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November 20, 2021
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THE MORNING EDITION By Mike Huckabee

Good morning! Here are some stories from me that I think you will want to read. Topics include:

  • The Rittenhouse Reaction
  • "Huckabee" Preview
  • Happy Birthday Joe Biden
  • A Chinese Tennis Star's Disappearance
  • Prayer Tree
  • And Much More


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

22 For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us.

Isaiah 33:22

 Today's verse is recommended by Sharon F.

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THE LATEST NEWS

1.  THE RITTENHOUSE REACTION:

Since the not guilty verdict for Kyle Rittenhouse was announced, it’s been both instructive and disheartening to see how many political leaders and media figures have proven violently hostile to the rule of law and the rights of due process. They’re the ones whose false reporting and inflammatory language fueled another night of violent protests, riots (in Portland, naturally) and looting. Because nothing says, “I disapprove of the verdict in a trial I didn’t watch in Kenosha, Wisconsin,” like looting a Louis Vuitton store in San Francisco.

https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/rittenhouse-trial-jury

Starting at the top: President Biden said he didn’t watch the trial, but “the jury system works and we have to abide by it.” The White House later released a statement reading, “While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken… I urge everyone to express their views peacefully, consistent with the rule of law. Violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-issues-hypocritical-statement-rittenhouse/

That’s pretty good, possibly the most presidential statement he’s ever made – except for the part about him feeling angry and concerned, especially since he just admitted he hadn’t watched the trial. It’s reminiscent of his previous false accusation that Rittenhouse was a white supremacist, which helped taint the jury pool. As a chief executive, whether President or Governor, it’s your duty to support the jury system and the rule of law, not try to undermine the public’s faith in it with your own uninformed opinions.

But Biden was practically Abe Lincoln compared to his fellow Democrats. We had Rep. Jerrold Nadler, repeating debunked claims on Twitter and calling for the politicized, weaponized DOJ to subject Rittenhouse to double jeopardy. He thinks a federal civil rights prosecution is in order, since Rittenhouse infringed on the First Amendment protest rights of the people he shot. Note to Nadler: the First Amendment doesn’t give you a right to physically assault someone or point a Glock at his head during a protest. But the Second Amendment gives you the right to use a gun to stop it.

https://www.westernjournal.com/alert-rittenhouse-not-guilty-verdict-overturned-jerry-nadler-sets-stage/

There were also the many Hollywood celebrities and sports stars taking to Twitter to repeat debunked MSNBC talking points and condemn the jury and the verdict. Because how could jurors who’d spent over a week listening to the testimony and examining all the evidence, then days longer deliberating over it, possibly know more about this case than people who heard about it from the media and Twitter?

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/486464/

It’s no surprise that some of the most uninformed, rabble-rousing comments came from America’s worst mayor, worst Governor and worst ex-Governor: Bill DeBlasio, Gavin Newsom and Andrew Cuomo, the Three Stooges of jurisprudence.

https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2021/11/19/mainstream-media-convicted-on-all-counts-of-lying-about-kyle-rittenhouse-n1534559

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2021/11/19/sit-down-calif-gov-newsom-joins-lefts-gaslighting-spin-fest-after-rittenhouse-verdict-hint-its-bs/

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/11/19/andrew-cuomos-ominous-reaction-to-the-rittenhouse-verdict-n1534730

As Robert Spencer at PJ Media points out about Cuomo, a man who was forced out of office after trying to cover up thousands of COVID deaths in nursing homes due to policies he imposed while allegedly sexually molesting multiple female staffers has no business calling a legitimate jury verdict a “stain on America.” All of these men, who hold (or held) top leadership positions that require them to defend and protect the Constitution and the rule of law used this occasion to stain themselves by trashing those concepts, to repeat claims that anyone who followed the trial knows were exposed as lies, and to do so knowing full well they were encouraging more mob violence.

How dare they claim this verdict encourages vigilante justice? Rittenhouse was arrested, given a trial in front of a jury of his peers (a jury taken from a pool so tainted by liberal media misinformation that two-thirds of them came to court convinced he was guilty), and yet was still found innocent. So they’re now ginning up mob violence. Who’s promoting vigilante justice again?

While it was obvious before now that none of these men should be in any position of power, this should draw a big red line under it. But perhaps even worse was the condemnation of the verdict (complete with more repeating of media falsehoods) by the ACLU.

https://reason.com/2021/11/19/kyle-rittenhouse-verdict-acquitted-aclu-media-liberals/

This is an organization supposedly created to defend the Constitutional rights of every American, yet they’re siding against Rittenhouse’s now-jury-affirmed right to self-defense and in favor of a prosecution that repeatedly broke the rules in an attempt to railroad him into prison, including hiding evidence from the defense and violating Rittenhouse’s Fifth Amendment rights. And that’s just the tip of the corruption iceberg. Here’s some of what the ACLU is actually defending.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2021/11/19/how-unethical-were-the-prosecutors-trying-to-put-kyle-rittenhouse-in-prison-let-us-count-the-ways-n1533326

Finally, the comments that tick me off the most are the ones that try to sow more riots and racial division by claiming the jury was protecting “white supremacy” (FYI: everyone involved was white) or that Republicans who sided with Rittenhouse would never have defended the rights of a black teenager in the same position.

Excuse me? I’ve publicly defended the due process rights and presumption of innocence even for Andrew Cuomo, and believe me, that’s not easy! Like most Republicans, I absolutely believe that all law-abiding Americans of all races have fundamental rights to trials by jury, to own legal firearms and to use them responsibly to defend themselves and their families from attackers. That includes violent radicals who were attacking black people and burning down black neighborhoods during the 2020 riots that Democrats approved of. These were the same anarchists Democrat officials refused to prosecute and who were bailed out of jail by donations from the staff of our current Vice President.

I would remind these race-baiters that in an earlier time, other Democrat radicals like the KKK were also burning black neighborhoods, and Democrat public officials also refused to provide protection. Who stood up for black people’s right to defend themselves with firearms? The NRA.


2.  "HUCKABEE" PREVIEW: 

After a news week like this, I know you need a new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN! Rep. Jim Jordan of the House Judiciary Committee will discuss the Biden DOJ’s targeting of concerned parents. I’ll also talk to Sean Davis of the Federalist about our dangerously dishonest news media. Investigative reporter Lee Strobel will tell us about his new book, “The Case for Heaven.” We’ll visit “Our Kind of Town,” laugh with comedian Karen Morgan, and top it all off with the terrific traditional country music of the Malpass Brothers.

It all gets started tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out how to watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, and extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests, all at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.


3. DEFAMATION WATCH:

Many legal analysts are saying that Kyle Rittenhouse, like Nick Sandmann and Richard Jewell, has a strong case for suing a number of media outlets and public figures, including President Biden, for defamation.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/rittenhouse-defamation-biden-tweet

Here’s a list of just a few of those who put their mouths in gear before engaging their brains and potentially placed themselves in legal jeopardy. And yes, it includes the “fact-checking” site, Politifact, which knew that Rittenhouse running from people who were trying to attack him must be “False” because Donald Trump said it:

https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2021/11/19/once-more-with-feeling-media-coverage-of-the-rittenhouse-case-was-hot-garbage-n430411

Here’s a serious article on the subject of Rittenhouse’s lawsuit odds:

https://www.foxnews.com/media/nick-sandmann-kyle-rittenhouse-defamation

And here’s a satirical one that I can’t resist sharing because I just love the idea.

https://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/politics/rittenhouse-sandmann-agree-to-share-joint-custody-of-cnn/99689143/


4. THE RIGHT TO SELF DEFENSE:

Nellie Bowles at Bari Weiss’ Common Sense blog relates a story from her tenure at the New York Times that suggests our media elites don’t want you to think Kyle Rittenhouse had a right to defend himself against violent leftist radicals burning down his town and attacking him because the only proper response they will accept is for the rest of us to stand back, let them do it, and tell them “thank you.”

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/486374/

Remember, the prosecutor actually said Rittenhouse was obligated to "take a beating" rather than use a gun to defend himself.

This backs up what I’ve heard from several commentators: the media have to keep pushing false narratives like a racist jury and repeating lies about the evidence because this is the first time the system has worked to protect someone who defended himself (with a gun, no less) against violent leftist thugs. They’ve worked very hard over the past year or so to hammer home the idea that they can attack us with impunity, but if we defend ourselves, we’ll go to jail forever (Merrick Garland has now taken that to the federal level.) After this verdict, they’re terrified that the vast majority of law-abiding citizens will realize we don’t have to tolerate having a two-tiered “justice” system.

5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

Happy 79th birthday to President Joe Biden today. Friday, he had a physical and for the first time in history, Presidential power was briefly held by a woman as it was transferred to Vice President Kamala Harris while Biden was under anesthesia for a colonoscopy.

https://www.westernjournal.com/alert-biden-transfers-power-harris-undergoes-medical-procedure/

I’m glad to report that Biden came out of it fine, and he can now blame Harris for everything that got worse in the nation while doctors were doing to him what he’s been doing to America since January 20th. Still unclear: whether Biden is less lucid or more lucid when under anesthesia, and whether he is more incapable of being President while under anesthesia than Kamala Harris is while not under anesthesia.


6. NOTE TO THE MEDIA:

Note to media and political bubble dwellers who scoff that inflation is just a rich person’s problem: charities such as the United Way and the Salvation Army say because of rising costs, especially of food, they need to greatly increase donations just to feed and help the same number of people.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/inflation-affecting-marquette-county-nonprofit-organizations/ar-AAQMJCo


7.  DISAPPEARED

Concerns and demands for answers from China are growing after professional tennis player Peng Shuai seemingly disappeared shortly after she wrote an online post accusing a Communist Party official of forcing her into a sexual relationship. State media later ran an email allegedly written by her, renouncing that statement and claiming she didn't write that post, but hardly anyone is buying that, since she still hasn’t surfaced in public.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/486157/

Meanwhile, let’s give a big salute to the Women’s Tennis Association for showing the world how to stand up to China. Watch and learn, NBA.

https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2021/11/19/as-womens-tennis-association-threatens-china-over-missing-player-has-anyone-seen-the-nba-nike-n478885


AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

This feature returns with images of America's cities, landscapes and people.


HYMNAL: TRUST AND OBEY

Listen: https://youtu.be/q6iTyhdWZy8

Today's hymn was recommended by Pam M.

1 When we walk with the Lord

in the light of his word,

what a glory he sheds on our way!

While we do his good will,

he abides with us still,

and with all who will trust and obey.

Refrain:

Trust and obey, for there's no other way

to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

2 Not a burden we bear,

not a sorrow we share,

but our toil he doth richly repay;

not a grief or a loss,

not a frown or a cross,

but is blest if we trust and obey. [Refrain]

3 But we never can prove

the delights of his love

until all on the altar we lay;

for the favor he shows,

for the joy he bestows,

are for them who will trust and obey. [Refrain]

4 Then in fellowship sweet

we will sit at his feet,

or we'll walk by his side in the way;

what he says we will do,

where he sends we will go;

never fear, only trust and obey. [Refrain]

Author: John Sammis

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  • Anita David

    11/22/2021 07:39 PM

    Just watch 2 minutes of the trial - you would never have a question about Kyle Rittenhouse's innocence - I wrote a couple of synopses on the Fox News FB page - what an extraordinary, extraordinary kid in many ways.

    I'm so glad you're posting hymns - been saying for years we have to have these the most beautiful of songs ever written come back amid all the unspeakably filthy dirty disgusting satanic morass they call popular music today - don't get me started on hip hop.

  • Jeffrey GENEREUX

    11/21/2021 12:36 PM

    Mike you need to run for president you are a great speaker and very presidential this is what the United States need A leader thank you for all you do

  • Sarah Menne

    11/21/2021 12:40 AM

    I am truly concerned about America. If liberal leaders and the liberal press had presented the truth throughout the Rittenhouse trial, it would be obvious to any "sane" person, that Rittenhouse was innocent. The public, based on liberal press' false reporting and on Dem's lies do NOT get to decide guilt or innocence of any person. There are too many in our beloved America who no longer respect honesty, truth, integrity or the rules of law. And too many so-called "protestors" use any excuse to riot and destroy property. Protestors are the one who created the Rittenhouse situation in the first place. Why are the rioters in jail and on trial? The wrong person was brought to Court. I'm ashamed and fearful of what some government entities are doing towards the destruction of all we hold dear. The liberal press and individuals who are disrespecting the trial results are the ones responsible for any and all rioting and destruction. And THEY should be held financially responsible. Our beloved America has NO true leadership nor enough men/women of integrity at the realms these days. God help America if this continues. Voters must change our country's direction 100% in 2022!

  • Maris K Hodges

    11/21/2021 12:04 AM

    America in Prophecy. Read the French Revolution and then read in Revelation. America is the Earth Beast that sprang up but she will also go down as a dragon and we are going down fast. The things that are happening at this time are unbelievable. And they are happening fast. Jesus is coming soon.

  • CAROL J DENARDO

    11/20/2021 11:35 PM

    Here is a little bit of humor for the day. I read that in addition to finding a polyp during Biden's colonoscopy, they also found hundreds of Hillary's missing e mails.

  • PAUL Schaber

    11/20/2021 11:05 PM

    This is my opinion, I think there are a secret group of lawyers that followed the Riddenhouse case and have been gathering all the tapes and conversations from the likes of Joe Reid, Sleepy Joe Biden AOC and the squad and others in the main street media and the attorneys for those people have been looking carefully at the Sandman case and the results of the CNN Decision to payout and know that the PIED PIPER is coming in very near future to collect with the results that those same people will be in deep debt in payouts for actions. Remember Congresspeople are not protected if they come after them for the lies they told. .

  • David Eelman

    11/20/2021 09:22 PM

    Mike,
    Thanks for all you do, being a voice of sanity in a crazy world.
    On a personal note, your good friend Ken Hartley is the brother of my good friend (and wedding best man) Loren. We attended Curtis Baptist Church in Augusta, GA during my time at Ft. Gordon at the 434th Army Band.

  • Jean Williams

    11/20/2021 08:41 PM

    Thank you Gov. Huckabee. You are my only news source that I trust or read. And your sense of humor always puts a smile on my face and a laugh in my heart. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  • Helen Nees

    11/20/2021 07:01 PM

    The Rittenhouse verdict gave me renewed hope that justice can still be served in spite of all the lies that were spread about this case. Was praying for Kyle and God answered my prayer. I hope he will decide to file lawsuits against those people who made those false accusations against him-including Joe Biden. At the time Joe made that comment he wasn't the president yet-just a regular person like the rest of us. I wish Kyle the best and hope he and his family will move out of Kenosha to someplace safe.

  • William Fuhrer

    11/20/2021 06:45 PM

    PERSONS IN POLITICAL OFFICE SHOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. IF A COURSE OF ACTION WAS TAKEN RITTENHOUSE WOULD NOT FEEL THE NEED TO ACT. BONGINO HAS A REAL FEEL FOR WHAT THE FIRST POLICE ENCOUNTERS SHOULD PLAY OUT AND WHEN EXTREMELY VIOLENT REACTION IS SHOWN GOOD EVENTS ARE NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. POLITICIANS AND COMMENTATORS SHOULD TELL THE TRUTH AND NOT STOKE THE FLAMES