December 10, 2020

December 10, 2020      

Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:

  • News That Doesn’t Surprise Me In The Least
  • Not journalism
  • New hearings
  • What you need to know about the Texas lawsuit


Mike Huckabee

News That Doesn’t Surprise Me In The Least

By Mike Huckabee

A new Gallup poll found that the only group whose mental health improved during the coronavirus pandemic was people who attended religious services weekly. The percentage of churchgoers who reported their mental health as “excellent” actually rose from 42% in 2019 to 46% in 2020. For the population overall, that figure dropped from 43% to 34% during the pandemic.

The director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty explained that for people of faith, attending church during that trying period provided them with strength, community and meaning. One might almost say it was …ESSENTIAL.

Maybe the fact that going to church helps keep people mentally healthy is the reason why so many Democrat politicians are trying to bar it. A mentally healthy electorate is not good for the careers of politicians like Gavin Newsom, Gretchen Whitmer and Andrew Cuomo.

Not journalism

By Mike Huckabee

It’s been said that journalism is the first draft of history. But what do you call it when news outlets refuse to write the first draft at all, and then when the story becomes impossible to ignore (or the election they were trying to game has passed), they finally cover it by rewriting history? Whatever you call that, I certainly wouldn’t call it journalism. But that’s precisely what they did with the Hunter Biden story.

For months, they buried it, censored anyone who tried to cover it, and when pressed on why, dismissed it as rumors, Russian disinformation, or a non-story. Now that they think they’ve safely dragged Joe Biden across the finish line, and it’s been confirmed that his son Hunter is under federal investigation, they’re grasping for straws in trying to explain why they didn’t do their duty and report on it. Their first attempt at a lame excuse is that they didn't cover it because the story “went largely unnoticed” before the election. No, it was noticed; it just went largely unreported by so-called “journalists” who are actually unpaid PR agents for the Democratic Party.

Here’s an honest question that I want these reporters to answer: Since you told us that Hunter Biden’s foreign government financial scandals were just disinformation and so people should be censored from talking about them, only for us to learn now that it was a real story and you were completely wrong…then why in the world should we believe you when you tell us that vote fraud affecting the election results is just false disinformation and so people should be censored from talking about it?

I anxiously await your feeble excuse for that.

New hearings

By Mike Huckabee

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee announced that it will hold a hearing on December 16 into alleged irregularities in the 2020 presidential election. Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson said that while many of the issues are being resolved in courts, a large percentage of Americans don’t view the results as legitimate and “that is not a sustainable state of affairs for our country…The only way to resolve suspicions is with full transparency and public awareness. That will be the goal of the hearing.”

So, he’s saying that to prevent a dark cloud of suspicion from hovering over whoever eventually prevails, we need a full and transparent investigation to reassure Americans that the election was legitimate. If only someone had urged Joe Biden to call for one of those right after the election, then all the Democrats who claim there was no vote fraud could have proved it by now and that cloud of suspicion might have already dissipated.

Oh, wait, that’s right: I called on him to do that, and I got blasted for it. The Dems preferred instead to fight letting people examine the evidence and let the media call people who were suspicious stupid and crazy, while social media censors anyone who questions them. Well, that’s certainly helping make the suspicions go away, isn’t it?

What you need to know about the Texas lawsuit

By Mike Huckabee

All 50 states have now certified their votes, but the electors have yet to meet. As of this writing, Arizona has become the 18th state to join Texas’ lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, seeking to force them to allow their legislators to choose the slate of electors.

If you look at the states that have joined the lawsuit blocked out on a map, it looks like about half the landmass of the US. I would hope that would make the SCOTUS reluctant to simply turn them down, because it’s obvious that the fury over the voting practices in, basically, four Democrat-run cities, is rising; and we’ve already learned it’s not going away just because the people are told, “You’re wrong, shut up.”

If you do a Google search for the Texas lawsuit, you get back a lot of sneering articles from liberal media outlets dismissing it as a “Hail Mary” pass or a “doomed stunt.” But I assume that my readers would rather get factual information than overheated opinions masquerading as news. So I’m referring you to this excellent analysis in the Federalist by Margot Cleveland, who spent 25 years as a law clerk to a federal appellate court judge.

She explains clearly what the lawsuit says, what the basis of it is (including quotes from case precedents that make it obvious that this is something the Court should address), and why Texas and the other states have standing to claim that they have been damaged by the actions of the states they’re suing. And despite what you’re hearing from other media outlets, she’s impressed by what an excellent job the Texas Attorney General’s office did in writing this lawsuit.

You should read the whole article, but here are just four of the major points you’re probably not hearing from most media outlets:

1. This case doesn’t hinge on showing evidence of vote fraud, which could have been wiped or shredded by now. It’s based on the defendant states letting officials unilaterally change voting laws that only the legislature has the power to change, which means the vote tallies, whether fraudulent or not, were derived through illegal and unconstitutional means. In this case, the argument doesn’t depend on whether fraud can be proven beyond a doubt, but on the undeniable fact that laws that made fraud easier to commit were created unconstitutionally.

2. Texas is not asking that the election be handed to Trump. They are asking the Court to order the states to give the duty of selecting electors to their legislatures because that’s what is required under the Constitution when the vote is tainted by illegal and unconstitutional actions, which the lawsuit clearly describes (for instance, officials unilaterally changing ballot laws that can only be changed by the legislature, or imposing different standards for accepting ballots in Democrat-run counties than in Republican counties.) The legislatures are free to choose Trump or Biden electors, but at least then, the choice will be made legally.

3. Texas has standing to sue the other states over this because, just as the House represents individual citizens, the Senate represents states. The national election also picks the Vice President, who settles any tie votes. That means that any illegal actions that affect the results of this election also affect all states through control of the Senate.

4. As for the argument that the SCOTUS would be taking unprecedented action to interfere in a national election, the suit cites numerous quotes showing precedent for the plaintiff’s arguments.

It sounds as if the SCOTUS might have a harder time simply dismissing this case than media people who haven't read it do.



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  • Bill

    12/11/2020 07:12 PM


  • Karen A Miller

    12/11/2020 10:52 AM

    I am often blocked when trying to go to some of the links you recommended.

  • dave allen

    12/11/2020 10:33 AM

    the Gallup poll... glad that church-going has helped during the pandemic, but why, churches, is the 2019 number almost the SAME for those who go to church and those who don't? we're doing something wrong here. and i'm glad church-going helped during these hard times. but i would like to see the numbers of those attending weekly from 2019 to 2020. i suspect that it dropped significantly, which is a bummer, but also would indicate that the increase to 46% is based on a smaller, more "pure" group, those who have a REAL REASON to go to church. again, churches, WAKE UP! let's give folks THE REAL reason to go to church.

  • Jerry Korba

    12/11/2020 09:49 AM

    Time Mag. although not revenant today leaked some info about their cover picture. Antia blm and the CCP were the top choice to put on the cover, rational heads determined a slightly less anti American couple should be on the cover thats how harris and biden were chosen. The 2018 congressional election led to the most horrible election in recent history we can look at that election in history and determine the fall of America if Harris and Biden take the oath. Pelosi didn't just hate President Trump she hates the most the American people she figured she could rise to VP a long time ago and this woman of Satin is the next coming of EVE.

  • Patricia Varhol

    12/11/2020 09:48 AM

    Where’s Jill Biden? She was always at Joe’s side, but I haven’t seen her lately.

  • Dick Algire

    12/11/2020 08:33 AM

    Mike how about putting your investigating resources to work checking out the Obama/Plouffe/Zuckerberg connection, especially as it concerns the ChanZuckerberg Initiative and its donations to the Center for Tech and Civil Life (CTCL). Which areas of our nation got the heavy donations that paid for, not just training poll workers but actually paid their wages.

  • Cheryl Lindsey

    12/11/2020 07:27 AM

    Our election was neither fair nor free as guaranteed by our Constitution. If the election results are allowed to stand with all of voting irregularities that occurred, then, by precedent, the standard for future US elections will be set by this clearly flawed and tainted election.

  • Jerry

    12/10/2020 11:14 PM

    Lets face the facts Biden and Harris are not good people in the sense of being a leaders of this country. The people that endorse him are not good Americans. Citizens that like the lock downs people that like keeping children out of school are not good Americans. People that like higher energy prices are not good Americans people that like long lines at food selfs are not good Americans how many people endorsed Biden and Harris for real to be the leaders of the free world are simply insane, addicted to drugs, uneducated, and been in a basement for the last year. After 4 years of Biden and Harris most Americans will fit that description.

  • William Fuhrer

    12/10/2020 10:50 PM

    On CSPAN there was a flash back on the training civil rights demonstrator received a long time ago and the rigorous training seemed like it would make saints of the demonstrator. Training them for any adversity.

  • Elaine Liming

    12/10/2020 10:40 PM

    Thank you for this well written newsletter. I like what the Attorney General's office in Texas did for our country. I also like the article that explains how the Constution is brought in to explain to plain folks why this is possible.
    However it is sad that we have lost faith in our newspaper people who are only interested in the bottom line and not in the practice of true journalism that deal in facts people want and need.

  • Bruce Vanderhoef

    12/10/2020 10:39 PM

    The beautiful forest scene and Bible quote tonight were like a breath of fresh air in this foul smelling political mess. I wish the photos were scratch and sniff. A good nose hit of fresh pine would be like aroma therapy.

  • Ruth Gallion

    12/10/2020 10:22 PM

    I totally agree with your article . I also read your article every evening , it’s usually ( Right On )!! Thank you .

  • Alice Donaldson

    12/10/2020 09:24 PM

    We are now in the 3rd shift and it is pressing on ! We have a fighter in the White House. He will fight more than any man before him. put on the armor of God. We must fight with him .Do not surrender, due not quit, do not give in, give everything to God! The next 2 weeks we will see things change .Justice will be served!

  • Del. Lown

    12/10/2020 08:29 PM

    I really believe that the scotus will find that Ga and Pa are indeed guilty. Swinging their votes to Trump. But not the other two states, therefore Biden will still have enough votes to become president if we’re not careful. Please don’t let that happen.

  • James Drury Jr

    12/10/2020 07:44 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff.

  • Linda Wolfe

    12/10/2020 07:36 PM

    God have mer cy on America and bring us back to our founding principles. Send revival from shore to shore. In JESUS NAME Amen.

  • Paul Kern

    12/10/2020 07:34 PM

    I am not surprised at all the human sludge coming up from left, right, and even the religious leaders, publications, and fake MSM. Ever since the end of WWII there have been numerous books and publications, real and fiction pointing this out.
    As a Boomer I am surprised how many fell victim to the " truth" that American Christianity is the superior form.
    The left has taken advantage if this to undermine the faith of many.
    Any ideas, short of an open revolution and states succeeding, do you have?
    I am all ears.
    BTW it would be helpful to not only warn people of the results if Joe succeeds but good solutions
    I voted , continue to pray and keep friends in other countries in the loop.

  • Floyd A Unger

    12/10/2020 07:34 PM

    Thank you

  • Robin Rebhan

    12/10/2020 07:12 PM

    The whole Texas lawsuit is also at the SCOTUS website. Search under dockets for Texas and you'll find the 92 page PDF brief.
    After reading the Brief. I would find it very hard to believe that the defendant states could possibly be expected to or relied upon to be trusted in any resolution regarding this matter. There are a number of decisions that SCOTUS could make. In my own opinion turning the matter back to the defendant states and trusting them to do the right thing should not be one of them.

  • Deborah Metzler

    12/10/2020 07:11 PM

    I'm a long time fan Governor. I enjoy the show when I catch it and am following along on Parler. Thanks for bringing some light when you can and for your devotion to God and Country.

  • Geena Eckert

    12/10/2020 06:54 PM

    I really enjoyed this take. Felt substantive but not angry. I'm going to go read her article now.

  • Laura Talley

    12/10/2020 06:47 PM

    Thank you Mike Huckabee!

  • Alina Mastan

    12/10/2020 06:37 PM

    Thank you, Governor, for your objective, truthful, calm tone in these synopsis of events. Thank you for your warmth and humor nuancing your comments. And most of all, thank you for the daily Bible verse. God bless you and your family!

  • Stephen Russell

    12/10/2020 06:29 PM

    Vaccine issue: Not worried once taken BUT worry about Immunity cards & microchipping
    Very 666.
    Thus U have those who WONT take vaccine for XYZ
    Those who will.
    & then add Contact Tracing