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April 10, 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
  • The right to keep and bear arms
  • Hunter Biden's laptop is back in the news
  • Prince Philip
  • “Everything Is Racist” News
  • Chauvin Trial Update
  • "Infrastructure"
  • Dire consequences from tax increases
  • Facebook data leak
  • A Reader Writes Back...
  • America The Beautiful

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 


 

The right to keep and bear arms

By Mike Huckabee

One of the more disturbing moments of Biden’s gun control announcement was his claim that his orders didn’t infringe on the Second Amendment, but then he added, “No Amendment to the Constitution is absolute.”

Actually, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” sounds pretty absolute to me. But then, so do all of the rights enumerated in the First Amendment that Democrats have been more than willing to toss down the garbage chute in the name of public safety.

Biden even alluded to “You can’t yell ‘Fire’ in a crowded movie theater” as an example of an exception to free speech rights. Except there really is no such exception.

That refers to a 1919 case in which Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote that "falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic" isn’t protected, but that meant that the speech had to be both false and dangerous. In 1969, the SCOTUS partially overturned that, ruling that only speech that’s likely to incite imminent lawlessness (a riot) could be banned. Even Holmes later changed his mind and thought his ruling might have been wrong.

But notice how incredibly narrow that restriction is, and how it’s targeted only at someone in the process of inciting violence. It doesn’t say you can deprive law-abiding citizens of their Constitutional rights because of the possibility that they might misuse them in the future. That’s the idea behind Biden’s proposed expansion of “red flag laws,” but that’s not America; that’s the Tom Cruise movie, “Minority Report.”

Hunter Biden's laptop is back in the news

By Mike Huckabee

Thursday, the Daily Mail reported that it had authenticated Hunter Biden’s laptop. They hired a former FBI computer forensics expert to pick the drive apart, and his analysis found that the data appears to be authentic and he found no evidence of tampering or fabrication, by Russia or anyone else.

The “Russian disinformation” excuse was the media’s go-to reason for censoring this story, despite the DOJ and FBI both saying they’d found no evidence of that. Then on “60 Minutes,” Hunter dodged and weaved around the issue of whether it really was his laptop, saying maybe it was and maybe it wasn’t: “It could be that I was hacked, it could be that it was Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me.” Imagine Jackie Mason saying that and it’s funnier.

Anyway, now that the Daily Mail claims to have authenticated it, the next question is, “What does it reveal?” For this, you might want to send the kids out of the room. Hunter’s new book about his life is called “Beautiful Things,” but that’s not a title you’d give to the linked article. It might actually make you feel sympathy for Joe Biden, who at times comes across as a loving dad dealing with a cruelly hostile son with serious addiction and self-control issues.

Two pieces of news that emerged from the story are that it appears a Secret Service agent was still protecting Hunter from himself in 2018, when he was allegedly on a self-destructive drug and prostitute binge, even though he was not entitled to protection at the time. Also, we learn it’s possible that Hunter may have been the real reason Joe ran for President. Hunter angrily texted that Joe’s campaign team had painted him as the “uncontrollable troubled tax cheat philanderer sex and drug addict that you tried so hard to fix but couldn’t,” and if he didn’t run for President, “I’ll never have a chance at redemption.” Joe texted back, “I’ll run, but I need you,” and urged him to stay in recovery.

Okay, that’s far-fetched. But Joe has always claimed that he decided to run when he heard Trump say there were very fine people among the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, which Trump never said. So this story is as reliable or more so than the official one.

Prince Philip

By Mike Huckabee

Early Friday morning, word came from Great Britain that Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of 73 years, had died at Windsor Castle at 99. Philip served in the Navy in World War II, the couple married in 1947, and Elizabeth became Queen in 1952, making Philip the longest-serving consort in British royal history. He enjoyed good health for most of his life, and only gave up driving at 97.

Our condolences to our British friends, and a salute to Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth, two reminders of an age when members of the royal family put decorum and duty to country above selfish personal pursuits and the media spotlight.

“Everything Is Racist” News

By Mike Huckabee

In today’s “Everything Is Racist” News, CNN spins the Big Wheel of Random Offensiveness, and it clicks to a stop on…Chinese-style type fonts! So make a note: your Chinese restaurant menu is now officially racist.

Well, to be fair, the writer does eventually get around to admitting that a type font can’t actually be racist, but only after expending far too many words trying to make the case that it is.

Chauvin Trial Update

By Mike Huckabee

We haven’t been reporting on the day-to-day testimony in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of killing George Floyd. The trial was presented originally as a slam-dunk, with all the state’s forces arrayed in the prosecution, while activists outside threatened to burn down the town if Chauvin wasn’t convicted. Which raises the inevitable question: what if he’s not?

Sure, that seems impossible considering the odds against him, but some of the witness testimony so far isn’t exactly helping the prosecution’s case, as you can see at the link.

"Infrastructure"

By Mike Huckabee

Peter Suderman of Reason.com takes a closer look at President Biden’s $2.5 trillion “infrastructure” plan, and demonstrates how little of it is about rebuilding and modernizing our infrastructure and how much of it is massive payoffs to the Democrats’ political allies.

Of course, to channel Bill Clinton, that all demands on what the meaning of “infrastructure” is. What if you define “infrastructure” as literally everything you want the government to do and pay for, from child care to paid leave?

That gave rise to our hilarious “Meme Of The Day”:

Dire consequences from tax increases

By Mike Huckabee

I’ve been warning about the dire consequences to the economy if President Biden gets his way and imposes sharp increases in taxes on US corporations. But that was based on years of experience and common sense. Now, thanks to a study by two Rice University economists, we have some hard figures to quantify the damage.

In addition to substantial decreases in investments in equipment and structures, it would lower US GDP by $117 billion by 2023 (rising to $190 billion by 2026), and cost approximately one million American jobs in the first two years alone. On the plus side, if he really wants to do the opposite of everything Trump did, he would certainly be accomplishing that.

Facebook Data leak

By Mike Huckabee

A massive data leak of 533 million Facebook users was recently revealed. To find out if your data was exposed, read this article and follow the link to search for your email address.

Not to take this lightly, but remember, if you really care about keeping other people from exploiting your private data, you probably shouldn’t be on Facebook at all.

A Reader Writes Back...

Like the reader attached to this email... I’m worried about our future as well as my grandchildren’s. I always shake my head and wonder why we Republicans can’t get our act together. Why reactive and not proactive. Having a great plan ahead of time. Health insurance as an example. How do we gets kids today to see where we are headed without these good plans. I want courageous people in leadership. Am I expecting too much?? Thanks for your daily messages of hope. So appreciate you and yours.

America The Beautiful

(This is a repeat.  We will have a new park image tomorrow)

God's creation is all around us. To learn more about Kobuk Valley National Park, visit its website here.

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  • Steven Aman

    04/11/2021 02:13 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, first let me say that I love your newsletter. If I didn't know better, I would think that we share one brain. I want to share an idea. I recently had a reply from Senator Sinema on the topic of DC statehood in which she asserted that DC statehood would have better addressed the events at the Capital on January 6th and that DC residents deserve representation. My thought on this may or may not be unique, but I thought you might share it. If the politicians who support DC statehood for security and representational purposes are truly concerned with these two matters and not political gain, wouldn't it be more expedient and easier to simply give the Capital lands back to Maryland and Virginia and allow DC residents to become residents of the state that they inherit in the process? It would also avoid the political "optic" (I use this loosely as this bill has been proposed numerous times long before events of 1/6/2021). Just a thought and one that I had not heard anywhere else!

  • j. debra halsmith

    04/11/2021 12:25 AM

    50+ million [& counting!] children have been home-schooled by gun-owning parents and NOT ONE SINGLE SCHOOL MASS SHOOTING!!! Sooo…arming teachers actually does work!?!

  • Linda Hebert

    04/10/2021 06:55 PM

    Hello Governor! Another reason to appreciate and continue to receive your newsletter is because of the access to "help" sites that you reference. In particular, your link to "Have I been Pwned?" due to the data breach of Facebook users. I deleted my account on Facebook back in early February but when I checked my email address on Have I Been Pwned, I discovered that the data on Gab.com has also been breached. Yes, I have been pwned and am following the instructions to secure my data. Thanks Again for heading up the pack on "Facts", Truth, and especially for heading your newsletter "beginning with God's Word!" God's Grace and Peace, Linda

  • James Evart

    04/10/2021 06:15 PM

    Talk about Manchurian Candidates, it is hard for me to imagine anyone more in tune with making this country fail and China to prosper than our current President, his policies, actions and pronouncements.

  • Noelle O’Neill

    04/10/2021 06:03 PM

    Comedy and humor are missing from the overall conservative message, yet the left inundates us with material every single day. Can someone please put out a competitor to SNL that is actually FUNNY?!?! It would show the left what they really look like and how they are perceived, while allowing republicans some comic relief to bond over :)

  • Mrs. Patriot

    04/10/2021 04:31 PM

    Re: First Amendment: Instead of using the term "banned" speech, perhaps a more appropriate and less tyrannical term would be "not protected." Let's stop polishing that already slippery slope of thinking we should ban things. We have laws to prosecute infractions, AFTER they are committed. Thanks.

  • Joanne Wolf

    04/10/2021 04:16 PM

    Much of the info you have; the contents are being either “frayed out” or “blacked out.”
    We’re you aware of this? Enjoy what you are doing/saying for the most part. Getting tired of sensored material.

  • Stephen Russell

    04/10/2021 03:40 PM

    Infrastructure:
    Need New Tech & materials to repave hwys, streets, frwys alone
    Use recycled materials to pave our road hwy system alone
    & rebuild our RR tracks
    & 80B for AmTrak?
    Why not funded earlier?

  • LAVON M WALKER

    04/10/2021 02:36 PM

    Billy Graham's APPROACHING HOOFBEATS - copyright 1983. Someone on your staff needs to read Chapter 7 - "The Black Horse".

    Rather than the US inviting the World to the Southern Border and wasting $BILLIONS$ - why doesn't the US spend Tax Payer $$$$ in their home countries - teaching and providing material and supplies (providing clean WATER - growing vegetables - raising chickens & goats). Samaritan's Purse has been doing this for years! Edward Graham just gave up his military career to work for Samaritan's Purse and I am sure there are many more "like minded" individuals - who would be happy to work for a "worthwhile endeavor" providing FOOD and Clean Water for the World's dying and hungry !!!!

    This is 2021 and the US has been disgraced for what is happening on US Southern borders - hundreds - if not thousands - are dying or will die !!!!!!

  • Merry-Sue Adair-Gill

    04/10/2021 02:06 PM

    Governor: I have been getting your newsletter for a few months or so. It is great to get a snippet of the news without all the bias. I was saddened to hear about Prince Phillip's death, though at his age it was not unexpected. I went online after hearing the news. I was horrified to see all of the 'trolls' that made disgusting comments about him and The Queen. I am not innocent of making rude comments online, I have actually celebrated the deaths of criminals or such types, however, I have never seen the vitriol that was spewed out from most of these posts. I love the Royal Family and also share a birthday with Princess Anne. It was very troubling to read these. Our world is heading to Hell in a handbasket, as my Grandma used to say, and we have built the handbasket. Very sad.

  • Donna Cornell

    04/10/2021 12:37 PM

    PLEASE! YOU NEED TO PUT A 'SHARE' APP SO WE CAN 'AUTOMATICALLY' TRFR TO OUR FACEBOOK AND MEWE FRONT PAGE, THANKS!

  • Brenda S. Smith

    04/10/2021 12:30 PM

    Governor Huckabee, with regard to our right to bear arms, my concern is that Biden and his gang of communists/traitors will get a list of all gun owners, send a SWAT team to each house in the middle of the night, and confiscate guns belonging to American citizens while SWAT holds them at gunpoint. Remember Elian Ganzales under the Clinton administration? God help us! We need to fight back -- and now!

  • Floyd A Unger

    04/10/2021 12:24 PM

    Thank you

  • Anne Turner

    04/10/2021 12:16 PM

    Thank you for printing today’s reader feedback. I thought it to be right on. I changed to Independent a few years ago because of my increasing disenchantment with the GOP even though on most things I am conservative. Why are Conservatives so mealy mouthed? I think part of it is that no one likes to be called racist, mean and hateful. We are always trying to explain ourselves. Alway on the defensive. Besides conservatives tend to be religious and we are taught to show love, forgive our enemies, and not use bad language. There are always those pesky Ten Commandments rattling around. When on the whole a country breaks these, and the U.S. has big time, it does not work out well. It is time to get some courage, myself included, and support and speak out while still taking the high road. What the Dems are doing is not love and kindness, it is elitism at its finest. “Feel so good, because the borders are open and all those poor children are coming in for a better life. The only reason they are in such terrible confinement is because of Trump. Let’s all have a self-congratulatory group hug. “ Amazing how powerful Trump remains today as he is still responsible for everything bad that happens.

  • William Fuhrer

    04/10/2021 11:49 AM

    WHAT IS EXPECTED OF OUR SPECIAL SERVICES. IF THE SAME TYPE OF EFFORT WAS DEMANDED OF CIA, NSA, FBI. I THINK THE VIRUS WOULD HAVE NEVER MADE IT TO THE UNITED STATES AND BLM GOT OFF THE GROUND BECAUSE OF THE FBI

  • Stephen K Lentz

    04/10/2021 11:07 AM

    "Anyway, now that the Daily Mail claims to have authenticated it, the next question is, “What does it reveal?"

    As usual, no matter WHAT it reveals, NOTHING will be done because you rinos ALWAYS allow the jackasses to get away with whatever they want!! AND the jackasses KNOW you rinos will do NOTHING so they will keep doing WHATEVER they want. The political system in this country is as corrupt as a 3rd world country!!!

  • Sharon Faulkner

    04/10/2021 11:01 AM

    Mike
    Please do not call the fascists outside the Chauvin " trial " activists-- they are Klan/Tammany Hall THUGS. This so-called trial reminds me of the Tom Robinson one in To kill a mockingbird.

  • William Fuhrer

    04/10/2021 10:50 AM

    EXTORTION that sports should be made aware of. Prominent BLM activist: If Derek Cauvin Isn't convicted for George Floyd's death cities will be on fire

  • William Fuhrer

    04/10/2021 10:42 AM

    CWA had an interesting article in an email today .....WANTED: Governors of Courage to Stand Against Radical Gender Identity

  • JC Holland

    04/10/2021 10:25 AM

    Where is Epstein's girlfriend and what does she know?????