April 22, 2020

In welcome news, Attorney General Bill Barr said the Department of Justice may side with citizens who sue local governments for trampling their Constitutional rights in the name of preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

Barr made it clear that he’s not talking about justifiable restrictions to protect public health, but “onerous” crackdowns that go too far and become “burdensome impingements on liberty.” And proving that sometimes, lawyers and courts are useful to people on the right, too, the Mayor of Greenville, Mississippi, announced that the $500 tickets handed to church members for attending a drive-in service in their own cars will not be enforced.

The American people are speaking up against government overreach in the name of public health, and they’re not always doing it politely. Like the Idaho mom who demanded to be arrested, and whose arrest sparked protests, when she was threatened with arrest for entering a closed public park to protest the government’s clampdown policies.

But Idahoans are downright polite compared to New Yorkers. When Mayor Bill DeBlasio set up a snitch hotline for people to turn in their neighbors for allegedly violating his stay-at-home orders, he got a lot of calls – but not the kind he was hoping for. Some of the nicer ones ratted on him for going to the gym when he banned it for other people. Some of the more New York-y responses included words I can’t repeat and photos of various finger gestures and parts of their anatomy that should definitely be kept behind closed doors. It’s funny how New Yorkers will elect liberals who love telling people what to do, but nobody better dare tell them what to do!

Maybe Mayor DeBlasio was under the delusion that New Yorkers were like the Australians who reported a couple to authorities and got them fined for violating the ban on non-essential travel after they posted some vacation photos on Facebook – from last year’s vacation. Who do those snitches think they are, Mark Zuckerberg?

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  • Ellie WAtson

    04/25/2020 01:45 PM

    About Time!!!

  • marshall. peterson

    04/23/2020 05:51 PM

    Great article!

  • m.s.

    04/23/2020 08:17 AM

    Let chiropractors stay open like medical doctors are. This is crazy.

  • Don

    04/23/2020 07:23 AM

    key word in headline is date nothing is stopping the technocrats from taking over the
    country...Seems Pres Trump and vp Pence have allowed the doctors on the task force to take complete control... closed schools,churches,all sports,visiting in hospitals, nursing homes,dine in restaurants... now can be arrested in houston, tx for not wearing a face mask. a mother arrested by police for taking children to a park; handcuffed in front of kids and perk walked out. UNBELIEVABLE...Yet no out cry from us sheep, including me....when is enough enough

  • Janet Pingston

    04/22/2020 11:11 PM

    This is off subject. I have been checking labels and buying USA (0r friendly) for a couple of years If you look - there is a lot out there. Just not marketed.

    I have not been able to find any "made in" on the boxes or paper mailings. Where are the boxes made that USA uses?


  • Jay H Mohler

    04/22/2020 09:18 PM

    It is very clear that democratic governors are far more guilty of over reach than GOP governors. We the people need to set government limits rather than the elitists governors!!

  • sally E akin

    04/22/2020 08:04 PM

    Please open up the schools, parks, golf couses, hair salons and etc. Many childre are being abused at home. Let us take precautions and get us back open again. The amount of deaths are including all who die. Not just the virus.

  • Anthony C Attardo

    04/22/2020 06:48 PM

    It is time that the President showed those spending bills loaded with pork to the American people and refuse to sign them.

  • Ed Thompson

    04/22/2020 06:37 PM

    Some great people are willing to put themselves and everyone else around them at risk just to make a point about some of the ridiculous restrictions that agenda loaded officials are/ have put in place in the name of “saving lives” for their constituents. There is no reason for environmental issues to be injected into this fight against the virus and everyone with half a lick of common sense can see what’s going on with certain Government officials-State and local looking to make a name for themselves with sympathetic liberal voters who have no sympathy for people who need to get back to work. And this is where we all need to start getting involved but as safely as possible. We just started getting a handle, barely, on slowing down the virus, and if we do it right, we should be able to avoid the boomerang effects the experts say can happen. I don’t want to die because someone else decides on their own that they have a “right” to do as they please, BUT— we deserve to be treated fairly using rational thinking and not getting told some useless babbling that accomplishes nothing towards winning against the virus but in someone’s mind works to their personal agendas. The bottom line is everyone knows that there will be people who have no care about obeying ANY rules and are willing to put themselves in harms way for a dollar and are the reckless ones that, if they come down with it, will be the first people to scream “why didn’t someone guard me, why didn’t somebody defend me, why wasn’t I protected by my Government against the virus “?!! And these guys are the ones who will spread it to me! Do I sympathize with what they are saying? Somewhat. Do I care? Yes! Do I have the right to expect “our” elected officials will do everything that is necessary to protect me? Yes! Will I try to do as much as possible to help them and everyone else in this fight? Yes! Do I have to like it? Hell no!! Should we blindly accept what’s being told to us? No way! But please please please, think! YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS! And if you are unwilling to take responsibility for what may happen if you, by your actions, be aware that there are people who just might not take kindly to knowing that you were responsible for the death of a loved one. This is serious stuff folks. Not a movie or a video game but real life crazy crap. Think about it. And to all the elected officials in America and Washington— remember how you got to where you are and remember you can be replaced! Some need to be replaced last year! Stay safe and healthy everyone. And use your brain.

  • Dusty

    04/22/2020 05:18 PM

    Shocked that in this US of America that we are not able to be our own person? Take a child to a play ground not crowded , to play ball in an open field and be arrested, my own family went to go fish a week ago Denver and police came by , no one close by anywhere most of the time there is not any crowd. Cannot take out your fishing boat to also earn a living. Drive up to church in car or see a sunset. To me is more scary then the virus and I am an old lady and retired RN. Interesting those making these far out rules most are Democrats? Pelosi get rid of her she is one big fake. Immigrants are not part of the stopping the helpers still can come in?

  • Jill Karell

    04/22/2020 03:23 PM

    Well Governor, this article gives me some hope. I was shocked by Andrew Cuomo's announcement today to form a "Tracking Army" to Track, Trace & Isolate in NY, NJ & CT with the aid of Michael Bloomberg. He says that this is "another new first in the new normal". Our President cannot let this happen. This is not a Communist country. God, please help us.

  • Trudy Eckley

    04/22/2020 03:16 PM


  • Michael F. Luhning, Sr.

    04/22/2020 02:41 PM

    I applaud Attorney General Bill Barr for standing with our fellow citizens against government overreach at any level of government. We grant a level of control to our governmental bodies that we as individuals would not be able to do very well. However, we must grant that control on a short Bungie cord leach. I think the Bungie cord is appropriate since it usually returns to its source and our liberties are not given up without a return guarantee! Thank you, IG Barr, for standing with us.

  • Ben Johnston

    04/22/2020 02:10 PM

    A snitch hotline reminds of the conditions in Nazi Germany during World War II - is this where our nation has gone?


    04/22/2020 02:09 PM

    I feel some local governments are going too far.. They are forcing over the top restrictions on people. We the people are already restricted enough

  • Kathleen Hammad

    04/22/2020 01:44 PM

    This is very dark, what is happening. Those who know their Bible know where all this is headed with Gates and the money he's throwing around. I pray Trump has received spiritual guidance from the pastors he meets with.

  • Kevin Stafford

    04/22/2020 01:35 PM

    Even socialists don't like socialism . . .

  • judith jakub

    04/22/2020 01:21 PM

    You are ABSOLUTELY correct in mentioning Zuckerberg's name. My rights, FREEDOM OF SJPEECH, were violated 4 times last year, started at 1 week, then 2 weeks, 30 days and final 30 days, for disparaging obummer, moochell, whampi goldberg and a few others. Facebook staff is totally liberal leftists and absolutely anti-Trump and Trump supporters. This year I have had responses unallowed as it seems a new "panel" of censors deem postings to be against their rules of decency! Decency, they've got to be kidding, I do NOT use any bad or foul language and am a Catholic with morals and these jokers are judging me as some sort of degenerate????? God help us, communism is really choking us all. I refuse to give up, I will post on FB until my last breath.

  • Vaslav Nijinsky

    04/22/2020 01:08 PM

    To all demonrat Marxist socialist petty tyrants, in the immortal words of Florence Jean Castleberry: "Kiss mah grits!" ;))

  • Linda Dixon

    04/22/2020 12:55 PM

    Please also mention Gov what California is doing in regards to threatening jail time for any business owner that turns in illegals to ice

  • tom jeffs

    04/22/2020 12:51 PM

    WHERE'S NIKKI HALEY ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

    we need to sue China in the Hague - - - - - - - -

    my bona fidees:
    alumnus Israel Experience 2012
    1 of 4 regulars Huckabee Show NYC

  • Gene Blazer

    04/22/2020 12:46 PM

    Thank you Governor! Am glad that someone is going to take up for Liberty! Good news!

  • Diana Halsey

    04/22/2020 12:36 PM

    It's about time we rose up! We need help in California where we are ruled by Nancy Pelosi's idiot dictator nephew, GAVIN NEWSOM!

  • Jeanne Dukes

    04/22/2020 12:26 PM

    He MAY side with them? You know, I am questioning Barr more and more. Stay-at-home orders are unconstitutional. Period. I'm appalled at how many governors don't know this. What's more appalling is that the government shut down the country in the first place instead of trusting the citizens to do the right thing. I hope that Idaho mom sues that state and wins big. Those police officers need to be forced to repeat fifth grade and, more specifically, take a class in the constitution because the one said, "There are limits to free speech and there are limits to the second amendment." Except for yelling fire, no.

  • Kay DeWitt

    04/22/2020 12:20 PM

    Mike, unlike yourself, who is able to know the joy of receiving positive feedback from pouring your heart out in your newsletters (the source OF your joy being that which comes from knowing that you are "making a difference" to a lot of people), those who pour their hearts out in the comments they write know no such joy save feeling like that, just maybe, a supportive thing they write to you IS making a difference to YOU....

    AS someone who HAS poured out her heart in comments, and knows what it feels like to NOT have any feedback as to how much of a difference what I write is making, when, last night, I read a poem that Ronnie Brackett wrote, and shared in his comment to your evening edition, and it DID make a difference to me, I wanted to make sure I let him KNOW this since, IN his comment, he made this possible, by including two email and

    After I wrote the below email and then tried to send it to both of those addresses, my tablet told me they were invalid addresses....SO...Since you have Ronnie's email address where he receives your newsletters, I will leave it up to you...or whoever reads this decide whether or not Ronnie's reading the below email to him WOULD make a difference to him and, if you think it WOULD, then YOU can forward it to him. I know if someone, who read something I wrote, cared enough to go through this trouble to let me know that something I wrote HAD blessed them it sure WOULD make a difference to ME! BELOW IS MY EMAIL MESSAGE TO RONNIE BRACKETT:

    Dear Ronnie,

    Last night, upon reading your poem in your posted comment in response to Mike Huckabee's newsletter, it sooo blessed me that I knew that, this morning, one of the first things I had to do was let you KNOW that it blessed that is what I am now doing in the writing of this email...

    I have decided that the way I am going to endeavor to explain WHY your poem blessed me is that I am going to copy, and paste, below a poem that I wrote when Billy Graham died...and if you can see...or hear...the tears of my heart that authored this poem then you WILL know WHY your poem blessed me!..
    IN His Love, Kay DeWitt



    Because when Billy Graham died, there was no one in US history
    Who received the kind of honor paid him, save three.

    And why DID Billy Graham, FROM Americans, this kind of honor receive?  
    Because, when he preached his (His) message, millions did believe                                                                                                    
    That God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on a cross
    So that the world would not suffer the loss

    Of not only eternal life, and heavenly bliss, 
    But also of the abundant life that, WITHOUT Christ, they'd miss.

    Thanks to Billy Graham's MESSAGE, it's hard to tell 
    How many millions he saved from going to hell!

    Equally hard to estimate is how many would have others killed Had Billy's MESSAGE not convinced them that what they needed was to, with His love,  be filled.

    So Billy Graham was honored because the MESSAGE he gave 
    Saved millions from either going to hell, or to an early grave,

    But right in the midst of America giving this man such glory, 
    We here in Charlotte heard, on our local news, a concomitant story

    Of how, while America was focused on our city, because it was Billy Graham's  birthplace, 
    Three of our middle schools here received shooting threats they had to face.                                                                                    

    Tell me, America, do you see what ABOUT this picture is so sad? And why it lends validity to what someone said about how this world's gone mad?                                                                         

    And lest you DON'T see the contradiction in this picture that's so plain, 
     I will now go on and, TO you, this contradiction explain.....

    Which is that...thousands rushed to give honor to the MESSENGER, when he died,
    And yet, to our dying kids, the messenger's MESSAGE you've denied!                                                                                                          
    You Capitol lawmakers wanted to honor the MESSENGER by bringing his body TO the Capitol, to lie in state, 
    While your taking the messenger's MESSAGE out of our schools sealed our dead  kids' fate

    Because these kids who died were, by a shooter's pain, and anger, killed 
    Because the shooter's school never gave them Billy Graham's MESSAGE of how, with Christ's love, they could be filled.

    Tell me, America, how many of our kids will have died 
    Before you give them back this message they were denied?

    And, if the value OF giving back the MESSAGE of Christ's love TO our dying kids,  you are UNABLE to see, 
    Then the way you honored the messenger OF the MESSAGE of Christ's love was the epitome of hypocrisy!!!

    And if anyone dare argue that bringing Christ's love into our schools will, to those of other faiths, be an offense 
    I can prove the falsity OF that argument with the following defense....

    But BEFORE I present my defensive "dissertation", I want to make it clear 
    That I've LIVED what I'm about to write because I BROUGHT the message of Christ's love into a gang-infested school right here!

    However, any messenger BRINGING the message of Christ's love into a school has to, from the start, 
    BE that message so that kids will know that the message is about his, or her, heart

    That's filled with Christ's unconditional love OF which they don't have a clue 
    Because human conditional love is all they know and are used to.

    So loving kids can begin by just saying, "I love you" and then asking them the question, 
    "What IS love? Can you, OF love, give me a definition?"

    And UPON my asking kids that question, they were unable TO define love, just as I'd guessed....
    Which gave me a chance to tell them that the definition of Christ's love is, simply, "the desire for the loved one's ultimate best"....

    And that because Christ's love, in my heart, for them WAS unconditional, I would never love them less than I do..... 
    And because it was not hard for me to have kids KNOW that, in fact, this WAS true

    Is why kids knew that it did not matter to me if they were an atheist, a Moslem, or a Jew
    Because these kids knew I loved THEM unconditionally too!

    Someone once said, "kids don't care how much you know until they know how much you care," and, if that IS true, 
    Then saying, "kids don't care how much in what you believe until they believe how much you care," is equally true, too!

    And that that statement IS equally true is to what I can attest
    Because kids listened to what I believed because they knew my telling them was motivated by my desire for....what I believed to BE.... their ultimate best.

    Kids killing other kids is the end-product of a society that has become morally bankrupt
    And for Americans to think that gun control is what's needed to save our kids is a solution that's morally impoverished, if not corrupt....

    Because, dear friends, the real answer to saving our dying kids' lives is not to make sure they can't get their hands on a gun 
    But, rather, loving them with the same kind of love that won the heart of a "shooter", Nicky Cruz, in the book, " Run Baby, Run. "

    Nicky Cruz authored this autobiographical book, and take note of his name
    Because the Florida school shooter's name (Nikolas Cruz) is the same!

    IN his autobiographical book, Nicky Cruz tells how, as one of New York's most savage, murderous gang leaders, all he desired to do was kill 
    Because when it came to any love....or compassion.... in his heart, it was nil.....

    Until, one day, Nicky met one David Wilkerson who, after Nicky had slugged him in the eye, 
    With blood dripping down his face, said to him, "Nicky, Jesus loves you, and so do I!"

    The same supernatural power of this message of Christ's love (through His messenger, David Wilkerson) that won the heart of THIS Nicky Cruz, "yesterday", 
    Is the same supernatural power of this message of Christ's love that could have won the heart of FLORIDA'S Nikolas Cruz, "today"!

    You see, my dear Americans, Christ's brand of unconditional love loves a potential school shooter as much as He loves the kids the shooter wants to kill.... 
    Which is why GOD'S answer to what will keep His kids from dying has nothing to do with passing a gun control bill!

    That there IS another answer to healing their pain and anger...other THAN killing,.. is still Nicky Cruz's cry
    To kids as he goes around the world to reecho those words that stopped Him from killing, "Jesus loves you, and so do I!"

    That Nicky's cry to our kids has saved more of their lives than the world will ever know
    Is yet another fact I can attest to as being so

    Because my telling Nicky's story to gang kids via giving them his book, "Run, Baby Run", 
    Influenced these kids to, LIKE Nicky, no longer, WANT to deal with their anger by picking up a gun.

    And it is my, personally, witnessing how the message of Christ's love, in just a " book".... 
    When it came to changing the mind set of potential shooters... was all it took... 

    That is now compelling me to want to tell America that, if they REALLY want to honor Billy Graham's legacy,
    They need to fight to get his (His) message back into the schools because, again, to give more honor to His MESSENGER ..than to His His eyes... pure hypocrisy!                            
                                                                                 By Kay DeWitt