Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!
Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse of the Day
- Pray For The Vicitims Of Champlain Towers
- New Podcast
- Covid Origins Update
- Biden To Tackle The "Root Cause" Of Violent Crime
- Covid-19 Is A Woke Democrat
- Britney Spears' Court-Ordered Conservatorship
- Overdue Purple Heart Is Finally Given
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Pray For The Vicitims Of Champlain Towers
By Mike Huckabee
Please continue praying for the victims of the Champlain Towers apartment building collapse in Miami. At this writing, at least four people are dead and nearly 100 are missing and unaccounted for. Rescue teams continue to risk their lives to heroically search through the rubble in the unstable building for survivors, so please pray for their safety, as well.
Considering the massive weight and height of the sudden collapse, there’s little hope of survival, but miracles can happen. Here’s a story of one: a man named Nicholas Balboa was walking his dog nearby when the collapse shook the ground like an earthquake. He ran toward the disaster and heard a boy calling for help. With images of 9/11 in his mind, he thought, “How could anyone survive this?” But then, he saw a small hand sticking up through the debris, with fingers wiggling. He and another man climbed up on the rubble and began trying to dig the boy out. Police and firefighters joined in. He had obviously been sleeping and was pinned under his mattress and bed frame, which probably saved his life. There are more details at the link.
Again, please pray for this boy’s recovery and for more such miracles.
This week on The People’s Podcast, Governor Huckabee reminds Senator Sheldon Whitehouse that those who live in glass houses (and belong to all-white beach clubs) shouldn’t throw stones. Later the Governor takes a deep dive into the Left’s assault on truth and free speech with radio host and author Michael Knowles, whose new book Speechless outlines the history of how and why this ruthless campaign all began.
Covid Origins Update
By Mike Huckabee
Researchers at Britain’s University of Kent believe that the COVID-19 virus may have first appeared in China between early October and mid-November of 2019, weeks before the first official case was reported in Wuhan in December.
Also, The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle released a paper stating that they had recovered data from early Wuhan cases showing that cases linked to the animal market were variants of the original virus that had already spread to other parts of the country, further weakening the case for it coming from the Wuhan wet market.
All these unrelated discoveries put together would seem to suggest that the virus came from somewhere else, was around longer than we thought, and someone hasn't been completely transparent about what they knew and when they knew it. But who would have done such a thing? It’s a puzzlement.
Biden To Tackle The "Root Cause" Of Violent Crime
By Mike Huckabee
The Biden Department of Justice is preparing to go after the cause of all the rampant violent crime in Democrat-run cities. No, they’re not planning to arrest the mayors, DA’s and city councils, unfortunately, even though those are the root causes. No, after all the releasing of criminals and rioters, decriminalizing crimes, protecting criminal illegal aliens, and defunding and prosecuting police, they’ve decided that the reason for the skyrocketing crime wave is… guns!
Yep, crime is caused by the hardware, not the criminal holding it. So they’re going after dealers of illegal guns and after “assault weapons.” I’m fine with them trying to get rid of illegal guns. In fact, it’s kind of nice to hear them admit that most criminals like gang members don’t buy guns legally and go through background checks (that’s for law-abiding citizens); they get them through illegal channels. But I doubt that the crackdown on “illegal gun dealers” won’t end up as harassment of legal gun dealers.
As for “assault weapons,” I put that in quotes because it’s a silly, meaningless term made up by people who know nothing about guns. Any weapon can be an assault weapon if you assault someone with it. If you defend yourself from that assault with the exact same kind of weapon, then it’s a defensive weapon. This is the area that’s ripest for abuse, and for trampling on the rights of citizens to defend themselves.
When you have Democrat politicians releasing criminals and rioters while defunding their police, if you think the solution to ending the resulting crime waves is to disarm law-abiding citizens, then you can only be a liberal or a moron. Sorry if I’m repeating myself.
Covid-19 Is A Woke Democrat
By Mike Huckabee
We have more proof that the COVID-19 virus is a Democrat. Remember how, during the height of the pandemic, government officials banned any large gatherings – except for BLM protests, where apparently, the virus had agreed not to spread.
Well, the virus is once again displaying its woke bona fides. In Evanston, Illinois, local officials deemed it safe to hold a Juneteeth parade and Pride Month celebrations, but canceled the Fourth of July celebration out of concerns over COVID.
So either the virus is a Democrat (loves to virtue signal on racial issues but hates displays of patriotism) or else the city officials of Evanston don’t care if people who celebrate Juneteenth and Pride Month get a deadly disease, those racist homophobes.
Bet they didn’t see that interpretation coming. But they should have, since it seems pretty obvious.
Britney Spears' Court-Ordered Conservatorship
By Mike Huckabee
I usually don’t comment on celebrity news, but the testimony that came out of singer Britney Spears’ attempt to end her court-ordered conservatorship was so shocking that it even led serious newscasts. It was also newsworthy in ways far beyond typical celebrity voyeurism.
As Megan Fox at PJ Media reports, Spears testified that she has been stripped of virtually every basic human right. She claims she’s not only forced to perform and has no control over the money she earns, but she has zero privacy; her keepers watch her even when she’s changing clothes; and most outrageous of all, she said she wants to marry again and have children, but the “team” controlling her life has banned her from doing that and forced her to have an IUD implanted to prevent pregnancy.
Ms Fox asks, where is the “My body, my choice” crowd? Will they speak up for someone who’s being denied the choice to have a baby?
She also makes a second important point: this high profile case may shine a spotlight on much more widespread abuse of the conservatorship system by corrupt judges, greedy guardians and predatory lawyers. She reports on a couple of journalist investigations that suggest there may be thousands of similar cases of less wealthy, non-famous people, many in nursing homes, who have had their property and rights taken away by the scandalous abuse of the conservatorship system. Perhaps a public outcry over the Britney Spears case will spark more widespread reform.
After the story broke, Ms Spears made a statement to her fans about why she spoke out and why, she says, she’s hidden the painful truth for so long behind fake happy images on Instagram. I suspect that’s what many celebrities do, but hers is an extreme case.
Overdue Purple Heart Is Finally Given
By Mike Huckabee
Here’s some reparations everyone should be able to get behind: 99-year-old former Army Private Osceola "Ozzie" Fletcher has finally received a Purple Heart for injuries he suffered during a German attack while delivering supplies to troops during the Battle of Normandy in 1944.
After Fletcher’s granddaughter contacted the Army on his behalf, they acknowledged that many black soldiers had been denied Purple Hearts due to racial inequalities of the time, and they arranged for the long-overdue honor.
Fletcher told Fox News, "There were probably many others like myself who did not get honored, and I just lasted longer." Of course, that doesn’t mean those who deserved the honor shouldn’t receive it posthumously. I’m sure it would mean a lot to their families, and it’s just the right thing to do, both for those veterans and for the historical record.