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April 5, 2021
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Good morning!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! 

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse Of The Day
  • Important update: Parents Defending Education fights leftist indoctrination
  • A Huck's Hero many times over
  • All the Republicans need to take back control is to pick up a handful of seats
  • Must-read article
  • Dislike
  • Supreme Court throws out NYC lawsuit
  • Looking at Nullification
  • A Reader Writes Back...
  • America The Beautiful

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 


 

Important update: Parents Defending Education fights leftist indoctrination

By Mike Huckabee

Two of our stories from last week –- one about the 1984 interview with former KGB propagandist Yuri Bezmenov, in which he explains how the left took over education in a “long game” to indoctrinate generations of Americans, and the other about the approval and likely passage of California’s terrible new “ethnic studies” curriculum –- generated some excellent comments and suggestions from readers. Here’s one that looks especially promising.

From Hiedi F:

Noticed on Fox News today: Parents Defending Education: defendinged.org

I will pursue more information, but you may want to as well. Accepting complaints and notifications from parents concerned about what is being taught. Investigating said complaints and keeping parents anonymous to avoid backlash and cancellation. Since mine are all out of school now, I may join the organization. Would you check this out with me?

From the Gov:

Thank you, Hiedi. We’re glad to check this out. According to their impressive website,

"Parents Defending Education is a national grassroots organization working to reclaim our schools from activists promoting harmful agendas. Through network and coalition building, investigative reporting, litigation, and engagement on local, state and national policies, we are fighting indoctrination in the classroom --- and for the restoration of a healthy, non-political education for our kids.”

As social/political indoctrination is happening all over --- NOT just in California by any means --- the website features a helpful map of the United States. Click on the location, and local news from school districts will pop up, along with organizations of concerned parents and educators in that area.

The website also features stories from around the country, such as one we saw from former WALL STREET JOURNAL reporter Asra Nomani about Naperville School District 203 in Illinois, which paid “diversity consultant” Dena Nicole Simmons $10,000 for a 60-minute Zoom “keynote” address last month. That’s right: she made $175 a minute doing this --- nice work if you can get it. As we’ve pointed out, there’s lots of money to be made in this new field, and in the age of covid, you don’t even have to leave your house. Just major in Ethnic Studies, become an “expert,” sit down at your laptop and talk the right political line.

Anyway, we encourage you to check out this website and find ways to get involved. Parents Defending Education says it’s time to...

EMPOWER (“Learn the facts, get organized, know your rights”)

EXPOSE (“Investigate and expose the truth inside your school”)

ENGAGE (“Parents across the country are joining the fight --- learn how you can help”)

If you think there’s not much you as an individual can do, they say no effort is too small. You don't have to have your own children in school. If you have a tip, send it in. Share articles on the website with friends. Ask questions at school if you’re not comfortable with some of the subject matter they’re teaching. Escalate your concerns if they don’t answer to your satisfaction. Join an existing organization, or, if there isn’t one in your area, consider getting one started yourself.

Importantly, this organization keeps their membership list and any communications confidential.

"We’re building an army of Davids,” they say, “and we want you on our team.”

This is a newly-formed organization; the WASHINGTON TIMES ran an excellent piece on it several days ago. Highly recommended.

Nicole Neily, president of the group, is quoted as saying, “There’s this feeling among some that this is just a New York and California thing, but it’s not; it’s everywhere. It’s in private schools, parochial schools and red states.” And that is true. Critical Race Theory, in all its toxicity, has taken hold in our schools. This teaches white kids that they are automatically racist and guilty of “whiteness,” a perverse view that in itself is as racist as any Jim Crow law ever was. And, perhaps even more tragically, it teaches black kids to assume that white kids hate them and carry the responsibility for generations of whatever might be seen as “inequity” today.

CRT was developed from an earlier invention called Critical Theory as a pretense for implementing a Big Government system of “income equality,” which is, essentially, Communism. It’s also something to teach instead of real subjects such as advanced science, math, history (not the anti-American rewrite) and classic literature. And the leftists who have been working on implementing this agenda, literally for generations, are well on their way to achieving it if it isn’t stopped.

According to the WASHINGTON TIMES, Neily “envisions DefendingEd.org as a network of concerned parents who can swap horror stories and seek political or legal solutions.”

One of their advisers is writer and documentary filmmaker Christopher Rufo. You can check out some of his work here.

Thanks again, Hiedi, for suggesting we check into this. I have no tie with this nonprofit organization and, so far, can go only by what they’re saying online, but it sounds like an excellent way to get involved. As those on the left find power in organizing, we must do the same. A nationwide network like this helps give us power, and we need all the power we can get to fight back and retake the schools.

One thing we can do RIGHT NOW is pull our kids out of schools that indoctrinate them with leftist ideology. Candace Owens, in an appearance on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES with Maria Bartiromo, advocated home-schooling. She said that, aside from being taught to hate each other, kids in leftist schools are being deprived of "hard academics" while being made into an "ignorant group who vote based on emotion." Candace gets an A-plus for insight.

I’d like to close with comments from another reader, from Canada, who as a student had the opportunity to study Russian history and culture and never forgot Khruschev’s warning to the West. Instead of garbage like Critical Race Theory, students should be learning this.

From Barry:

Mike, I am a Canadian subscriber to your newsletter since before the Nov 3rd. election. We Canadians should be very concerned about what is happening on both sides of our border with our friends to the south. Our country and yours are tied so very closely that when one hurts, the other hurts as well. We are that close!

When I was a first-year engineering student, in 1964, I had to take an elective, and I chose Russian History and Culture. It was fascinating. I do remember hearing Nikita Khruschev deliver his promise, that "one day, we will bury your children’s children." Then, only 20 years later, we were warned by Bezmenov that it was already too late --- in 1984, the same year written so prophetically about by George Orwell --- to stop the tide of Communism. Perhaps if you had highlighted that year, 1984, instead of just mentioning the "1980s," it might have been seen to be far more urgent than people realize. It probably is too late! In my opinion, Donald Trump was America's last hope...

From the Gov:

Thank you so much for writing, Barry. And, yes, we did see the “1984” connection –- didn’t use it only because these days it seems we’re always pointing out “1984” connections. Sadly, we could do one of those every day. But I can’t assume it’s too late, and whenever possible I’ll be making concrete suggestions for actions we can take.

A Huck's Hero many times over

By Mike Huckabee

Actor Gary Sinese has done so much for veterans, he could be a Huck’s Hero many times over. Here’s his latest contribution to helping veterans and first responders with PTSD and brain injuries. And a big salute as well to the founders of Home Depot for partnering with him to make it happen.

All the Republicans need to take back control is to pick up a handful of seats

By Mike Huckabee

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her House Democrats keep passing extremely radical, America-changing bills with only a tiny five-vote majority. I hope that come 2022, they will become a tiny minority of the House and that Pelosi will be relegated to a broom closet office.

Even so, all the Republicans need to take back control is to pick up a handful of seats. At the link, Dick Morris explains how the 2020 Census might make that easier. So many people are fleeing blue states for red states that the Republican-run states will likely be picking up House seats while the Democrat-run states will lose seats.

Of course, this is based on the people who fled blue states being smart enough not to vote for the same policies that caused them to flee. Unfortunately, that’s still an open question.

Must-read article

By Mike Huckabee

An anonymous (of course) public high school administrator describes with alarm how the left has completely infiltrated public and some private schools with anti-American, racist “critical race theory” and Marxist social justice propaganda. This describes how they get it into schools and drill it into teachers, who in turn poison your kids’ minds with it, the goal being to create entire generations of “woke,” anti-American radicals who will grow up and take over America for them.

The author also talks about how parents can fight back against it, but it won’t be an easy battle. Read this and you might just want to keep home schooling and not send your kids back to class, even if the teachers’ unions ever do agree to go back to work.

Dislike

By Mike Huckabee

I often reference George Orwell’s “1984” because it’s so relevant now (Orwell was right; he was just off by 37 years.) I recently wrote again about how the totalitarian government in that book removed words from the language so that people wouldn’t even be able to express anger at the government or demand freedom. Sound familiar?

Well, in the “1984” of 2021, people don’t exclusively use words to communicate anymore. So the Newspeak censors of Big Tech have to find ways to censor emojis, too. For instance, videos of President Biden’s statements on YouTube are getting so many more thumbs-downs than thumbs-ups that YouTube is considering disabling the counter that shows how many “dislikes” he has (because if you can't see the opposition, it doesn't exist, right?) Until that time, they recently deleted 2.5 million “dislikes” from Biden’s videos.

YouTube claims this is to thwart bots or organized “dislike” campaigns, but so far, they’ve shown no evidence that all those dislikes weren’t authentic. Have you noticed that Democrats, particularly of the far-left variety, are as incapable of believing that someone can legitimately disagree with their political opinions as they are of accepting that it’s possible for them to lose an election legitimately?

That’s why it was so stunning for me to hear them accuse anyone who questioned Biden’s win of treason and insurrection, since they almost always insist they really won any remotely close race that they lost. Some of the same House Democrats screaming treason over the challenging of Biden’s win actually challenged Trump’s 2016 win themselves. And remember all those Hollywood celebrities in that embarrassing video, pleading with electors to ignore the will of their voters and vote for Hillary instead? Those insurrectionists!

Allow me to explain a simple reality to them and to the censors at YouTube, paraphrasing the words of a Hollywood celebrity, Sally Field: “We don’t like you! We really don’t like you!” Well, not you personally, since I don’t condemn people for their misguided political views, but I do hate those political views. And news flash: there are nearly 75 million Trump voters who don’t need bots, organized campaigns or Q-Anon to tell them to click on “Dislike” when they hear anything that Joe Biden has said since becoming President. All they need is ears and a brain.

Supreme Court throws out NYC lawsuit

By Mike Huckabee

The Supreme Court threw out New York City’s lawsuit against a number of oil companies, blaming them for contributing to global warming by selling oil – which is not only their business, but is perfectly legal.

It was a ridiculous lawsuit on the face of it, but you should read the full story at the link to appreciate the irony. Much of the Court’s reasoning for dismissing the lawsuit was based on a 2007 court victory by the green lobby, which argued that the EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gases. Well, they won and got what they wanted: the federal government has authority over greenhouse gases - not the states or cities. So case dismissed, New York City.

Looking at Nullification

By Mike Huckabee

Any liberals reading this to find out what the other side is saying probably won’t be interested in this article, because it’s a factual, informative piece about US history and the Constitution, two things today’s left hates like Dracula hates garlic. But with the Biden Administration ruling against the will of the people even more aggressively than Obama did, it’s worth reading for its deep-dive look at nullification, the idea that states have the power to declare federal actions unconstitutional.

Short version: in Cooper v. Aaron (1958), the Supreme Court affirmed judicial supremacy, which means that five unelected SCOTUS judges get to decide what all the states have to put up with.

However, and this might be of interest to liberals, there’s now a concept called “interposition” (the author calls it “nullification light”) where, if states disagree with federal actions, they can order state law enforcement resources not to cooperate with the feds, making it very difficult for Washington to enforce them. Before Democrats start railing about that being treason and insurrection, they should know that they helped establish it firmly in recent years by legalizing marijuana when it’s still illegal under federal law and creating “sanctuary” cities and states where police refuse to cooperate with ICE in arresting and deporting criminal illegal immigrants.

This once again proves that one of the best ways to “resist” outrageous actions by the left is to hold them to their own standards.

A Reader Writes Back...

Governor Huckabee - Thank you for these wonderful articles that bring serious issues to Americans who are smart enough to "pay attention". I am in my early 70's and have been frustrated for years with the lack of concern shown for traditional American values. Yes America has been party to some terrible things in the past - that should not have happened in a country built on "Freedom". But man is flawed and has been since the beginning of time. That should not detract from the fact that our nation was conceived on principles that are worthy, even if we as a people stumble from time to time.

Thank you for encouraging/pushing "real Americans" to stand up for our country. Too many people have given their life for this idea of America, for us to let it be destroyed on our watch. There are a growing number of us that use our small platforms to try and get people to open their eyes and see what the "haters" are doing to our country. If each of us can reach one or two people a day and get them to face what is going on. That will be a start. The next step will be to get them to get involved.

If Washington, the "Misguided Media" and "Cowardly Corporate America" think that "America hating Liberals/Socialist" are a force to be reckoned with, they obviously have forgotten what "America Loving Conservatives" can do - when we stand together. It's time that we remind them.

Thank you for doing what you do.

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  • Jerry

    04/06/2021 08:29 AM

    The Free World is under attack starting with honesty in reporting issues when false accusations are denied rebuttal brings decay to society. The free World is in a state of decay the shows in the morning are a class of dishonesty the reporting is a brainwashing as what the Left wants to do is to take complete control of the Free Worlds thoughts actions and way of life. Farmers, Trades people Bankers all the ways of earning a living is going to be in control of a few. Moderated speech is what the Left is what its wants first. Then total control of what our Grand Kids lives will be like. 60 minutes the MSM should be discarded by the people it is decaying like rotting fruit this is what the MSM is Rotting fruit and is needed to be discarded.

  • Carl T Smith

    04/05/2021 08:57 PM

    Academia was actually lost when the Communist Manifesto was read by the tenured Professors teaching the Humanities in about 1914. Like the TENURED tend to do they write a paper to be read by Other TENURED and the circle is complete and it becomes mainstream accepted ideology. They neglect the FACT that No one has got Socialism Right because it's not Possible! So this phenomenon of this being current is just not so.

  • Mary Meece

    04/05/2021 07:05 PM

    Mike: Republican legislators are on TV all the time preaching all the awful things the Dems are doing. I agree with them. What I don't see, however, is anyone talking about what they are doing to rein in the Democrats. You can't tell me, as close as the Democrat Party's majority margin is-- surely there are a few moderate Democrats who will sit down and talk to Republicans and discuss the severity of all this "stuff" going on. I was in sales for many years and it is amazing how someone with negotiating skills can influence people.
    I say it's time for Republicans to do more than preach on TV - get in there and change some votes.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    04/05/2021 07:02 PM

    Mike
    Sorry to say Home Depot is one of those boycotting Georgia under Woke Pressure. Can't support - sorry.

  • Taylor Dunham

    04/05/2021 06:52 PM

    Thank you for keeping us informed of important issues going on in the nation. I always enjoy reading your thoughts and appreciate the links you provide to other articles.
    Responding to your article about Republicans just needing a few seats to take back control, I have to admit that I have completely lost faith in the Republican Party and in our voting system. What does it matter who we vote for when 1.) there is widespread election fraud which has not been corrected and we can’t even be sure our votes will actually count, and 2.) Republicans are either cowards or complicit in handing this nation over to antichrist socialism, blowing with whichever wind of culture will get them re-elected? What Republicans claim as a platform sounds a whole lot better than what Democrats are trying to force down our throats, but when it comes right down to DOING anything about what they claim to stand for—crickets.
    I get the feeling that Republicans and Democrats love to scream and fight with each other on stage but they are sleeping with each other behind the curtain. I think these old political labels are expired and wonder what they even mean anymore. It seems to me that the only real difference to consider in candidates now is who are patriots and who are traitors—and how can we even know that? Everyone lies. What’s the use?

  • Dot Whitley

    04/05/2021 02:54 PM

    My comment concerns the criticism you are getting about racism concerning the sports team moving from Georgia. I'm not a fan of any sports team, but I am for free speech ,and fighting for what's right . Don't get nervous about saying the wrong thing until you hear from us who are on your side. How many of those critics know one thing about spiritual matters?
    Stay strong.

  • Sandi Dulay

    04/05/2021 02:32 PM

    Thank you for all this information. Many people are truly interested in these political issues; but have limited time & access to needed resources.

  • Harold Levi

    04/05/2021 02:22 PM

    Mike,
    Sir, here is an excerpt from my new book on America becoming Marxists.

    The Marxist had other projects they could work on before, during, and after WWII. One of the big projects was getting into the schools to brainwash the students. They accomplished this objective. As we are aware today, kindergarten through college teach most, if not all, of the theories of Marxism. There are many documents on the internet describing the various theories, one being to teach students to fill a need rather than being all they can be. This is proven by the fact that the U.S. is never at or even near the top of world-wide student academic evaluations. Today, we wonder why the U.S. students are so poorly educated by comparison to many other countries. Well, here is your answer. Charlotte Thomason Iserbyt wrote a book titled: the deliberate dumbing down of america. This book is a difficult but interesting read about all of the Marxist programs used to subdue and bridle the intellect of Americans. What I found most destressing are the politicians who supported these projects. They were sold on how the American students needed the various theories presented in the various programs. You need to read this book, or at least a few chapters to get the drift.

    “The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.”
    Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794)

    The answer the questions raised in your article today.

    Deo Vindice

  • Floyd A Unger

    04/05/2021 01:46 PM

    Thank you

  • Taylor Hoynes

    04/05/2021 01:38 PM

    Gov Mike always enjoy your perspective from a political Believer. i have a couple of suggestions it would a benefit if you had a search window on your website as a resource feature to find items by topics. I am finding surprisingly that many people do not really know what "Woke" is and means and probably many that promote it. It would beneficial for someone like you to have a short article descripting how dangerous it is and especially in our schools also along with what i cal the "Cancel Cultural Cancer". And, just a minor issue you use the KJV for your Bible quotes which is fine, but a lot of people today don't personally I use the NASB 1977 version, but do like the NKJV which has the modern English, just a suggestion. Best regards Brother and keep up the Great Work, God Bless Taylor

  • Paul Kern

    04/05/2021 01:10 PM

    I find your articles very informative
    Here the state of Washington is a rogue governor who shows his contact and fear by overriding any who disagrees with him. Even some in his democratic marxist party are starting to rebel. The churches have surrended to his culture of death now also

  • Jerry

    04/05/2021 12:42 PM

    If corporations want to work in China go ahead you can be replaced by people that want to keep Americans great sell your property and go I won’t buy your products sources like Twitter coke delta sell your products in China you can be replaced set up in China if you need to Atlanta can find companies to replace your headquarters just like California corporations are leaving China run states will not survive the climate it’s using the sick minded owners like mlb nba even the nfl can sell its products in China we can rebuild these sports teams here in the US it will take time but maybe we get a better class of owners out of it so run from America corporations we will rebuild I wish u luck in China but don’t come back we won’t want you or need you when China owns you and it will you will wish you had respect for the usA

  • Anne Turner

    04/05/2021 12:32 PM

    Dear Governor,

    I want to add my thanks to and you staff for bringing light into the tunnel. We have just celebrated the most important day in the Christian Calendar. Another important rite was celebrated by the Jewish people, Passover. These faiths teach us to forgive those who sin against us. But, we must remember that Jesus showed us an example of how to right sinful actions, throwing out the money changers. The Israelites fought many battles to avenge there enemies.

  • Donna Crafton Bagby

    04/05/2021 12:32 PM

    I absolutely agree with today's featured person's comments; the comments were so eloquently written.

  • Pat J Green

    04/05/2021 12:19 PM

    Something I just don't understand especially now since YouTube are doing away with the thumbs up or down thing, if we just don't watch Biden, Harris or Nancy then they just don't get any views, something.

  • Kent Camp

    04/05/2021 12:18 PM

    Re: "All the Republicans need to take back control is to pick up a handful of seats." Sadly election laws will actually have to be enforced and/or reports of fraud investigated in impartial courts in real time for there to be much chance of this. I fully agree with whoever wrote the letter in your "A reader writes back" segment. Also your report about the interview with Yuri Bezmenov was one of the most horrifying things I've seen and I can't believe I've never heard of it before. I'm 63 and was well out of school when that interview first aired but never heard of it.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    04/05/2021 12:13 PM

    Steve Hilton’s show Sunday night really scares you about WOKE.

  • Jane Williams

    04/05/2021 11:58 AM

    Nobody is automatically anything! Let's just acknowledge that! Everybody makes a choice. Problem is people have to blame someone. Often they blame the innocent for their plight! People choose and who they listen to sometimes makes the choice for them. Its important to defend EVERYONE'S CHOICE REGARDLESS OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN PIGMENTATION! SKIN COLOR IS TOP SKIN LAYER ONLY, WE ALL BLEED RED BLOOD. BUT HATE INVADES THE WHOLE BODY AND TURNS THE SOUL PUTRID! THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT ARTICLE ON CRITICAL RACE THEORY.

  • William Fuhrer

    04/05/2021 11:48 AM

    Has a poll ever been given recently to Democrats if they see themselves as moral and moderate democrats or President Joseph Biden democrats

  • Tom Davis

    04/05/2021 11:29 AM

    Dear Governor:
    With respect to Georgia and the intent of the left to taint new state election law . . . my research shows that there are approximately 2,500,000 Americans of African lineage in Georgia. Stacey Abrams has done a fantastic job of registering approximately 62% of them. Wouldn't it be prudent for Republicans to extoll the capability of "the system" to register the remaining percentage of residents, presuming they want to vote, prior to the 2022 election? That's the message, not that voters are being suppressed. Thanks Governor! Your friend, Tom

  • Sharon Faulkner

    04/05/2021 10:59 AM

    Fine day in the morning when parents have to be anonymous to defend their children...and Canada is already under the thumb of the cancel nazis - so is Britain and Europe.

  • Vernon Thompson

    04/05/2021 10:51 AM

    Barkley Got It Right!
    Man, I think most white people and black people are great people. I really believe that in my heart, but I think our system is set up where our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, are designed to make us not like each other so they can keep their grasp of money and power. They divide and conquer. I truly believe in my heart most white people and black people are awesome people, but we’re so stupid following our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, and their only job is, ‘Hey, let’s make these people not like each other. We don’t live in their neighborhoods, we all got money, let’s make the whites and blacks not like each other, let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other, let’s scramble the middle class. I truly believe that in my heart.

  • Mitch Cervinka

    04/05/2021 10:08 AM

    All the Republicans need to take back control is to have fair elections.

  • Stephen Russell

    04/05/2021 10:06 AM

    Polling place foods:
    I say NO since whose paying for foods aside County reps serving public
    One sided. Wrong

  • Robert Winfrey

    04/05/2021 10:01 AM

    I thoroughly enjoy your newsletter and read it daily. Nice to know there are some common sense people dealing with daily issues. Stolen elections, Marxism, Gun control, immigration and a lying leader who cheated to get the job. All pressing issues but not if you go to the mainstream lying media. Thanks for all the heads ups.