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Today's Commentary --- FOLLOW-UP on Democrats' plan for all-out war on President Trump -- PETA lighting donor money on fire -- DNC hacked -- Tracking guns used in crimes -- Censoring conservatives -- Free speech in Utah -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse


My commentary on the Democrats’ stunning plan to wage all-out war on the President if he makes a move to fire or pardon anyone involved with the “Russia” investigation has generated many impassioned responses. I share your dismay and disgust, especially in light of today’s breaking news that the publisher of the NATIONAL ENQUIRER has received immunity for testimony concerning Michael Cohen’s payment to that publication to stop the “Stormy” story. (“Immunity” for what? We can see where this is going.) Many readers offered suggestions: that Trump should just fire them all anyway and hang the consequences, that the only thing left to do is pray, that we’re headed for civil war.



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PETA lighting donor money on fire

By Mike Huckabee

The animal rights group PETA has finally convinced Nabisco to change the iconic box of Barnum’s Animal Crackers, a product that’s been around for over 110 years, to remove the circus cage bar design.  The new box will depict the giraffes, lions and other animals running free and happy on the African Savannah (well, not so happy for the giraffes, since they’ll probably be running from the lions.  PETA tends to think of nature as a Disney cartoon rather than Woody Allen’s far more accurate description: “It’s one big restaurant out there.”)

Still, congratulations to PETA for having the guts to expend time, energy and their donors’ money to take on an animal cruelty case nobody else would care enough to fight: the needless, cruel confinement of animal-shaped cookies in drawings of cages on cardboard boxes.  Truly, how can any of us say we are completely human if we can ignore the imaginary suffering of defenseless graham cracker creatures?


DNC hacked 

By Mike Huckabee

This just in: the Democratic National Committee reported that their computers had been hacked! Russia! Collusion! Trump! Impeachment!...Oh, wait.  Never mind.  That was fake news.  It was just a security test to determine if the DNC is vulnerable to phishing attempts.

Well, I think we all know the answer to that already.


Tracking guns used in crimes

By Mike Huckabee

When gun control advocates are asked why places with the strictest gun laws have more gun crimes, they always claim it’s because gun control isn’t widespread enough.  The guns are flowing into the gun-free zones from neighboring backward states that don’t have strict gun laws.  If only everyone had such laws, the flow of guns would be cut off.  Sounds almost reasonable…except the latest ATF data shows it’s not true. 

The ATF was asked to trace the origins of guns taken from 8600 crime scenes in the heavily gun-regulating Democratic stronghold of Baltimore.  They found that only 15% of the guns came from Virginia and 7% from Pennsylvania.  A whopping 47% came from right there in Maryland, which has universal background checks, a ban on “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines,” a fingerprinting requirement and other strict gun control laws. 

It would almost lead one to surmise that you can’t keep criminals from getting guns by making gun laws tougher because criminals, by definition, don’t obey laws.  Adding more and more gun laws makes it more difficult for the law-abiding to protect themselves, but it just gives criminals more laws to break, and that's what they do.


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Censoring conservatives

By Mike Huckabee

It seems that every day, I get new reports of social media censoring conservatives, usually followed by dismissive stories from liberal media sources about how it’s just a lot of paranoid nonsense.  It’s just algorithms and trigger words, and the fact that it consistently strikes conservatives and not liberals is just one of those mysterious coincidences.

Like this latest mystery: why did the article I named as yesterday’s “must-read” get removed from Facebook?  It was the New York Post article by Salena Zito on why Trump supporters say this week’s hysterical reaction to the Manafort and Cohen news won’t cause them to turn on him.  It was a legitimate news piece with nothing offensive or slanted in it, yet Facebook alternately branded it as “spam” or in violation of their terms of service.  It took Ms Zito a while to get in touch with anyone at Facebook (if you’ve ever tried to contact them, you know they are great at hiding their own faces, ironically enough), but it finally reappeared online after 90 minutes.  Ms. Zito says she still has no explanation for why it was removed. 

Neither do I, but I can tell you that stories like this one are yet another reason why anti-Trump stories in the mainstream media will not convince Trump supporters to turn on him.


Free speech in Utah

By Mike Huckabee

A University of Utah graduate student/teaching assistant has been removed from the classroom after she attempted to segregate students who carry legal concealed weapons. She taped off a 3x3-foot square in the back of the room, dubbed it the “Second Amendment Zone,” and ordered all students who carry personal weapons to stand in it (there were no desks.) She compared it to the University’s restricted “free speech zones,” saying that while they had a right to carry a gun, like they have a right to free speech, it could be restricted to certain areas. Also that anyone who carries a weapon is exhibiting “absurd, antisocial, and frightening behavior” (wow, talk about projection!) and disrespecting her and other students’ “personal and psychological safety” (I think her sense of "psychological safety" is insanely solid if she seriously believes legal gun carriers are that dangerous, yet she’s willing to tick them off that much.)

After students complained, the T.A. and her syllabus were both yanked, and she was reprimanded and informed that she was in violation of both state law and university policy (not to mention the Bill of Rights). She’s apologized to the students and will undergo further training.

All well and good, but let’s not put this story to bed without pointing out one thing she said that’s actually true, only not the way she intended. She’s right: that restriction of gun owners into a tiny “zone” is analogous to university “free speech zones” – in that both are equally ludicrous and unconstitutional. If you’re going to teach at a college level, then you ought to have enough sense to understand that the entire United States of America is a “free speech zone.”


Evening Edition - August 23

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!


Daily Verse

"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."

- Mark 11:24

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