October 23, 2018

Throw money at it

With that caravan (not “army,” as per liberal complaints – Fox News' Jesse Watters sarcastically suggested we call it a “parade”) of migrants now 7,000 strong and heading across Mexico, determined to cross our border en masse, it’s attracting some new participants.  People who’ve already been deported multiple times see this as their chance to come back yet again to the US. I assume that if they make it, they’ll immediately head for some Democrat-run “sanctuary city,” where multiple deportees have more legal rights and protections than US citizens, no matter how many times they’ve been sent back or how many crimes they’ve committed against US citizens.

President Trump has warned that they will not only be greeted by the National Guard, but he will cut US aid to their home nations (Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador) that are unwilling or incapable of doing anything to keep their populations from illegally invading the US.

Naturally, that is not sitting well with some prominent Democrats.  Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland says the US needs to “invest” more money in Central American aid, joining media wunderkind Beto O’Rourke’s call for sending millions more tax dollars to these nations. 

But the problem with these nations isn’t a lack of money at the top.  Sending their governments planeloads of American tax dollars is not going to end the corruption and crime that drives people to leave, nor is that money going to filter down to the people.  If you actually believe that, then take a look at Venezuela, where the people can’t even access food, medicine or toilet paper -- but the richest people in the nation, those who have billions of dollars socked away in foreign bank accounts, just happen to be the leaders of the socialist government (and in one case, the daughter of the former leader.)  Isn’t that a strange coincidence?

This is the predictable Democratic response to all problems, large and small: “Something wrong?  Throw more tax money at it!”  



White House Warning

Everyone makes mistakes, but intelligent people learn from those mistakes and try something different (as voters did in 2016, and they're reaping the benefits of it in stronger growth and historically low unemployment.)  The leaders of today’s Democratic Party seem utterly incapable of grasping that when an idea proves to be a failure, the solution isn’t to try it again and again, and keep doubling down on it.  Seriously, who wants to put people like that back in charge of the government?  If the thought of what they want to do (again) horrifies you as much as it does me, then form a caravan, go to the polls and all vote Republican.



 Sandra Day O'Connor

I hope you’ll join me in sending prayers and good wishes to Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female Supreme Court Justice.  She is 88 and just announced that she has early stage dementia and “probably Alzheimer’s disease.”  She says she can no longer participate in public life and will spend “the final chapter” of her life with loved ones in Phoenix.

In a moving open letter, retired Justice O’Connor expressed her “gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings” she has received and many people who’ve made her life possible.  She also left a message to current and future generations about the importance of understanding the Constitution and our unique system of government, of teaching children civics and of “putting country and the common good above party and self-interest.”  It’s both a timeless and very timely message.  I urge you to read it, and again, to say a prayer for her and her family.


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 Follow the money

There’s an old saying: If you want to know what’s really going on, “follow the money.”  Over the past year or so, tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter have denied promoting leftist voices while suppressing conservatives (which brings to mind another old saying: “Who are you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?”)  But with the election near and federal election laws making it possible to see who is giving how much to whom in campaign donations, let’s follow the money flowing from the employees of Google, Facebook and Twitter and see where it’s going…

Is anyone really surprised at the drastic contrast between donations to Democrats and Republicans?  Click the link for the numbers (preview: at Twitter, the ratio of employee donations to Democrats and Republicans is 100%-to-zero percent.)


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  • Eddie C Jones

    10/25/2018 10:34 PM

    I read them.

  • carole braden

    10/25/2018 09:41 PM

    God gave us a gender this transgender thing is ridiculous

  • Amelia Little

    10/25/2018 04:32 AM

    My prayers go out to Sandra Day O'Connor and her family. My Daddy died 5 years ago (at 91) and my Mother this year (also at 91) both with ALZ. It was a long-long road seeing them slowly deteriorate, and hide the tears when they don't recognize you, or rejoice when they recognize you as a relative (but not a daughter) because you'll take the smallest recognition.

    There have been countries over the years who the US has sent not only money, but also basic supplies like food, where the government of some of those countries took the money, probably what food they wanted, but did not bother to see that the people received food and supplies. For some, it would never be enough. Like Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto (I think this is the right one) was complaining early about the US not helping, as she stood in front of stacks of bottled water. There was more than just the water that was provided, but manpower to help clear things up, and to help rebuild. I think that the ones who should be sending money to the countries of the people in the caravan are say, soros, booker, the hoolywood elite, other high ranking officials. Of course, the left high ranking officials are probably among those who are sending money for the caravan.

  • Michael Galloway

    10/24/2018 07:17 PM

    Reference your article "Throw money at It"- the march or invasion of 7000+ coming through Mexico- stop now any American $ being sent to these three countries mentioned. Why were we giving these socialist countries anyway?!!!!!!! The national guard will definitely be needed. As you probably already realize the left liberal mainstream media is mainly showing only pictures of women and small children trying to play on the empathy and compassion. There is a time and place for empathy and compassion, but letting this army of invaders come across our border immediately threatens the safety and security of Americans. And of course the Democrats want this army to get here and to one of their sponsored sanctuary cities ! The Democrats have a evil agenda to change America. But if for some reason (and hope it doesn't ever happen) this army of people get across the border have transportation to take them to the homes of every Democrat Senator and Congress person and others Democrats homes if needed. They should be able to at least house fifteen to twenty !!!
    This situation is out of control in Mexico, but would not want to see the chaos and impact it would have here in the United States. One more reason to build the wall and definitely vote Republican, not that any more reasons are needed. We absolutely as a nation cannot afford to have the Democrats gain control of the House and Senate and never again represent the White House. GO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6TH AND VOTE REPUBLICAN !!!!!!!

  • Kathy Wingate

    10/24/2018 12:20 PM

    Latenight watching Hannity, just had a thought...the Dems, Pelosi,Hillary, et al who think we should open the border to illegal migrants, should be imposed upon to put them up in their own very roomy homes, at least a dozen per Dem, Maxine Waters should probably put up 2 dozen, and all of Hollywood should house dozens of the immigrants....if they are so welcoming, they should prove it!!

  • Nelda White

    10/24/2018 12:13 PM

    as the democrats so self-righteously want open borders, do they not understand that it won't be just the republicans and conservatives and independent parties that loose. they will, too. just as soon as there are enough radical socialist here and voting (legally or illegally), it will be the end of them running anything. They will all get booted out, no matter how hard they try to kiss up. They won't be needed any more and the new tide will just take their money and do things their way. They will probably lose their money, homes and might even be living on the streets and their cry of "we helped bring you here" will fall on deaf ears. They aren't just throwing away our freedom, they are throwing away their own freedom as well, but won't see it until it is too late. Our forefathers, both parties, wrote and agreed on our constitution and they wrote our immigration laws so we could decide who and how many can come in. No other country has as good an immigration law as we have and no doubt look down on us as unbelievably stupid for not controlling our borders.

  • Nancy Stucky

    10/24/2018 11:48 AM

    Why are Democrats calling Trump a Nazi? I just don’t get the correlation. He isn’t a racist.

  • Carol Wintrode

    10/24/2018 09:33 AM

    Dear Governor,
    We had to change email last week. My husband chose gmail. Oy! Out of nowhere, I'm getting Leftist tweets in my Twitter feed from people I have no idea of! Really???????
    PS. I based last years Thanksgiving letter (to about 250 people) on a sermon you gave in Carrollton or Prestonwood on "detours" in life. Credited you, of course. Got awesome feedback! You are an amazing speaker!


  • William Schlumpf

    10/24/2018 09:19 AM

    The Dems are not interested in solving problems. Their power comes from ensuring that problems perpetuate. By saying they will "solve" the problems by spending money they gain control of money flows and where it goes; friends, family, refrigerators.

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    10/24/2018 08:17 AM

    I agree, regarding the Demos: The definition of "INSANITY" is the continuation of the SAME efforts, that failed previously!

  • William Taylor

    10/24/2018 07:55 AM

    When you are writing about Twitter, Google and Facebook, please consider the following, 1) Twitter is used extensively and successfully, he thinks, by President Trump, 2) Facebook hosts many conservative posts everyday. I know many conservative friends who use it, 3) on a Google search you will 'get what you ask for' e.g. If you want the Fox News perspective on President Trump then be sure to put 'Fox News' in your search criteria. If you want to know about the Russia investigation, you will probably not end up on the Fox News site because they typically don't cover it.

  • Jerry Korba

    10/24/2018 07:44 AM

    Why do we call people who come to the USA Illegal immigrants people with out legal papers or proper vetting or even a request to enter the USA. We should drop the title Illegal Immigrant to Criminal Invader. I welcome people who first want to be law abiding want to help build America not take benefits from our people, being a citizen here is not free. We need to know what your intentions are how can you make America a better place. We the People do want you to come legally build your foundation as a law abiding citizen not a Criminal Invader.

  • Michael Hutch

    10/24/2018 04:47 AM

    The Caravan. Mexico is being invaded as well. Not stopping it though. Said it before, $1-5 million per person reduction in aid to home country AS WELL AS TO MEXICO for complicity.
    We have to use the Military as well and this should be announced on Nov. 7, after election is obvious.

  • Linda Hebert

    10/24/2018 02:07 AM

    Thanks and prayers for Justice Day-O'Connor! Her suggestion for a "Nationwide Civics Education Initiative' is an excellent one. It occurred to me though that only an act of God can impact the parent's "party and self-interests." Me thinks there is one on the way! Glory to God!

  • Leona Hill

    10/23/2018 11:35 PM

    Mike, Thank you so much for your Evening Edition. It seems to me that so few people have anything to say anymore that makes much sense. What you have to say is always refreshing. I appreciated your section on Sandra Day O'Connor. She is a great American who served her country well for many years. I will pray that she will have more years of strength and lucidity, peace and happiness with her family.
    God Bless You, Mike.

  • Stephen Russell

    10/23/2018 11:12 PM

    Sandra Day O Conner issues: Is this going to lead to another Judge K style hearings by Dems?? Trump has 2choose IF her dementia is that bad, Rerun Judge K hearings again??? Voters WONT tolerate IT twice.
    & notice that Caravan has NO families?? Its a concealed Invasion.
    Pure & simple, Carry hidden arms???
    Must have Army & MC on border

  • Theresa Kordon

    10/23/2018 11:08 PM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee, I love your style and your take on the news and issues
    I really appreciate you and your family and know that you are called by God for these times

  • Keethlyn Fletcher

    10/23/2018 11:02 PM

    I have friends who have immigrated from other countries, but they have done it the right way. They have worked hard,studied hard, and have left their family behind while getting their American citizenship. It is a slap in the face to them if we allow the illegals to walk all over the process we have in place. Shame on those who are trying to break down our system, and those who want to let them.

  • Walt m

    10/23/2018 10:48 PM

    Governor, it is time for use of the technology's for crowd dispersment the military has been using overseas for years, non lethal and effective, a president will be set and it needs to be one of no free entry, we can't even take care of the people here and now thousands way!

  • Eileen Frerking

    10/23/2018 10:46 PM

    My concern is that I have not heard of just HOW we plan to stop the invasion of this mass of people marching/riding toward our border. Are we planning to mow them down? Tear gas? Stun guns? Pepper spray? Just how do we stop them without a mass killing?

  • Helen Nees

    10/23/2018 10:39 PM

    If and when the caravan gets to the US border I think the most charitable act of kindness by Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Kamala Harris, and Maxine Waters would be to each take a hundred or so of these people and sponsor them by providing housing, food, medical care, insurance, transportation, education, clothing, etc. Put your money where you mouth is. Live your commitments. I know Pelosi and Waters live in large mansions so this would be a good opportunity to fill up those spare bedrooms, right? Do the right thing (in their minds).

  • Jess Mills

    10/23/2018 10:37 PM

    Re: the "caravan(s)":

    The "caravaners" are coming from countries which are, at root and base, socialist countries - what the gangs in those countries don't control, the government does. Why, therefore, is it a mystery that they want to come here, or why the Democrats want them here with such intensity? After all, if the government doesn't provide it, how am I/we/they supposed to get it? Our immigration policy now in effect is directed to, basically, change our culture; not more directed toward the Judaeo-Christian values and principles on which our country was founded, but toward Marxist ideals and principles toward which the Democrats have been bending for the past few decades. I saw this at UT-Austin (back when there was only one UT) in the early and mid-60s, and it's been accelerating (there and elsewhere) ever since.

    Until Trump. Praise the Lord!

    'Nuff Said.

    Thanks for being there, and speaking up for us.


  • Lawrence E. Foster

    10/23/2018 10:37 PM

    Regarding the obvious leftist slant of face-book, twitter, et al, why has not some conservative group come up with an alternative? I'd join, and i believe thousands of others would as well. I don't use any of the current (anti-) social media, and will not until there is one that is fair.

  • Ken Smith

    10/23/2018 10:20 PM

    A number of years ago I wrote a number of anchors at Fox and reminded them of Stalin's comment about, "give me a generation of young people and I will control the world", as well as Frank Thomas' comment in 1964 that stated, "Americans will never knowingly adopt communism but will, through liberal policies become a communist nation without ever knowing it". They never reminded people. Why do we call these democrats 'socialists'? They are 100% communist. Everything Kruschev said about taking us from within is coming true. Are we afraid to call them what they are? Our nation is on the verge of total annilation. Conservatives are being attacked physically and injured and I want to know why jackass democrats are not hauled off to jail for inciting violence! !

  • Carol Kirchnet

    10/23/2018 10:19 PM

    I appreciate all you do for “we the people”! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!