Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Daily Bible Verse
- "How the Left Stole Reading"
- Biden's New Executive Order
- AG Letter Blasts Congress
- Cease And Desist
- Once Again, Texas Leads The Way - Attention, all Southern border states
- A Reader Writes...
- America The Beautiful
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
"How the Left Stole Reading"
By Mike Huckabee
Brad Steiger at Redstate.com has an excellent piece about how liberal media outlets are cheering on censorship and mocking those who protest it, apparently not realizing that they are feeding a beast that will eventually turn on them.
It touches on the removal of the six Dr. Seuss books with allegedly offensive art that I tried to warn them about at a level they could understand on my TV show, by reading Laura Ainsworth’s “How the Left Stole Reading” as a bedtime story.
I see that the defenders of cancel culture are trying to make the specious argument that the Dr. Seuss estate and the publishers are simply reacting to public opinion by pulling these six titles, and that’s not censorship, it’s just capitalism. No, capitalism would be if the books had gone out of print because nobody was buying them. In fact, they were yanked off the market because the copyright owners were terrified by an accusation of racism, something that’s being used to censor, deplatform and silence things and people all around us, both past and present. That’s more akin to how the Salem witch trials worked than how capitalism works.
If you doubt that this is only the start of the left’s efforts to destroy yet another staple of Western civilization, consider that Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando announced that it’s reevaluating its Dr. Seuss-based attraction, Seuss Landing.
It has a Mulberry Street sign and a section based on “If I Ran the Zoo” that apparently may be scrubbed, even though they don’t contain any of the allegedly offensive images from the books. And how long will more famous titles survive, once the racism cleansers have tasted their target’s fear? Did you know there have already been claims that “The Cat in the Hat” is racist because the character was allegedly inspired by a black lady the author knew? Who even knew that? Is it true? If it were, is that in any way racist? And does it even matter, as long as it gives someone a chance to scream, “I’m offended, make it disappear!”?
Again, if you think we’re just overreacting, no sooner were the Seuss books pulled than a New York Times writer started declaring that Pepe Le Pew cartoons perpetuate rape culture. What can I say except, “This stinks”? Also, I might pick up some Looney Tunes DVDs while I can, and maybe a few extras to resell later on at highly-inflated collectors’ prices.
Biden's New Executive Order
By Mike Huckabee
While President Biden is pushing the Senate to pass House Bill 1, the “For The People Act” (aka, the “Legalize Vote Fraud to Cement a Permanent Democrat Majority Act”), he grew impatient and signed an executive order to “increase voter access.”
According to the White House, the order “modernizes Vote.gov, orders federal agencies to expand access to voter registration, provides voting access and education to prisoners in federal custody, examines barriers to citizens with disabilities voting and improves ballot tracking for overseas voters, including active duty military.”
Some of those things may be good, but the real crux of it is the line, “orders federal agencies to expand access to voter registration,” which is both a federal encroachment on a state function and just vague enough to mean anything.
Biden signed this on the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when civil rights protesters in Alabama were beaten by state troopers, which helped spur passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. He misused that shocking moment in history to declare, "During this current legislative session, elected officials in 43 states have already introduced over 250 bills to make it harder to vote. We cannot let them succeed."
For the record: the current efforts are not designed to make it harder for citizens to vote, but to reinstate election integrity and make it harder for illegal ballots to be cast. Real disenfranchisement occurs every time an illegal ballot is counted and negates the right of a US citizen to have a say in his or her own government.
AG Letter Blasts Congress
By Mike Huckabee
Speaking of HR1, the “Legalize Vote Fraud Act,” the Attorneys General of 20 states have sent a letter to Congressional leaders blasting the bill. They say, “It is difficult to imagine a legislative proposal more threatening to election integrity and voter confidence” and describing it as a “monstrosity of a bill (that) betrays the Constitution, dangerously federalizes state elections, and undermines the integrity of the ballot box.”
They go into some detail about its “egregious” contents that you really should read at the link, and warn that if it passes, they will immediately “seek legal remedies to protect the Constitution, the sovereignty of all states, our elections, and the rights of our citizens.”
Cease And Desist
By Mike Huckabee
If you heard that former President Trump’s attorneys sent a letter to three top Republican groups, warning them to stop using his name and image in fundraising, it’s true, and details are here:
Apparently, Trump isn’t too happy about the thought of the groups using his name to raise money to reelect Congress members who voted to impeach him. But I have a feeling we will be seeing his name and image on fundraising appeals for their primary opponents.
By Mike Huckabee
Monday, the Supreme Court once again rejected without comment President Trump’s last remaining challenge to the 2020 election. He sued Wisconsin for allowing executive branch officials to arbitrarily rewrite election laws without the consent of the state legislature.
It’s yet another reminder of the necessity to stop the HR1 “Legalize Vote Fraud” Act before it gets out of Congress, because no matter how unconstitutional that bill is, the SCOTUS clearly can’t be trusted to do its duty and strike it down.
Once Again, Texas Leads The Way - Attention, all Southern border states
By Mike Huckabee
Texas is stepping up to do the job of securing the border that President Biden is deliberately undermining, leading to a crisis surge of illegal immigrants, some positive for COVID-19. Gov. Greg Abbott announced the launch of “Operation Lone Star,” which will deploy to the border Texas National Guard troops (if they aren’t too busy protecting Congress from imaginary insurrectionists), DPS officers and “air, ground, marine, & tactical border security assets to deny Mexican Cartels & smugglers the ability to move drugs & people into Texas.”
Meanwhile, a Texas legislator has introduced a bill to finish the border wall President Trump started and Biden stopped, even though it was working. According to this article, it is likely legal for Texas to use eminent domain to take the land and to secure the border (it is the state’s border as well as the nation’s; and if Biden doesn’t care about securing it, Texas does.) There’s also a good chance the contractors who were left high and dry by Biden’s capricious act will be willing to cut a deal with Texas to finish it, thus saving some jobs that Biden destroyed.
I hope other states will be inspired by this to remind Washington that we are not the plaything of DC, we are 50 individual states, and those states don’t have to just sit back and let themselves be destroyed because Joe Biden has a fountain pen.
Incidentally, at least one private business is also standing up against Biden’s insane executive orders. At the same time he’s insulting Texas leaders as “Neanderthals” for lifting the government mask mandate (FYI: our writers in Texas assure me everyone is still wearing masks; Texans are just intelligent and civilized enough not to need a threat of incarceration to make them follow health rules they’ve been hearing ad nauseum for nearly a year), Biden is letting illegal border crossers be dropped off in the US, where they’re hopping on buses and going who knows where, spreading COVID all the way.
But Greyhound has no interest in letting Biden’s pro-illegal immigration policies infect their passengers and drivers and turn their buses into superspreaders. They’ve written to the DHS, requesting that any “undocumented asylum seekers” provide proof that they are COVID-negative before they’re allowed onto a Greyhound bus.
A Reader Writes Back...
Great articles, Governor Huckabee ! You are a wonderful PATRIOT !
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