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April 15, 2021
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Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:

  • Daily Bible Verse
  • Nearly 20 Years Later: Time is up in Afghanistan
  • Biden Fact-check
  • National Emergency
  • A Two-Tier Justice System
  • New Podcast
  • Reader Writes...
  • America The Beautiful

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

Nearly 20 Years Later: Time is up in Afghanistan

By Mike Huckabee

President Biden announced this week that he will order all US troops withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. This is being greeted with mixed responses.

On the one hand, President Trump campaigned on putting a stop to “endless foreign wars,” and he had actually set an even earlier deadline of May 2021 for removing all troops from Afghanistan. Many Republican Senators criticized that decision, and give them credit for consistency, they also blasted Biden’s decision to do the same thing, calling it reckless, irresponsible, dangerous, an abdication of American leadership in the region, and “a disaster in the making” (Lindsay Graham), because it signals a retreat from a fight with terrorists that hasn’t been won yet.

On the other hand, many Americans are tired of sending our sons and daughters to risk their lives and limbs, trying to keep peace in an area where there’s never been any, and where we’ve already expended vast amounts of blood and treasure for two decades in a place that many of them don’t deem worth the cost. I’m certainly sympathetic to that view. At least Trump took off the Obama-era “rules of engagement” handcuffs that made them sitting ducks, but it was still a very dangerous mission with no clear end game.

But on the third hand (this issue is so convoluted, it has more than two hands), other critics argue that a complete pull-out risks the advances we’ve made and creates a vacuum that will quickly fill with a return of terrorism. Remember how Obama pulled all the troops out of Iraq for a 2012 election talking point, only to see the rise of ISIS and the need for far greater military intervention? I believe Joe Biden was there at the time and should remember that.

If Biden keeps that deadline, he has less than four months to make sure local officials and other allies are able to keep Afghanistan from spiraling back into its Taliban-run, terrorism-exporting past. I wish I could say I had more confidence in his competence to make that happen.

It doesn’t help that in making the announcement, he committed a massive unforced error. By announcing that the pullout would come on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, he gave the Taliban and ISIS a huge propaganda win. They’ll trumpet this as America surrendering and retreating on the anniversary of the day they struck their fatal blow against us. That date is already a major flashpoint for attacks in the Middle East (did anyone seriously believe that the date of the Benghazi attack – September 11, 2012 – was a coincidence?) Choosing it as a date for our troop pullout is like sponsoring a pep rally and recruitment drive for ISIS.

Randy DeSoto at Western Journal has more on the dangerous ramifications of Biden’s badly-timed retreat.

Biden Fact-check

By Mike Huckabee

Related: In making the announcement of the troop pull-out, President Biden tried to defend his military bona fides by claiming, “I said, along with others, that we’d follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of Hell if need be. That’s what we did, and we got him.”

Fact-check: John McCain said that (more plagiarism?), and Biden advised Obama not to launch the strike that took out Osama bin Laden.

National Emergency 

By Mike Huckabee

Speaking of President Biden’s return to wise, calm, mature leadership that other nations will admire and respect, we’re now in an official “national emergency” situation with Russia and on the brink of a new “Cold War.”

A Two-Tier Justice System

By Mike Huckabee

Across America, protests and riots are rocking our cities due to fury over two police killings of suspects. Both suspects had criminal records and were resisting arrest, but that isn’t considered justification for their deaths by anyone. In one case, the officer reportedly followed his force’s guidelines for dealing with the situation, but is accused of going too far and is on trial for murder. In the other case, video shows the officer clearly made a tragic mistake by grabbing a pistol instead of a taser, but she’s already been fired, is under 24/7 protection from the mob, and just days later has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.

Meanwhile, in Washington, the Biden DOJ and the DC police announced that after a three-month investigation, no charges will be filed in the homicide (that’s the coroner’s ruling) of Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed Air Force veteran shot at point blank range by a still-unidentified Capitol Police officer during the violent protest on January 6th. They claim that they found no evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the officer violated any federal laws or “did not reasonably believe that it was necessary to do so in self-defense or in defense of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the House Chamber.”

Again, a reminder: Ms Babbitt was unarmed and climbing through a broken window. She was not at the time attacking or threatening anyone. Yet the officer deliberately shot her.

The DOJ statement read, “Acknowledging the tragic loss of life and offering condolences to Ms. Babbitt’s family, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and U.S. Department of Justice have therefore closed the investigation into this matter.” I’m sure that will give great comfort to Ms. Babbitt’s family, especially since they didn’t release any detailed findings of this investigation that led to this conclusion. In fact, her family has already hired an attorney to continue the legal battle.

Were there really extenuating circumstances that justified responding with deadly force to an unarmed protester who was merely trespassing, not attacking? Does this mean if someone climbs in through a window of our homes, we can shoot them dead with no consequences? I suspect that millions of Americans will believe this means deadly force is only okay to use against protesters if they’re Trump supporters, which will add more fuel to the fire of distrust in our justice system.

Tucker Carlson had a must-see commentary on the apparent two-tier justice system last night,

And if you’re now hopelessly baffled by what constitutes “justice,” the feds aren’t prosecuting the cop who shot Ms. Babbitt, but they did knock down the door of the citizen journalist who videotaped it and hauled him off to jail for “interfering with government business.” That's right: person who shot an unarmed protester will face no charges, but the person who shot video of the shooting will. Watch the Tucker Carlson report for full details.

To throw another curve into the mix, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the officer who shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back and paralyzed him when Blake resisted arrest and attempted to reenter his car (where a knife was later found) has been cleared of wrongdoing.

The police department said an independent outside investigation found that the officer acted “within the law and consistent with training” and he has been reinstated without charges. I wonder how this will affect Blake’s civil lawsuit accusing the police of malice and reckless indifference to his rights.

The police chief admitted that some “will not be pleased with the outcome,” but given the facts, the “only lawful and appropriate decision was made.” I’m sure “not be pleased” will be putting it mildly. But one thing is certain: anyone who takes to the streets to protest that Jacob Blake was denied justice but doesn’t speak up for Ashli Babbitt is a hypocrite of the worst order.

This just might be the least surprising series of shocking revelations Project Veritas has ever uncovered, but the group just released more footage showing that CNN is not a news network but a proud Democratic Party propaganda outlet.

The first video showed a CNN employee allegedly bragging to a woman whom he thought was a dating app date that CNN knowingly aired anti-Trump propaganda to get Biden elected, and he “100%” believes they were responsible for defeating Trump. The second showed him saying that they target Rep. Matt Gaetz with any dirt they can find because he’s an impediment to leftist legislation. And now, the latest release of the gift-that-keeps-on-giving shows him explaining how CNN manipulates people with fear of COVID by hyping death tolls because “it helps with ratings…Fear really drives numbers. Fear is the thing that keeps you tuned in.”

He said that’s why CNN puts that death toll counter right up front on screen and doesn’t report on COVID recovery rates because “that’s not scary.” He added, “If it bleeds, it leads.”

In that spirit, I gladly pass along this story in the hope that it will help CNN bleed more viewers.

New Podcast Episode

By Mike Huckabee

On today's TPP, Governor Huckabee talks with fellow former Governor Bobby Jindal about leadership, and why he believes the coronavirus pandemic could be a golden opportunity to transform education in America. But first, he shares a few public speaking tips for the White House Press Secretary.

LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE>>>

A Reader Writes Back...

I really like your writing. It's refreshing to be able to read about what's going on in the world without having to dig for the truth in every sentence of every post and news article. I still can't get over how big the blinders are on so many people. May God have mercy on us.

Thanks for keeping us enlightened.

America The Beautiful

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  • Joyce F Birch

    04/16/2021 03:08 PM

    There isn't much I can say because you, Governor, has said it all. I feel like a tossed salad that has wilted for a couple of days. I'm totally disgusted, but mostly enraged with the Biden admin.!! Nothing like telling our enemies we're pulling out on 9/11/2021!! This would be like me telling the police I'll be robbing the bank on May 1st. It's not like I don't want our brave men & women home, because I do. I pray for Ms. Babbitt’s family. What's the secret. I feel, why bother making any comments about all the discourse, lives lost, property damaged, because I don't see this ending anytime soon. It's been ongoing since 2020! Amen.

  • George Reynolds

    04/16/2021 02:34 PM

    Regarding Biden's announced pullout of troops from Afghanistan, he too is consistent. In his 40+ years in politics, he has never made a correct decision regarding foreign policy.

  • Berry Mcalister

    04/16/2021 01:12 PM

    First, lets replace the service members in Afgan. w/ the people who think the military should stay there - meaning the safe & sound loud mouth politicians. If the trials, imprisonment & defunding of police continues, cops will be forced to protect themselves by not doing anything at all.

  • Jerry

    04/16/2021 10:30 AM

    How refreshing was it hear Maxiy Watters tell a Congressman to shut up in a debate on the House floor? Although indignant she did not want answers to questions that could lead to when Americans could get back to normalcy. Although Maxie's only tools in her box are crude and disrespectful that is all Maxie really has, her interaction with decent people in a professional manner can not apply her IQ can not allow it. Once 2 syllables words are applied in a conversation Maxie only response is shut up. And that's where America is sitting today only one sided and one agenda most of it wrong and probably unlawful. Welcome back Maxie the CCP missed you.

  • Marilyn Hellmuth

    04/16/2021 09:59 AM

    Dear Governor Huckabee,
    Dinesh D'Sousa found the identity of the cop who killed Ashlie Babbitt. He presents the identity in a recent post about black privilege. The man who shot Babbit is a black cop named Lt. Leroy Bird. You can check this with Dinesh D'Sousa, however I think that Americans are entitled to see the inequality in our justice system. Please publish this information.
    Thank you,
    Marilyn Hellmuth

  • Paul Kern

    04/16/2021 12:55 AM

    It is sad to see this once blessed nation disintegrate. The Left act like Morlocks. Civilized people are bred for food now.
    The military- industrial complex still striving to keep the American Empire alive. Britain lost when she tried to rule Afghanistan. It was always divided among ruling tribes. The Pashas they are called. Great fighters. I knew one. There will never be a united Afghanistan while the mullahs are allowed to rebuild the Persian Empire with the Left's support.
    And now the left hungry with power and blood lust will precipitate another world war with a new Axis of Evil.
    America was never created to be an empire builder. The hounds of Hell have been released and the Left will become one of their first victims to feast on.
    We have become an intemperate nation. No nation can survive when adult children are given free reign.

  • James Evart

    04/16/2021 12:19 AM

    Could it be that the blinders and insanity that our country is going through are meant by God to happen for the reason of it's demise?

  • Tracy Hernandez

    04/16/2021 12:13 AM

    Please read the article "Who Really Has Privilege" by Dinesh D'Souza, the name of the person who shot and killed Ashley Babbitt IS known

  • Carl T Smith

    04/15/2021 10:41 PM

    I know you will cover this in your next newsletter but Project Veritas, James O'Keefe is suing Twitter jack Dorsey for defamation and I Hope and Pray he sues for 500 Billion Plus expenses to cover all the damage Jack Dorsey has done. It's also obvious WHY Dorsey canceled O'Keefe for his expose on CNN. Upsetting the PROGRESSIVES, aka Socialist Agenda is NOT in the BIG TECH OLIGARCHS $$$$ INTEREST. Maybe Alphabet and Facebook will follow the dummy's lead and get sued too!

  • Joseph Orsini

    04/15/2021 08:54 PM

    Democrats' strategy is clear: illegally admit millions of people who will be dependent on Federal handouts for decades, give them the legal/illegal vote, and keep Dem Party control for those decases, at least.

  • Elaine Liming

    04/15/2021 07:57 PM

    Your newsletter is most informing. My ladies of Mary love reading it. We keep you in prayers each day. A question came up in our meeting. Where can we send our letters of support to President Trump? We want to make sure he will get them.

  • James Drury Jr

    04/15/2021 07:39 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff!

  • Floyd A Unger

    04/15/2021 07:17 PM

    Thank you

  • Harold Levi

    04/15/2021 07:08 PM

    Mike,

    Again, if we are going to pull term limits in place for Congress the Constitution must be amended.

    Proposed: Senate Term Limit
    Section I of the 17th Amendment changes the original construction of the Constitution by changing the election of Senators to a popular vote of the Citizens from appointment by the State Legislature.

    Senators represent the interests of the State, not the Citizens, and should be elected/ appointed by the State legislature as originally specified. This technique allowed massive amounts of political skullduggery. Powerful political machines controlled the appointment of Senators until the ratification of the 17th Amendment. This dynamic needs to be returned to the original design of the Founding Fathers.

    Below is a suggested Amendment.

    Election to the Senate is limited to two (2) six (6) year terms. Candidates who have completed two (2) or more terms are barred from reelection. Those already in office will continue until the end of their current term.

    Each Federal Senator will be elected to a term of office by a popular vote in the State House of Representatives and Senate. Each candidate and their qualifications must be published in each newspaper of record in the State.

    If a Senator is elected as a member of a political party, they must remain an active member of that party until their next election. They must display notice of their party affiliation at all times.

    When a Senator retires from elected office, they must register as a Lobbyist if they reside or work within 100 miles of the Capital City of the United States.

    This Amendment is an addition to the 17th Amendment and is effective immediately upon Ratification.

    Proposed: Senator Qualifications
    The above statement is written in a mixture of positive and negative terms, which can be difficult to interpret. It needs to be rewritten in all positives as below with important additions. Carpetbagger candidates are disallowed.

    Below is a suggested Amendment.

    3: The qualification for Senator is that they be no less than thirty (30) years of age and have been a legal Citizen of the United States for no less than fifteen (15) years. They must have been a physical resident of the State and district they will represent for no less than ten (10) years. They cannot have been convicted of a felony and must be current with their Local, State, and Federal taxes.

    A Candidate for the office of Senator must publish documented proof of meeting these requirements and no personal records may be blocked from public view. The published proof of meeting the requirements will be verified and reported publicly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

    The third paragraph of Article I, Section 3 is hereby repealed. This Amendment is effective immediately upon Ratification.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    04/15/2021 07:01 PM

    TRUMP DIDN'T LOSE !! IT WAS VOTER FRAUD !! SCREAM!!!
    BUT -- He sure brought down CNN and the other DNC stooge media who have tanked along with tinker town into the toilet bowl... I am 100% sure that was why God got him elected.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    04/15/2021 07:00 PM

    TRUMP DIDN'T LOSE !! IT WAS VOTER FRAUD !! SCREAM!!!
    BUT -- He sure brought down CNN and the other DNC stooge media who have tanked along with tinkering into the toilet bowl... I am 100% sure that was why God got him elected.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    04/15/2021 06:59 PM

    TRUMP DIDN'T LOSE !! IT WAS VOTER FRAUD !! SCREAM!!!
    BUT -- He sure brought down CNN and the other DNC stooge media who have talked along with tinkering into the toilet bowl... I am 100% sure that was why God got him elected.

  • Stephen Russell

    04/15/2021 06:45 PM

    2 Tier Justice: been active since 2017 to date
    How can we combat

  • Stephen Russell

    04/15/2021 06:44 PM

    National Emergency?
    Cold War 2 with same foe from Cold War 1
    What gives
    Biden & staff cant lead
    Surrender Joe U lose