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April 6, 2021
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Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:

  • Daily Bible Verse
  • The V-Word
  • Bravo: The Heritage Foundation turns down Big Tech money
  • Fresh examples of government tyranny
  • The Propaganda War to end the Senate Filibuster
  • MLB retreats to Colorado
  • A Reader Writes...
  • America The Beautiful

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

The V-Word

By Mike Huckabee

When talking about all the socialistic, economically suicidal policies of the current Democrat Party leaders, the media try to prevent any mention of the “V”-word: “Venezuela.” Pointing out the disastrous, freedom-crushing, economy-killing results of socialism in Venezuela just isn’t cricket. Why, it’s “whataboutism!”

Or it’s an incredibly valuable cautionary tale, as so many Venezuelans who fled to America have been trying to warn us. And here’s an example you might not have heard about that sounds eerily familiar: what happened in Venezuela after dictator Hugo Chavez got rid of any pesky constitutional roadblocks by expanding the nation’s Supreme Court from 20 to 32 Justices.

Bravo: The Heritage Foundation turns down Big Tech money

By Mike Huckabee

A big salute to the Heritage Foundation, for refusing to be bought. The conservative think tank rejected donations of $150,000 from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and $225,000 from Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Click the link to read the scathing letters Heritage Foundation president Kay Coles sent to the two tech moguls, explaining why they could not accept money from companies that “repeatedly and blatantly” target conservative speech.

Fresh examples of government tyranny

By Mike Huckabee

This outrageous incident where police barged in and interrupted a Good Friday service in a church because of COVID rules happened in the UK, so it could be taken as yet another lesson on why it’s so important to protect our First Amendment (also why it was a great thing that our Founders fought a revolution to separate from Britain, which also gives us the blessed freedom not to have to listen to anything the royal family members say, hint-hint.)

Canada has also given us some even closer examples of government tyranny over religious rights, such as jailing a pastor for refusing to restrict his church’s capacity to a ridiculous 15%, even though they were taking every possible safety precaution. That pastor said there’s empirical evidence that the lockdowns were causing more harm than good, and explained, “I’m doing what I’m doing in obedience to Christ. I am quite content to let the Lord Jesus Christ himself decide whether or not this is persecution. He promises that those who are persecuted for his namesake will be blessed. He’s the one that blesses, and I’m content to leave that in His court.”

But he was downright meek compared to the pastor in this MUST-SEE video that went viral, racking up millions of views in just 48 hours.

When some cops enforcing strict COVID laws tried to interrupt the Passover service at Calgary’s Street Church in Alberta, Polish Pastor Artur Paw?owski dealt with them much like the way Jesus dealt with the moneychangers.

He repeatedly called them Nazis and Gestapo and ordered them out until they actually backed down and left. He shouted after them, “Nazis are not welcome here. And don’t come back without a warrant…Do not come back, you Nazi psychopaths!...Unbelievable, sick, evil people intimidating people in a church during the Passover, you Gestapo, Nazi Communist fascists.”

He then told his congregation, “Can you imagine those psychopaths, Passover, the holiest Christian festival in the year, and they’re coming to intimidate Christians during the holiest festival? Unbelievable! What is wrong with those sick psychopaths?”

Incidentally, he’s not afraid of being arrested, because he not only has Jesus on his side, he has the law. In Canada, it’s a criminal offense to interrupt a church service.

Granted, his rhetoric might have been a bit overheated, but it shows that many Christians are fed up with discriminatory state encroachments on religious freedom under the guise of public safety. Unfortunately, even here in America over the past year, we’ve been remiss in not protecting our First Amendment freedoms as strongly as we should.

While it was prudent to observe strict COVID safety rules, particularly during the early days of the pandemic and before there were multiple vaccines, there’s no question that many state and local governments wildly overstepped their powers in blatantly discriminatory ways. The Supreme Court had to slap them down for declaring liquor stores to be “essential businesses” while ordering churches closed, and imposing limits on churches that were never required of Walmart and other stores, and even on church services held outdoors.

There is a middle ground between observing reasonable safety measures and allowing the state to crush our right to worship, even on the holiest of days like Good Friday or Easter. If a church is observing public safety precautions no stricter than those imposed on other gathering places, then they are perfectly justified in standing up for their Constitutional rights to assemble and to worship. And if the police want to come to a service, then they're more than welcome. Just show up on time and sit quietly until it's over.

The Propaganda War to end the Senate Filibuster

By Mike Huckabee

TheNewNeo blog makes some great points about the egregious lies being told by the Democrats about Georgia’s new election integrity laws and how so many big corporations are caving to the false leftist narrative to support it. As she notes, when Biden himself referred to “what they’re doing in Georgia and 40 other states,” he was admitting that more than 4/5ths of America’s states think we need stricter laws to insure an honest and trustworthy vote.

She makes the case that all of this nonsense about showing an ID to vote suppressing black turnout is just propaganda and cover for the real plan: to do away with the Senate filibuster and ram through an unconstitutional federal takeover of elections that legalizes vote fraud over the objections of 4/5ths of the states (and even black Americans, about 70% of whom support voter ID laws), to try to cement their one-party power.

This is why, no matter how many times the lies they’re telling about Georgia are exposed and debunked, they just keep repeating them. The goal isn’t really to change Georgia. It’s to distract you with Georgia while they change America.

MLB retreats to Colorado

By Mike Huckabee

Major League Baseball did its virtue-signaling by pulling the All-Star Game out of Atlanta (costing that Democrat stronghold $100 million in tourist revenue) and will reportedly announce today that it will be played in Denver, Colorado. Colorado has one of the few mail-in ballot programs, and the Democrat Governor brags that it’s the “gold standard” of voting systems. But it’s not without critics, and Republicans in the legislature have introduced bills to tighten election security.

But it wasn’t as if MLB had a lot of states to choose from. They had to find another state with less restrictive voting laws than Georgia or else they’d look like giant hypocrites. And guess what? Most states have voting laws as strict or stricter than Georgia, even Biden’s home state of Delaware.

They also had to find a state willing to put up with an arrogant leftist sports league that expects local taxpayers to build them stadiums then takes their balls and goes home if they don’t like the laws passed by the representatives of those same taxpayers. And some states are getting fed up with that.

Sen. Marco Rubio thinks if you’re going to virtue-signal, then you’d better go all the way. So he’s calling on the MLB Commissioner to give up his membership in the Augusta National Golf Club.

Finally, leave it to the satirical site The Babylon Bee to come up with the perfect place for MLB to hold their All-Star Game, a place that must really share their values: communist China…

A Reader Writes Back...

Thank you for caring so much about America and for our spiritual growth as well as our political knowledge. We treasure your insight and knowing we're receiving honest and truthful information. God bless you and your family, now and forever.

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  • Dave Smith

    04/07/2021 02:52 PM

    Your poll about America becoming more godless will not receive a vote from me because it is on facebook. Is there no other way to take a poll than via facebook with all their malfeasance?

  • Floyd A Unger

    04/07/2021 12:45 PM

    Thank you

  • Sharon Faulkner

    04/07/2021 11:59 AM

    NO ONE deserves persecution Ken. And it is all more complicated than you think.

  • Vernon Thompson

    04/07/2021 11:52 AM

    Have a Laugh
    THE PRESIDENT AND THE TWO HOGS
    Last Tuesday President Biden got off the helicopter in front of the White House - carrying a baby piglet under each arm.

    The squared-away Marine guard snapped to attention, saluted and said: "Nice Pigs, Sir".

    The President replied: "These are not Pigs. These are Authentic Arkansas Razorback Hogs.

    I got one for Vice-President Kamala Harris and I got one for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

    The squared-away Marine again snapped to attention, saluted, and said:
    "Excellent trade, sir."


  • Stephen Russell

    04/07/2021 10:29 AM

    MLB Game new sites:
    Alaska
    PR
    Like Fairbanks Alaska for a MLB Game

  • Ann atwell

    04/07/2021 09:26 AM

    I have never been a sports fan, and when I see actions such as are coming from the MLB, I am even more disgusted by their actions. Sports and politics should be kept separate. I applaud Georgia for finally enforcing more strict voter laws. Everyone should be required to show ID when voting. I also applaud the pastor in Canada. More preachers as well as Americans should stand up for our Constitutional right to worship. If we don't I fear things will get worse.

  • Joyce F Birch

    04/07/2021 09:16 AM

    Governor Huckabee, wouldn't it be a nice sign of solidarity if the MLB players and/or all employees boycott their employers for sticking their nose into politics? I think most of the players could afford to boycott. I know this is a far stretch. It's great to see the Heritage Foundation stand it's ground against big tech. Big tech is a huge problem.

  • Jj

    04/07/2021 08:25 AM

    Boycotting Coke and major league sports will harm these large corporations a bit they will sell to Liberals however take the NBA China will subsidize the League the same with all the other corporations their anti american stance will have a little effect on the bottom line I will choose other products corporations know they produce products and just put another name on the product the consumer may not know they aiding the anti american company by purchasing what they think is another companies goods.

  • Jerry

    04/07/2021 08:15 AM

    All the distractions the Harris Biden Administration is spewing China keeps on stealing IT Keeps building its Military keeps bring product to the US and around the world and Harris and Biden shuts down energy operations steals a source of revenue from Atlanta after getting 2 Senate seats most likely by any means possible and wants to keep the a system of voting that is not lawful. The border is in shambles with no chance to fix it. The country is being invaded and the no defense to stop it. Harris and Biden need to be removed now the oath of the offices are being breached the country has its defense standing down just like the police station in Minneapolis. Major League Sports is no longer a venue for fun they have become polictical activists so I bid them farewell China owns them for me they can have them. I would like to know where the outrage is for the people of color losing out on big revenue event in Atlanta the All Star game is a great resource for all a majority of people of color work and live in Atlanta why Biden chose to hurt them goes back to his roots being against people of color some people live and some people never learn.

  • Mike Manoogian

    04/07/2021 06:26 AM

    The call to end the filibuster is, of course, about establishing a one party domination of government in the US. This is even bad for Democrats. CA has tanked since Democrats attained a supermajority. Venezuela tanked, becoming the poorest South American country after being the richest. It took one generation for each to occur. Most instructive is the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany. It was able to thrive due to the void of opposition. We need a vibrant two-party system to keep the excesses of both in check. Ending the filibuster is bad for the United States.

  • Ken

    04/07/2021 04:27 AM

    It's very simple. If conservatives boycott professional sports, Coca-Cola and similar anti-American companies, they will suffer greatly. If in a year from now, these businesses are doing well, then we know that the conservative movement is useless and deserves the persecution it gets.
    See how simple this is?

  • Paul Kern

    04/07/2021 12:38 AM

    It is good to some standing up against the Marxist takeover. Republicans in office can learn from them. Few do good research. No backbone. Many pastors in the States are willing to accept government takeover. Well taught sheeple.
    Is time for God's people to rise up as He leads or continue to call Caesar "Lord"

  • Jon Kondra

    04/06/2021 09:37 PM

    Unfortunately, my new motto is; "I never used to be..." and I'm of the opinion that many of my fellow Americans feel the same.

  • Kathleen Kemmer

    04/06/2021 08:32 PM

    Mike, you are a National Hero to our Constitutional America, fighting for the now-battered Constitution. I believe our Constitution was a new covenant to God, in which the then fledgling U.S. had conscientiously incorporated the biblical values, morals, virtues and governance of the common people. Our forefathers and their descendants had promised to abide by these standards. We got off track by allowing the god-less Marxists and Communists to infiltrate our national values to change them over the past 80 years. We must do our best to fight for our God-given rights and extinguish these groups from their power over our culture and institutions.
    I have just written to the FCC to present a formal complaint about the 60-minutes hit piece on Ron DeSantis. The network intentionally omitted relevant facts and they intended to deceive viewers with their propaganda. Every conservative, liberal, and moderate should send in a formal complaint to the FCC and urge them to sanction the network. We must each do our part to push back against these encroachments. Even if it is as small as writing to officials or institutions that regulate these networks and platforms.
    I love your humor and your entertaining weekly shows, and read you everyday. I wish we had more heroes like you. And Sara also. If I were in Arkansas, she would get my vote!
    Kathleen.

  • Robert Arvanitis

    04/06/2021 08:30 PM

    Governor:
    Socialism technically means government ownership of means of production.
    More broadly, it means when government bureaucrats redistribute too much of the economy.
    Then the free market can’t match sellers and buyers through price signals. So hard socialism always fails, from USSR 1919 to Venezuela 2019.
    “Socialism” can also mean the welfare state. In 1980s, the UK and Scandinavia almost failed. https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-sweden-overcame-socialism-11547078767
    Don’t left statists quibble. The hippo does not belong in the bath tub!

  • Dean Barto

    04/06/2021 08:21 PM

    Pastor Artur Pawlowski appeared on Mark Steyn’s Fox News Primetime today. He said that he grew up in Poland when it was controlled by the Soviet Union, and that the Canadian Police barging in during his service reminded him of living behind the Iron Curtain, and he was having none of it.

  • Michael Lewis Sanders, Sr.

    04/06/2021 08:06 PM

    I loved the story about the Polish preacher in Canada and his response when cops showed up to harass him and his followers. I don't blame him one bit for calling them Nazis and Communists. I got a good laugh from that story. I think it is time that Americans begin pushing back more.

  • Anne kamilatos

    04/06/2021 07:11 PM

    That was awful what they did in Alberta.

  • Stewart Meyer

    04/06/2021 06:26 PM

    Why does the Democrat Senate Parliamentarian get to decide when, or when not, the filibuster is allowed?

  • Sharon Faulkner

    04/06/2021 06:21 PM

    I like the Black lady who pointed out that the MLB is leaving Minority Atlanta for White Denver ...