July 2, 2018


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Today's Commentary: Moral standards are necessary -- Keep government limited -- Ben Shapiro debates Bill Maher -- 1728! -- Mexico's election -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse


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We hear often these days that society shouldn’t have any absolute moral standards.  Imposing standards is oppressive, judgmental and outdated. Like Linus and the Great Pumpkin, it doesn’t matter what we choose to believe, as long as we’re really sincere in believing it.  Well, pardon me for pointing it out, but that’s…well, stupid (sorry, Linus!) 

There are all sorts of absolute standards to which we adhere.  A rock band might be filled with nonconformists, but they can’t each play in whatever key they feel like.  You might concede Hannibal Lecter’s sincere belief in cannibalism, but you wouldn’t go to his house for dinner.  It seems counter-intuitive, but freedom can’t work unless we all agree to abide by certain basic standards of right and wrong.  When we step outside those boundaries, chaos ensues.  That can leave a bad taste in your mouth, and I’m not still referring to Hannibal Lecter.  I like to illustrate the concept with a story from the days when my own kids were young.



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Keep government limited

By Mike Huckabee

I hope you’re having a great 4th of July week, but amid all the fun and fireworks, let’s take just a moment to reflect on what Independence day really means and how it led to the freedoms and blessings we often take for granted today.

Most historians mark the beginning of America as the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. But in truth, there was still a long road to travel before America as we know it came to be. First, of course, there was the matter of fighting a bloody revolution against Great Britain, one where victory was far from certain. That was followed by heated battles over what kind of government we would have.



Ben Shapiro debates Bill Maher

By Mike Huckabee

Entertaining video: Ben Shapiro debates Bill Maher on the lack of civility in the US, which the left blames on the right, even as they bully Republican families out of restaurants and riot on campuses to shut down conservative speech.


Naturally, I think Ben easily won this debate (it’s hard even for Bill Maher to make a convincing argument that Maxine Waters is less offensive than anybody.) But I would add a note to his observation that leftists need to make up their minds whether Trump is an ignorant doofus or an evil genius because they keep attacking him as both, depending on the topic. Actually, they’ve had plenty of practice: they did the same thing to George W. Bush for eight years. He was either a moronic chimp or a Machiavellian genius, whichever was more convenient for the narrative at the time. I know it’s impossible for both to be true, but you can’t be a “progressive” without believing at least 10 impossible things before breakfast.



By Mike Huckabee

Democrats who are dreaming of beating President Trump and retaking the White House in 2020 have a fundamental problem: who will they run? A new poll from Harvard CAPS/Harris asked their preferences, and the top names aren’t very inspiring. Three of them have already run for President and lost the nomination. One lost the nomination, then finally got it and lost the election (that’s right: her AGAIN!)


And here’s something the linked article doesn’t go into that says a lot about the self-described party of youth, forward-thinking and new ideas: the top four choices alone, who garnered a total of 76% support, have a combined age of 290. On Wednesday, America itself only turns 242. Two-hundred-ninety years back was 1728, the year Cotton Mather died. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he joined the Democratic race, too, except I doubt he would approve of today’s Democratic Party. Even though he probably votes a straight Democratic ticket in Chicago to this day.



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Mexico's election

By Mike Huckabee

One can hardly blame Mexican citizens for being fed up with the way their nation is being run and expressing that displeasure at the polls. But electing a radical leftist who wants less immigration enforcement and to flood the US with illegal immigrants and whose economic policies have drawn comparisons to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez is definitely like trying to escape the frying pan by leaping headfirst into the fire.


Evening Edition - June 30

By Mike Huckabee

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


Daily Verse

"The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:

he shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in

from this time forth, and even for evermore."

-Psalm 121:7-8

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