Good evening! My Evening Edition for today contains the following:
- Daily Bible Verse
- Chauvin Sentenced
- Little-Reported Story
- Logically Consistent
- New Rasmussen Survey
- Defund The Police Impact
- Our "New Ellis Island"
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
“in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
By Mike Huckabee
Friday, a judge sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22-1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, which was on the high end of the suggested sentencing scale. Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, had an intriguing response:
“I just want to reiterate: not just black lives matter, all lives matter.”
This was provocative because simply stating the obvious truth that “all lives matter” has become verboten, with leftists claiming it’s an attempt to dismiss the Black Lives Matter movement’s point that black lives have been historically and systemically graded as less important. This article quotes Prospect magazine as saying, “Note that nobody was saying ‘All Lives Matter’ before 2013. Rather, it’s a direct response to BLM, and has no life outside that.”
With all due respect, they’re either wrong or just flat lying. Millions of us have been arguing that all lives matter for many years. Look back over my newsletters and radio shows. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve argued that all lives are sacred and worthy of protection. There’s a reason why those of us who feel that way are called “pro-life.”
And please don’t fall for the lie that pro-life people only care about saving white babies. I’ve also pointed out for years the disgusting way that Planned Parenthood, which was founded by a known racist and eugenicist, targets black women and black neighborhoods, and how abortion has been the equivalent of a black genocide in America.
Since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in 1973, 62 million babies have been killed in the womb. Blacks make up only 13% of the population and have 36% of all abortions. According to the latest available data, in 2019, 259 black people were killed by police. In 2018, 117,626 black babies were killed in the womb by abortion.
If black lives really matter, why do liberals want to defund the police but fight like wildcats to keep from defunding Planned Parenthood?
By Mike Huckabee
This is a little-reported story that could have huge repercussions down the road:
The House Judiciary Committee just passed, with bipartisan support, six antitrust bills, four of them specifically aimed at Big Tech, that are intended to break up and rein in the monopolistic practices of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Many more details at the link.
As Matt Stoller notes in the linked article, the bills aren’t perfect and will likely go through a lot of changes. But the very fact that they got written and passed with bipartisan support is major. Let’s hope it serves as a loud warning shot to Big Tech that they’ve gotten too big for their britches, and a smackdown is brewing.
By Mike Huckabee
Ever since January 6th, I’ve made it clear that I condemned the people who committed violence in the Capitol and thought they should be prosecuted, but that should not apply to peaceful protesters. I’ve also said during the BLM protests that peaceful protesters were protected by the First Amendment, but those who rioted, looted, or attacked police officers, civilians or property should be prosecuted. It’s a quaint, antiquated way of thinking known as being “logically consistent.”
The Democrats, on the other hand (and unfortunately, the law enforcement agencies that have been politicized and corrupted by them) see things differently. To them, it’s not the actions that deserve prosecution, but the political views. Don’t believe me? Check out this round-up of the past week’s stories:
An investigation by NBC New York found that 73 of the 118 alleged rioters and looters arrested in the Bronx last year (that’s 60% of them) had the charges dropped. Another 19 were convicted on lesser counts like trespassing that carried no jail time. The spokeswoman for a local merchants’ association who had her shop looted called the news “disgusting” and “a total shock.”
Meanwhile in DC, anyone who even stepped inside the Capitol on January 6th has been pursued like Jack the Ripper and is being threatened with years of jail time and pressured to denounce their conservative beliefs like inmates in a Chinese communist reeducation camp. That includes such dangers to the republic as a 72-year-old pastor and his son and a 69-year-old parishioner. The feds went to extraordinary lengths to track them down and hit them with all possible charges: “knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.”
Notice what’s missing? Anything that suggests they were part of a violent riot. It sounds as if they’re facing multiple federal charges for stepping inside a public building, while actual rioters on the left were turned loose after smashing, burning and looting buildings. In New York, rioting isn't even considered disorderly conduct.
And then there’s the Indiana grandmother who was apparently told by her attorney to give a statement denouncing her white privilege and listing “woke” books she’s been reading to reprogram her ignorant beliefs. The self-imposed struggle session worked: she was sentenced to only three years’ probation.
And what was her heinous crime? She saw the Capitol door open, stepped inside and looked around for five or 10 minutes. Since that wouldn’t sound like a crime to anybody lucid, she was charged with “parading.” She didn’t even have a marching band with her.
But while politicized prosecutors are overcharging Republicans like Neiman Marcus, don’t think that even former President Trump himself is immune. In New York City (which apparently is fortunate enough to have no real crime to prosecute), rabidly partisan Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance claimed to be investigating the Trump Organization on criminal charges. Now, we’ve gotten a hint as to what those nefarious crimes might be.
Unless there’s more than this, he has, to quote Aesop, labored mightily and brought forth a mouse. Word is that they’re threatening charges against Trump’s company for not paying taxes on some fringe benefits he and his family received. One of Trump’s attorneys called it “ridiculous and outrageous.” Even the New York Times talked to several tax attorneys who couldn’t think of a single recent example of a company being indicted for failing to pay taxes on employee fringe benefits, like company cars.
The prosecutors bringing these nakedly political indictments might think they’re striking a blow against their political opponents, but all they’re really doing is indicting themselves and their corrupted agencies. The only case they’re making is for Republicans to turn out en masse and either vote them out of office, or vote in people who can tell them “You’re fired” and end the biased, un-American, two-tiered injustice system they’ve created.
New Rasmussen Survey
By Mike Huckabee
A new Rasmussen survey finds that majorities of Americans, including majorities of men, women, black people, white people, Democrats and Republicans, are opposed to letting men who identify as women compete in women’s Olympic events.
Nineteen percent of respondents “aren’t sure” if it’s fair. I suggest that they look at the photo of “transgender female weightlifter” Laurel Hubbard at the link and see if that clears it up for them.
Defund The Police Impact
By Mike Huckabee
An analysis of data by the Daily Caller News Foundation revealed that since the George Floyd/BLM protests and the “defund the police” movement started, homicide rates have skyrocketed in six Democrat-run cities (Chicago, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Indianapolis), and black people are disproportionately the victims of it.
For instance, from 2020 to 2021, the percentage of murder victims who are black rose from 70 to 81% in Chicago, and from 60 to 90% in Philadelphia. The National Fraternal Order of Police says some politicians are trying to gaslight the public into believing that the police are the problem, when it’s actually a reduction in police budgets and presence, a refusal to prosecute criminals and sowing distrust of the police among the public, which reduces cooperation in preventing crime and arresting criminals.
Of course, since hardly anyone is dumb enough to believe that the crime wave caused by dumb Democrat policies is the fault of the police, the Dems are trying a new tactic, tested this week by White House spokesperson Jen Psaki: try to blame the Republicans for defunding the police. I think she’s confused the words “defunding” and “defending.”
Just for reference, here are the last years in which any of those cities had a Republican mayor: Chicago (1931), Baltimore (1967), Milwaukee (1908 – they’ve actually had three socialist mayors since they last had a Republican), Pittsburgh (1933), Los Angeles (2001 – Wow, actually in this millennium, although still 20 years ago), and Indianapolis (2016 – again, relatively recent compared to the others, but still well before anyone got the insane idea that you could fight crime by slashing the police budget.)
Our "New Ellis Island"
By Mike Huckabee
Vice President Kamala Harris was pressed on why, when she finally visited the border, it was a visit to El Paso, 1,000 miles away from the worst crisis area. She claimed this was where Trump started separating families, so it was the site of his “discredited” border policies. She also called El Paso the “new Ellis Island” for immigrants.
Wow, so much hooey, so little space to untangle it. First, the “cages for children” the Democrats blamed Trump for were detention facilities built under Obama and vastly overcrowded under Biden. Separating children from adults in illegal border crosser detention facilities is for the safety of children; we don’t put them in with potential gang members, drug dealers and sex offenders for the same reason that we don’t let people who are apprehended while committing any other crime take their kids to jail with them. Ellis Island is where we processed applicants for legal immigration who went through the required process to enter the US. People didn’t just swim to it from Europe and enter New York illegally. Trump’s “discredited” policies were actually working great until Biden reversed them and caused the mess she was put in charge of fixing.
Finally, remember that in most cases, when you hear a liberal use the words “discredited” or “debunked,” that’s a synonym for “something that’s likely or definitely true, but very inconvenient for our political policies and/or electoral fortunes.”
Here’s more on the very weird week that our President and Vice President gave America and that the media had to work overtime to ignore…