April 15, 2020


With liberals in some states and cities using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to let criminals out of jail, many people are buying guns to protect their homes and families. And in a supreme example of irony, residents of these deep blue areas are furious to discover how hard it actually is to buy a gun.

There are similar stories coming from around the nation, but that link is to an interview with the owner of a target range and gun shop in Orange County, California. He says that customers are becoming enraged, cursing and stomping out when he tells them all the obstacles they have to overcome to buy a gun. They demand to know why they have to wait 10 days to take home their own property to protect their families, and he tells them that nobody at the gun shop voted for that law, or all the many other anti-gun laws.

It seems obvious that these people have made the cardinal mistake of most liberals these days: believing their own propaganda. Just like people who are enraged over the racist dictator/Putin puppet cartoon version of Donald Trump that they invented out of their own fevered imaginations, they actually believed that you could walk into any gun store and walk out with an armload of machine guns (which have been banned for private owners since the 1930s, incidentally.) Welcome to reality!

By the way, this is nothing new. The late Charlton Heston, actor and NRA President, loved to tell about the time riots broke out in Los Angeles, and his wealthy liberal neighbors who backed every new gun control law and scolded him for being a gun owner called and begged to borrow a gun to protect their homes. He said he told them, “I’m sorry, I’d love to give you a gun, but there’s a 10-day waiting period. Remember, you insisted on it?” Of course, this is why most celebrities have security guards: to provide them with the armed protection that they think you and your family don’t deserve.

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Tuesday, former President Barack Obama finally endorsed Joe Biden for President with a video message. You can watch it in full here. I chose this link because it’s surrounded by Roger Kimbell’s analysis of the contents, which he describes as “comedy gold.” You’ll see what he means when you hear all the effusive praise of Biden’s accomplishments, especially if you actually lived through the Obama years and aren’t suffering from some kind of head trauma that causes memory loss.

To me, the unintentionally funniest line was when Obama apparently attempted to take a swipe at Fox News by saying, “The other side has a propaganda network with little regard for the truth." I wouldn’t worry about that if I were him, since their side has at least six of those that I can think of off the top of my head.

At the link, Herman Cain makes the point that Obama’s endorsement of Biden is meaningless. It was meaningless that he waited until there was only one candidate standing, because all former Presidents do that. And it’s meaningless that he endorsed Biden because of course he did. Who else would he endorse, Trump? Everything else is just a lot of empty words, and if you do remember the Obama Administration, you’ll recall that’s what it largely consisted of.


One reason why today’s Democrats can never be trusted with total power over the legislative and executive branches of government is because they are not the cautious moderates of previous generations, seeking a governing consensus. As they proved when they held full power in DC from 2008-2010 and shoved Obamacare down the nation’s throat, their leftist agenda will always take precedence over the will of the people. Even if 49.99999% of the population is adamantly opposed to what they’re doing, they’ll do it anyway. For another chilling example of that, look to Virginia.

In the last election, Democrats seized control of both houses of the legislature and the Governor’s seat. Even though they hold the Senate by only 2 seats, and their previous attempts to impose leftist bills on issues such as gun control resulted in massive protests outside the Capitol, Gov. Ralph Northam still used Easter weekend as cover to sign a slew of bills to force Virginia far to the left of where its people are.

It’s a veritable leftist wishlist of crackpot ideas: letting criminals out of jail while imposing five new gun control laws on law-abiding citizens, closing down fossil fuel plants that provide not only energy but jobs, removing all the Confederate monuments from a state that attracts many Civil War buffs as tourists, plus the requisite gay rights laws and rolling back of restrictions on abortion (we know Northam’s view of abortion: that babies can be murdered even after they’re born, if the mother and the “doctor” discuss it and decide that’s best.) To use Easter, the most sacred Christian holiday, as cover to make it easier to slaughter children in the womb is an abomination.

I hope the voters of Virginia remember this and turn out in record numbers to correct their horrible mistake in November. But one warning: they’ll need to turn out in massive numbers because Northam also signed laws to extend early voting to 45 days and do away with showing a photo ID to vote. Or as I call that, the “Democratic Job Security Through Vote Fraud” plan.


Good news, Michigan residents: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that you are allowed to buy child car seats after all!

Gov. Whitmer says that was a misunderstanding on the part of merchants, who couldn’t figure out from her vague order banning the sale of “non-essential” items what is and isn’t “essential.” Maybe that’s because what is “essential” to one person may be “non-essential” to another, which is why Americans believe in individual liberty and free markets rather than top-down, one-size-fits-all government edicts.

But before everyone gets preoccupied trying to sort out what is and isn’t “essential,” here is a more fundamental question to address: under what authority does the Governor unilaterally decide which items anyone should be allowed to buy, as long as the store is open for business and the items are on the shelves? It might be time to reopen the economy before the epidemic of authoritarianism becomes more dangerous than the epidemic of the coronavirus.


Comedian Ricky Gervais may be home instead of at the Golden Globes, but he’s still bedeviling his fellow celebrities with truth bombs. The latest: he mocked all the teary celebrities posting “solidarity” videos on social media, whining to families in small apartments and front-line health care workers about how hard it is to be quarantined in their big mansions with swimming pools. Gervais said, “Honestly, I just don’t want to hear it.”

One positive side effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been the major societal attitude adjustment it’s brought on. A lot of people who thought they were the “essential” members of society (Ivy League elitists, central planning politicians, celebrities, etc.) suddenly seem awfully superfluous. Meanwhile, people are finally recognizing that the truly essential people are health care workers, truckers, grocery clerks, the people who keep the lights on and the water running, and – sorry, environmentalists - the loggers who provide us with toilet paper.

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  • Clara Herrin

    04/17/2020 02:41 AM

    Just the thought of Obama becoming president again is frightening. And the assumption of how he would do that reminded me of Alice in Wonderlanda where everything was upside-down, inside out and backwards. God help us if that should ever happen again!!! What's happening to us now is the full harvest of the seeds he sowed the last time he was in office. He must be rubbing his hands together with a devilish grin on his face at the remote possibility of entering the White House again under any title. And after the beautiful and elegant Melania Trump, who wants to watch the horrific Michelle on a daily basis?

  • Bruce Smelser

    04/17/2020 02:09 AM

    Hello Governor

    It's too bad the link didn't work for the 'Obama Endorsement of Biden'.
    I could have used a chuckle.


    04/16/2020 08:38 PM


  • Judith A. Watson

    04/16/2020 03:46 PM

    It rains on the just and the unjust.

  • Jeanne Weller

    04/16/2020 03:10 PM

    Well Said, Mike Huckabee... I love your take on things and the truth from a godly source. Thanks for keeping us informed. I shudder to think of either Michelle Obama OR Gov. Whitmer as Vice president.. the only thing worse than that would be Obama himself.. yikes. Trump 2020~!!!!

  • Judi Fey

    04/16/2020 02:43 PM

    I've been saying since day one that quarantine breeds over-zealous politicians. Great article in Washington Times that the states that have not issued draconian "orders" and are relying on citizens to take responsible have less COVID. Imagine that. This is a slippery slope that is playing right into the hands of those who want government control of everything. I sincerely hope our President stops listening to his "advisors" and models "which have been proven to be totally inaccurate, and does what his common sense says - open up the whole country. People get sick, people die - that is reality. There are 331,002,651 people in the US. 20,389 have died of COVID. That is .006% per capita. The other 99.99% of the population is being held hostage for less that 1%. Really?

  • Linda Lloyd-Zannini

    04/16/2020 02:40 PM

    You are always "dead-on" with your commentaries, especially this one. Thank you for being a voice of reason when the majority has no reason only a loud voice.

  • Bill &Jeri Byrne

    04/16/2020 12:40 PM

    I love this newsletter. It’s refreshing to have information delivered that I totally agree with. THANKYOU Gov Huckabee for your level headed approach to the news.

  • Mark Swart

    04/16/2020 12:28 PM

    Dead On AGAIN, Governor! Thank You for always saying what needs to be said!

  • Elizabeth Floyd

    04/16/2020 11:57 AM

    I noticed on Franklin Graham's FB page, that the Samaritan Purse orgaanization, after going to NYC and setting up an Emergency Field Hospital, and bringing over 70 nurses, doctors, and other personnel, after the governor requested help, is now being harassed by 1) 8 Democratic members of the NY Congressional Delegation in Wa DC 2) The NYC Commission on Human Rights, and 3) the Reclaim Pride Coalition. They have seen 119 patients in their Respiratory Unit during their first 2 weeks. So sad they cannot just say "Thank You."

  • gerald r schreur

    04/16/2020 11:33 AM

    All democrats know is HATE AND DISCONTENT and LIES.

  • Jason John

    04/16/2020 11:15 AM

    In the midst of civil war, President Abraham Lincoln called on all Americans to participate in a national day of humiliation, fasting, prayer, and repentance:

    “We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel that necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!”

    Thus, said Lincoln, “It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”

    And that is what happened. On April 30, 1863, the American people, in compliance with the request of the Senate and the proclamation of Lincoln, abstained from ordinary secular pursuits, humbled themselves, and in deep repentance devoted themselves to fasting and prayer for the restoration of a divided country.

    Would sure be cool if christians would do this again this coming april 30th....

  • Marie Krause

    04/16/2020 11:08 AM

    Having had a few weeks now to listen to a lot of news, I've also had to pull out my son's old history book, from college, and read the constitution and bill of rights a few times, to make sure which country I live in.
    Listening to Obama's babble was painful to me. Not to mention that the thought of Biden leading our country, is scarier than the first horror story I saw, when I was a teenager. He was so hidden in the background during Obamas turn to be king of our country, that I had trouble remembering that he did anything at all, that was remarkable. I find myself praying a lot more than I have in the past.
    Keep up the good work, Mike. This world needs your common sense. Not much of that left, anymore. God bless us all.

  • BIll Hudson

    04/16/2020 10:57 AM

    Gov. Huckabee,
    I responsd to some of your articles about the "Chinese Wuhan Virus" and the elitist lefts response I submit a portion of a post by Hulk Hogan. A well known wrestling star of the 80's.
    "In three short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship." God says....
    • You want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums.
    • You want to worship musicians, I will shut down Civic Centers.
    • You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters.
    • You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market.
    • You don't want to go to church and worship Me, I will make it where you can't go to church."
    Hogan says some other very thought provoking things as well. I'm not a great Hulk Hogan fan but the truth is the truth. We need to take our attention from the things of the world and place our attention to the things of God. Consider Micah 6:8 "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Many of your news articles are the opposite of the three items listed in Micah 6:8. Whether the powers of this world believe it or not, God is in control. At the appointed time we will stand in His judgement. Having just completed Easter I thank God that He has provided the payment for our sin, Jesus Christ, and that we can claim His death and resurrection if we place our faith and trust in Him.

  • Roy Shaul

    04/16/2020 10:24 AM

    Liberal news media only hurting itself with their attempt to slander our president. We citizens are not nearly as stupid as these idiots think we are. Trump 2020 and Huckabee 2024.

  • Milena Brown

    04/16/2020 10:22 AM

    A couple of scenarios for Biden to be a puppet President:

    1. He runs with Obama as his Vice President - Obama really runs the show
    2. He runs with Obama as his Vice President and is made to step down placing Vice President Obama as President to really run the show openly. This is the more likely scenario for Obama

    The Dems and Media are thrilled to have their smooth talking Obama back somewhere on the ticket knowing Biden is not mentally fit to take on the rigors of Presidency and will fade into the Sunset under Amendment 25 (the one they've been trying to use on President Trump but he has all his mental capacities PLUS street an business smarts)

  • John Bergman

    04/16/2020 09:04 AM

    With all the Stay at Home orders, there are a lot more people who May be watching more TV then before, I can only hope that most of them can read between the lines. There are still some "Anti Trump" messages out there and I don't feel that now is the time or place for ANY Political ads.
    I also hope and pray that all of those who are laid off now will have jobs when this COVID19 pandemic is cleared up. To those who have been working at home, perhaps they will continue to do so even after America gets going again... the only problem is that they miss the Social aspect of LIFE.
    There are too many variables involved with getting this country back on track, differences between States, Counties and Cities and Federal Governments. Conflict was stared when this Virus showed up in China and came across to America.

    I pray for our Health and all those on the front lines.

    Thank You Mike, and have a Good Healthy day, John

  • Georgia Haridopolos

    04/16/2020 08:25 AM

    Thank you for providing this information.

  • Dientje Fortuna

    04/16/2020 07:56 AM

    Governor Huckabee, I am always enlightened by your news and tickled by your humorous view of today's events. I look forward to your newsletters every day.

  • irvin showalter

    04/16/2020 07:31 AM

    I could not agree more...this whole thing is laughable.
    By the way, find Obama's FRIST address to the congress and look at his expression where he said, "We will call you out". I thought at that moment that said it all.
    Thank you for all you do and keep the faith!

  • David Allen Dorsey

    04/16/2020 07:18 AM

    Governor, I look for ward to your newsletter, delivered from a Christian perspective and with wit and a touch of humor. The lies and distortions of the fake news media either anger or nauseate me to the point that I am unable to watch it. I have to run from any room where it is playing if I am unable to turn it off. Please keep up the good work and God bless you and your family.

  • Clyde W. Terrell

    04/16/2020 06:45 AM

    Not directly related to the April 15 evening edition, but hey, it would have been "Tax Day." It occurs to me that while we aren't filing income taxes today, it's a perfect time to transition away from an income-based tax and move to a consumption-based tax. Just keep monthly checks rolling out to all citizens and invoke the Fair Tax.

  • Dolores Miltenberger

    04/16/2020 06:26 AM

    Thank you for you comments and Bible quote each day.
    Peace be with you - hugs

  • James R Deane

    04/16/2020 06:25 AM

    My comment on Obama Endorsement of Biden, is Biden said before he would pick a woman to be his running mate, he owes Obama for picking him , and I truly believe he will pick Michelle Obama
    or his running mate.

  • Dolores

    04/16/2020 06:24 AM

    Thank you Governor- Your choice words mean a lot to us “house bound antiques”! Like the Bible quote each day as well.- refreshing-
    We send peace to you in God’s name- hugs