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Today's Commentary --- Stop this farce; the threat of an open border is real -- Colorado baker update -- Exposing bias and ignorance -- US Navy veteran in Iranian prison -- Ainsworth: "Get woke, go broke" --- fashion magazines leaving newsstands -- Name one thing -- Inspiration --Who will check the fact-checkers?--- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

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Democrats and the mainstream media (but I repeat myself) have been trying mightily to convince Americans that the border crisis is merely a perception created by President Trump, with “manufactured” suddenly being the word of choice. It seems everyone got the memo, so to speak, and took their cue from Schumer and Pelosi to coordinate their use of that and other buzzwords --- not just opinion writers and party hacks but even the “news” reporters and so-called fact-checkers.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen fact-checkers blend fact and opinion when “grading” statements for accuracy, but this is the worst it has been in my memory. They had to do this because they’d painted themselves into a corner by accusing Trump of lying even before he gave his Oval Office address. When it turned out his stats were absolutely correct, what were they supposed to do –- admit he’d told the truth? That was never going to happen.

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Colorado baker update

By Mike Huckabee

I’ve had Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips on my TBN show to talk about how the state’s far-left Civil Rights Commission tried to drive him out of business for refusing to violate his deeply-held Christian beliefs by creating same-sex wedding cakes.  You might have heard that the Supreme Court sided with him in a victory for First Amendment religious freedom rights.  But many of us warned at the time that the SCOTUS ruled on grounds that were too narrow and technical.  They should have firmly slapped down such government overreach that's been allowed to fester because they created a new right to same-sex marriage without clarifying what it meant for existing foundational rights.

Sure enough, the ink was hardly dry on the SCOTUS ruling before the state was right back to persecuting Phillips, this time siding with a trans activist demanding he create a “gender transition” cake, and again trying to force him to violate his religious beliefs.  As infuriating as it is that he still has to fight this battle, I’m glad to report that he is fighting it, he's getting help fighting it, and he just won another significant victory.  He’s suing Colorado for anti-religious bias, and a federal judge refused the state’s request to dismiss his lawsuit and ruled that it can proceed. 

His attorney from the Alliance Defending Freedom says the state allows other cake artists to decline requests for messages they deem objectionable, yet “the same agency that the Supreme Court rebuked as hostile to Jack Phillips has remained committed to treating him unequally and forcing him to express messages that violate his religious beliefs…Colorado is acting in bad faith and with bias toward Jack. We look forward to moving forward with this lawsuit to ensure that Jack isn’t forced to create custom cakes that express messages in conflict with his faith.”

Good luck to Jack Phillips, and I hope that if this case goes all the way to the SCOTUS, they will finally have the guts to make it clear that the First Amendment right to freedom of religious expression outweighs any alleged right to compel others to endorse your sexual preference or lifestyle.  I hope Jack can have his cake and eat Colorado’s lunch, too. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/court-gives-christian-baker-green-light-sue-colorado-anti-religious-hostility/

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Exposing bias and ignorance

By Mike Huckabee

Campus Reform man-on-the-campus interviewer Cabot Phillips does a terrific job of illustrating how many of the things today’s students believe are the truth are actually the equivalent of biased Twitter memes posted directly into their brains by their liberal professors.  His latest is one of the best yet. 

Click the link and watch him read quotes to college students of Trump statements on the importance of border security and enforcing immigration laws.  See their furious reactions, as they brand Trump’s comments “hateful,” “unacceptable,” “rude,” “racist,” “divisive,” “jingoist,” “prejudiced,” “dehumanizing” and worse.  Then watch their brains melt down when he informs them those weren’t quotes from Trump, they were actually quotes from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, back before the Democratic Party went around the bend in favor of open borders and illegal immigration. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-students-speechless-trumps-quotes-immigration-turn-dems/  

 

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US Navy veteran in Iranian prison

By Mike Huckabee

Iran confirmed Wednesday that it is holding US Navy veteran Michael R. White in an Iranian prison.  White flew to Iran to visit his girlfriend, and his mother filed a missing person report with the State Department when he failed to show up for his return flight.  So far, no details have been released on why White was arrested, but Iran has been known in the past to detain Westerners to use as leverage during negotiations, and the Trump Administration has cracked down hard on then lately. 

Let’s all pray for the release and safe return of Michael White.  And let’s pray that the leaders of Iran realize quickly what a very bad idea it is to try to blackmail Trump into knuckling under by threatening Americans.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ap-iran-says-it-is-holding-us-navy-veteran/

 

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Ainsworth: "Get woke, go broke" --- fashion magazines leaving newsstands

By Laura Ainsworth

Helen Smith at Instapundit has an essay that gets me as happy as the thought of a high border wall. The reason for my joy: She writes about the demise of women’s magazines. And she has the same reaction to that as I do; namely, “good riddance!”

She refers to these magazines as “paragons of social justice” that have been brainwashing the women of America. “Even magazines like LADIES HOME JOURNAL,” she writes, “are infested with left-leaning programming meant more for indoctrination than entertainment.” So true.

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Name one thing

By Mike Huckabee

Incidentally, before anyone challenges me with the current DNC/media talking point that “of course, the Democrats support secure borders and immigration laws, they just don’t believe a wall will help,” I’d direct you to Stephen Miller’s recent challenge to Wolf Blitzer to name a single thing Democrats have supported in recent years that would secure the borders and keep out criminal illegal aliens.  Quite the opposite.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/blitzer-says-dems-want-border-security-trump-adviser-literally-leaves-speechless/

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Inspiration

By Mike Huckabee

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer might not have inspired any confidence that Democrats give a flip about border security, but they sure inspired a lot of hilarious comments and memes.  Here’s a round-up of the latest and funniest. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/hundreds-memes-mocked-creepy-schumer-pelosi-last-night-got-best-ones-right/

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Who will check the fact-checkers?

By Mike Huckabee

Who will check the fact-checkers?  Fortunately, a lot of people are, now that conservatives have wised up to how biased many of the alleged “fact-checkers” are, and how they often declare things to be “lies” or “falsehoods” that are actually just “opinions we disagree with” or “truths we find inconvenient.”

At the link, Mollie Hemingway breaks down how the mainstream media “fact-checkers” were so jazzed to blast Trump’s speech on border security as false and misleading before he ever said a word, and how spectacularly they botched their “fact-checking” when it turned out Trump had the facts on his side.  They were reduced to denying claims he never made at all, branding differences of opinion as lies and twisting things he said into things he never said. 

http://thefederalist.com/2019/01/09/medias-angry-response-to-president-trumps-oval-office-speech-comes-up-short/

As the cherry on top, blogger Jeff Dunetz takes a closer look at the left’s favorite misleading “fact,” the claim that illegal immigrants commit fewer crimes than US citizens. 

https://lidblog.com/illegal-immigrants-crimes/

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Evening Edition - January 9

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!

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Daily Verse (KJV)

"Commit thy works unto the Lord, 
and thy thoughts shall be established."

– Proverbs 16:3

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  • Edward Mitchell Jr

    01/10/2019 02:25 PM

    First of all we don't need a wall! We need to get back to being a morally sound country. The president wants to blame crime on immigrants, but there was and is crime on Wall Street everyday, where the real robbers and rapists are. They have been robbing and raping our economy and country for years and yet there has not been a wall built to keep them from further destroying this country through their greed. Not many if any immigrants working on Wall Street has had the effect that they have! Yet they go unpunished everyday! Secondly the President promised that Mexico would build the wall, Mexico promised they wouldn't, so you want to blame Demoncrats for not building a wall that Americans were told they wouldn't pay for in the first place. He broke his promise, he never said that Congress would pay for it! So if Congress agreed to pay for the wall, it would make them of no effect considering Mexico would have shown more power towards the President than our own Congress! Wakeup and see Mexico would have made more sense than our own Congress in not paying for the building of a wall that was never discussed with anyone except the president himself. For those of you that seem to forget anything he has said show me where Congress or the American people were supposed to pay for it! Fortunately I am not affiliated with any party because I can make common sense decisions without being lied to by either side! There are 2 sides to every argument and until we as a Nation start accepting each others ideas, we are headed towards self destruction, we are doing it to ourselves! Not immigration, not ISIS, not Russia, China, Iran, North Korea or any other outside force will destroy us but US!

  • Lee Mar Zarr

    01/10/2019 11:52 AM

    IF "news" is "real news" and not fake or bias...then why can't FOX have just one day of having interviews with those that oppose the border security idea and read them quotes for Clinton, Obama, Schummer and others about what they said on the news in previous years. The video that Mr. Huckabee showed ( https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-students-speechless-trumps-quotes-immigration-turn-dems/ ) should be very enlightening to those that have formed a "media bombastic bias." These individuals (especially newly appointed ones), should be interviewed on FOX just like this video portrays. You would never get any of those people who made those statements on FOX to be interviewed, BUT those you could get would make for interesting viewing; and all the other "news sources" would never allow FOX to interview these advocates of media bias without having to "defend" what was stated in the press by those previous leaders/ speakers. Seeing/hearing all these other "news sources" trying to defend/ debunk these previous border protection statements would be in my opinion my fun, and educational than watching the government debunk UFO sightings by saying all UFOs are weather balloons or swamp gas, and there is no creditable evidence.

  • Stephen Russell

    01/10/2019 10:25 AM

    Manufactured border crisis?? Guess whose bringing up those caravans?? The Dems & allies,.
    They made theMess we have Now.
    Blame Them & they ALL Lie