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Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse Of The Day
- The Gov. answers a thoughtful member of the 4 percent
- Happy Groundhog Day
- Best-Guess On Biden Jobs Tornado
- Whoever Could Have Predicted This?
- Some thoughts on the GOP Senators meeting with Biden
- Sephora cancels conservatives
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BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
The Gov. answers a thoughtful member of the 4 percent
By Mike Huckabee
From Gregg Z:
I’ll get right to the point, but first know that I am an evangelical believer who loves our Lord, worships Him and His Word, and votes wherever possible for candidates who hold a biblical worldview, where God is the center of Truth; and when we honor and follow His Word we are blessed, and when we continue to disobey and reject Him, we reap depravity.
I’m saddened and disappointed in your continued tact with the election—that it was stolen via widespread fraud. Trump had his many chances in our post-election process to legally challenge the election, and nothing stuck. The fact he had the best legal resources available (and $$) and was not able to make anything stick is indicative of the fact that there really was no evidence of widespread election fraud—and many of those law suits were adjudicated by conservative Republican-appointed judges. Trump truly did not have a leg to stand on, as the wholesale rejection of his lawsuits showed.
The reality is we live in an evenly divided nation right now. Our presidential elections have been razor thin for a while now, not just 2020. We see the split division in the House and Senate as well—and have for years as it also has teetered between Democrat & Republican control.
In the spirit of Romans 13:1-5, and given Trump’s wholesale failure at providing evidence of widespread fraud on a scale large enough to change the election outcome--and this through our entire legal system--it is right for us to “give credence to” the outcome of this election, and stop with the quite harmful seeds of conspiracy theory.
It is time to SWITCH THE DIALOG to the fact that we have indeed put a liberal in the president's office—and lost control of the Senate—all because we are that evenly split as a nation. It’s time to pray for wisdom and influence in promoting a biblical worldview, which is how we will change the evenly balanced electorate away from humanism (liberalism).
From the Gov:
Thank you so much for your thoughtful and reasonable letter. What we were doing with this poll was essentially “taking the temperature” of the approximately half of the country who watched from the sidelines as the election results played out, just to see where we are. Now we know.
If you’re a regular reader of the newsletter, you know I’ve never made the claim that the election was “stolen” or decided by “widespread fraud.” (There is some actual evidence of targeted fraud, but did it decide the election? We’d like to know.) I’ve quoted others who have make those claims, and many readers have made them in the “comments” section, but what I personally have tried to do is bring you factual information about how the election was conducted and what people think about it, people on both sides. The fact that so many believe the election was stolen, and do have reason (as opposed to proof), is a reality that it makes no sense to ignore. It can’t just be swept under the rug.
What I definitely can say is that the election rules were turned upside down in key states and that it was a very opaque process, as opposed to the completely transparent process it should have been. And that causes a natural skepticism.
That begs the question, why wouldn’t the Democrats WANT to allow a full investigation, to make the process fully transparent, as a way of bringing the country together and ending this massive doubt that Biden was the duly-elected President? Why did they go to court in multiple states to slam the lid down on that process? This causes even more natural skepticism.
The courts simply didn’t want to be involved in this and washed their hands of it, so to speak. They “found” reasons not to look at those cases. Most of the dismissals had nothing to do with the evidence that might have been presented, as they never got that far.
Now Trump reportedly wants to use the impeachment trial as an opportunity to present some of that evidence, and he’s running into problems with attorneys who don’t want to use their legal defense in that way. He has some new representation now, so it’ll be interesting to see if he does it. If he has the goods, it might be a way to make the Democrats sorry they made the ridiculous decision to try him after he was gone. And we might actually get to see evidence. On the other hand, would Sen. Patrick Leahy, presiding in place of Chief Justice John Roberts (who declined), find a way to keep his attorneys from presenting it? He’d certainly stop them if he could. But this would cause even more natural skepticism.
You’re right that this is a divided nation. I do think, though, that much of that division is because of what people hear on the news and, well, just about everywhere. We’re constantly warned about “misinformation” on the right, but it demonstrably exists in huge steaming piles on the left, and there’s also a great deal that goes unreported. This affects the way people vote. Recall the poll in which a substantial percentage of Biden supporters –- enough to possibly have changed the election outcome –- said that if they’d known about the Biden family’s dealings with the Chinese, they wouldn’t have voted for him.
Also, many who voted for Biden are shocked now at his shutting down of the Keystone Pipeline with the stroke of a pen, among the 40 (!) Executive Orders he signed his first week. Some of these voters hadn’t been paying attention, others had been watching CNN and MSNBC or getting their news preselected by Facebook and Google, and many just “didn’t like Trump” or had heard he was "a dictator," but this is NOT what they thought they voted for. Yes, we’re divided, but I don’t believe it’s true that half the country is as far-left as the people now in office. Those people aren't "liberals" --- they truly are radicals.
It certainly hasn’t been my intention to promote conspiracy theories, which exist on both the left and right. We are all about evidence here, and we also want to work through the system even though it seems increasingly that the deck is stacked against us. Did you read my answer to reader Loren in the Monday Evening Edition, about examining our own conduct, pulling together and keeping our cool as we work towards 2022? It works in this context as well.
Thanks again for writing.
Happy Groundhog Day
By Mike Huckabee
Happy Groundhog Day! I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Punxsutawney Phil peeked out of his burrow this morning and predicted six more weeks of winter. No surprise, with one of the biggest blizzards in years dropping over two feet of snow on the Northeast (“Due to climate change, snowfalls are now a thing of the past!”)
I hear that Phil also predicted four more years of a Democrat presidency and then, understandably, went back into his hidey hole.
Best-Guess On Biden Jobs Tornado
By Mike Huckabee
Did you ever see a big flock of birds flying past and swirling around like leaves in a tornado? And did you ever think about how hard it would be to count them all while they were moving so fast? Well, that’s probably how the experts feel who are trying to calculate how many jobs President Biden has already set in motion for destruction in his first two weeks in office.
Latest best-guess total: 1.41 million.
Whoever Could Have Predicted This?
By Mike Huckabee
A new report found that between 2019 and 2020, as some officials were locking down businesses, killing jobs and giving free rein to rioters while demonizing and defunding the police, homicide rates in 34 cities jumped 30 percent.
The report said this kind of rise in deadly crime “has no modern precedent.” But then, neither does the idea of electing leftists to run our cities who side with criminals over the police and public safety. Fortunately, there’s a solution to turn it around. You’ll find it at the ballot box.
Some thoughts on the GOP Senators meeting with Biden
By Mike Huckabee
Ten Senate Republicans met with President Biden Monday to discuss a bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill, but House and Senate Democrat leaders are already talking about forcing their $1.9 trillion plan through Congress over Republican objections. Republicans want a $600 billion bill that’s targeted to those who really need help.
If the Republicans who met with Biden vote with the Democrats, it could overcome the 60-vote margin to end a filibuster. On the other hand, moderate Democrats like Joe Manchin could still stop a bill that’s too big and too stuffed with far-left wish list items and bailouts for blue states for years of financial mismanagement that has nothing to do with the coronavirus. So far, Manchin is holding firm for a bipartisan bill, but he’s under tremendous pressure to cave.
Here’s my solution for stimulating the economy and helping people harmed by the virus lockdowns: end the lockdowns. Studies have shown they make virtually no difference in infection or death rates but have caused endless pain and suffering in other ways. And what is the justification for continuing them? California Gov. Gavin Newsom just eased that state’s lockdown, even though daily infection totals were higher than when he first imposed them last year (but then, so was the number of signatures on the petition to recall him.) States like Florida and Texas are doing fine, both in rebuilding their economies and handling the virus.
So instead of going $1.6 trillion deeper in debt to bail out badly-run blue states and hand out more money to the forcibly unemployed, how about helping those who really need help now and getting their governments out of the way so that their people can go back to making a living? If they don’t know how to get out of the way, maybe some red states could loan them a few political leaders who know what they’re doing to show them.
Sephora cancels conservatives
By Mike Huckabee
Say, speaking of companies that need to be told they will not be around for long if they refuse to do business with conservatives…