|December 29, 2020|
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- News worth celebrating
- Post-Christmas Election Updates (There’s a First!):
- Veto news
- Georgia Senate Update
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News worth celebrating
By Mike Huckabee
A three-judge federal appeals court panel in Manhattan, acting on guidance from the Supreme Court, unanimously struck down New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s strict limits on gatherings in houses of worship. They ruled that Cuomo’s lockdown edict “discriminates against religion on its face” by putting unfair restrictions on churches, synagogues and mosques that don’t apply to secular gathering places.
Cuomo tried to brush off the SCOTUS ruling as “irrelevant,” because those restrictions had already expired. But they’re not irrelevant for two very important reasons:
1. It needed to be made crystal clear to Cuomo and other liberal politicians and bureaucrats that blatant violations of First Amendment religious freedom rights will not be tolerated.
2. Does anyone seriously believe that he wouldn’t try it again if somebody didn’t stop him?
Post-Christmas Election Updates (There’s a First!):
By Mike Huckabee
Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert has filed a lawsuit seeking to force Vice President Pence to block challenged votes from swing states when he presides over the January 6th Congressional meeting to certify the results of the election, and where Biden is expected to be named the winner. A number of Arizona Republicans have joined the lawsuit.
The Hill says the lawsuit’s chances are “far-fetched,” since the Vice President’s role in the meeting is typically largely ceremonial, and no court has yet agreed to hear it. You can read more about it here:
There’s No Such Thing as “Vote Fraud,” Right? A whistleblower in Harris County, Texas (Houston), gave an interview detailing a massive Democrat vote fraud ring that resulted in the FBI interrogating the Biden campaign’s Texas political director and his firing.
Seventeen Republican legislators in Pennsylvania, led by Rep. Frank Ryan (a CPA), say they’ve conducted an extensive analysis of Election Day voting data and found troubling discrepancies. Comparing the official county election results to the state’s records of how many people voted, they say they found that over 202,000 more votes were counted than the state’s record of voters who voted. The total discrepancy is more than twice Biden’s margin of victory.
They write, “These numbers just don’t add up, and the alleged certification of Pennsylvania’s presidential election results was absolutely premature, unconfirmed, and in error.”
By Mike Huckabee
Monday, the House voted to override President Trump’s veto of the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act, and the Senate is expected to vote on that today. But for once, House Democrats supported a Trump proposal, voting with 44 Republicans to increase the coronavirus support payment for Americans from $600 to $2000.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is threatening to stall the veto vote in the Senate unless Republicans back the hike in relief payments.
But it’s unclear if that will be necessary, since Sen. Marco Rubio has already announced that he’ll back the relief increase. He agrees with concerns about how to pay for it, but thinks it’s urgent to get money now to people who’ve been harmed by the endless lockdowns and find cuts later. Since that never happens, I'll suggest that they start with that massive spending bill that they just passed that includes such money-burning nonsense as $10 million for “gender studies programs” in Pakistan.
Rubio also plans to propose a separate bill to take away the Section 230 lawsuit protection from Big Tech social media companies that edit and censor users’ political statements rather than acting as neutral platforms, which the law requires them to do to qualify for protection. The lack of such a measure was one of the chief reasons why Trump vetoed the bill.
Does anyone else wonder when we got to the point that it now requires passing new laws to force people to obey laws that already exist?
Georgia Senate update
By Mike Huckabee
John Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, the two Democrats running for Senate in Georgia on a platform of giving full control of the federal government to the Democrats, have issued a dire warning to donors that they’re running out of money.
I could list approximately 27 trillion reasons why you should not elect either of them and put the Democrats in charge of running America unchecked, but this story alone should be enough to tell Georgia voters not to vote for them.
This race has attracted a tsunami of money from outside the state, with everyone from Hollywood celebrities to Silicon Valley limousine leftists trying to buy Georgia’s Senate seats. Each candidate has raked in over $100 million. Yet in less than two months, together they’ve both blown through $200 million just trying to win Senate seats in one state. Do you really want to put them, and all the people in Washington like them, in charge of federal spending and your tax rate?
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