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October 18, 2021
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Good evening!

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

  • Bible Verse of the Day - 2 Corinthians 9:7
  • A thought-provoking article
  • Prayers needed
  • Team Biden heads to Scotland
  • Extremists invade and occupy the Interior Department
  • US Civil Rights Commission members blast Garland
  • Latest news from our two-tiered legal system

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE 


A thought-provoking article

By Mike Huckabee

This is a thought-provoking article at Real Clear Politics by Kalev Leetaru of the George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/10/13/a_call_to_amend_section_230_for_social_media_transparency_146555.html

It’s a suggestion for an amendment to the Section 230 protection against lawsuits for social media and Big Tech companies. They get that protection because they’re supposed to be impartial platforms, not biased publishers. But nobody with a brain believes that they are acting in an unbiased way as they have become increasingly bold in censoring and demonetizing any views that vary from the “approved” Silicon Valley limousine liberal narrative, often with no explanation.

Some critics want that protection repealed. Others call for making these outlets public utilities. But Leetaru argues that there’s a less drastic solution that might actually draw bipartisan support. It’s a transparency amendment to force them to make public the rules, algorithms, management directives and other data they use to determine when someone is censored. They claim their process is unbiased, but they won’t show us what that process is. Forcing it into the open might force them to actually make it unbiased. At the very least, it would give policymakers the facts they need to determine whether federal action needs to be taken.

It’s worth thinking about, especially if you believe that sunshine is the best disinfectant.

Prayers needed

By Mike Huckabee

Please pray for the safe return of 17 missionaries, including children, from Ohio-based Christian Aid Missionaries, who have reportedly been kidnapped by a vicious gang in Haiti.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/haiti-gang-kidnap-missionary-group-children

The gang, known as 400 Mawozo, is widely-feared and known for targeting religious groups.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/10/17/haiti-gang-kidnaps-17-american-missionaries-including-children-n1524532

At the moment, there are few details known. Until we know more, please keep them in your prayers.


Team Biden heads to Scotland

By Mike Huckabee

Thirteen Biden Cabinet members and top White House officials are heading off to Scotland. The bad news: they don’t plan to stay there.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-team-climate-summit-un-green-inflation-liz-peek

They’re all flying to Glasgow because, with inflation skyrocketing, Americans and allies still trapped in Afghanistan, the border a wide-open war zone, the supply chain in serious trouble and worries about everything from COVID to winter heating oil supplies, they all have to go address the true biggest threat: the weather. Yes, they’re all jetting off to another UN-sponsored climate conference, which could have been conducted on Zoom without generating many tons of CO2.

The participants will include Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who just returned to the “job” after two months off for paternity leave. He’s taking a lot of flak for leaving his post in August and not informing the public, as supply chain problems with our ports and trucking escalated. With their uncanny ability to find a straw man and beat it, leftists accused anyone who criticized his actions of being homophobic and opposed to parental leave. Of course, both things are irrelevant: this has nothing to do with him being gay or whether parental leave is good. It’s about having the sense to know that if you have a vital job, you can’t just take off for two months without having someone competent to fill in for you. Apparently, nobody has been covering his post.

Not that it would have been any better if he were on the job. Karol Markowitz at the New York Post has a good article on how he’s just one of many unqualified Biden appointees who seem to disappear as things they’re supposed to be in charge of spiral out of control (anyone seen Kamala Harris anywhere near the border lately?)

https://nypost.com/2021/10/17/biden-administrations-mishandling-of-supply-chain-crisis-feeds-inflation/

She notes that Buttigieg was made Transportation Secretary to reward him for dropping out of the race and endorsing Biden, and because he said he likes trains. Markowitz writes, “My 5-year-old likes trains, too. Yet just because he can say ‘Choo choo!’ with enthusiasm doesn’t mean he can oversee the country’s transportation system.” By comparison, Buttigieg’s predecessor, Elaine Chao, was the daughter of the founder of a major shipping company and had an extensive federal resume, including former Secretary of Labor, Deputy Secretary of Transportation and Chair of the Federal Maritime Commission.

So Buttigieg won’t be working to fix the supply chain crisis he knows nothing about. Instead, he’ll be in Glasgow, dealing with climate science…which he also knows nothing about.

The country’s in the very best of hands!

Extremists invade and occupy the Interior Department

By Mike Huckabee

Bulletin! Bulletin! Last week, dozens of extremists invaded and occupied the Interior Department where federal officials were working, and attempted to disrupt the people’s business. Video showed the crowd cheering on a protester as he tried to force his way through a closed door, and one overwhelmed officer attempting to hold the mob at bay with a taser. Multiple police and security officers were injured in the melee.

They must all be identified, jailed and, eventually, charged with treason and insurrection while Congress holds a 9/11-style commission investigation!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10098329/Dozens-climate-activists-arrested-clash-cops-Interior-Department.html

Oh, wait: they were LEFTWING environmental extremists. Well, never mind, then. Nothing to see here…

Spokesperson for Biden’s Interior Secretary: “Interior Department leadership believes strongly in respecting and upholding the right to free speech and peaceful protest.''

Sure, they do. As long as you're a leftwing radical and not a Trump voter or a concerned parent.


US Civil Rights Commission members blast Garland

By Mike Huckabee

The four conservative members of the US Commission on Civil Rights have written a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, blasting him for his memo threatening to sic the FBI on concerned parents who protest at school board meetings. Here's the story...

https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2021/10/17/us-civil-rights-commissioners-ask-blistering-questions-about-garland-labeling-parents-as-domestic-terrorists-n458046

And here’s the letter in full:

http://www.newamericancivilrightsproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Letter-to-Attorney-General-Garland-10.15.2021.pdf

They say they’ve combed the Internet looking for examples of any parents acting in a way that would constitute a national problem, and what they’ve mostly found makes them proud to be Americans. They note that if there are examples of some parents making threats, it’s a state and local law enforcement issue, not federal. They end the letter by demanding that Garland provide the Civil Rights Commission with specific examples of the alleged “harassment, intimidation and threats of violence” that he claims justify federal intervention.

I’ll pass those along to you as soon as Garland provides them. But I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting if I were you.

Latest news from our two-tiered legal system

By Mike Huckabee

If a church pastor suggests that his congregation vote for a Republican who stands for the church’s values and protects freedom of religion, that’s illegal political campaign activity that could result in the church losing its tax exempt status.

If Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe does a campaign tour of black churches, as do other prominent Democrats such as Stacey Abrams on his behalf, and VP Kamala Harris makes a video promoting his campaign that’s sent to 300 black churches, that’s “democracy in action.”

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/10/18/terry-mcauliffe-actually-posts-pics-of-himself-campaigning-in-churches-n458541

Here’s more on why that should be of concern to the IRS, but will they be too busy snooping into every bank account with over $600 in it to apply the law to Democrats?

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2021/10/17/the-irs-might-have-something-to-say-about-how-kamala-harris-is-campaigning-for-terry-mcauliffe-n2597562?utm_campaign=rightrailsticky1

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  • Joyce F Birch

    10/21/2021 09:21 AM

    Governor/Staff: Has there been a distribution problem for your newsletter? I signed up for the Evening Edition & the last one I received was Oct. 18. I had this same problem a couple of weeks ago. Most times I have to scroll down to Newsletters & select which Edition to read.
    Thank you.

  • WILLIAM BEVINGTON

    10/19/2021 03:05 PM

    I wish I could say something nice about team Biden goes to Scotland but absolutely nothing comes to mind. What a boondoggle to decide nothing but costing the U.S. taxpayer dearly!
    I'll also wait to see how many "select committees" we have on the Interior Dept insurrection. By the way, who is the dept's secretary who sent their spokesperson to address the rail????
    WOW this administration, or whatever is running it, never ceases to amaze me.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    10/19/2021 12:48 PM

    When are we going to realize (as I have said before ad nauseum) we don't have political parties anymore -- instead we have a Blue Reich that will include Rinos and Establishmentarians and a Rising Red Resistance that will include former true Democrats and True Liberals.
    as for Virginia come on -- Clintonista Terry MacCullife WILL "win" because of stupid Virninnians
    (they didn't stand against their Blackface Gov or sex offender AG) -- it will prove and forecast nothing.
    Republicans WILL sweep in 2022 and Trump (if he chooses to run) WILL win in 2024 -- the only question is will it matter?

  • Stephen Russell

    10/19/2021 10:52 AM

    LA CA supply chain update: 100 ships offshore, X 3 days to unload per ship.

  • Stephen Russell

    10/19/2021 08:42 AM

    Supply Chain:
    Only Union drivers can move cargoes in LA CA Ports
    Have 40 ships to offload X 3 days per ship.

  • jo Denny

    10/19/2021 08:39 AM

    Mike Huckabee,
    The article from your newsletter on Section 230 and whether to have an anti trust regulation on the Big Tech companies is good or not and the Leetarue suggestion to just make all the information transparent might be a better approach. I totally disagree. I think even if this information was made transparent no one would be held accountable just as we have seen so far with this whole administration and the evil that was done to the Trump administration like the Russian falsehoods and by the way Steele is trying to still keep alive. No, I think the only thing that speaks and unfortunately is money and being able to sue them. Sometimes even that with our biased judges, attorney generals, bought by Soros won't even bring accountability but in my opinion has a better chance of doing so.

  • Jessie Teddlie

    10/19/2021 07:24 AM

    All of these “efforts” to get ALL to submit to vaccines or be fired, goes back to Obamacare and a nationalized healthcare system! Then, the “demands” for companies to fire all who do not comply is in direct opposition to the “non-discriminatory regulations” of federal and most states! How can they keep doing this and no justice department efforts to stop it?

  • Carmine Fea

    10/19/2021 06:32 AM

    A loud NO to Leetaru's less drastic measures in an attempt to bring fairness to social media. We cannot let social media continue to elect our leaders by withholding the country's business and denying the people's right to know the country's business in order to elect their choice, as it did in 2020. Congress must act strongly, decisively, quickly, and successfully to enact law governing social media, to restore fair elections to the people of this country. A democracy cannot endure unfair elections. And where are the laws Zuckerberg violated when and how he spent over $400 million to influence his way the people's election.

  • Lawrence Foster

    10/19/2021 01:30 AM

    We might be better off if Mayor Butt-Plugg - the ostensible secretary of Transportation - took permanent paternal leave. Just hold his salary and perks. - those should be earned by performing service, not as a reward for throwing the nomination to Sleazy Joe.

  • James Evart

    10/18/2021 11:56 PM

    Face it, these Democrats who were elected to power should all be ejected for their dishonesty, hypocrisy, double standards, partisan enforcement of laws and many, many other disgraceful actions. These people are scum from the lowest, filthiest pit and are a stench in my nostrils.