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February 27, 2021
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Good morning!

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

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse Of The Day
  • House Narrowly Passes "Equality Act"
  • Senate Parliamentarian Rules Against Minimum Wage Gambit
  • A UN Whistleblower
  • California's Priorities Are Off
  • How President Biden Is Like An Opossum
  • The Media Ignored This Part Of The Texas Power Story
  • “Change!”
  • A Reader Writes Back...
  • America The Beautiful

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

 

House Narrowly Passes "Equality Act" 

By Mike Huckabee

Thursday, the House narrowly passed the so-called “Equality Act.” It’s a typical “progressive” bill in that it has an innocuous name that nobody could argue with hiding its toxic contents.

The bill enshrines sexual and gender identities as protected classes on the level of race and actual gender and eviscerates the 1992 Religious Freedom Restoration Act and religious freedom protections of the First Amendment. It specifically states that if a religious organization doesn’t bend its sacred beliefs to the LGBTQ agenda, it can be sued for discrimination and the RFRA will not provide legal protection. It redefines “public accommodation” to include churches, religious homeless shelters, adoption agencies and other faith-based organizations.

It would force doctors to violate their Hippocratic Oaths by performing abortions and providing hormones and surgery to people who want to alter their genders, even if they think it’s harmful to the patient’s health. It also would codify forcing everyone to treat biological males who “identify” as women as women, which could put an end to girls’ and women’s sports, end privacy for women in intimate places such as locker rooms, and force shelters for traumatized women to accept men who claim to identify as women.

The bill was passed by the House with no committee hearings, and during the debate, even though some Democrat leaders claimed it included no hostile infringement on religious liberties, Illinois Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley gave away their real feelings by declaring that the Republicans’ religious freedom arguments were just “transphobia,” “homophobia,” and “hate.”

This now goes to the Senate, where it will need 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. Let’s hope all the Republicans and maybe a few Democrats care about the Constitution and the rights of women and people of faith, and reject it. If they actually pass it and Biden signs it, we’d be facing a long court battle to have the Supreme Court throw it out as unconstitutional. I’m not an attorney, but it seems to me that any law that has to include a paragraph saying in effect, “No fair citing the First Amendment” is pretty much the definition of unconstitutional.

And just so you know, these are the three House Republicans who joined with Democrats in voting to pass the “Equality” Act: Reps. Tom Reed and John Katko (both of NY) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA.)

Senate Parliamentarian Rules Against Minimum Wage Gambit

By Mike Huckabee

The Democrats’ plan to put a $15 minimum wage hike into a COVID-19 stimulus bill as part of a budget reconciliation measure so it only needs 51 votes has come to a halt, thanks to an unexpected roadblock: the Senate Parliamentarian ruled that it can’t be included in a budget reconciliation bill because it’s not a budget item, it’s a major legislative change, and those are subject to filibusters.

Naturally, Democrats are denying the obvious truth and refusing to remove the item from the bill. They’re urging party members to vote for it anyway and simply ignore the Parliamentarian. They don’t need no stinkin’ rules! Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that critics should be happy that “progressives” aren’t demanding a minimum wage of $24 or $25 an hour.

I’m glad to hear she’s making my point for me. I’ve long said that if you’re going to completely ignore market forces, disconnect the cost of labor from what it’s worth, pull an arbitrary minimum wage out of thin air, and pretend that it has no negative effects (according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, a $15 minimum wage would destroy 1.4 million jobs), then why not make it $150 an hour so that everyone can get rich? As long as we’re living in Economic Fantasyland, we might as well all have mansions.

I expect the Democrats’ next move will be to try to stack the office of Senate Parliamentarian, so there are three of them, and the two new ones who don’t know or care about the rules can outvote the one who does.

A UN Whistleblower

By Mike Huckabee

Here’s just what we need: one more reason for the US to tell the UN to pack up its overdue parking tickets and get out.

A whistleblower told the Epoch Times that, contrary to UN denials, UN human rights officials did give the names of Chinese dissidents who were set to testify in Geneva against the Communist Chinese Party’s abuses to the communist regime in Beijing. They used those names to block the dissidents from leaving China, and at least one, Cao Shunli, was detained and died while in detention.

The whistleblower also claimed that if the dissident had already left China, the person’s family would be threatened or even kidnapped and tortured. The whistleblower called the UN’s actions “criminal” and accused it of being complicit in genocide. She’s still employed by the UN, but she’s under investigation. That’s right: she’s the one who’s under investigation.

The UN denied the allegations for years, but the Epoch Times has obtained internal emails that appear to verify that it’s true and they were misleading the world. Read the entire article.

And if that’s not horrific enough, and you need another reason to boot the UN, try this: China is currently on the UN Human Rights Council.

California's Priorities Are Off

By Mike Huckabee

California has so many serious, pressing problems that residents are fleeing the state in droves, but fortunately, their “progressive” leaders have prioritized what’s most important. Two Democrat legislators have introduced a bill that would fine department stores $1,000 if they have separate toy and clothing sections for boys and girls.

Sponsor Evan Low, who is chair (I don’t risk a fine by saying “chairman”) of the Assembly’s LGBTQ Caucus, said, “The policy behind this bill is not only important in regards to addressing perceived societal norms but also ensuring that prejudice and judgment does not play a prominent role in our children’s lives. I look forward to working on this issue in the future.”

I look forward to a future when people who do idiotic things like this are voted out of legislatures and work in places where they can’t do any more damage. Let’s hope Californians finally wake up to how many of the problems they’re fleeing are directly connected to the people they keep electing.

In a related story, Hasbro is rebranding “Mr. Potato Head” to “Potato Head,” because we wouldn’t want to place a gender label on a root vegetable. Will future non-gendered “Potato Head” play sets come with two sets of interchangeable genitals that can be swapped out depending on what gender the potato identifies with at any given moment?

How President Biden Is Like An Opossum

By Mike Huckabee

Something I admit I never thought of: How President Biden is like an opossum.

One big difference, though: possums are actually helpful to have around.

The Media Ignored This Part Of The Texas Power Story

By Mike Huckabee

While leftists were rushing to exploit the winter storm blackouts in Texas for political purposes, the media largely ignored how quickly Texans rallied to help each other and the role that churches played. Also, the fact that Texas got all the power restored within five days, while blackouts in blue states like California have been going on for years, without the excuse of historic winter storms.

“Change!”

By Mike Huckabee

Under Trump, separating minors at the border from adults who might harm them was called “ripping children from their parents’ arms” and “putting kids in cages.” Under Biden, the same policy is now called “putting children into ‘influx care facilities,’” or as Peter Doocy of Fox News put it, “kids in containers.”

Read the linked story to see how White House spokesperson Jen Psaki tries to spin this as a totally, totally different thing, but refuses to let reporters in to see whether the “containers” are the same as the alleged “cages.” You know, for “security” reasons.

The reason we need these facilities is because we’re seeing a surge of illegal immigration due to the idea that Biden is throwing open the border and rolling out the red carpet by undoing all of Trump’s border security measures. More than 78,000 migrants were caught crossing the southern border in January alone. Psaki claims that separating children from the people claiming to be their parents was “immoral,” and this is different because we’re seeing so many unaccompanied children crossing the border illegally. Because creating a situation that encourages people to send their children across the border alone illegally during a pandemic is in no way immoral.

Former Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan accused the Biden Administration of hypocrisy, false narratives and outright lies in claiming that the detention facilities were medical facilities because of COVID. He said they’re “needed because this administration is now encouraging, incentivizing, and facilitating illegal entry in the United States and the numbers have skyrocketed.”

Incidentally, and I never get tired of pointing this out: the photos of “cages” that blew up on Twitter and caused so much outrage toward Trump were actually photos of detention facilities built under Obama.

A Reader Writes Back...

Governor Huckabee - Your newsletter is the BEST read every day. You start the day by lifting us up with a Bible quote, fill us in on current events (adding humor which always makes me smile), and close out highlighting America's great treasures. Don't change a thing!

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  • Mark D Seibert

    03/01/2021 05:39 AM

    About the UN in the case of Myanmar: I can't confirm all this, but I've heard that the UN was talking opening about bringing Myanmar General Min Aung Hlaing to the Haag in the Netherlands to stand trial for the genocide of the Rhohynga. But since he was in government, they couldn't do this until he retired from government in July of 2021 (see the bottom of this link: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55892489). So if the UN spoke of this openly, they may be the one's responsible for the coup in Myanmar. When you threaten a dictator, you have to know that a dictator will respond to his own interest. The UN seems so dumb and or complicit or useless sometimes, we should restructure the whole thing. 1) Everyone sends their own ambassadors at their own costs. 2) If some nations can agree to do something, they do it and hire their own citizens to do it. No more waiting for unanimous vote. That's it. Then the US tax payer doesn't have to pay billions of dollars a year for nothing. Or worse, for what is detrimental to the world.

  • Caroline Rogers

    03/01/2021 12:37 AM

    Hello Governor Huckabee,
    I would have written my thoughts but the reader you quoted above said EXACTLY what I would have said. So a big thank you for your efforts and time to bring to your readers the “other side of the coin”. Looking ahead to a brighter future not only in America but in the whole world. (BTW, I’m Canadian from Mississauga, Ontario :-) )

  • Michelle Ferrer

    02/28/2021 11:03 PM

    Love the Opossum article. I think Biden will do a disappearing act after signing another 1,000 or so Executive Orders. I think we all know that Harris would be worse.

  • William Burt

    02/28/2021 10:59 PM

    Hi, Mike. As a conservative Christian, I have been reading and loving every one of your commentaries for years. You probably covered the subject of global warming/climate change at some point, but things are coming to a head in the field of climatology. NOAA has confirmed that starting in about 2018, the sun has gone "dark" in respect to sunspot activity, a condition that results in the cooling of Planet Earth. The current cycle appears to be particularly severe. I tried to post this link on Facebook recently (https://bit.ly/2PcUflO) and was immediately informed that FB fact-checkers (Punxsutawney Phil, or his surrogates?) have determined in 2017 that NOAA's conclusions are false and fraudulent. Imagine that. Challenge the current orthodoxy that CO2 is the villain in our posited anthropogenic climate change, and you will be shut down. Yet, CO2 is a very minor greenhouse gas by comparison with water vapor. Moreover, the extent of Arctic sea ice has apparently been increasing overall in 2021, and Europe is in an icebox. Logic would dictate that solar radiation would have a much greater impact on our climate than other factors, but logic has been thrown out the window. The CO2 folks are convinced that even if NOAA (and other research sources) are correct and we're about to enter another Maunder Minimum, greenhouse-gas forcing will still counteract the cooling trend. Folks in Texas would no doubt disagree. Or...these climate aberrations may simply be presaging the Second Coming of Christ. God bless you!

  • Vivian Morris

    02/28/2021 03:49 AM

    Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!! I don't know what to say anymore. I try so hard to pray for a clean heart and right spirit but it's a battle. Biden will never be my President. All my life, and I am 68 years old, I would never have believed I would feel that way and have always accepted the incoming President. I just can't this time. I can see the demons dancing in these horrible people. I do seek God for our country. We need your voice more than ever Governor!! God bless you and your lovely family and keep you in the palm of his hand!!

  • Joyce Kanlan

    02/28/2021 12:13 AM

    California priorities are off? The freaking satan following,??, godless, secular materialistic irreligious self righteous world has succumbed to godlessness! He made them Male& Female! As are ALL His creatures! America, get off your back side, open your mouth, put your foot firmly on the neck of your insane, ridiculous representative&DEMAND they freaking do the job YOU hired them to do! America is not an Insane Asylum, at least, not yet! Open your mouth& demand common sense, demand right over wrong, light over dark, good over evil! 70+Million Patriots, GET OUT, Be Courageous & stop the insanity! This is WAY PAST unacceptable!????PRAY without ceasing for our former President Trump and our One Nation Under God!????????

  • Joyce Kanlan

    02/28/2021 12:05 AM

    Deny truth, refuse to remove, refuse to display any integrity, any honesty, any values, beliefs or morals! WHAT is IN our government ???? America? Lying, thieving, money grubbing Democrat con artists who don’t give A ?? xxx about YOU, your family, your safety&security law&order God&Country! Their here like??, to kill, Steal&Destroy loving darkness&hate the light because their deeds are evil! Get them OUT! FIRE them, RECALL or IMPEACH the democrat cancer from our government! Vote IN America FIRST Republican Conservative Christians all across America! Strengthen our Republican Party minus, the Rino’s! God bless America& Our One Nation Under God!????????

  • Michael

    02/27/2021 09:03 PM

    My comment isn't necessarily aligned with this newsletter. I continue to be frustrated and at times angry with the results of the November 3rd election. What happened to all those people ,(1000+) who provided affidavits, what happened to the uncover videos of election irregularities and fraud, what happened with the accounts of a U.S. Postal semi truck hauling ballots to PA , or the vehicle seen in Detroit unloading ballots at 4:30 am, what happened to those mathematicians who said the results in some of these swing states were mathematically impossible, what happened to the whistleblowers on the Dominion machine fraud, etc, etc. Of course we know the SCOTUS (Swamp Court Of The United States) wasn't concerned about election fraud or our constitution, along with State Supreme Court's in Democrat ran states. If Republicans (little to no chance of that) or some true Patriots who can, don't pursue this injustice of a stolen election, then this nation will never again have a fair election and that is exactly what the EVIL Democrats are counting on. Switching topics- soon this nation will be a year with Covid virus, unleashed by China with no consequences. And although the virus is supposedly real, the entire virus has been so sickeningly weaponized and politicized. We have been lied to, listened to the hype and fear mongering of our Fake News Media and seen the dispicable Democrats use the virus as an excuse and intent to push mail-in ballots, etc. But almost a year later it amazes me that a majority of people have blindly gone with following mandates that have eroded our freedoms and liberties. Why hasn't a huge majority thrown there mask down, stomp them in the ground or have massive mask burnings? Why did majorities go along with shut downs that still continue in some of the Democrat states (imagine that). Why? Are Americans okay with their constitutional rights and freedoms being eroded weekly, which will continue at a very fast pace with China Joe as a resident of the People's House after stealing an election. Why have the American people become so complacent? Why have the American people become sheeple against the frauds like Fauci, MSM and many of these blue state governors? Why? Wake up Americans and do it very soon before it is too late. The Dems continue their agenda and sit back and see just how blindly Americans will follow and comply. Thank goodness the American Patriots of the Revolutionary War weren't like so many today or we would be under British control. Thank goodness the greatest generation of Americans WW II veterans chose not to fight for freedom or we might today be under Nazi control. Just how long will we put up with the Democrats fundamentally transforming our country until we say enough is enough and we will not put up with unconstitutional mandates and executive orders? Wake up America!!!!!

  • Jean Carter

    02/27/2021 08:42 PM

    Please, Governor, we must know the truth about all the satanic and child porn and trafficking in our government. Is any of it true and factual? I will trust you, and only you, to give us the truth

  • Daniel E Maunder

    02/27/2021 08:04 PM

    Sir Mike Huckabee :)
    I watch your show on you-tube when I get a chance, but enjoy your web site letters much more. Your insight and Christian values are what everyone needs today. So, I thought you may have an opinion on all these politicians and lobbyists sending emails for ones opinion and support and asking for donations for tasks they already should be doing. People should not have to donate for a politician to do his job. Any advise or opinions on the subject?

    Thank you for being there and good luck to your daughter.
    Sincerely, Dan Maunder.

  • Jerry

    02/27/2021 07:52 PM

    The leftist side of politics have done a horrible job of uniting the country as a reference it’s like the Japanese after bombing Pearl Harbor the left has bombed the Americans the Americans are getting ready to take the dictatorship down it won’t quick however systematically the Americans are not going to let the left shut the Americans up more people are going to look for ideas how to fight back against harrris pelosi Schumer and Biden you are going down as corrupt politicians we the people will not obey your corrupt policies unconstitutional policies Americans are getting the fork out and we will stick it in your policies

  • David Kimes

    02/27/2021 06:36 PM

    Apparently Google doesn't like you. I cannot open your newsletter hyperlinks in Gmail. I have to go to your website to read them

  • David Woods

    02/27/2021 05:29 PM

    good day, Gov.
    a little off subject, but, it's been bugging me!
    according to this "Stimulus" those who make under $75,000 a year will get a check! my question is; why does someone making $75,000 a year need a "Stimulus" check?

  • Jerry

    02/27/2021 05:11 PM

    Supreme Court stabbed the constitution in the back Roberts Barrett and little boy Bret sabotaged honesty and the oath to uphold the constitution didn’t take long these cowards of the country

  • Jerry

    02/27/2021 04:53 PM

    The country better investigate Biden’s handling of manufacturing vaccines to defend Americans against the China virus biological warfare virus it killing Americans and Biden is giving our money to compete against our manufacturing of the vaccines for Americans. America last Biden‘a battle cry

  • Deborah Gaulter

    02/27/2021 03:53 PM

    Keep up the good work. Thank you

  • Julia Castillo

    02/27/2021 02:10 PM

    Governor Huckabee, I look forward to every one of your newsletters and I watch your show every weekend. Thank you for keeping us informed and providing an open and honest review of the news as well as the antics of our career politicians. Julia in Austin TX

  • Shauna dickerson

    02/27/2021 01:09 PM

    The Equality Act, what kind of craziness is this and how do people even come up with it. Mostly what about the equality of people who think differently, what about the fairness to women and girls. The viewpoint is so obvious!! I can't imagine where this dilusion came from? Along this line, John Curtis, our representative from Utah voted Nay!! Yay!! In the Senate I think we can count on Mike Lee, but I'm not sure about Romney.

  • Harold Levi

    02/27/2021 12:51 PM

    After seeing Nancy Pelosi at the top of this newsletter I decided she needs a burqa, the face mask is insufficient to hide her face.

    House Narrowly Passes "Equality Act": Head out of shorts folks, I remember how Obama’s Unconstitutional Healthcare was approved by the Supreme Court. If the Senate passes this it is all over – do you remember how the Supreme reviewed all of the 2020 voting irregularities?

    California's Priorities Are Off: Message to the Carpetbaggers leaving California – YOU ARE NOT NEEDED IN GEORIGA, we have enough Marxist-Democrats!!

  • Floyd Unger

    02/27/2021 12:41 PM

    Thank you and I agree with the reader that wrote to you

  • William Fuhrer

    02/27/2021 12:09 PM

    Owners of sports teams have friends in law enforcement. Police must know that BLACK LIVES MATTER is a MARXIST organization therefore anti LAW ENFORCEMENT. So sports owners must answer more to the Chinese Communist Party RATHER THAN BE PRO UNITED STATES.

  • William Cummins

    02/27/2021 11:56 AM

    Anxious to hear some truths!

  • Judy Radley

    02/27/2021 11:31 AM

    The Dems. are really reviving horrible history by having the same ideology as Hitler and Stalin, and CCP, and banning any Freedom of Speech opinion that is in opposition with them, and falsely charging them with crimes of hate. Yes, America we knew is gone. Thanks to Democrats!

  • Karl Kempinger

    02/27/2021 11:21 AM

    Hey , Mike ! Really enjoy your view on matters both political and spiritual. Love the humor/sarcasm you inject into the stories .

    When I voted on the Trump question in today’s newsletter an ad for CDB popped up . Is this something you endorse ?

  • David E. Laman

    02/27/2021 11:14 AM

    Thank you for pointing out the truth about our liberal friends and their complete disregard for the religious and practical American people.
    It's great that you bring these things to our attention, but if the people who read the information that you bring to us do nothing about these problems and the morons who dream up this junk, we will never end this from taking this country away from the values that made this the greatest country on God's earth!