s new Assembly Bill 2098, called “Physicians and surgeons: unprofessional conduct” (as with most leftist bills, the name has no connection to what it actually does.)
The so-called “medical misinformation” bill threatens doctors and surgeons with the loss of their licenses if they tell patients anything that contradicts “consensus opinion,” or what the government has decided is the only approved truth. This came out of the pandemic, and we all saw what a stellar record of getting everything right that government “experts” rang up during that.
Doctors who oppose the law say it not only violates the First Amendment, it also prevents them from giving their patients their honest professional advice about what they think is their best course of treatment, if it varies from government dogma. As an indication of how bad this law is, the judge put it on hold just because of how it violated the 14th Amendment and felt it wasn’t even necessary to consider the First Amendment. In short, there are as many reasons for why this law is awful as there are reasons to vote California’s Assembly and Governor out of office.
5. Biden Approves Tanks For Ukraine
President Biden approved sending 31 Abrams M1 tanks to Ukraine, an escalation of US support in their war with Russia, and a move that drew bipartisan support in the Senate.
But before you jump on the bandwagon of praising Biden, you might consider that Ukraine may need American artillery to fight back against the $7 billion worth of our own American artillery that Biden left behind in Afghanistan and that Vladimir Putin is reportedly angling to obtain from the Taliban.
6. Whiners On The Left
By Mike Huckabee
Wednesday, Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Ilhan Omar held a press conference to continue their whining about being justifiably booted from committees dealing with intelligence and foreign relations. Here it is, if you have a strong stomach.
Personally, I’m all for them continuing to act like spoiled kids having a tantrum. Too many Americans weren’t aware of what they’ve been doing for the past few years, and the more they cry, the more openings they give for critics to speak up and tell everyone why they deserved to be kicked off their committees long ago. It’s what Obama would call a “teachable moment.”
For instance, if Adam Schiff had just shut up and gone away quietly, I might not even have linked to this story today. But he didn’t, so I will:
Related: I think the Democrats have found their perfect replacement for Eric Swalwell on the House Intelligence Committee.
What a surprise that she voted against forming a committee to investigate the influence of the communist Chinese government in the United States.
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