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June 30, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

June 30, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

MICHAEL FLYNN SPEAKS OUT, WITH A WAKE-UP CALL

Michael Flynn knows firsthand what it’s like when a small group of highly motivated people gets together behind the scenes to “affect change.” He was “changed” right out of the White House.

Lately, he’s applied that wisdom to the country at large and doesn’t like what he sees. Now that he can glimpse the light at the end of his own personal tunnel, he’s raising alarm bells to all Americans who want to continue their way of life. This is no time to be complacent, he says in an op-ed for the WESTERN JOURNAL. If we stand by, it’s not too much to say that America as we know it will be destroyed.

Reading this piece, one can’t help but think that its author would have made such a fine national security adviser. (Who did we end up with after the FBI interfered? John Bolton.) It’s clear that he would be encouraging President Trump right now to set up a tough line of defense. This is a man who loves America while recognizing its flaws --- having almost been done in by them himself --- and who knows how vulnerable our democracy is.

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CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS GOES ROGUE

Once again on Monday, Chief Justice John Roberts made it clear that he can no longer be considered part of the “conservative” wing of the Supreme Court, as he joined with the liberals for the third time in two weeks on major cases. This time, it was a 5-4 ruling striking down a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges to some hospital within a 30-mile radius.

While the pro-abortion lobby (and probably Kermit Gosnell from his cell) celebrated this ruling as a victory for “women’s health,” it is anything but. They fight tooth and nail against any laws that hold abortion clinics to the most basic standards of safety and hygiene that any other medical clinic has to meet. This is because to them, nothing must interfere with aborting babies, even protecting the health of the mother by ensuring that if something goes wrong during this invasive surgical procedure, that she can be quickly taken to a real hospital where they know how to save lives instead of just ending them.

As the article at the link makes clear, once again, Justice Roberts engaged in his patented form of legal reasoning that begins with choosing your preferred outcome, then working backwards to find a way to justify it. In this case, he argued that since the Court overturned a similar Texas law four years ago, “the legal doctrine of stare decisis requires us, absent special circumstances, to treat like cases alike. The Louisiana law imposes a burden on access to abortion just as severe as that imposed by the Texas law, for the same reasons. Therefore Louisiana’s law cannot stand under our precedents.”

Here are the problems with that: the Louisiana law was not as restrictive as the Texas law, yet four years ago, Roberts was on the dissenting side of the ruling against the Texas law. Also, in his dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas scolded Roberts, pointing out that stare decisis is usually applied only to historic rulings with a long record of decisions stemming from them, not a case that was just decided four years ago.

I know it’s disheartening for conservatives to stand by as a so-called “conservative” Justice (he’s earned those sarcastic quotation marks) appointed by a Republican President (George W. Bush) stabs them in the back more times than Norman Bates, and then see any point in voting for a Republican President to appoint SCOTUS Justices. But it’s actually all the more reason why we need to do so.

There is a natural tendency inside the Beltway for judges to become more and more liberal with age (the rare principled Justices such as Thomas being the blessed exceptions.) Roberts now "swings" more than Hugh Hefner, so this can no longer be considered a majority conservative Court. The only way to protect the Constitution is to reelect Trump, whose most important contribution to America might not be his work on the economy but his many conservative judicial appointments. Given four more years, he could appoint another two or more SCOTUS Justices. Then Roberts could attend all the liberal cocktail parties he wants, and invent all the half-baked excuses for violating the Constitution that he wants, and it won’t make any difference because when he votes with the liberals, they’ll still lose 6-3.

But if, Heaven forbid, Joe Biden (or actually, his handlers) are picking those SCOTUS nominees, we might as well sell the Constitution to the Charmin company.

A SUPREME COURT WIN

President Trump did score a Supreme Court win by default when the SCOTUS declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling against environmental groups trying to halt border wall construction

The plaintiff, the Center for Biological Diversity, claimed that Trump was violating the Constitution and building a wall that would devastate the fragile ecosystem of our “beautiful borderlands.” But I suspect they might have harmed their case by letting their true political motivations show, if their legal argument was anything like this revealing excerpt from their statement reacting to their court loss:

“The U.S.-Mexico border wall is part of a larger strategy of ongoing border militarization that damages human rights, civil liberties, native lands, local businesses and international relations…The border wall impedes the natural migrations of people and wildlife that are essential to healthy diversity.”

They might have been more convincing if they’d just stuck to arguing that we need to let the buffalo roam free and not added that we need to let illegal immigrants roam free.

NEWS FROM OUR LEFTIST UTOPIA

A “peaceful protester” was arrested for murder after opening fire and killing a man at a Louisville, Kentucky, protest. He was wounded after other armed protesters fired at him. The Democratic Mayor tried to suggest that the shooter was part of rightwing infiltrators who came in to cause trouble, but he had been in the protest camp for weeks, had been the focus of multiple complaints for his disruptive behavior, and has multiple arrests on his record.

In St. Louis, protesters from Black Lives Matter and other groups viciously attacked Catholics who were praying for and trying to protect a statue of St. Louis. One elderly Catholic man had his walking stick taken away and was beaten as the protesters called him a “skinhead.” (Warning: disturbing video.) One victim of the mob violence said, “The police were called six times by others on the sidelines and never showed up.” Maybe they saw no point, since the last time they arrested violent rioters, city officials released all of them from jail the very next day.

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  • PATRICK LLOYD

    06/30/2020 11:00 PM

    Democrats are the Communist Chinese Invasion Committing, Protecting, Supporting, Financing, and Directing the Violent Terrorist Attacks of War on America by the Liberal Puppets, BLM, Chinese Fake Media, Communist Educators, ANTIFA Nazis, Democrat Deep State Fascist Communist Globalist Enemies, and the same Hollywood Regime who Joined the Bush Family in Financing and Supplying Hitler's Nazis while Americans Died Defeating there Communist World Domination! These are the Domestic Enemies Infiltrating America, that Our Constitution warned us about and Provided us Our 2nd. Amendment to Defeat and Protect ourselves from their Tyranny!

  • Georgia M Bruce Sneed

    06/30/2020 07:51 PM

    It is a shame Justice Roberts has shown his true colors. He was a sleeper in his real views . He will die in this office as once appointed they cannot be fired. Only God can change his ideas on aboration. I don't know how he sleeps at night when he has allowed Moleck to continue .

  • Peggy J Boedecker

    06/30/2020 02:19 PM

    John Roberts did not flip-flop. The first time this came up he ruled against it but it passed anyway, setting precedent. I believe he said this time when he voted he had to vote for it because the president had been set.

  • Floyd A Unger

    06/30/2020 01:59 PM

    Thank you

  • Jerry Korba

    06/30/2020 01:52 PM

    How does a old guy with limited motion get beat up? Who or what does that and who lets thugs do that? St Louis are you full of cowards walking your streets I know it is easy to holler from a typing panel however I was taught to protect children women and old people during my days; today I would probably need help to ward off a thug. I only had to defend vulnerable people a few times but got away with out to many injuries. Being 280 pounds and still mobile at the time helped considerably. Normally I would not be violent but I did get great satisfaction "neutralizing" the thugs. It is hard to watch these punk thugs riot and beat on innocent people without intervention of bystanders I would take a beating, then stand and watch helplessly people you have to help each other out help is not coming. All cities have scum bag thugs good people you have to depend on each other older people conceal and carry just remember old people don't move fast or heal fast.

  • Don Crumbley

    06/30/2020 01:07 PM

    Gov. On the SCOTUS Louisiana abortion law issue, it is my understanding (you may want to check it out) that there is a very similar law, already on the books in Louisiana and in use, that deals with with safety during vesicostomy operations for males, but SCOTUS did not see the need to approve a similar approach for the life safety of females, undergoing abortion operations, which far more risk to female patients.

    On your St. Louis item, you mentioned that City Authorities had failed to protect the Catholic protestors present that were protecting the St. Louis statue from BLM protestors and had released all of the BLM rioters and protestors arrested for the night time raid in St. Louis, when retired Police Capt. was murdered during a pawnshop robbery. I am sure you have heard by now about the "white couple" in St. Louis, that exercised their right to protect their own home and private property, by demonstrating their 2nd Amendment Rights capability, in order to fend off another BLM "protest" march, that was encroaching onto their private property and using threatening speech to kill their dog and enter their home. The City Authorities /Police never responded to the couple's calls for help. The couple finally prevailed, in seeing the BLM protestors leave their private property and disappear into the community. However, it is now understood, (You may want to verify.) that the same St. Louis City District Attorney, that turned loose all of the BLM protestors on the night the Capt. was murdered, is now bringing charges against the homeowner couple for threatening the BLM protestors with their firearms. The world is upside down in wonderland!

  • Marilyn Henley

    06/30/2020 12:10 PM

    I just received this email and wanted to share. Scary!

    Sixty years ago people said it will NEVER happen. Well, is it happening?
    Hard to believe it was that long ago.............and it looks from where we are now it is coming true. Yes.... Trump is trying to put the breaks on....let's help.
    Just think back on what we have personally witnessed since 1959. Old Niki told it like what all of us has witnessed. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

    Khrushchev's Message 61 years ago:

    THIS WAS HIS ENTIRE QUOTE: A sobering reminder. Almost exactly sixty years ago since Russia’s Khrushchev delivered his message. Do you remember September 29, 1959? THIS WAS HIS ENTIRE QUOTE:

    "Your children's children will live under communism, You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright; but we will keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you will finally wake up and find you already have Communism. We will not have to fight you; We will so weaken your economy, until you will fall like overripe fruit into our hands." "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."


    Do you remember what Russia's Khrushchev said in 1959?

    Remember, socialism leads to Communism. So, how do you create a Socialistic State?

    There are 8 levels of control; read the following recipe:

    1) Healthcare - Control healthcare and you control the people.

    2) Poverty - Increase the poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them.

    3) Debt - Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

    4) Gun Control - Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

    5) Welfare - Take control of every aspect (food, housing, income) of their lives because that will make them fully dependent on the government.

    6) Education - Take control of what people read and listen to and take control of what children learn in school.

    7) Religion - Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools because the people need to believe in ONLY the government knowing what is best for the people.

    8) Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. Eliminate the middle class This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to tax the wealthy with the support of the poor