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June 24, 2021

Good morning!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! 

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day
  • CRT UPDATE: Parents showing their strength
  • Official: Rachel Maddow Isn't News
  • Federal Judge Throws Lawsuits Out
  • “Keep Taking The Bums To Court” News
  • Support For Voter ID Laws Hasn't Budged
  • Round-up of News from America’s Poster City For Liberal Rule, Portland, Oregon
  • Taxpayers Will Pay
  • Poll Results


Mike Huckabee


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

Proverbs 3:5


CRT UPDATE: Parents showing their strength

By Mike Huckabee

Tuesday’s school board meeting in Loudoun County, Virginia, a wealthy suburb of Washington, DC, became chaotic and must have caused great discomfort among board members who support the teaching of Critical Race Theory. We know because they cut the meeting short, filed out of the room, and had it declared an “unlawful assembly” (!) by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department. As we reported Wednesday morning, two attendees were arrested after the meeting hall was cleared simply for choosing to stick around, as they hadn’t had their opportunity to speak.

One of those arrested, retired Air Force veteran and small business owner Jon Tigges –- not the one who was tackled to the floor –- appeared on Wednesday’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.

In his lead-in, Tucker pointed out that kids in Loudoun County public schools aren’t allowed to read TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD any more. (Note: this is one of the greatest books ever written about race, but leftists misinterpret and reject it as a sort of “white savior” story. Also, it was written by a white lady, Harper Lee.) “Instead,” he continued, “they’re assigned pornographic novels and told that America is an evil, racist place.”

What Loudoun County’s divisive curriculum is doing, paradoxically, is bringing together parents of differing political stripes. It seems most parents don’t WANT their kids to grow up racist –- who knew? So when the board agreed to solicit public comments, they got more than they bargained for. Speakers reminded the board that it works for them –- that Loudoun County residents are their bosses and will return them to the private sector at the earliest possible moment.

As Mr. Tigges explained to Tucker, he didn’t know why he was arrested, because he was in a place “where free speech has to happen.” Where else are you going to air your grievances about school than at a school board meeting? He noted that it was on public land, in a public auditorium, and they had specifically been invited to a public forum to give public comment.

“And at the end of all that,” he said, “every single person there, all 500 parents, had their First Amendment rights trampled on by the Loudoun County school board and its superintendent.”

The building was reserved until 7 p.m., and Tigges was arrested at around 5:45, he said. But “the school board heard something they didn’t like,” which he said was applause for former state Sen. Dick Black. That, apparently, is when they shut the meeting down.

According to Tigges (and there is video to back him up), there was no violence happening, nothing crazy. “People stayed there [after the adjournment], they actually started singing [“The Star-Spangled Banner], and then “if the school board didn’t want to hear it,” they thought they would continue sharing their thoughts with one another, in an orderly and peaceful way, just as if the board were there. So they lined up at the microphone as they would’ve done in front of the board. Tigges said that both sides were allowed to speak, and no one in line to speak was involved in any misbehavior.

But then, abruptly, their meeting was declared an unlawful assembly. He believes the threats of arrest and the rough take-down of that other man were, as far as he could tell, a “complete leftist diversionary tactic that was pre-planned.”

Tigges was released later after receiving a trespassing summons.

He called the First Amendment “the most sacred of all of our rights.” To shut down free speech requires an enormous amount of justification, he said. I get the impression he’s willing to get himself quietly arrested as many times as it takes for him to exercise that right.

The Loudoun County School Board is expected to vote on their new proposals on August 10. There has been no word on whether they will entertain public comments again before they vote, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Here’s another account of the meeting, from LEGAL INSURRECTION.

So that’s where we are with the Loudoun County schools. Let’s look at Iowa, where some news on Twitter (the censors missed it) tells us that, according to leaked documents, Iowa teachers are forced to classify “Make America Great Again” as “racism” and “white supremacy.” The teachers have to participate in CRT training, at taxpayers’ expense.

Since Trump won Iowa in 2016 by 9 points, I guess the idea is to tell Iowans how racist they are.

Scroll down at this link to see the “Racism Pyramid.” You’ll find attributes such as “colorblindness,” “celebrating Columbus Day” and “bootstrap theory” listed as signs of racism, right along with MAGA.

And here’s a good resource if you have kids or grandkids in college or soon to be. CRITICAL RACE THEORY IN HIGHER EDUCATION has stories from campuses around the country.

Finally, in an EPOCH TV interview, Dr. Carol Swain, who was co-chair of President Trump’s 1776 Commission, explains how teaching Critical Race Theory may violate the Constitution (1st and 14th Amendments) as well as federal civil rights legislation.

Much of what she says is summarized in print in this EPOCH TIME “premium” article.

If you don’t have “premium” access, I’ll summarize: Dr. Swain, a former professor of political science and law at Princeton and Vanderbilt Universities, says the demonization of one group of people because of their skin color is discriminatory. She says white people being forced to apologize for their race and confess to racism because of their race are protected by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

She said something that will shock leftists; namely that “white people are protected in the same way that black people are by civil rights laws.” Bullying and shaming people because of their color creates a hostile environment and might do psychological harm to school kids. White children are being bullied and told to accept guilt over their ancestors’ oppression of black people.

Also, the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment is supposed to guarantee certain protections to EVERYONE.

Dr. Swain had some great ideas for dealing with this. One way is to go public, perhaps in publications such as THE COLLEGE FIX and CAMPUS REFORM. And at a time when so many are ripping down America and condemning her past, she offered some inspiring words about America’s history: “I think America has been so important to the world, that the true history of its founding, along with the mistakes that were made and just how we address those mistakes, are things that enrich people...The true story of America is a story of blacks and whites working together to overcome the tragic part of our history.”

By the way, Dr. Swain was born in the segregated South as 1 of 12 children, dropped out of high school to get married at 16, and had 3 small children before she was 21. She got back on the road to higher learning with a high school equivalency degree and community college, going on to earn five degrees.


Official: Rachel Maddow Isn't News

By Mike Huckabee

An Obama-appointed judge let MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow off the hook on a defamation lawsuit against her by the conservative news network, One America News. Among other Russia-obsessed comments, Maddow said OAN was “literally…paid Russian propaganda.” They literally are not, so you might think that’s defamatory. But the judge ruled that Maddow’s viewers understand that her show isn’t news, it’s just her opinion, so she dismissed the defamation lawsuit.

I think the judge is wrong: Maddow’s viewers should be aware that her show is just exaggerated, hyperpartisan hooey, but judging from some of the insanity I see on Twitter, I’m afraid that most of them actually believe it’s news. Still, while I’m sorry OAN didn’t prevail, as I think they deserved to, at least we now have an official court ruling that nothing you hear on Rachel Maddow’s show deserves to be taken seriously.

Federal Judge Throws Lawsuits Out

By Mike Huckabee

On Tuesday, a federal judge in Washington threw out lawsuits by BLM and the ACLU against former President Trump, former Attorney General Bill Barr and other officials over protesters being cleared out of Lafayette Park last year.

The judge ruled that Barr and the Park Police chief were acting within the scope of their duties and so were immune from lawsuits. Also, the BLM organization wasn’t directly harmed so it didn’t have standing to sue. And the claim that Trump and Barr conspired to remove the protesters so Trump could do a photo op was “too speculative” and relied on “conclusory allegations” (actually, it relied on a Washington Post story that was recently exposed as fake news.)

The judge also denied the protesters’ request for an injunction against further action on the part of the federal government – in other words, barring them from being arrested in the future. He said, “The plaintiffs’ claims of impending future harm are too speculative to confer standing to seek an injunction.”

So they lost in the past, present and future. I’d say that pretty well runs the table.

“Keep Taking The Bums To Court” News

By Mike Huckabee

The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of a former high school cheerleader who was punished by her public school for posting a profanity-laced caption on Snapchat when she was off school grounds.

It seems like a somewhat frivolous case (and I don’t like being forced to defend profanity), but it has major implications. As Justice Breyer wrote:

"It might be tempting to dismiss (the student's) words as unworthy of the robust First Amendment protections discussed herein. But sometimes it is necessary to protect the superfluous in order to preserve the necessary.” He said that students "do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression even at the schoolhouse gate. But we have also made clear that courts must apply the First Amendment in light of the special characteristics of the school environment. The school itself has an interest in protecting a student's unpopular expression, especially when the expression takes place off campus. America's public schools are the nurseries of democracy.”

That’s an important ruling because lately, too many schools have just seemed like nurseries, with the most immature brats in charge. By protecting the right to frivolous speech off-campus, the SCOTUS is also protecting serious speech. Let this be a warning shot to leftist school officials who are trying to monitor social media to bully and silence students who express non-“approved” political opinions off-campus. It’s past time they learned that they have no more power to silence free speech off-campus than they do on-campus.

Support For Voter ID Laws Hasn't Budged

By Mike Huckabee

The same Monmouth University poll that found that more minorities than whites want voter ID laws (but large majorities of both groups want them) also found that one-third of Americans believe Joe Biden won the presidency thanks to vote fraud. That includes 63% of Republicans and those leaning GOP.

Those numbers haven’t budged since November, despite the media’s insistence that it’s a false conspiracy theory, a “big lie” and an attack on democracy. You could draw a lot of conclusions from this. Maybe it’s a testament to just how divided on partisan lines we are. Or maybe these voters distrust the vote because the Dems and the media dost protest too much, with their all-out war on any attempts to examine the 2020 ballots and voting machines. Or maybe they just remember how the Dems spent four years claiming that Russia stole the 2016 election for Trump, and they just enjoy turning the tables.

Or maybe, as this article points out, they know there’s more evidence of voter fraud (even if it’s not enough to have changed the election results) than there is of “voter suppression,” yet the media and the Democrats also insist that’s real and a genuine danger to democracy.

There’s only one thing I know for certain: all this never-ending turmoil, suspicion and divisiveness wouldn’t still be going on if Biden and Trump had joined together to call for a transparent, bipartisan investigation of the vote to get to the truth and settle all the questions and accusations before Biden took office. If only someone had suggested that! Oh, wait, I remember now: I did.


Round-up of News from America’s Poster City For Liberal Rule, Portland, Oregon

By Mike Huckabee

The head of Portland’s Police Association says morale among officers is “as bad as it’s ever been.”

Due to lack of available officers, Portland Police have been ordered not to make traffic stops for certain types of moving violations. This is being called part of an effort to “reimagine our public safety system.” Yes, try to imagine that the city is safe. You’ll need a very active imagination, since the city’s homicide rate is up 800% since the leftist city leaders slashed the police budget by $16 million.

It’s so bad for police that you might say there’s only one job in Portland that’s harder, and that’s running the tourism bureau and trying to convince people to visit. FYI: If I were trying to get people to overlook all the crime and rioters, I probably wouldn’t mention the phrase, “cutting edge.”

Taxpayers Will Pay

By Mike Huckabee

Despite President Biden’s campaign promise that nobody making less than $400,000 a year will pay a dime more in taxes under his plan, an analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center estimates that it would result in higher taxes for nearly 60% of Americans.

That’s because, as I keep trying to tell people, higher taxes on corporations are treated as an expense of doing business, just like supplies and labor. And those costs are passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices. Corporations don’t pay taxes, they collect them…from you.

Simple example: if the government taxes the company that makes Snickers bars, your Snickers bar will cost you more. Democrats will claim they’re making the corporation pay, but they won’t eat the tax. You will.

And speaking of everyday Americans having to eat the cost of Biden’s policies: Prof. Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit reports that a restaurant owner friend told him food costs have skyrocketed just this week, with the price of cooking oil more than doubling. Add this to the extra costs of trying to compete with enhanced unemployment to get workers plus the higher shipping costs due to rising gas prices, and we’ll all be forced to eat the high cost of bad Democrat policies.

Poll Results

Governor Abbott has announced that Texas will pay $250 million to continue construction of the border wall that was started by President Trump. Do you support this?

92% YES

3% NO 


Governor Abbott has announced that illegal immigrants will be arrested upon crossing the border. Do you support this tough enforcement of the law?

98% YES

1% NO


A job well done Governor Abbott!

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  • Joyce Kanlan

    06/25/2021 11:52 PM

    Tax payers will pay. I do believe Mike, the only ones stupid enough to bite off, chew&swallow the ????Biden spews is his left wing, ignorant, under educated, uninformed, blind, deaf&dumb sheep&ostrich’s who volunteered for their frontal lobotomy. Democrats PROMISED long ago, a 70% TAX HIKE, w/ open boarders,FREE healthcare education housing for ILLEGALS here ILLEGALLY! SO, WHO would support a do nothing, 47+YEAR career politician carrying a do nothing Jamaican Indian Socialist female VP? A cheating, deceitful democrat party w/help from Soros,Obama,Clintons& other godless billionaires. There is NO WAY his 12 supporters could have dragged that Trojan horse over the finish line. VOTE OUT in person, ALL Democrats all across America!

  • Joyce Kanlan

    06/25/2021 11:43 PM

    Portland. America, ARE YOU SICK ENOUGH of our rights,liberties freedoms being washed down the rat, roach infested filthy high crime unsafe TOILET YET? Have you seen& heard enough Marxist trained BLM& democrats Antifa domestic terrorists torching, destroying looting rioting & murdering innocent citizens? Are you fed up with Marxist indoctrination going on in YOUR SCHOOL that YOU are paying for? VOTE OUT in person, democrats all across America making them a TINY minority! They Hog tie teachers& Police that’s left. THIS IS WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR government official?

  • Joyce Kanlan

    06/25/2021 11:36 PM

    Voter I.D. Laws. Everyone, anyone with A working brain ?? cell WANTS their voice heard, NOT DROWNED OUT BY the hate,intolerance intimidation bullying &violence the democrats shove down our throats, like Waters,Schumer inciting violence behind a microphone outside, pot stirring, agitating. American legal citizens WANT Liberty,Freedom& Rights! WE want who WE VOTE IN, NOT democrats who cover windows,throw out observers,bring in phony ballots& WHY our government officials didn’t STOP the STEAL is still way beyond me.

  • Joyce Kanlan

    06/25/2021 11:28 PM

    Throw out ????lawsuits based on continued lies, deception deceit dishonesty demented perverse bologna. Over&Over&Over????again, liberal, progressive socialist communist democrats PUSH, using Our Laws AGAINST us, in every way possible! Come on America! STAND UP against this Marxist trained BLM who democrats bus in along with antifa, domestic terrorists to DIVIDE & trying to conquer! GET RID of these democrat traitors ONCE&FOR ALL! Vote them out IN PERSON, Recall, Fire, impeach for crying out loud! Every single citizen IS responsible & accountable TO BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!

  • Joyce Kanlan

    06/25/2021 11:21 PM

    Rachel isn’t news. EVERY MSM opinion making, ??, lying, deceiving, demented, sick& perverse left wing opinion stations should BE FORCED TO RUN A STATEMENT PRIOR TO AIR TIME, something like this: WARNING, What your about to see& hear is STRICTLY OPINIONS. NO FACT, NO TRUTH. JUST a lonely, frustrated ignorant narcissistic person grabbing 15 minutes of fame. It’s not worth the paper it’s written on. Acting is even worse than soap operas.

  • Joyce Kanlan

    06/25/2021 11:12 PM

    Parents Showing Strength. GET UP, STAY UP! Get involved, Stay involved, whether you have children, you don’t have, their grown, whatever! YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE pushed into democrats Marxist indoctrination! Forced my xxx, IF EVERY TEACHER didn’t do Satan’s work, what? Will EVERY TEACHER be let go? Where is your backbone? Your moral compass? Your integrity? Police,Teachers, pull it together&DO WHAT IS RIGHT! Do your job, for the community, for the citizens, for the children, NOT Soros, Marxist,socialist communist liberal progressive democrats! Standing FOR what is RIGHT is never easy, BUT you don’t succumb to hate,intolerance intimidation bullying&violence, do you? NO! STAND for what you believe in! Safety&security law&order God&Country! For ALL Americans, Make America Great Again! BE the SALT&LIGHT!

  • Nancy Keith

    06/24/2021 09:22 PM

    I don’t know if you watch America’s Got Talent or not, but there is someone you should pay attention to and her name is Jane Marczewski (stage name Nightbirde). I know of her because we have been praying for this young woman for a number of years in her fight against cancer. A Liberty University grad (I believe she graduated), she is a strong Christian. While her songs and interviews are not overtly Christian, her strength in the face of a brutal fight with cancer comes from a faith in the God of the impossible. She brought Simon Cowell to tears and earned his golden buzzer. She left Chris Cuomo almost speechless (the only time it was almost worth watching him). Her song went #1 on iTunes. She is receiving notice around the world. The most important part is not the fame, but how the Holy Spirit is working through her. She has cancer in at least 3 parts of her body and has been given a 2% chance of survival.

    1- America’s Got Talent
    2-Chris Cuomo interview
    3- Testimony

  • Nancy Keith

    06/24/2021 09:21 PM

    I don’t know if you watch America’s Got Talent or not, but there is someone you should pay attention to and her name is Jane Marczewski (stage name Nightbirde). I know of her because we have been praying for this young woman for a number of years in her fight against cancer. A Liberty University grad (I believe she graduated), she is a strong Christian. While her songs and interviews are not overtly Christian, her strength in the face of a brutal fight with cancer comes from a faith in the God of the impossible. She brought Simon Cowell to tears and earned his golden buzzer. She left Chris Cuomo almost speechless (the only time it was almost worth watching him). Her song went #1 on iTunes. She is receiving notice around the world. The most important part is not the fame, but how the Holy Spirit is working through her. She has cancer in at least 3 parts of her body and has been given a 2% chance of survival.

    1- America’s Got Talent
    2-Chris Cuomo interview
    3- Testimony

  • Paul Kern

    06/24/2021 08:20 PM

    So it seems the Communists are accomplishing their goal of destroying the Republic from within.
    Living near Portland I and others had to a license to carry
    No longer are the police there to protect us. The few who remain free will be the bad apples.
    Every institution including most denominations, Christian publishing houses and religious programming are part of the Swamp now.
    It will be up to real citizen's to stand up with God. The left is being allowed to make "laws" as they seem fit and shred all that is good.
    I still hear too many "Christian" leaders talk and act like girly men
    The new religion started in the '90s, Therapeutic Moral Deism is predominant. Therapists don't believe in sin or the Bible anymore. It all comes down to money. I have only known two ministers who have not fallen to this.
    The Pacific Northwest pushes "racist spirituality" Many believers have left churches because of this

  • Sharon Faulkner

    06/24/2021 07:39 PM

    For all the talk about our racial differences let's just remember one truth : we are all different shades of brown . The difference is :
    White people are under done
    Hispanics and Latinos are medium done
    American Indians and Orientals are well done
    And Black folks -- okay so we're done already :)