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November 26, 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:

  • Black Friday
  • The Left's War On Women
  • Non-Citizen Voting
  • Prayer Tree
  • And Much More


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

And lean not on your own understanding;

6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV

Today's verse was recommended by Bill B.

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THE LATEST NEWS

1.  BLACK FRIDAY:

Happy Black Friday, America! Although thanks to the Internet and now month-long Black Friday deals, Black Friday is no longer stirring as much controversy as it did when it first started encroaching on Thursday night and pulling people away from their family Thanksgiving dinners. Black Friday has expanded so much that most of the deals were sold out by Wednesday. But don’t worry, we still have Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday to come. And after that, the Christmas shopping season really begins.

Of course, this year, there might be slim pickings on some hot items, due to the supply chain mess. My suggestion is that you give the gift of books, DVDs and music from the artists, writers and comedians who dare to buck cancel culture by speaking their minds or even coming on my TBN show. Last year, we compiled an Entertainment Gift Guide where you could find great gifts from brave entertainers who refuse to toe the leftist line. We're working on a 2021 updated version that will be coming your way soon, and I hope you’ll patronize these artists, comics and writers. You help them out, you get great entertainment, Hollywood socialists don’t get your money, and they have plenty of product they’re happy to ship straight to you because it’s not sitting on a ship from China, waiting to be unloaded. Everyone wins!

Back to Black Friday: I’m sure you’re all still enjoying that warm drowsiness from all the food, and I don’t want to spoil that by writing about politics. That can wait until tomorrow. Instead, I’d like to talk about something that doesn't change with the passing headlines. It's the greatest gift that a parent can give to a child: the gift of character. As parents are discovering to their shock how thoroughly leftists have infiltrated schools and are attempting to warp their children’s characters, many parents have suddenly realized just how important it is to take a stand to protect their children’s character from pernicious influences. And no, that doesn't make you a domestic terrorist.

During this season of going on safari for holiday bargains, it’s easy to let the thrill of the hunt and the lure of saving a few bucks on the latest gadgets override our good manners and consideration for others. But if you have character, that’s not a problem.

Where does character come from? It’s rooted in parents teaching their kids integrity and respect for others. And it may not be politically correct to say so, but kids need to be disciplined according to traditional, agreed-upon standards.

It seems to have become a sad Black Friday tradition to see news stories of people so crazed to get at bargains that they commit violence against each other. In some places, you can’t tell if you’re at a Black Friday sale or an Antifa riot/looting. A worker was actually trampled to death once at a New York Walmart. The crowd even trampled other workers who were trying to help him; and when told the store was being closed because of the death, they shouted curses and just kept shopping.

If you could turn back the clock a decade or two, I'll bet you would find most of those shoppers as kids, running wild, bullying other kids, sassing their elders...in other words, having no boundaries and being taught no consideration for others. If you'd said anything to their parents then, they might've replied, "We don't want to stifle their creativity." Or "We don't want to impose our standards on our kids. Let them figure out for themselves what feels right to them." There are thousands of strips of concrete in every city. Imagine what would happen if every airline pilot made a personal decision to land on whatever patch of concrete “feels right” to land on.

Instead of admitting that their kids’ behavior was objectively wrong, those parents might've tried to rationalize it as being “free-spirited” or needing a Ritalin prescription. Or most likely, they would've just cursed and punched you for daring to question their parenting.

Children may act as if they resent discipline, but they not only need it, most secretly crave it. They need parents to instill the Golden Rule and to teach them that there are certain lines we all must stay within, or else society falls apart. That’s a lesson we’re seeing with frightening clarity recently, with the rise of radical groups who think that laws don’t apply to them and that the First Amendment somehow gives them the right to bully and intimidate others into silence. They think there are countless boundaries and restrictions that apply to other people, but none to them. Whatever feels right to them, they just do, even violence and vandalism.

We live in a time when mass media and social media cause shifts in standards for language or behavior to spread almost instantly. Suddenly, both living and historic figures are being condemned for not measuring up to some PC behavior rule that didn’t even exist before last Tuesday (are you old enough to remember ‘way back to when it wasn’t considered hateful, bigoted, intolerant transphobia to object to a middle-aged man walking into the ladies’ bathroom when your 13-year-old daughter was in there?)

Just days before Thanksgiving, a statue of Thomas Jefferson that had been in the New York City Council Chamber since 1915 was removed because Jefferson no longer measures up to the high standards of such giants of public service as Bill DeBlasio and the current NYC Council (personally, I suspect that the statue of Jefferson requested its own removal from that skunks’ den.)

We should stop constantly judging the past by ever-shifting standards of the moment. As British author L.P. Hartley said, “The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there.” The only fair way to judge anyone, past or present, is by an immovable moral standard that’s not subject to the whims of changing fads and opinions. To do that, children have to be taught such standards. Standards such as “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Take responsibility for your own actions. Try to keep your head even when everyone around you is losing theirs. These are things that were true centuries ago, they’re true today, and they’ll be true centuries from now.

I once had the importance of such solid guideposts brought to my attention in a way I will never forget. In 1997, Arkansas was struck by a devastating tornado. As Governor, I was visiting one of the worst-hit towns when State Rep. Martha Shoffner said she had to show me something. She took me to a courthouse whose roof was completely gone. Inside was a museum in which everything had been blown away or destroyed…except for one thing. Still hanging on the wall was my official Governor's photo. It hadn’t broken or fallen off. It wasn't even askew. I took it as a sobering reminder that no matter what disaster might befall our state, it was the Governor’s responsibility to remain steady as a rock and see everyone through.

The thought occurred to me then that we can't keep storms out of our kids' lives, and we can't teach them to hide from storms. We also can’t let them go on believing that if they scream loudly enough, the storms will give in and go away. All we can do is give them a strong enough foundation so that when life’s storms inevitably come, they'll be prepared to ride them out with a level head and a steady hand.

Here’s wishing you a safe and courteous shopping season and a happy Thanksgiving weekend!


2.  GUILTY VERDICTS: 

Wednesday afternoon, a jury returned guilty verdicts on nearly all charges, including felony murder and aggravated assault, against Travis McMichael, his father Gregory and neighbor William Bryan. The three white men were accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery, a young unarmed black man, near Brunswick, Georgia. They had spotted Arbery running past their houses and assumed he was fleeing from committing a burglary, although no evidence ever arose to prove he’d committed any crimes. They chased him, confronted him, and Travis shot him with a shotgun. He also reportedly used a racial epithet, which earned him an extra conviction for malice murder.

This link from Fox News has continually updated information on the case, which had officials on edge due to fears of rioting if they’d been acquitted. Which, it is important to remind people who constantly attack the court system as racist, they were not.

https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/ahmaud-arbery-trial-jury-deliberations-wednesday

This is the third high-profile murder verdict in less than a week, all in cases that involved charges of racist courts. Yet in this one, the white men who murdered a black man were found guilty. In the Andrew Coffee case, a black man who shot white police officers who staged a surprise late night raid of his home was acquitted on self-defense grounds. And in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, a white teenager who shot three white men who were attacking him was also acquitted on self-defense charges, which many ascribed to racism for unclear reasons. Some media outlets even mistakenly thought Rittenhouse's attackers were black.

I don’t know what conclusion we’re supposed to draw from all these verdicts about the American court system, but if juries are making their decisions based solely on race, they don’t seem very consistent about it. Here's a wild thought: maybe most jurors take their responsibilities seriously and base their decisions on the testimony and the evidence. And if that doesn't mesh with the verdicts of the media or random people on Twitter, maybe it's because the jury actually knows more about the case than they do.

3. LIBERALS NEED TO LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES:

One of the many things that separate humans from animals is that we are supposedly capable of learning from the mistakes of others. Going by that yardstick, I have to assume that leftist DA’s who insist on letting criminals out of jail over and over, even as it continues to yield tragic results all around them, are about as smart as chimps in suits. Now, it's already happened again.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-city-parolee-shoots-boy-neck-guns

How many times do we have to hear some grieving person say, “This shouldn’t have happened” before the people responsible for it happening actually stop letting it happen?

On that subject, the Biden White House is standing by its stance to end cash bail, claiming that whether a suspect is released from jail should depend not on how much bail they can afford but how much of a threat they pose to society.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-end-cash-bail-waukesha-parade-attack

I might be willing to entertain that argument if any of these people could show me any evidence that they are at all capable of determining how much of a threat individual suspects pose. The Waukesha D.A. couldn’t even tell that the thug with a yard-long record of violent crimes who was just arrested for trying to run over his girlfriend shouldn’t be turned loose.


4. LATEST DISPATCHES FROM THE LEFT'S WAR ON WOMEN:

The International Olympic Committee has issued a new ruling that allows nations to send any athlete who claims to “identify” as female to compete in all women’s sports, effectively spelling the end of women’s Olympic sports.

https://thefederalist.com/2021/11/24/new-olympic-committee-rules-essentially-end-womens-sports/

This is the same policy that the Biden Administration is pushing on schools and destroying girls’ sports, and after he won office largely thanks to women’s votes. It’s one of many examples of how this Administration prioritizes LGBTQ++++ rights over women’s rights.

Do you know what else this Administration prioritizes over women’s rights? Placating China, which has launched a crackdown on the #MeToo movement and is targeting and silencing not just tennis star Peng Shuai but many other women who’ve dared to expose powerful men who sexually abused them.

https://whdh.com/news/its-not-just-peng-china-is-cracking-down-on-metoo-movement/

I think this cartoon sums it up chillingly well.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/487273/

5. MEET THE DEMOCRAT BLACK MONEY MEN:

From investigative reporter Daniel Greenfield at Frontpage magazine: meet the three shady foreign billionaires who have dumped hundreds of millions of dollars in black money into electing Democrats in the US, so much that they are practically the owners of the Democratic Party. And yes, you already know one of them.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/11/three-foreign-billionaires-finance-dem-dark-money-daniel-greenfield/


6. THE DEMOCRATS KEEP TRYING TO RUIN AMERICA:

To all the crazy conspiracy theorists who think the Democrats want open borders and amnesty just so they can let millions of illegal immigrants come in, make them citizens and let them vote Democratic, you’re way off. Today’s Democrats don’t even want to go to the trouble of making foreigners become citizens before letting them vote.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/nyc-noncitizens-vote-elections/2021/11/23/id/1045817

If you feared we were losing America just by letting anybody come in from anywhere, how much faster would we lose it once we let anyone come in from anywhere and start voting without even becoming citizens first?

Of course, proponents argue that these are just municipal elections, and only non-citizens who are in the country legally will be allowed to vote. Okay, anyone who thinks that’s where they’ll permanently draw the line, raise your hands…

Yeah, I didn’t think so.


7. I JUST WANTED TO SAY:

Thank you for reading today's newsletter. 


AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

Images of America's cities, landscapes and people.


HYMNAL: SWEET, SWEET, SPIRIT

Listen: https://youtu.be/VjpNAghMKUk

Today's hymn/song was recommended by Dave D.

There’s a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place,

And I know that it’s the Spirit of the Lord.

There are sweet expressions on each face,

And I know you feel the presence of the Lord.

Sweet Holy Spirit, sweet heavenly Dove,

Stay right here with us, filling us with Your love.

And for these blessings, we lift our hearts in praise.

Without a doubt we’ll know that we have been revived

When we shall leave this place.

Author: Doris Akers

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HEALTH AND HEALING

"Pray for my daughter-in-law Hailey and her 2 daughters Zhoe & Layla for their salvation."

"Please pray for sick marriages like we pray for other sicknesses, rather than pronounce them dead and have a funeral. God does not cease helping His children when troubled marriages happpen. He is in the business of Reconciliation, not divorce, which He hates, won't arrange or bless."

"I am having a stress test and bone density test on December 15th. Please pray all goes well. My name is Sharon and I have just moved back to Birmingham after many years."

"Please pray for me that God will put in me a new and right Spirit."

"For my 84 year old sister, who lives with her granddaughter and great grandchildren they all have covid, except her."

"Please pray for Jenny, her two sons Matthew and Eric, and her family as they are beginning the journey of Jenny fighting pancreatic cancer."

"My daughter, Donna has ovarian cancer and is taking chemo tested positive for Covid yesterday. My husband, Oren tested positive for Covid and Flu virus A. Thank you for adding them to prayer tree."

"Please pray for my coworker, Sherry. She is in stage 4 lung cancer and her treatment options are few. Please pray for her healing and comfort."

"Please pray for Kathy Browning--health issues. Thank you so much."

"Robert P. Drug addiction need to quit the taking of opioids."

"For Virginia for my lungs I am having an awful time ! I know my God loves me and will help me but I could use you’re prayers ! God Bless You!"

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  • Wendy Storm

    11/27/2021 01:03 PM

    Thank you so much for your article on the 3 (George Soros, etc) who are working to destroy this country. It is one of the most informative articles & so relative to the foundation of the democratic party!

  • PAUL Schaber

    11/26/2021 11:53 PM

    To those who have been looted the stores in California, it maybe to your benefit to
    stop and go and ask those people who are now under the TUNNEL TO TOWERS program
    and stop and ask yourself this question, "WHAT YOU YOUR FRIEND GOING TO DO WHEN
    ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY LOOK AND THE Store either explodes or the doors lock not allowing forefor escape and the windows are shatterproof glass and mist commences to fill the building or after they get into their getaway cars explode by remote control your stolen goods with your body parts and your accompliace parts shattered all over the area.
    at the Pearly Gates that bright light.

  • Neil. From Australia

    11/26/2021 10:51 PM

    With half the World wanting to get rid of Fossil fuels, why has nobody mentioned all the products that would cease to be available without Fossil fuels. ? Cheers ??

  • Doreen Novak

    11/26/2021 10:12 PM

    Just love reading your newsletter each day. Always very informative.
    Also love your "new look"! Love the beard. You have a Sean Connery look going on! haha

  • Anne Turner

    11/26/2021 07:25 PM

    Just like the VA parents found out what happen when you put in leftists to their children, the results of the present administration will become very apparent along with gas prices, inflation, Covid mandates, shortages, increased taxes, etc. The light might actually dawn as these negatives hit more and more people personally. After a awhile it will occur to them what hatred of one person, Trump, can do to your reasoning ability. My fear is that the next elections will be so corrupt that it will not matter and the leftists will hold sway until, we at the point where a civil war ensues. This administration is to dumb to understand that if you mandate things, you are not likely to get cooperation. People become suspicious. It is human nature.


  • Jerry Korba

    11/26/2021 06:46 PM

    When Dark Minded Billionaires use their assets to buy weak and febble minded weak and lazy AGs the outcome of the decisions made, favor undesirables democratic run urban areas small town areas anywhere in the country where dark money has compromised the AG decisions results end with more crime. Soros and his International connections own Biden and his collection of Anti American Fools The CCP owns a portion of Biden and the Collection The FBI and DOJ put a sack over its head and do Nothing paid to do Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing big money big corruption thats the Biden Template 40+ years now.

  • Robin Rebhan

    11/26/2021 06:40 PM

    How divisive our country has become under socialism.
    Agreement produces power. Disagreement produces powerlessness. Whether a family, corporation, or a nation. You parents know this. A nice quiet evening at home with the family and just one child acts out it produces discord, hurt feelings, disunity and bad feelings. I always tell parents never ever, I mean NEVER argue in front of your children. Kids no this. Get mom or dad to disagree on something than for the rest of the day the kid can do whatever he wants to do!
    The Russians and Chinese know this. All they have to do is produce disagreement between political parties and or caucuses. Foreign powers win and we lose.
    Adam & Eve through believing a lie disagreed with God. God provided reconciliation through the blood and forgiveness. That's why the Bible says " blessed are the peace makers ". Peace Makers bring agreement, forgiveness and restore unity, for people and nations and God.
    We as a nation have two documents that for 245 years has brought unity to our nation, The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. "A house divided cannot stand". President Lincoln knew this all too well. "An Apple of Gold in a Frame of Silver". We still must hold these truths to be self evident or we are no longer Americans, the beaming light in the world will have gone out. I never knew until late when I was sworn into the United States Army, I had no idea what " I will defend my country against all enemies domestic and foreign". Our founding fathers did! It was their greatest fear. And now my fear as well. The good news is in the polls, many American Citizens are coming to realizing that too! The Apple of Gold in the frame of Silver still has light beaming off it!

  • Stephen E. Shenk, US Army, MSG (R)

    11/26/2021 05:12 PM

    8. And thank you for your newsletter, Governor. It is the highlight of my day. You ROCK, and so will the next Governor.

  • Firewagon

    11/26/2021 02:46 PM

    "Here's a wild thought: maybe most jurors take their responsibilities seriously and base their decisions on the testimony and the evidence. And if that doesn't mesh with the verdicts of the media or random people on Twitter, maybe it's because the jury actually knows more about the case than they do."

    Gov Mike, America might be experiencing a 'slight' renewal of "Equal and 'just' Justice;" however, I still maintain the carved in stone mantra above that SCOTUS lair needs a modest revision to read, "NO EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW!" You, I, and millions still above ground, sat through one of the most protracted trials in American history. Though there have been previous egregious "fair trial" results in our history, this one may have been the catalyst for America's discontent with "Equal Justice." One word only is needed, SIMPSON, and he walks FREE today!

  • Floyd A Unger

    11/26/2021 02:32 PM

    Thank you