Today's Newsletter January 16 Edition

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Today's Commentary --- Victor Davis Hanson nails it -- Obama judge interferes -- elections have dire consequences -- In case you missed it: -- Barr grilled by Senate -- Our Insane World, Cont’d: -- Aborting the liberal narrative -- Time for SCOTUS to face facts -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse


Victor Davis Hanson absolutely nailed it on Tuesday’s Laura Ingraham show when describing what the problems are now with America’s criminal justice system and why the nomination of Bill Barr has the potential to make such an important difference. It’s so stellar, and needs so little embellishment from me or anyone else, that I’ve transcribed here, so you can ponder it word-for-word…

VDH: “...He’s taking over a Justice Department that’s had a large number of departures and an FBI where at least ten people have been reassigned, retired or fired, so that the agency has lost its reputation, and so has the Department of Justice. But more importantly, his task is to reestablish the concept of equality under the law, because we know that people like James Comey were leaking, Andrew McCabe was leaking, Baker was leaking; we know that FISA courts were deceived; we know that the director of the FBI went before Congress under oath [and] 245 times said he didn’t know or didn’t remember something that --- they bring Trump up to Mueller and if he did that, they would indict him.


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Obama judge interferes

By Mike Huckabee

I don’t know why we even need a President when we have so many federal judges who are willing and eager to do the job.  Today’s example is an Obama-appointed judge in New York who ruled that the Trump Administration can’t add the question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” to the 2020 Census. 

Considering the many intrusive questions asked by the Census, one would think that was a pretty basic piece of information. The judge also admitted that the question isn’t “racist.”  And it’s hardly unprecedented or unconstitutional: it used to be on all Census forms until 1950, when it was dropped because there were so few non-citizens in the US (hardly the case now), and it stayed on the long form until 2010.  No, the judge ruled that the question couldn’t be asked because Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross didn’t go about reaching that decision in the right way.  Again, something that I wasn’t aware was part of the oversight power of federal judges.

This is yet another time-wasting and partisan attempt by the judicial branch to constrain the legitimate Constitutional powers of the executive, and let’s hope the Supreme Court rules it so quickly.  Meanwhile, here are five reasons why the people who oppose putting this question on the Census form didn’t go about reaching that decision in the right way.



Elections have dire consequences 

By Mike Huckabee

Elections Have Dire Consequences Dept: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is enamored of socialism, 70% tax rates and turning the USA into Sweden, will get a position on the powerful House Financial Services Committee, which oversees Wall Street and the housing industry.  She will be serving under the new chair of that committee: Maxine Waters.

I haven’t been filled with so much confidence in the competence of two people to accomplish a task since Laurel and Hardy had to deliver a piano up a long flight of steps.



In case you missed it: 

By Mike Huckabee

In Case You Missed It: I was on “Fox & Friends” Monday, talking about the need to clean house at the top of the FBI, something that I believe many of the hard-working professional agents there are praying for even more than some of you are.  Check it out at the link. 

Incidentally,not only is the photo from 2016, so is the caption claiming that I might be the next ambassador to Israel.  Ignore that.  I didn’t take the job then, and I’m not considering it now.  I love Israel, but I think I’d rather keep working in Hendersonville, Tennessee, as the ambassador of common sense.


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Barr grilled by Senate

By Mike Huckabee

President Trump’s Attorney General nominee William Barr is undergoing a confirmation grilling in the Senate.  Here’s a wrap-up of how the first day went.

And Jodi Giddings at the Victory Girls blog offers five excellent questions that the Senators should ask Barr.  She means, of course, the Republican Senators. No Democrat would dare ask these questions since they wouldn’t like the answers.


Our Insane World, Cont’d:

By Mike Huckabee

Our Insane World, Cont’d: Sheriff’s deputies were called to Oberlin High School in Louisiana after a student came under suspicion of making a terrorist threat.  The student’s house was searched for weapons, but none were found, nor was any evidence of plans to do harm. The “threat” was based on the fact that while taking a math test, the student drew the square root symbol, and several students noticed and commented on the fact that it’s shaped sort of like a pistol.

And yet, all the warning signals put out by real school shooters get completely ignored.  Something doesn’t add up.


Aborting The Liberal Narrative

By Mike Huckabee

Aborting The Liberal Narrative:  When you hear pro-abortion activists claim that pro-life people are “out of the mainstream,” remember that their definition of “out of the mainstream” is being part of the 75% of Americans who support significant restrictions on abortion.


Time for SCOTUS to face facts

By Mike Huckabee

I’m not sure why so many liberals are hysterical over the idea of a conservative Supreme Court, since they seem to think that only SCOTUS rulings that are in their favor need to be obeyed.

I told you last week about the Colorado Christian cake designer who won his Supreme Court case, yet is back in court again because he’s still being targeted by the state for refusing to violate his religious beliefs.  And here’s another case of déjà vu all over again: one of the most ignominious examples of government bullying during the Obama years is back, with Northern California-based, Obama-appointed Judge Haywood Gilliam once again ordering the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of Catholic nuns, to pay for employees’ birth control, including drugs and devices that induce abortions.

A second lawsuit, involving Pennsylvania, hasn’t been ruled on yet. At least the judge in that case asked the plaintiff why it was wrong for Trump to issue a rule exempting the nuns, but it wasn’t wrong for Obama to issue the rules in the first place.  She didn’t get a coherent answer, probably because they couldn’t say, “Because we refuse to recognize the results of the 2016 election!”

You might be thinking, “Wait, didn’t the Supreme Court toss out this abomination already?”  Yes, in 2016.  It was one of the issues that led Christian voters to support Donald Trump, who issued new regulations exempting non-church religious organizations from the Obamacare mandate to provide birth control and abortifacient drugs under their insurance plans.  But pro-abortion Attorneys General in California and Pennsylvania went back to court to try to block those regulations.  This Obama judge sided with California, in a ruling that would apply to 13 states and DC, despite the SCOTUS already ruling in the nuns’ favor on the issue (note to Chief Justice Roberts: this is what people are talking about when they complain about activist Obama judges.)  

The plaintiffs claim that not forcing nuns to pay for abortions and birth control is depriving women of “health care,” even though such drugs are readily available elsewhere and can be paid for through other channels without having to force devoutly religious nuns to fund what they (and anyone with a brain and conscience) consider to be the murder of pre-born children. 

Of course, America’s self-appointed conscience, Planned Parenthood, gleefully celebrated the ruling forcing nuns to pay for abortions.  But I have a hard time imagining most Americans like this ruling, or the way in which liberal states are perverting the legal system by getting activist judges to find technicalities through which they continue to defy the will of the people, the Constitution and the Supreme Court’s prior rulings. 

If you don’t think this is a deliberate targeting of religious Americans for their beliefs, note at the link that the Obama Administration “carved out exemptions for huge corporations like ExxonMobil and PepsiCo but not for religious individuals,” and the blue states’ lawsuit doesn’t challenge the exemption for the corporations, only for religious employers like the nuns. 

Attorney Mark Rienzi of the Becket Foundation, which is representing the Little Sisters, said that sadly, these pro-abortion Attorneys General “think ?attacking?nuns is a way to score?political points.?These men?may think their campaign?donors want them?to sue nuns, but our guess is most taxpayers disagree. No one needs nuns in order to get contraceptives, and no one needs these guys reigniting the last administration’s?divisive and unnecessary?culture war.”

It’s time for the Supreme Court to face the fact that their previous “living Constitution” rulings that pulled new “rights” out of thin air created dangerous conflicts with First Amendment rights, with leftist activists exploiting the confusion to attack Americans of faith.  The SCOTUS needs to stop issuing these timid technical rulings that apply only to one narrow area and make it clear that First Amendment rights such as free speech and religious freedom reign supreme.  If that doesn’t work, then maybe they could use their gavels to pound the idea into the heads of lower court liberal judges who refuse to take “no” for an answer, even when it’s handed down to them from the Supreme Court.    


Evening Edition - January 15

By Mike Huckabee

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


Daily Verse (KJV)

"Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; 
for in thee do I trust: 
cause me to know the way wherein I should walk;
for I lift up my soul unto thee."

– Psalm 143:8

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  • Sarah Menne

    01/16/2019 04:39 PM

    I'm still chuckling over the truth and hilarity of the fact that you still would not like to be an Ambassador to Israel but remain an "Ambassador of Common Sense." You do such an excellent job of performing that particular job. Sometimes it appears you are almost the last vestige of "common sense" left in America and you express it in the most honest, amusing and creative ways. Keep up the good work! I love it, Ambassador Huckabee!

  • Stephen Russell

    01/16/2019 01:54 PM

    Pelosi & Illegals: Laura Loomer had some illegals at Nancys place & she called cops to remove illegals & they cry for the Illegal victims all the time
    C the Dems DONT care about Illegals, never have, never will