June 22, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Advice to President Trump from David Horowitz on how to deal with a rogue Supreme Court that refuses to uphold the Constitution. Horowitz makes the case for Trump to “crush judicial supremacy.” I’m sure that’s already got a lot of mainstream media people hyperventilating and House Democrats calling for impeachment before he even does anything. But as Horowitz notes, if Trump refused to accept that unelected judges outrank the elected President and Congress on issues over which they have no jurisdiction, then he would be following the lead of Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.
Of course, we live in a time when Antifa radicals are destroying statues of Lincoln and Jefferson. I haven’t heard of them attacking Hamilton yet, but that's probably only because they think he was a great rapper.
How moonbeam-crazy is the mayor of Seattle for allowing anarchists to take over several city blocks of other people’s property and declare it a cop-free “autonomous” zone called CHOP (formerly CHAZ)? So off-the-charts wacko that even the Mayor of Portland, Oregon, thinks she’s gone off the deep end.
A group of protesters threatened to set up their own “autonomous zone” in Portland after the city council failed to meet all their demands, such as cutting $50 million from the police budget (they cut only $16 million – it is still Portland, after all.) But when they started pitching tents, setting up barricades and building their own commie Camp Runamuck, Mayor Ted Wheeler ordered in the cops and cleared them out (Yes, officials can do that! Enforcing the law is actually still possible!)
Wheeler said, “I do not want an autonomous zone set up in Portland. I’m watching what’s happening in Seattle, and I’m not impressed. I think it’s a distraction from the larger movement, and the movement is justice for black people.”
Oh, did I forget to mention that the Portland “autonomous zone” was being set up right next to the apartment building where the Mayor lives? Well, never mind, I’m sure that had nothing to do with it…
PANIC-INDUCING FAKE NEWS
Five ropes were found hanging from trees in an Oakland, California, city park and immediately declared to be “nooses,” racially-charged symbols of terror, and branded as a hate crime. After much frightening and outraged rhetoric from city officials (including the Mayor declaring that “intentions do not matter,” when I thought that was the very definition of a hate crime – it’s right there in the name), an official hate crime investigation was launched. But then, the person who hung them came forward.
It was Victor Sengbe, a black man who says he hung the ropes (actually, multi-colored gym bands) months ago as part of the rigging for a swing system. Sengbe tweeted that he agreed that any sightings of nooses should be taken seriously, but “there are a lot of black folk at the park who know it’s a swing.” He told KGO-TV it was “unfortunate that a genuine gesture of just wanting to have a good time got misinterpreted into something so heinous.”
He should’ve realized that it’s mid-2020: all genuine gestures of just wanting to have a good time will be misinterpreted into something heinous.
Remember when President Trump said he was conflicted about removing Confederate monuments because next, the mob would come for Washington and Jefferson because, after all, they owned slaves, too. The media went into their standard “mock the dumb orange man” mode. But as has happened so many times, he turned out to be right.
Commentary magazine has an interesting think piece on why Trump and conservatives saw this coming and liberals didn’t, as well as a defense of the Founders and why they don’t deserve the attempts to erase them from history. It’s behind a paywall, but if you’re not a subscriber, Instapundit has a lengthy excerpt.
Meanwhile, I’ll await the “think pieces” in the liberal media explaining why, even though Trump was right and they were wrong, really, Trump was wrong.
YOUR TUITION DOLLARS AT WORK
The president of Florida State University’s Student Senate was impeached and removed, amid accusations that he is racist, transphobic and anti-abortion because he’s Catholic. He was replaced with a Palestinian student who has a history of making anti-Semitic statements about Jews and Israel.
Facing a backlash, Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Tribe apologized for saying that Joe Biden should pick a running mate based on the person’s accomplishments, rather than just focusing on picking a black woman.
I have to agree with Tribe’s critics. Why should Joe’s running mate have to have impressive accomplishments when the white man on top of the ticket hasn’t been held to that same standard?
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)