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- Today’s Democrat Party
- This is what happens when Democrats rule
- DeSantis: “Zero Chance” that will happen
- And much more
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3. “Huckabee” Preview
Join me tonight for a news making new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN. I’ll talk to Bob Thomas, an American who escaped from Ukraine for a firsthand account of what he saw. I’ll also welcome columnist Karol Markowitz, who’s been on top of the draconian COVID rules for school children, and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. But I have plenty of entertainment for you, too. Like the amazing and unique act of “America’s Got Talent” sensation Joel Claudio, and the fantastic music of MC Strings.
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4. Today's Democrat Party
Tom Knighton at Substack sums up the many problems with the Biden Administration’s suggestion that people deal with the outrageous gas prices they’ve created by buying electric cars, and why it’s a really stupid idea.
But it does make sense if you accept the theory that today’s Democratic Party claims to care about the poor while enacting policies that keep them poor and blaming their condition on Republicans.
5. This is what happens when Democrats rule
If I told you what the Mayor of DC said about a carjacker who killed his victim, you wouldn’t believe that anyone in a position of authority could make such an excuse for a murderous criminal. So I’m just going to link to the story, complete with video, and let you see for yourself what decades of Democratic rule can do to a city and to its officials’ sense of moral responsibility.
6. “Not Me”
You know the “Family Circus” cartoon, the one where the little kids blame their boo-boos like breaking a window with a baseball on an invisible gremlin named “Not Me”? Of course, their parents don’t swallow it. Well, those kids are now running the Democratic Party, and the gas prices that have been rising since the day Biden was declared winner of the election are being blamed by them on a gremlin named “Not Me Putin.”
Even Obama’s auto bailout czar refused to pretend to buy that.
Related: Why is inflation reaching record highs? The White House wants you to believe it’s because of greedy corporations or “Russia, Russia, Russia!” But Rep. Thomas Massie tweeted two charts that make it startlingly clear who kicked the inflation pump into high gear and precisely when. Hint: it wasn’t Putin.
7. DeSantis: “Zero Chance” that will happen
If Disney’s CEO thought he had enough sway in Florida to make Gov. Ron DeSantis join him in kowtowing to radical LGBTQ activists and allowing very young school children to be indoctrinated with inappropriate sexual content and gender politics, he must be Goofy.
Gov. DeSantis told supports in Boca Raton that there is “zero” chance he’ll reverse his position on disallowing the teaching of "transgenderism in kindergarten classrooms," a bill that’s been falsely labeled, “Don’t Say Gay.” Shoving it right back in Disney’s face, he said, “When you have companies that have made a fortune off being family friendly and catering to families and young kids, they should understand that parents of young kids do not want this injected into their kid’s kindergarten classroom.”
He went on, "If that’s the hill they’re going to die on, then how do they possibly explain lining their pockets with their relationship from the Communist Party of China? Because that’s what they do, and they make a fortune, and they don’t say a word about the really brutal practices that you see over there at the hands of the CCP. And so in Florida, our policies got to be based on the best interest of Florida citizens, not on the musing of woke corporations."
In short, if Disney’s CEO thought he was dealing with a Mickey Mouse Governor, he was living in Fantasyland.
What Would We Do Without “Fact-Checkers?”
Not for the first time, USA Today “fact-checked” a story from the satirical humor site, the Babylon Bee. The headline was “Biden Sells Alaska Back To Russia So We Can Start Drilling For Oil There Again.”
USA Today claims they had to fact-check it because people were quoting it out of context and people might believe it. Their ruling: the story was “satire” and “there is no evidence Biden plans to sell Alaska.” Thank you, Sherlock. Although to be fair, I can see why people might find that believable, particularly the part about Alaska having to be part of Russia instead of the US before Biden would allow us to get oil from it.
The Bee responded that they would like to retract that story, now that they realize it was false and entirely made-up. Fact-check: That means the Bee has more journalistic integrity than CNN.
House Democrats finally found a “Drag Queen Story Hour” that they don’t want everyone to hear.
A Blank Book of Pages
The first school in which we enroll, and the most important in shaping our future, is our home. A casual view of modern TV shows might lead us to believe that parents don’t matter. I contend that nothing matters more.
When Benjamin West was a boy, his mother left him in charge of his younger sister, Sally. Benjamin found bottles of colored ink and painted Sally’s portrait. When his mother arrived home, she discovered spilled ink and ruined paper. But before she had the chance to scold Benjamin, she saw the picture. Then she planted an encouraging kiss on his cheek. He would grow up to become of the greatest painters of historic and religious artworks, a teacher of many other famous artists, and a major force in launching Britain’s Royal Academy of Arts, for which he served as president. Benjamin West would later say, “My mother’s kiss made me a painter.”
Every child’s life is like a book of blank pages waiting to be written on. Something is written each day. A parent who exposes a child of hours of television, video games, unsupervised time on the Internet, and an occasional trip to church is not likely to raise a child whose value system will mirror that of the parent. The child will probably reflect the value system of the entertainment industry.
While researching for a book I co-wrote on juvenile delinquency (“Kids Who Kill”), I became aware that children need parents who are informed, involved and (yes) invasive in their children’s lives. There is no single fact that will explain why a child as young as eleven would commit mass murder, but one thing seems certain: the likelihood of this taking place decreases drastically when children have a stable home, good role models and parents who are clearly more afraid for their children than afraid of their children.
Too many parents fear angering or alienating their children. They convince themselves that love means avoiding asking their children questions about how their time is spent and who their friends are. They fool themselves into thinking they’re being good parents when they don’t hold their children accountable for their schoolwork and other activities. On the other hand, we shouldn’t be “helicopter parents” who are so overprotective that our children turn into a generation of “snowflakes” who cannot learn through their failures or develop a healthy maturity and independence.
The requirement of parents summed up in Ephesians 6:4 is simple yet profound: “Do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Children should not be driven to exasperation by parents who make demands that are so difficult to achieve that the children are prevented from succeeding. There’s a vast difference between breaking a child’s rebellious will and breaking his or her spirit.
As parents, our goal should be to channel the energy of our children, rather than destroy their creative and curious natures given by God that motivate them to discover their unique purposes. We are further admonished to bring up our children “in the training and instruction of the Lord.” By both example and exhortation, parents are to nourish their children. Most values are caught and then taught. Our children are more likely to imitate what they see us do than what they hear us say.
We live in a world where a meal can be microwaved in seconds, and an Internet message can be transmitted around the world almost instantly (another reason why it would be nice if they were fact-checked before hitting “Send.”) But part of the legacy we must leave is raising children who understand that some things can’t be rushed. Patience is a virtue as well as a pathway to victory. Things of great value take time.
If the thing to which you ascribe the greatest value in your life is your children, then don’t they deserve the greatest amount of time, nurturing and guidance you can possible give?
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