Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!
Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse Of The Day
- We need to take this seriously
- Watch my interview with President Trump
- Fedex shooting update
- More than one side to a story
- Crickets from Biden
- Democrats face Hispanic vote worries
- A Reader Writes Back...
- America The Beautiful
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
We need to take this seriously
By Mike Huckabee
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, the superintendent of the Webster Groves school district in Missouri engaged in some of the currently-popular virtue-signaling and white guilt-mongering by writing a blog post claiming that the school district contributes to inequitable systems which clearly disadvantage black students and practice white privilege.
He probably thought that talk was cheap, but he might soon learn differently. The group Parents Defending Education says his blog post is a public admission that the school district practices racial discrimination in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights act of 1964. So they filed a federal civil rights complaint.
The group’s president, Nicole Neily, said that when the head of a public school openly admits to running a racist system while taking state and federal money, that’s illegal. She said many people told her the Biden Administration wouldn’t take the complaint seriously, but “I hope that is not the case because civil rights are not a partisan issue.”
A huge salute to her and her organization for holding liberal officials to the same standards they impose on everyone else. Seems to me that the Biden Administration now has two choices: either take the complaint seriously and launch an investigation (as the Trump Administration did against Princeton under similar circumstances), or admit that all the public self-flagellation from white liberals about systemic racism and white privilege is just a lot of divisive political theater that they don't really take seriously.
I look forward to either outcome.
Watch my interview with President Trump
By Mike Huckabee
Here’s all I have to say to get you to watch tonight’s very special episode of “Huckabee” on TBN: my first guest will be former President Donald Trump! But there’s much more. Alveda C. King and Ginger Howard will tell us about their important new book on healing America’s racial divisions. Magician of the Year Greg Gleeson will come straight from Vegas to astound you. We’ll laugh at the week’s craziest news on “In Case You Missed It.” And to top it all off, music from one of the fastest-rising new country groups, the Hall Sisters. Set your DVRs because this is a show you’ll want to keep.
It all starts tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out how you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, and extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests, all at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.
Fedex shooting update
By Mike Huckabee
The FBI has named the person who (allegedly) killed eight people and wounded others in a shooting at a FedEx facility in Cincinnati before killing himself. But as per our standard practice of not giving murderers free publicity, we will not name him.
I’ll just tell you that he was a 19-year-old male who was known to local and federal authorities. It’s not clear what connection he had to the FedEx, if any. A family member had contacted authorities to warn that he might have a potential to commit violence, but it’s also not known what, if anything, was done about those warnings.
This will undoubtedly give proponents of “red flag laws” more ammunition. It makes sense that if someone close to a person sincerely believes they might be a powder keg waiting to blow up, that authorities should check it out. There have been other previous mass shootings where the police had clear warnings and did little or nothing. So why are red flag laws so controversial?
Because proponents of such laws tend to want to make them overly broad, so that any accusation can rob someone of his Second Amendment rights, even if it’s false. Critics see it as a backdoor way for the left to brand all its political opponents as dangerous insurrectionists so they can disarm them en masse. But they’d never do something like that, right?
More than one side to a story
By Mike Huckabee
I grew up hearing, “There are two sides to every story,” so you shouldn’t make up your mind until you hear both sides. Sometimes, there are even more than two sides. But these days, it seems that a lot of powerful forces want us to believe there’s only one side to every story – theirs. It does make it a lot easier to make up your mind about things if you don’t have to be bothered with listening to other perspectives, particularly those of police officers.
But I like to think that what these attempts to censor unapproved viewpoints mostly accomplish is to create free publicity for them. For instance, if the publishing giant Simon & Schuster didn’t feel the need to virtue-signal to the left by distancing itself from a book by one of the cops involved in the Breanna Taylor shooting, telling his side of the story, I probably wouldn’t have even known it existed. But now I do, and I can pass along information about it.
Also, a big salute to the independent Post Hill Press for standing behind its decision to publish the book instead of caving to pressure. They’re giving the world a much-needed example of how publishers used to act when they were like books and had spines.
Crickets from Biden
By Mike Huckabee
Friday, President Biden was set to perform a milestone for all Presidents: his first greeting of a foreign leader at the White House. But when Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga arrived at the front door, Biden was nowhere to be found (insert your own "Nobody's home" joke.) Suga was greeted rather awkwardly by Vice President Kamala Harris, who then gave him a tour of the place. Her performance did not get good reviews.
Meanwhile, the big question on everyone’s lips (except the media) was “Where is President Biden?”
Biden did eventually show up for a meeting and press briefing with Suga, but there was never any explanation for why he left an important ally waiting at the door – particularly an ally from a nation where protocol and courtesy are considered extremely important. As several conservative commentators pointed out, if Trump had done that, he would have been subjected to a media feeding frenzy on everything from how he was a blundering embarrassment on the world stage to questions about his health. For Biden, crickets.
By Mike Huckabee
This is a must-read article for students of history – real history, not the anti-American woke propaganda that passes for history these days.
It’s about a new exhibit in Texas honoring one of the heroes of the Alamo. In fact, he may have been the last man standing in the battle against overwhelming Mexican forces. His name was Jose Toribio Losoya. He was one of the Tejano defenders of the Alamo, and his story and that of fellow Tejano Texas Revolutionaries upends the slanderous “fighting-words-in-Texas” claim that the Alamo and the fight against Santa Anna were about “white supremacy.”
Democrats face Hispanic vote worries
By Mike Huckabee
Several Congressional Democrats in the Hispanic Caucus are lobbying the FCC to block the sale of a Spanish-language radio station in Miami because they believe the new owner will switch it from a liberal to a conservative format.
They’re being quite open about this being ideological opposition, possibly because they’re terrified of the jump in Hispanic support for Trump in 2020. They seem to think they own the Hispanic vote, so they should also have a monopoly on what news and opinions Hispanics hear. Rep. Ruben Gallego lamented that the community’s source of news might get “corrupted.” Funny, that’s what a lot of us think happens when you get only the left's version of the news, and there’s hardly a shortage of that in any major market.
A co-founder of the company seeking to buy the station said, “America Teve is being accused of being conservative because it is anti-Castro. We will not apologize for promoting democracy and opposing the Castro regime because we represent a community who are victims of that regime.”
He makes a good point: the reason communists hate a free marketplace of ideas is because they know their ideas can’t stand up to free and open debate. Sound like anyone else you know?
Speaking of Florida Democrats who suffer from corrupted news sources, did you hear about the Florida state Representative who was aghast over the “stunning allegations” that socialism has killed people around the world?
A Reader Writes Back... (Repeat)
It is frustrating trying to find the truth in the press. God bless you Mike and family. Now is the time for all of us to participate in the political process. I am tempted to put up signs on the front lawn but do not want my house burned down. In Phoenix, the police have been under funded for more than 20 years. We are often compared to Philadelphia. We are twice size in land area and have more population. Our police department has half the budget.
America The Beautiful (Repeat)
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