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Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse of the Day - Matthew 28:19
- A Sad Day In the House
- Harris Releases Immigration Plan
- Cuomo Begs For Business
- Dem Panic
- America The Beautiful
- Word Play
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
A Sad Day In The House
By Mike Huckabee
It was a sad day in the House Thursday, and a sign of just how radical the Democrats have become, when for the first time in 45 years, the House passed on party lines a Medicaid spending bill that didn’t include the Hyde Amendment. That’s the amendment that prevents taxpayer money from being used to fund abortions, something opposed by a majority of Americans.
It also didn’t include the Weldon Amendment, which prohibits agencies that receive federal funds from discriminating against entities because they refuse to provide or fund abortions.
Later that night, House Democrats passed a State Department funding bill that dropped the Helms Amendment, which prohibits using taxpayer money to fund abortions in other countries. A Marist poll shows that’s opposed by 77% of Americans and supported by only 19%, but the Democrats care more about the abortion lobby than the will of the people.
The Democrats have always been the more pro-abortion party, but at least there used to be room for pro-life Democrats. Not only have they all been driven out, but now, even the reasonable compromise of not forcing pro-life taxpayers to fund the killing of children in the womb is gone.
That’s been replaced by denouncing every disagreement as racist, which California Rep. Barbara Lee tried here, saying, “These provisions have long had a terrible and disproportionate impact on low-income women and women of color. Getting them off the books will be a huge step forward for reproductive and racial justice.”
In short, the Democrats now claim to be fighting racism by making it even easier to abort black babies, who are already greatly disproportionate victims of abortion. In opposing voter ID, Democrats argue that the disproportionate impact of any policy on certain races is prima facie proof of racism. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist who thought that “inferior” races should be weeded out, must be looking up and smiling.
The good news is that these radical changes aren't likely to survive in the Senate. But it should send a long-overdue wake-up call to everyday Democratic voters that this is no longer your father’s Democratic Party. The leadership is now solidly a far-left, pro-death cult of radical extremists. And the one thing I do agree with them on is that extremists are dangerous to America and should not be in positions of power.
Harris Releases Immigration Plan
By Mike Huckabee
As thousands of illegal immigrants continue streaming across our border, and getting released on the US side with no court dates (only 13% even check in as they’re ordered to), Vice President Kamala Harris finally released her five-pronged plan to deal with the problem. It has to be seen to be believed.
Talk about a fork full of manure. The various prongs are heaped with high-flown liberal fantasies about fixing the “root causes” of illegal immigration into America, like “combating corruption, strengthening democratic governance, and advancing the rule of law” and “promoting respect for human rights, labor rights, and free press” in Central America. All well and good, as future goals. But, maybe, in the short term, we might consider CLOSING THE DOOR!!!
It’s like asking someone to help put out a forest fire that she started, and seven months later, she hands over an essay on the history of combustion. And it’s a D- essay. If she and President Biden really want to know the root cause of our current illegal immigration crisis, they can find it in the nearest mirror.
Meanwhile, a new cry has gone up for Biden to appoint someone else as an illegal immigration czar. Say, I know someone who’d be perfect! He has a proven track record of reducing illegal immigration, and he left his last job on January 20th, so he’s probably tanned, rested and ready.
Cuomo Begs For Business
By Mike Huckabee
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is begging New York City employers to make workers come back to their offices by Labor Day because so many people are working from home that local businesses are struggling. Cuomo said they have to get people back to support all the struggling shops, restaurants and service businesses. I'll say to him what many of his female staffers probably have: "Please don't beg."
I won’t go into the fact that it was boneheaded lockdown policies by Democrats like Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio that forced people to work at home in the first place. But they also bear responsibility in many other ways for the reluctance to return. DeBlasio’s awful leftist policies have brought back the crime and filth that Rudy Giuliani miraculously reversed, and the high taxes and costs of living are also driving people not only out of the city but out of the state.
I’ll share a secret with him: employers don’t locate in a city or people move there because the city needs them to support it. They move there because they see it as a good place to live. If it’s dangerous, dirty, inconvenient and over-priced, they’ll go somewhere else.
I used to have to go to New York City every weekend to do my Fox News show, and I can’t tell you how happy I am that I now get to record my TBN show in Hendersonville, Tennessee. I assume that many of those workers are overjoyed to be able to work from somewhere else via Zoom and the Internet.
I’ve been predicting for years that as more and more of our business transactions moved online, people would start to question why they were living in tiny, expensive apartments in cold, dirty, dangerous, overtaxed cities when they could do the same work via their laptops from the sunny patios of their spacious homes in low-tax Florida or Texas? I've said that the day that possibility finally dawned on everyone would be the beginning of the end of New York City as a hub for major financial services.
Gov. Cuomo doesn’t seem to realize that COVID didn’t cause the great exodus, it just sped it up. Begging employers to force workers to come back is like standing on the banks of a river and ordering it to flow the other way. Or to choose a metaphor liberals should appreciate, it’s like trying to deny evolution.
New York City might recover a bit, if its leaders ever take their boots off the necks of business owners and citizens and start using them to kick criminals into jail again. But the only way they’ll convince people to start flowing back in big numbers is to do what Rudy did: create a clean, safe, well-run city and state. Frankly, I don’t believe they’re capable of that.
By Mike Huckabee
Citing concerns over the Delta variant, various cities and businesses including Walt Disney World are bringing back indoor mask mandates. Teachers unions are pushing to continue them in schools. And President Biden, who changes direction more often than LeBron James, now appears poised to mandate that all government workers (not surprisingly, that’s the largest workforce in America) get vaccinated or face regular tests and various restrictions. The Postal Workers Union had something to say about that.
We’re told that we need to bring back all these draconian measures because of the dangers of the dreaded Delta Variant. Biden once even claimed it’s deadlier than the original disease, which it is not (like all viruses, it’s mutating to forms that are weaker but easier to spread as it tries to stay alive when there are fewer potential hosts.)
This mixed messaging is destroying the CDC’s credibility and undermining their own arguments for getting vaccinated. For instance, if it’s still necessary for vaccinated people to wear masks and social distance, that implies that the vaccine is useless, which isn't true. They say we should listen to them because they represent “SCIENCE!” but they’re coming off more as politicians speaking out of both sides of their mouths at once (I wish there was a vaccine to cure that.)
Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw released a series of tweets blasting the CDC and claiming that the entire basis for the return of mask mandates was a single study done in India that was rejected in peer review and that involved a vaccine we don’t even use here.
Wednesday, Fox News Primetime aired a series of graphs illustrating the rising cases of COVID that are sparking the return of draconian measures. They showed that the case increase was about one-tenth of the previous peak, and the more important measures (hospitalizations and deaths) were flat. In fact, US COVID deaths are at their lowest level since March of last year, around the time the pandemic began.
Since so few people trust the CDC, here’s some straight dope on the actual danger level of the Delta variant and the effectiveness of the vaccines (quite high, but not perfect), from health industry consultant Kevin Roche’s Healthy Skeptic blog.
He deserves a read just for his brilliant observation that “pandemic” is an anagram for “Dem panic.”
America The Beautiful
God's creation is all around us. To learn more about Congaree National Park, visit its website here.
By Mike Huckabee
Working in the White House these days is sort of like playing a party game where you pick words out of a deck of cards at random and try to make a coherent sentence out of them. Except the poor Biden staffers have to try to convince us that the random words that drop out of President Biden’s mouth actually make sense. It’s infinitely harder.
For the record: a school bus isn’t an 18-wheel truck, and riding in an 18-wheeler is not the same as driving one.