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July 3, 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
  • "Huckabee" Preview
  • About That Penalty Imposed Against Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson
  • Profiles In Integrity
  • Update On Hurricane Elsa
  • Not The Time For A Joke
  • No End In Sight

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

John 15:13

 


"Huckabee" Preview

By Mike Huckabee

I hope you’re already having a fun, safe and patriotic Fourth of July weekend! But don’t forget to carve out a little time to join us for a great new episode of “Huckabee” tonight on TBN!

We’ll have fireworks for you when I welcome former NYC Mayor and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani to tell us what he thinks about politicized prosecutions and other incendiary topics. The Orlando Magic’s Pat Williams will talk about his new book that’s perfectly timed for July 4th. I’ll also visit with conservative talk host Michael Knowles of the Daily Wire, and take a visit to “Our Kind of Town.” Comedian Byron Trimble will bring the laughs, and we’ll cap it off with an inspiring salute to America by the fantastic R&B singer and “America’s Got Talent” winner, Michael Grimm.

We light the fuse tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out how you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, and extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests, all at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.


About That Penalty Imposed Against Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson

By Mike Huckabee

Marijuana has become so ubiquitous in US culture that many people responded with shock and anger at the news that top US Olympic runner Sha’Carri Richardson had been suspended for a month due to a positive drug test for pot. She’ll be unable to run in the 100-meter race in Tokyo, but should be reinstated in time for later events.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-says-olympic-ban-on-marijuana-is-instrument-of-racism-following-richardsons-suspension

Richardson claimed she smoked pot to hide her pain over her mother’s recent death, and defenders argued that it’s not a performance-enhancing drug. Probably the dumbest defense came (natch) from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, who claimed racism. She declared, "The criminalization and banning of cannabis is an instrument of racist and colonial policy."

Actually, it’s an Olympic Committee rule that everyone has to follow. Swimmer Michael Phelps was suspended for three months and lost his Kellogg’s sponsorship just because a photo appeared of him holding what appeared to be a bong. And he’s nearly as white as the milk you pour on Wheaties.

You can argue that the penalty for pot use is outdated and the rules should be changed, but please don’t try to claim the rule is racially motivated. It applies to everyone, and while I’m certainly sympathetic to Ms. Richardson over her painful personal loss, she was aware of the penalty for failing a drug test.

Now, if AOC or other liberals really want to protest unfair Olympic decisions related to the use of actual performance-enhancing substances, try this: join all us sane people in protesting the IOC allowing a weightlifter who enjoyed the benefits of years of testosterone building up his physique before taking estrogen injections to compete against non-drug-enhanced female weightlifters.


Profiles In Integrity

By Mike Huckabee

Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance just humiliated an elderly Trump Organization executive by perp-walking him in handcuffs in front of cameras for offenses like not paying taxes on his free parking perk.

https://www.westernjournal.com/witch-hunt-manhattan-da-prosecuting-trump-org-previously-refused-go-weinstein-epstein/

As this article reminds us, it was also Vance who declined to prosecute now-imprisoned sex criminal/powerful Democrat fundraiser Harvey Weinstein despite having evidence on video (he later accepted a donation from Weinstein’s lawyer.) It took the “Me, Too” movement to finally hold Weinstein to account. Vance’s office also unsuccessfully lobbied the state Supreme Court to reduce the sex offender registration level of notorious wealthy pedophile/Democrat power broker Jeffrey Epstein to the lowest level.

In explaining why he’s trying so hard to go after the Trump Organization, a prosecutor insisted it’s “not about politics,” claiming, “There’s no clearer example of a company that should be held to account.”

I don’t know, I could think of some clearer examples of people who should be held to account. The names Epstein and Weinstein come to mind. Come to think of it, so does the name “Cyrus Vance.”


Update On Hurricane Elsa

By Mike Huckabee

It appears to be weakening, but if you’re in its potential path, take precautions anyway. Better safe than blown away!

https://www.foxnews.com/science/hurricane-elsa-weakens-slightly-tracking-west-of-surfside-condo-collapse-reports

Not The Time For A Joke

By Mike Huckabee

It’s not very nice of President Biden, on the Fourth of July weekend, to pull a practical joke on newly-sworn-in US citizens by making them think that after studying for years to speak English, they somehow got it all wrong.

https://www.westernjournal.com/watch-biden-gives-completely-unintelligible-speech-newly-sworn-us-citizens/


No End In Sight

By Mike Huckabee

Even though the Supreme Court rejected a case challenging the protections against libeling public figures, Justice Gorsuch joined Justice Thomas in arguing that it’s time for the Court to reexamine those standards, such as having to prove “actual malice.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/thomas-gorsuch-court-revisit-libel-standard-public-figures

They argue that the current laws arose in an era when there were relatively few media outlets, and those checked facts and maintained professional standards. It was also clearer who was a public figure. Today, there are countless websites, social media pages and cable channels looking for views with little regard for accuracy (this one an exception!), and their lies can harm people regardless of whether they were told with provable malice. And today, any private citizen can become a “public figure” overnight due to media and social media saturation, but should that cost them their protection from being libeled?

It’s a provocative argument, and as a public figure who’s routinely libeled, certainly of interest to me. But even if it might help me, I’d want to make sure that any reforms still protect First Amendment rights.

And speaking of the Supreme Court once again shirking its responsibility to protect First Amendment rights, the Court refused to hear the case of a Christian florist who’s endured years of legal assaults and is now facing ruinous financial punishment for discrimination for declining to take a gay wedding job that any other florist in town could have handled.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/supreme-court-declines-flower-shop-owner-serve-gay-wedding

I’m old enough to remember when the proponents of same-sex marriage insisted that it was ridiculous for Christians to oppose same-sex marriage because if they didn’t want to participate in gay weddings, then they would never even have to be involved. The ink was hardly dry on the decision in which the SCOTUS someone “found” a right to same sex marriage in the Constitution before the vindictive lawsuits started being filed to force Christian businesspeople to violate their beliefs or else.

I also remember that the ruling included some hot air about respecting other people’s freedom of conscience. But even with a so-called “conservative majority,” when called upon to clarify their ruling and defend religious freedom (an actual enumerated right, not one yanked out of thin air), the SCOTUS once again turned tail and ran. They refuse to deal with the damage from the bomb they lobbed into society.

Supposedly, they are waiting for a better case, or more cases before making a clarifying ruling, but how many Christian victims of lawfare have to suffer until then? Christian business owners have now gone through years of persecution because of the Court’s political activism and cowardice, and there’s still no end in sight.


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  • Joyce Kanlan

    07/03/2021 09:00 PM

    No end in sight. We might want to re-think the supreme court& the members LIFE LONG position. IF they are not up to doing their job, making a decision,then, fire them, recall them or impeach them. Democrats from Biden down, the mayors, governors Senators especially in places like Portland Minneapolis Chicago Kenosha should already BE FIRED or IMPEACHED for being Traitors to our Country! AOC, the squad, Waters etc! Have WE the People NOT HAD ENOUGH lawlessness? Double Standards? Hypocrisy from the left? Open your mouth! Call, write email visit bombard your representative&DEMAND they stop pussyfooting around & DO THEIR jobs! Be a part of the Solution!

  • Joyce Kanlan

    07/03/2021 08:40 PM

    Joke, Not funny. There isn’t A thing funny about the democrats covering up windows, kicking out observers,refusing observers in to do their job,bringing in phony ballots,cheating,lying,covering up theft. Theft of our Voice,theft of our decision. ANYONE who paid attention&listened KNEW Biden wasn’t well& hiding away in his basement only proved that correct! Not ONE physical prior to the counting of supposed votes, NOT A Doctors appointment to check Biden mentally or physically. It’s an OUTRAGE we’re here at this point! Now,we have running rampid IN our???? Is the same uncontrolled destruction as the democrats had for 4-5 months as they permitted bussed in Antifa&BLM to destroy, torch,loot, riot&murder w/NO consequences. Instead of a city or state, democrats, Biden is after our Country, what’s left of it. To the New Citizens, FIGHT Against democrats so you’re not coming into another godless Marxist, socialist country. Freedom isn’t Free!

  • Joyce Kanlan

    07/03/2021 08:18 PM

    Integrity. The lunatic democrats proudly display ??Hate,intolerance intimidation bullying&violence, break our laws, federal rules & continue to get off Scott free using their laminated get out of jail FREE card. You can use many examples of this, as you stated, Epstein Weinstein etc., BUT until we get backbone, a fighter, a crusader for TRUTH &Justice(like President Trump), America is in deep ????kimchi. NOW is the time for all good men&women to come to the aid of their country! NOW, TODAY America, Patriots! As the last democrat JFK said, ask not what your country can do for you, ask, What YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY!

  • Joyce Kanlan

    07/03/2021 08:09 PM

    AOC, the squad, the Democratic left wing, lunatics call, at EVERY opportunity, racist! It’s racism! It’s ALWAYS color! It’s ALL they have&I can’t believe our Americans, Black, White,Asian, Hispanic etc can sit still¬ STAND UP AGAINST THE constant ??of the left! Call them out! Vote them out! Fire, impeach these pot stirring, do nothing, Marxist socialist traitors! You certainly wouldn’t allow your child to get away w/name calling, stealing money from your wallet or lying to your face, would you? Then, WHY are these heathens in our government? Be a part of the Solution America!

  • Bob Topp

    07/03/2021 05:00 PM

    Governor,
    I just sent this to our local newspaper's letters to the editor section. I am interested in your reaction to it.

    Critical Race Theory has garnered a lot of attention this year, both for and against it.
    Proponents say that we must teach that slavery had a devastating effect in the history of
    the United States and we have to recognize and fix racial injustice.
    Those who oppose CRT say that whites are being told to hate themselves and accept guilt
    simply for being white and to hate the United States as the place in which slavery took place.
    What I have not seen is a point-counterpoint set of essays from leaders of both mindsets.
    What do CRT promoters say about what its detractors say?
    What do CRT detractors say about what its proponents say?
    CRT critics say that CRT is a big part of what divides our country,
    so let's try something that could bring some unity.
    I want to urge the editorial board of this newspaper to print not only
    essays on why CRT and anti-CRT needs to be understood and followed,
    but also space for both sides to state their counterpoint to what the other states.
    In the spirit of "Journalism Matters," the tagline for this paper, may I remind
    editors respectfully that the points and counterpoints must be presented side-by-side,
    objectively and without partisan slant of any kind.

    Bob Topp
    Arnold, MD

    [Governor, I appreciate and respect your work and the courage you show in standing up
    for American and Biblical values.]

  • David E. Laman

    07/03/2021 02:43 PM

    I am a 75 year old man and am thankful to be this old and not a youth in todays United States. We have teachers that are teaching our youth that they should be ashamed of themselves because of their skin color, they may have been born the wrong sex, if they are not white, they have no future and that this country is the worst of the worst.
    We have a House of Representatives that impeached a President for a phone conversation with a foreign leader that was proven to be taken completely out of context and promoted by the biggest bunch of lying sick individuals that have ever been allowed to and had the lack of respect for themselves and their offices to say these vile things. But yet, we have a current President that goes on record and admits to doing the very same thing and is possibly elected to the highest office in the land.
    I have a 4 year old grandson that I am afraid for! To anyone in this country that has children or grandchildren that you love and care about, you better wake up and fight for this country and the past. We are far, far from perfect, but there are few countries that can even come close to being as fair and equal as this one. Anyone willing to go out and put out a reasonable effort can gain in our society. Try it and quit crying!!

  • Robin Rebhan

    07/03/2021 02:42 PM

    " About That Penalty Imposed Against Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson ". If you do not like the rules you should protest before you compete. The rules were made by an International Committee and all countries and athletes competing accepted and agreed to these rules. Athletes represent America to all nations and peoples everywhere. I find AOC's comments to the world disgusting and disgraceful to even suggest drug use is okay here in America.

  • Greg R

    07/03/2021 02:16 PM

    Regarding "Princess" Sha’Carri Richardson testing positive for marijuana, it's simple. It's called zero tolerance for drugs. She should be grateful she does not represent the United States in the Armed Forces where she would receive nonjudicial punishment and be busted in rank, forfeit pay, perform hard labor (custodial work mostly), and have her career tarnished. Working in government jobs would result in referrals to drug and alcohol treatment and loss of position if it involves high security. Regarding AOC's response, it's a non sequitur from a mentally deranged bartender. Should we expect any less from that tard?

  • Kerry Alan Kraemer

    07/03/2021 02:11 PM

    I'm homeless now, but though persecuted by some I have gotten a stronger faith in the capacity for good. I am blessed beyond my ability to accept the blessings I receive. God has proven above it all that he loves me. I am proud to be a conservative republican in this great nation. Go razorbacks.

  • Paul Kern

    07/03/2021 01:54 PM

    I see how even SCOTUS is on the slippery slope to the left's takeover. They already controlled the Congress, the Whitehouse, military and all other government branches.
    It seems most of Congress must be "legally" smoking bud, as they call it on the streets. How else to explain the smokescreen the left and RINOs are pulling on the public.
    Now the law is based on Russian and CCP law.
    I am waiting to see if enough people wake up.
    Out here in the PNW the real citizens are largely in hiding. Few even see the 4th as nothing but a 3 day drunk.
    Simply sad to see how ineffective the Church has become when only 1 percent of believers even read their Bibles according to Gallup