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March 3, 2021
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Good morning!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse Of The Day
  • The So-Called Equality Act
  • These Biology FACTS, Got A College Student Suspended For Posting Them On Instagram
  • Get Woker, Go Broker
  • AINSWORTH: A DR. SEUSS PARODY, as he is canceled
  • A Reader Writes Back...
  • America The Beautiful

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

 

The So-Called Equality Act

My Show Monologue from February 27

By Mike Huckabee

I can’t think of any kind decent American who is against Civil Rights or Equality. An underpinning of our very existence as a country is “…all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…” What’s not to embrace in those words? But when politicians start re-defining what equal or a “right” means, the very meaning of such words are turned inside out and with it our culture and our country.

President Biden has made the passage of the so-called Equality Act to be one of his highest priorities. Sounds pretty innocuous since equality is a good thing. But the Equality Act, introduced last year by Nancy Pelosi is not as it sounds. It adds 2 new designations the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was and remains landmark legislation to end racial discrimination in voting, housing, employment, and participation in civic affairs. The Equality Act would add sexual orientation and gender identity to classes of protected civil rights. This is not a minor adjustment. This would mean that a person who declares oneself to be homosexual or transgender would be given protections given to those who are biologically black or Asian, Native American or female, or who despite being a biological male, would have to be treated as a biological female merely on the basis of declaring one’s gender as female.

While you may think this doesn’t concern you, think again. If you are a business owner, you could lose your business license and be prosecuted for a hate crime and/or discrimination for adhering to Biblical marriage standards and declining to print wedding invitations for a same-sex couple, or being a doctor and refusing to perform a double mastectomy and hysterectomy on a 14 year gender dysphoric girl who decides to “identify” as a boy. If her parents forbid the surgery, they could lose custody of their daughter. That actually happened to parents of a 17 year old girl in Ohio who refused to put their daughter on body altering testosterone when she wanted to be a boy.

Men would be allowed to sleep, shower, disrobe, and live with biological females at a battered women’s shelter. Men TSA agents who “identify” as women would perform strip searches on females. Churches would be forced to allow boys to occupy girls’ dorms and showers at church camps or Christian colleges. And boys who declare themselves to be girls are already participating in women’s sports, dominating the sports and demoralizing the women and destroying their chances of athletic scholarships.

And if I simply say, “God created male and female, and it says so in the Bible,” I could be sued for discrimination, lose whatever business I’m in, and be labeled guilty of a hate crime.

A teacher was fired for refusing to use masculine pronouns for a female student who wanted to be treated as a male. If you own a business that involves artistic expression, be it cooking, calligraphy, cake-decorating, or making t-shirts and decline expressing support for a gender transition party, you can be sued, charged with discrimination by the government and put out of business. The rights of a male pretending to be a woman will be protected, but your right seeking to actually live as a Christian will be eliminated.

You should contact your Senator, and tell them to stop stepping on the rights of some to give special rights to others in an insane unwillingness to follow science of basic biology. Here’s some science: There are two genders-male and female. We are assigned one in the womb at conception. We can have surgery and hormone therapies to change our physical features, but we can’t just make a declaration that we are something we are not and force the rest of the country to accept that as normal. And an act of Congress can change the law, but not even an act of Congress can re-write Scripture.

These Biology FACTS, Got A College Student Suspended For Posting Them On Instagram

By Mike Huckabee

The State University of New York-Geneseo suspended an education student for posting on his personal Instagram account, “A man is a man, a woman is a woman. A man is not a woman and a woman is not a man.” This got him reported by students claiming to be deeply wounded by his obvious observations about biology.

https://reclaimthenet.org/suny-student-suspended-for-instagram-post/

The school’s president put out an email stressing her “deep personal commitment to promoting social justice” (but obviously not science or free speech), and the administration claimed that Owen Stephens’ comments called into question his ability to fulfill a teacher’s requirement to “maintain a classroom environment protecting the mental and emotional well-being of all students.” They demanded he delete his Instagram posts, reduce his social media presence and undergo a training program in gender sensitivity. He refused, having come to SUNY for an education, not a re-education.

Two points:

First, the fact that he believes in basic biological fact doesn’t mean that as a teacher later in life, he would say anything to hurt the feelings of trans students. They’re making the assumption that the grads they’re turning out won’t be professionals, which gives me yet another reason to question the value of a degree from SUNY.

Second, the funny thing about biology is that it’s an actual science, which means it doesn’t give a flying fig about your feelings. It’s about facts, and one of the immutable facts of biology is that it’s determined in the womb whether you will be male or female, with XY or XX chromosomes, and no amount of hormone shots, surgery or wishful thinking is ever going to change that. We should all be kind and respectful to people who are dealing with gender identity issues, but that doesn’t mean we should all have to pretend that biological facts aren’t true or that they can be altered simply by wanting them to be, any more than you can reverse gravity by sincerely believing that if you jump off a building, you’ll fall up.

I would suggest that Owen read this story for a hint as to what his next move might be:

I’d also suggest that he get the heck out of SUNY’s education department and transfer to another university’s biology department. Unfortunately, these days, even biologists are expected to renounce basic biology, if it contradicts politically correct magical thinking.

On that subject, here’s an article by a Princeton mathematics professor, warning of how “woke” ideology and idiotic concepts such as “white math” and declaring the scientific method and “right” answers to be white supremacist concepts are destroying STEM studies. As I always say, never get on a jet designed by someone who learned that the right answer to a science or math question is whatever makes you feel good about yourself.

Get Woker, Go Broker

By Mike Huckabee

On Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the hosts, presenters and winners seemed to spend much of their time remarking on the lack of diversity in the nominations. And in yet another sign that viewers are sick of woke lectures from wealthy celebrities, the TV ratings cratered to an all-time low.

While not the final figures, quick overnight ratings estimated the audience at 5.42 million viewers. For context, that’s 60% lower than last year. Former President Trump’s CPAC speech was watched by 31 million people on online sources alone.

The last time the Globes had an audience close to that was in 2008, when a writers’ strike forced the show to be canceled and they just held a press conference to announce that winners. Even that drew over 6 million viewers, more than Sunday’s NBC telecast.

I’m sure some will argue that it has nothing to do with all the woke leftist lecturing, because the ratings for virtually all awards shows are way down from previous years. Yep, and why do you think THAT is?

I’d suggest that they try bringing back Ricky Gervais as host. People don’t tune in to hear him “share HIS truth,” but to tell “THE truth.”

I guess they’ll never figure this out, so I’ll try telling them one more time before they go bankrupt: first of all, stop insulting and talking down to your audience. We look to Hollywood for entertainment, not moral enlightenment. Hollywood is less capable of providing that these days than it is of coming up with an original idea.

Also, when you spend the whole show telling us that the nominations were unfair and racist and didn’t go to the people who deserved them, why should we care who wins the awards? And why should we take lectures about racism from you when you’re telling us how racist your own industry is? Maybe if you spent less time talking about equality and more time focusing on actual quality, the awards would mean something again.

AINSWORTH: A DR. SEUSS PARODY, as he is canceled

By Laura Ainsworth, Staff writer

Happy Birthday to the late, beloved children’s writer, Dr. Seuss! Actually, his birthday was Tuesday, March 2, which in 1998 was dubbed in his honor “Read Across America Day.”

So, you’d think this would have been a good day for the memory of Dr. Seuss, author of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, THE CAT IN THE HAT, GREEN EGGS AND HAM, HORTON HEARS A WHO! and other classics. In stories like THE SNEETCHES, he directly addressed social issues such as racism and tolerance at a time when these concepts were largely ignored, emphasizing to children how, deep down, we as human beings transcend superficial differences.

However, he didn’t address racism in exactly the way “anti-racists” in 2021 say he should have. To leftists who are always moving the goal posts, Dr. Seuss wasn't "woke" enough and didn’t go far enough, offering only a general message of acceptance when he should have gone on to address “structural power imbalances.” And some of his drawings intended to suggest different ethnicities are interpreted as racist today, because of their exaggeration of some physical characteristics. This started with an accusation by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which condemned him for signs of “anti-Orientalism” and “anti-blackness.”

Dr. Seuss cannot defend himself, being, after all, dead. But anyone with half a brain –- this excludes most leftists, I realize –- who has read his books should know how he felt about race and see that this modern depiction of him is wrong. He wanted to show the absurdity of racism. Doesn’t matter –- Dr. Seuss was dis-honored and essentially canceled by President Biden on...yes, his birthday. His name was literally written out of the proclamation for this year’s “Read Across America Day.” And Dr. Seuss Business Enterprises, the business dedicated to preserving and protecting the author’s legacy, announced it would pull six of his books from publication due to “allegedly racist and insensitive imagery.” Details at the link.

Standards certainly do change; it was just six years ago that then-First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a Dr. Seuss reading with a roomful of kids in “Cat In The Hat” hats. Even President Obama, in a live appearance, cited the story THE SNEETCHES as one way to learn about racism and treating each other the same. Both Obamas have heaped praise on Dr. Seuss.

Ah, but now, in this age of “anti-racism,” we’re not supposed to treat each other the same.

If Dr. Seuss were still with us, he might agree that some of his artwork from decades ago seems stereotypical or unflattering today, and he might even want to revise them. Who knows? But he isn’t here. There has to be a way to treat classic books, such as these and others like Mark Twain’s masterpiece HUCKLEBERRY FINN, so that young people will see them in the context of their times and understand their intended messages AGAINST racism. But don’t expect public schools to do it.

If you want to see how twisted the racial messages to children have become, take a look at this story about a new Cartoon Network public service announcement.

Dr. Seuss never could have anticipated how leftists in the 2020s are trying to force change in our culture.

Never one to let a good parody opportunity go to waste, I decided to write one in honor of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), who would have been 117 on Tuesday, March 2.

HOW THE LEFT STOLE READING

(a parody of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS)

by Laura Ainsworth

Every kid down in Kidville liked reading a LOT
But the Left, who controlled education, did NOT!
They wouldn’t say why, but we all know one reason:
To read the wrong book means you’re guilty of treason

They also just hated the folks on the Right
They said we’re oppressors –- at least, if we’re white
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that their brains were two sizes too small

Whatever the reason, their brains or their hate
They cancelled the books that they deemed out of date
They stared at the kids from their i-vory tower
While focusing all of their brainwashing power

“We can’t let them read Dr. Seuss!” they’d exclaim
We have to get started erasing his name
We’ll target six books with some troublesome art
While keeping in mind that it’s only the start

“Kids LOVE Dr. Seuss!” said the folks on the Right
They knew they were facing a censorship fight
“He taught children how to be loving and kind
And how they could grow up to be ‘color-blind’”

“Color-blind??!” screamed the left, their eyes practically bleeding
We MUST find a way to keep children from reading!
To think, the un-wokeness their minds could retain
They’re reading the Bible! They’re reading Mark Twain!


“And old Dr. Seuss, he’s the worst of the lot
If kids want to read him, we’ll say they must NOT!
We’ll say he’s a bigot and lacks credibility
And give all the children that book WHITE FRAGILITY

“We’ll find all the books that aren’t focused on race
And gather them up, and we’ll hide them someplace
We’ll substitute books that reflect our obsession
With transgender studies and racial oppression


The kids down in Kidville would all cry boo-hoo
When they found out what leftists decided to do
The fun books were gone, and they felt really sad
The white kids were taught they deserve to feel bad

But parents arose, they had had quite enough
They fought for their kids, and it got pretty rough
They went to the School Board, and all had their say
And their courage and heart grew three sizes that day!

They brought back the books that the left had rejected
And made sure that freedom of speech was protected
The books were all safe and were put to good use
And we, ourselves, honor the ones...by...Dr. Seuss!

A Reader Writes Back...

Just wanted to mention that I open & learn something with every newsletter. Thanks!

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  • Thomas D Eckel

    03/04/2021 02:22 PM

    I suggest that the guardsmen complain to there government representatives. Senators and representatives alike. Squeaky wheel gets the grease.

  • Thomas D Eckel

    03/04/2021 02:19 PM

    It's time to start a 'Go Fund Me' for food for D.C. troops. Maybe find a sympathetic food service (quantity) or a restaurant to prepay for meals. I live on MREs for two weeks, not bad, if you get to pick and choose. Good memories it the military, 3 squares a day and clean bedding.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    03/04/2021 12:10 PM

    Senator Mark Kelly must think we are all stupid : this "Equality " bill is nothing but the DNC long held attempt to censor and persecute those of Faith and Patriotism who don't and won't vote for them...period.

  • Eliaabeth McConnell

    03/04/2021 10:24 AM

    what can be done about that bad food served to our guardsmen at capital?

  • Larry Rosenbaum

    03/04/2021 12:07 AM

    Many people tell me they "feel" this or that. I tell people I "THINK" this or that, because God "said" this or that!
    What do you THINK?

  • KarenMcGivney

    03/03/2021 11:34 PM

    I have a question. Why does every problem in the political arena need funding from citizens? I get a mailbox full of surveys with requests every day. Don’t these congressional leaders get huge salaries? When did politics switch to who has the most money?
    I really don’t get it. I’d love to hear you explain it.

  • Malcolm l Truesdell

    03/03/2021 10:56 PM

    Dear Ms. Ainsworth:

    Exceptionally well put.

    Please keep Mr. Huckabee on his very important work.

  • Don St. John

    03/03/2021 10:49 PM

    Laura Ainsworth is a genius.

  • Renee Kendrick

    03/03/2021 09:56 PM

    People, whoever they are, want to cancel Dr. Suess! (Leo Terrell wants a list of names! Haha!) Yet what "they" are doing leaves the actions of The Grinch in the dust! These people have stony hearts instead of hearts two sizes too small! Their brains are fried burnt beyond recognition, too.

    I just don't comprehend what they are trying to accomplish. They are fighting a losing battle. What are they going to do with The Smithsonian and museums across the nation? There is a lot of "culture" to cancel!

    Start preserving hard copies of your books, folks. E-Copies can be wiped out fairly easily!

  • Sherry Wigington

    03/03/2021 07:54 PM

    I LOVED “How the Left stole reading!” Kudos to Laura Ainsworth for stating our case and honoring Dr. Seuss and his wonderful legacy.
    It is appalling what the left is cancelling, especially when they attack children’s books.

  • Jerry

    03/03/2021 07:45 PM

    I am critical of Obama and Biden for many reasons today I got a bit more today to chew on from propaganda outlet I stay away from the nonsense most of the day. Today I thought about the year 1969 and Uncle Sam beckon me to join his Army I was not sure what I was getting into I knew it wasn't great I went i to the Army in January and I was country boy for 20 years now I am a killing machine quite a transformation in about 4 months. I did the duty yes I got scared not as much as I am today. I didn't spend my time and millions of others to watch half wits like Obama Harris and Biden determine that we are suckers for doing our duty. This is not what Sam spent the country's tax money for ridding the 1st 2nd 10th Amendments and Bill of rights I am not asking for anything extra I just want whats mine and I was asked to fight for it once now we are fighting our own country to keep the rights. What are our enemies doing now while the civil war here in America starts up. Our country at war with the population China is sitting inside the country waiting to pounce Iran is dreaming of the day it can destroy us and Russia and rest of hateful country is waiting to pick it bones. Biden wants this population defenseless so a coward like himself can gun us down without the population not able to defend itself. People remember the Alamo, people biden wants to come for us WE are the modern day Alamo.

  • Samuel L. Smith Sr.

    03/03/2021 07:01 PM

    If the Equality Acts pass and becomes law all that can be said would be it would put one use step closer to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ!

  • Joe Graham

    03/03/2021 05:04 PM

    As the process of making reparations and giving back property that was “stolen” begins, I can’t wait to hear how NYC and New York State plan to rationalize NOT handing Manhattan (and vicinity) back to the Indian tribes that lived there long ago. That will be fun to listen to.

  • Anne Eagle

    03/03/2021 03:33 PM

    Should have proceeded my comment by saying that I haven't read Dr Seuss in years, but don't remember anything remotely racist. However we're kids of the 40s and 50s had a book which has long since been banned as racist............

  • Dennis Keith Ragain

    03/03/2021 03:32 PM

    Governor, I send your newsletters to my friends and family. I only wish there was a way to reach all of those who only know what the MSM is reporting. I was worried about this last election and discussed with many members of my own family that 1/2 of the country does not even know what is going on as they rely solely on the disinformation of the MSM. I have clients in Portland, Oregon who are totally unaware of all of the devastation in the downtown area the attacks on citizens. When I ask them if they feel safe going downtown they have no clue what I am talking about. I have clients in Seattle that have only heard "rumors" of dissent. It is mind blowing to me that they are so ill informed. What can we as citizens do to counter the fact that MSM are no longer interested in reporting truth? How do we get around this information void that so many live in. And because of the dishonesty of our media, people in blue states continue to elect politicians who only care for their own power. The damage they are doing to our cities, schools and churches will take years to correct, if ever. Just had to vent.

  • Anne Eagle

    03/03/2021 02:57 PM

    Remember in the dark ages of the 40s and 50s, we kids had a book called "Little Black Sambo". It's been banned as racist years ago. However, when you think about it, Little Black Sambo had to have lived in Africa, where almost all of the kids were Black. Little black Sammy in America had no tigers to chase in circles . He and little white Sammy were both chasing their dogs, their sisters, or the neighbor kids when they weren't busy climbing trees, playing in the creek, or playing sand lot baseball.

  • Prudence Cox

    03/03/2021 02:50 PM

    Hello Again!
    Funny (strange) , how in one case, science (more like science-fiction) is used as legitimate or factual when climate change is argued by the left. Yet, when it comes to biological science that is LEGITIMATE, science becomes inaccurate or wrong...I'm learning every day, there us no reasoning or trying to understand "veiled" minds. Lack of understanding of God's truth: 2 Cor 3:14-15; Isa 44:18; La 3:65; 1Cor 2:14; 2 Cor 4:3; Eph 4:18. For me, this is the only way to understand this insanity...they are "veiled!"
    Pru Cox

  • David E. Miller

    03/03/2021 02:47 PM

    "HOW THE LEFT STOLE READING" is great! I'm going to share that via email with friends and family!

  • LaVon WALKER

    03/03/2021 02:41 PM

    EQUALITY ACT - would require all RELIGIONS to hire "non-believers" - and hire "whoever" the GOVT dictated ! Imagine going to a "worship service" and having their employees "harass" " "persecute" you ! Same for private schools and charities. GOVT would be able to sue and confiscate religions property. Remember - Obama/Biden sent the IRS to audit both BGEA and Samaritan's Purse on the same day!! AND they audited me because I was a "donor" !!!!

  • Eric Lindell

    03/03/2021 02:28 PM

    Since the white liberleft like woke so much, they should resign and let some minority politicians have their jobs.

  • Pat J Green

    03/03/2021 02:23 PM

    Watching all these idiots cancelling everything thing they decide is racist, homophobic and who knows what, how long before they will declare and even take off the market Oreo cookies and dipping them in milk. Shame, shame

  • Floyd Unger

    03/03/2021 02:16 PM

    Excellent report.Laura Ainsworth did a wonderful job.

    We’re living in a scary, terrible time.I hope we can reverse the trend.

  • Kathleen Fortun

    03/03/2021 02:04 PM

    I must say that everyday I first read the Bible verse of the day and then I scan over you newsletter to review since I had seen most content on Fox. It’s a great way to reinforce and process the facts! Today I absolutely loved the article and parody about Dr Suess by Laura!!!!!! I also found myself reading my exact thoughts when reading about the proposed Equality Act. I’m keeping the faith and ask God daily to set things right. Bless you and your staff!

  • Norman Marks

    03/03/2021 02:04 PM

    I find it interesting how thin skinned people are no days. Guess it gives way my age. How sad!

  • Sondra Andersen

    03/03/2021 02:02 PM

    Thanks for continuing to keep us so........well informed with the truth.

    Also, Laura is so worthy of our praise for her "Dr Seuss" mimicry, another of her talents. I loved reading her verses....so "spot on".
    Sondra