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Today's Commentary ---  Our National Emergency -- Trump Revival  -- "See Life Clearly"  -- She chose her path --- Cortez Needs A Tutor -- 37 Hours -- Weekend TV Note -- "Huckabee" preview  -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

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As expected, President Trump signed the compromise Congressional spending deal to keep the government open, despite it containing less than $1.4 billion for border walls, about a quarter as much as he requested, enough for only 55 miles of fencing. Also, despite warnings that the bill was filled with other things that didn’t deserve funding, along with poison pills designed to tie his hands and block him from taking action on his own. For instance, dictating that the 55 miles of fencing can only be built in counties controlled by Democrats who will be given the power to veto it. Why not just build a giant “Welcome” mat instead?

Immediately afterward, Trump made good on his threat to declare border security a national emergency due to violent criminals, massive caravans and drugs coming into the US illegally, and he announced that he would build the border barrier with funding from other sources. The money includes $3.6 billion from the military construction fund, $2.5 billion from a Department of Defense drug interdiction program and $600 million from the Treasury Department’s drug forfeiture fund.

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Trump Revival

By Mike Huckabee

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the “dying middle class” – everything from Grammy critics blaming the decline of rock on teens not being able to afford instruments and families no longer having houses for garage bands to play in, to all the Democratic Presidential candidates vowing to help the dying middle class somehow by taxing the bejeebers out of the businesses that create their jobs.  And of course, there’s the endless nonsense in the media about how the Trump tax cuts robbed and cheated the middle class by…making them pay less in taxes?  What?!

I keep wondering if any of these people have ventured outside their elite bubbles since Obama left office because the uphill battle for America’s workers that they describe fits his Administration to a T but is starting to appear as outdated as the 2009 Grammy Awards.

At the link, Investor’s Business Daily lists some of the good news pointing toward a revival of the middle class under Trump that the media are trying desperately not to report. 

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/middle-class-revival-trump/

When the media grudgingly mention any good news about the economy, it’s usually to try to give credit for it to Obama.  Anyone who owns a business will tell you that things are booming now after eight years of anemic growth because Trump reversed the liberal policies that were keeping the government’s heavy foot pressing on the economy’s throat. 

But if they told you that, you wouldn’t vote to bring back those toxic policies.  So even if every American family could suddenly afford a four-bedroom house with a Whole Foods chicken in every pot and a rock band in every garage, you’d still be hearing about how the middle class is dying under Trump.  Come on, who you gonna believe, the media or your stupid paychecks?

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"See Life Clearly"

By Mike Huckabee 

New York’s new Democratic majority, with the gleeful support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, recently passed a law legalizing abortion up to the moment of birth (there have been many articles attempting to dispute that; they are wrong and based on weasel words such as “health of the mother” that can mean literally anything the abortion doctors want it to mean.)  This law not only defies basic human decency, it also flies in the face of all we’ve learned in recent years about the development of infants in the womb.

New York’s politicians want to keep people in the dark about what abortion really is because the only way it can thrive is by hiding it behind clinic walls and euphemisms like “reproductive choice.”  When people see it what it actually is, they turn away from it in horror.  The vast majority of women change their minds about having an abortion if they see a sonogram, which is why killing laws requiring sonograms is also part of the left’s current tide of pro-abortion laws (to paraphrase the Washington Post, “Abortion thrives in darkness.”)

Well, Focus on the Family is about to turn on the lights in New York to see if the cockroaches scatter.  They’re launching a 12-week campaign called “See Life Clearly.”  It will culminate on May 4th with an event in Times Square called “Alive in New York.”  It will feature pro-life speakers, music, and most importantly, live 4-D ultrasounds of a third trimester baby projected on a massive Jumbotron screen. 

FOTF President Jim Daly said, “It looks like a picture of a 1-year-old. There is no way a person is going to be able to say, 'That is not a child.' It is a child and we want everybody to see it."

I am bracing for pro-abortion groups to try to challenge the event’s permits or use any other tactics to keep New Yorkers from seeing the kind of carnage they endorse.  If there’s a blackout in NYC on May 4th, I’d suggest the police look for pro-abortion activists with wire cutters. 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/focus-on-the-family-live-4-d-ultrasounds-times-square-jumbotron.html

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She chose her path

By Mike Huckabee

In the UK, a pregnant 19-year-old who fled to the Middle East at 15 to become an ISIS bride now wants to come back to Great Britain and give birth to her terrorist-fathered baby at the expense of the National Health Service.  Britain’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid is moving to block that, saying he won’t hesitate to keep people from returning who are full of hate for their own country.  And Security Minister Ben Wallace agreed, telling BBC Radio 4, “I’m not putting at risk British people’s lives to go and look for terrorists or former terrorists in a failed state…actions have consequences.”

https://www.foxnews.com/world/uk-official-vows-to-prevent-return-of-britons-who-backed-is

But giving the US yet another reason to ignore "international law," Lord Carlile, a former independent reviewer of terrorism laws, said blocking her from coming back might violate international law: unless she has a second nationality, she must be allowed to return to prevent her from becoming “stateless.”

My response to that is that she chose her state: the Islamic State.  If she wants to let some nice British couple who don’t believe in mass murder adopt her child, then that’s great for both the baby and the couple.  But why should British taxpayers be expected to provide free medical care and probably an array of other public benefits to someone who abandoned Great Britain because she wanted to see it and everything it stood for obliterated from the face of the Earth?

For background: she had two other babies in Syria that died and admits she’s not sorry she went there and only wants to return for the free health care.  As this article notes, she “claims she lived a 'normal life' in ISIS' capital Raqqa and was 'not fazed' by the brutal execution of its enemies, recounting how she once found an 'an enemy of Islam's' decapitated head in a bin.”  

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6702719/Ex-London-schoolgirl-19-fled-join-ISIS-two-friends-flees-nine-months-pregnant.html

You can read more at the link then feel free to voice your opinion in the comments section on whether compassion and the concept of welcoming back the Prodigal Son (or daughter) should extend to someone who abetted torture, enslavement and mass murder and isn’t even sorry about it. 

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Cortez Needs A Tutor

By Mike Huckabee

At a certain point, when our opponents have gone beyond merely being misguided and are frankly embarrassing themselves, I start to feel uncomfortable being mean enough to point it out.  It feels like bullying the disabled.  So let me just politely explain to a certain New York Congress member that when a big corporation gets a $3 billion tax abatement to move to your state, that means the company will pay $3 billion less in taxes than it otherwise would have.  It does NOT mean that if the company decides not to move there, the state now magically has $3 billion it no longer has to give to the company that it can spend on other neat stuff. 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/02/how-dumb-is-ocasio-cortez.php

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37 Hours

By Mike Huckabee

Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee reported that after two years of interviewing witnesses and examining hundreds of thousands of documents, they’ve found no evidence that the Trump Presidential campaign colluded with Russia.  So Newsbusters examined the NBC, CBS and ABC evening newscasts to see if they would give that story the same type of coverage they’ve given to Russian conspiracy theory stories over the past two years.  Here’s what they found:

Total number of minutes evening network newscasts have devoted to Trump-Russia collusion stories over the past two years: 2,202.

Number of minutes devoted to the Senate report of finding zero evidence of Trump-Russia collusion: zero.

FYI, 2,202 minutes is nearly 37 hours.  When you talk for 37 straight hours with utmost seriousness about something that doesn’t exist and ignore anyone who tries to tell you it’s only fiction, that’s not a newscast.  It’s a “Star Trek” convention.

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/bill-dagostino/2019/02/14/networks-2202-minutes-russia-scandal-zero-no-collusion-report

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Weekend TV Note

By Mike Huckabee

Weekend TV Note On a “Huckabee” Family Member:  If you enjoy the essays by “Huckabee” writer Laura Ainsworth, look for her this weekend on your TVs and computer screens.  She’s not only a fine writer, she’s also a fantastic retro-jazz recording artist.  She was recently honored by the Artists Music Guild Heritage Awards with an unprecedented triple win for Video, Album (“New Vintage”) and Female Vocalist of the Year at a ceremony hosted by Thelma Houston. 

A TV special made from that evening recently aired nationally on Dish Network.  This weekend, it will be broadcast on WATC-TV in Atlanta at 10 a.m. EST on Saturday and again at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday.  You can also watch it streaming live online at WATV’s website.  Here’s more info on the AMG Awards show:

http://watc.tv/the-amg-heritage-awards-coming-to-watc/

And more about Laura’s music.  Congratulation, Laura!

www.lauraainsworth.com

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"Huckabee" preview

By Mike Huckabee

Continue your romantic Valentine weekend tonight by snuggling up with your honey in front of the TV for another new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN! We’ll visit with the new president of the NRA, Oliver North.  Blogger Sheila Wray Gregoire will have some advice on balancing family, romance and vacuuming.   Author Heather MacDonald will talk about how identity politics is destroying college campuses. On the lighter side, we’ll introduce a fun new segment hosted by country music legend Leroy Van Dyke, visit “Our Kind of Town,” and meet a Huck’s Hero with a tasty way of helping others.  I’ll also have some serious commentary and some crazy news “In Case You Missed It.”

All this and more fun and surprises are coming tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, repeated at the same times on Sunday, only on TBN.  To find your local TBN channel and stream previous episodes online, visit https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee

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Evening Edition - February 16

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!

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Daily Verse (KJV)

"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."

– 1 Corinthians 13:13

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