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October 22, 2023



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Mike Huckabee


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The corruption and politicization of our government

These days, the federal bureaucracy is so corrupted with partisanship and the two-tiered system of justice is so obvious that polls show most Americans no longer have any trust in our institutions to apply laws and regulations fairly and impartially. Even more shocking, a Rassmussen survey found that 46% of Americans believe “there is a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI who are using the FBI…as Joe Biden’s personal Gestapo.” That includes 64% of Republicans and even 30% of Democrats.

When a federal agency once revered as heroic crime fighters is now viewed by many Americans as the equivalent of Hitler’s goon squad, you know something has seriously gone off the rails. How did this happen?

I would argue that you could trace it back to the IRS scandal during the Obama Administration, famously painted as “scandal-free” by a fawning media that spent eight years studiously ignoring its many scandals. After Obama began raising taxes and increasing debt, grassroots opposition started forming under the name of the “Tea Party” movement, inspired by the patriots who launched the Boston Tea Party.

These groups were very effective in helping the Republicans win back control of the House in 2010 and were increasing and expanding their efforts in the lead-up to Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012. Obviously, Democrats believed they were TOO effective. But they didn’t fully trust their usual tactic of having their lapdogs in the media mock Tea Party members as dumb rubes and smear them as racists (no matter how many black people you could see at Tea Party rallies.) They needed to undermine the movement more effectively.

Enter the Obama IRS.

With their numbers growing, many of these Tea Party groups applied to the IRS for tax-exempt nonprofit status. This should have been a relatively quick paperwork-shuffling task, yet the application process stretched on for month after month. Tea Party group leaders were subjected to outrageous demands for unrelated financial records and lists of their donors, which was none of the government’s business.

This warfare-by-government-paperwork dragged on until after the election, preventing many of these groups from engaging in legitimate democratic activities such as voter registration drives. When Democrats cry about how opposed they are to “election interference” and making it harder to vote, remember that they are pioneers in the field.

The IRS official in charge of this process was Lois Lerner, who was called before a House Committee to explain herself. She issued a long statement declaring her innocence of any wrongdoing, then immediately took the Fifth and refused to answer questions. One could argue that by making that statement, she forfeited her right to invoke the Fifth Amendment, but we’ve learned only too well in recent years that laws don’t apply to well-connected Democrats. This was when we were just learning that and people were still surprised.

When Obama was pressed on this scandal by Bill O’Reilly, he insisted that there was “not even a smidgeon of corruption” at the IRS. It took the election of Trump and new Attorney General Jeff Sessions to perform a real investigation. In 2017, Sessions issued a statement finding that the IRS’ use of political criteria “was wrong and should never have occurred. It is improper for the IRS to single out groups for different treatment based on their names or ideological positions. Any entitlement to tax exemption should be based on the activities of the organization and whether they fulfill requirements of the law, not the policy positions adopted by members or the name chosen to reflect those views. There is no excuse for this conduct. Hundreds of organizations were affected by these actions, and they deserve an apology from the IRS.”

In fact, these groups deserved far more than an apology. Their fundamental right to engage in a political campaign to help determine their own leaders had been undermined for partisan reasons by a federal agency that was supposed to remain impartial. The people responsible for that outrage also deserved punishment, but did they get it? Are you kidding?

Obama was reelected, nobody from the IRS was indicted, and Lois Lerner retired with her full pension. The fact that the people whose rights she helped deny have to pay taxes to fund her pension only added insult to injury.

The IRS scandal was a major example of the corruption of a federal agency, but Obama’s opponents were prevented from exercising their right to participate in the election, so it worked. As former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said when questioned about spreading the lie that Mitt Romney didn’t pay his income taxes for 10 years, “I don’t regret that at all. Romney didn’t win, did he?” At the time, that was so shameless that even the Huffington Post ran an article condemning him.

But the Democrats at the top shared Reid’s “values,” and to them, the IRS scandal wasn’t something to be ashamed of, it was a future blueprint for every federal agency under their control. Today, the Biden DOJ and FBI still proclaim their impartiality, but they no longer even bother hiding their biases or corruption. Democrats who disrupt government proceedings are hailed as heroes who speak truth to power, while Republicans who do the same are thrown in federal prison for years, sometimes after enduring horrific conditions while waiting to find out what they’re going to be charged with.

And if you dare disagree with this Administration’s radical policies, you’re a “domestic terrorist” and a target, and that includes traditional Catholics, concerned parents who speak up at school board meetings, grandmothers praying outside abortion clinics and your great-uncle who likes to wear his red MAGA cap. All “threats to our democracy.”

And all this thick tangle of corruption grew from letting them get away with the IRS scandal during the “scandal-free” Obama Administration. This is why you need to yank weeds out by the roots when they first appear, and not let them grow long enough to spread their seeds.

The spiritual darkness of Hamas and its defenders

The more we learn about the cowardly surprise attack by the terrorist group Hamas on the innocent civilians of Israel, the more gut-wrenching we find it to be.  The carefully planned assault on babies, young women who were targeted for rape, and elderly women is a stark reminder for honest observers that Hamas was never interested in a better life for so-called Palestinians.  They simply want to kill as many Jews as possible and inflict as much pain as can be directed toward Israeli non-combatants. 

As shocking as is the evidence of babies being beheaded and burned alive or women being repeatedly and violently raped is that people around the world, including those in high dollar institutions of higher education have defended Hamas and blamed Israel for the entire war.  This irrational view is underpinned by a combination of willful ignorance and spiritual darkness. 

Yet in the midst of the inexplicable horrors played out in real time are the obvious questions demanding an answer:

1.       If the so-called Palestinians are so loved by the Muslim nations of the world, why won’t any of those nations at least offer to give temporary refuge to their brothers and sisters from Gaza?  Egypt won’t take any of them.  Not one.  Neither will Jordan.  Or Syria.  Or Saudi Arabia.  Or Qatar.  If their cause is just and their suffering so real, then surely those who are ethnic and religious family would be expected to gladly receive at least some of those suffering from the murderous reign of Hamas.  But none of them will.  Why not?  Is it because they know what most distant observers don’t know—that the people claiming to be a Palestinian people are the fruit of a fabricated ethnic group created by another terrorist, Yassar Arafat in the early 1960’s that have never had a real claim to a capital, a history of government, or a ethnic unity?  While there have most certainly been Arab people, many of them Christian, who could link their history to the land we know as Israel, they actually lived under the governments of the Brits, Turks, and others prior to yet another re-apportionment of land that gave the Jews a homeland in the exact area to which they had an indigenous connection for 3500 years.  Some of the other Arab/Muslim nations don’t want to welcome an influx of Palestinian people because they have watched those who lead that movement focus on disruptive terror activities, corrupt government, and no quality of life progress for their people. 

2.      Why has the White House been so very protective of Iran and its regime, responsible for funding 93% of Hamas and Hezbollah and failed to put public pressure on Iran to distance itself from Hamas and push Iran to get the over 100 hostages freed?  Some of those murdered and currently being held hostage are Americans, and shouldn’t the Biden administration be issuing ultimatums to Iran instead of trying to get Israel to slow down its purge of the Hamas military?  The leaders of Hamas are currently sitting in 5 Star hotels in Qatar and directing the mayhem from the lap of luxury.  Why haven’t we demanded that Qatar turn them over to the US for their murder and kidnapping of Americans?  Why have we not pressured for at least their expulsion from their hidey holes in Qatar?

3.      Why did Hamas act when they did?  They didn’t unleash this massacre while Donald Trump was President.  What weakness in this current administration did Hamas see?  Was it the slip-shod manner in which we exited Afghanistan and left behind billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment, but also thousands of Americans and allies who desperately wanted to get out but were abandoned and left behind?  Did they sense weakness in this administration as well in our uneven and often mixed response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? 

One thing is clear.  While President Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken have thankfully said publicly the right things and said them strongly about our absolute support of Israel, we must pray that they are not giving a different private message to Israel’s leaders and giving Hamas and Iran a reason to think that the murder and kidnapping of Americans or Israelis will be taken lightly.  There needs to be word and deed unity in what we say publicly and privately.  And we need to stand without flinching with Israel as they fight for their existence in the face of sheer evil.

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  • Peter L. Hadley

    10/22/2023 03:58 PM

    Why are 6 China warships in Middle East Waters?

    2 simple reasons:
    1) They want to make sure their oil will be delivered to their Country.
    2) They want to bottle-neck our ships when they take over Free Taiwan.

  • Douglas Saball

    10/22/2023 12:38 PM

    I am thankful for this newsletter. I am able to get a better understanding of issues. Unfortunately I do not have funds to subscribe to the new format. So I will continue to read this newsletter. Thank you for all you work. May our LORD bless you.

  • Vernon Thompson

    10/22/2023 10:59 AM

    Why is it we have never gotten to see the sealed depositions of Lois Lerner and Holly Paz regarding the IRS Scandal?

    Just like the sealed testimony of the IG that tool the report from the so-called hearsay whistleblower resulting in Trump's impeachment.

  • Stephen Russell

    10/22/2023 10:22 AM

    Hamas terrorists took some drug that made do the killing with ease