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June 21, 2021
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Good evening! My Evening Edition for today contains the following:

  • Daily Bible Verse
  • Illinois' Priorities
  • Animal Hate Speech
  • Most Texan Action You Will See In The News All Day
  • Leftwing Twitter
  • What Changed?

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

 


Illinois' Priorities

By Mike Huckabee

Chicago might be suffering from one of America’s highest rates of crime, murders and shootings, plus the economic effects of the long lockdown, but thank goodness the Governor of Illinois knows what’s really important and has taken action on it.

https://www.westernjournal.com/illinois-gov-signs-bill-making-government-titles-gender-neutral/

I’m sure every alderperson in Chicago will offer his/her/xir deepest appreciation.


Animal Hate Speech

By Mike Huckabee

Many civil libertarians argued against passing “hate speech” laws because when you start saying that some speech isn’t protected by the First Amendment, that means someone gets to decide what that banned speech is, and that’s a slippery slope toward partisan censorship. For instance, here’s a story about a former Congressman and the President of the American Jewish Congress arguing that the government should use hate crimes laws to ban entire social media platforms or political campaigns that are determined (by whom? Them?) to be promoting “extremism.”

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/autumn-johnson/2021/06/20/no-thanks-former-rep-argues-hate-speech-should-be

Ironically, that claim is so extreme that even Twitter’s lawyers slammed it, with other legal experts noting that there are plenty of court precedents that the First Amendment does protect so-called “hate speech.”

Well, we have hate speech laws anyway, and now, the slope for what’s “allowable speech” has become slipperier than a water slide. But I’ll bet you never saw this one coming: an “analytic philosopher” and a lecturer in political theory from Britain’s Sheffield University have written a paper in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies called “Should We Protect Animals From Hate Speech?”

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2021/06/19/legal-journal-publishes-plea-for-hate-speech-laws-protecting-animals-n399522

Utilizing an impressive barrage of both doubletalk and gobbledygook, the authors compare racist hate speech to “speciesist” hate speech and argue that if hate speech laws can ban hate speech that doesn’t actually hurt anyone, then why not apply the same ban on hateful words that don't wound to hateful words about animals that they can’t understand? Their summation:

“We thus conclude that, absent a compelling alternative argument, there is no in-principle reason to support the censure of racist hate speech but not the censure of speciesist hate speech.”

Granted, it’s not entirely clear whether they’re arguing that we need anti-animal hate speech or that all hate speech laws are as justifiable as banning phrases like “Beat a dead horse.” Another question: would animal hate speech laws also apply to animals? I’ve heard parrots say some pretty hurtful things. Personally, I just hope we never make it illegal to say bad things about cats or I’ll be facing a lot of lawsuits.


Most Texan Action You Will See In The News All Day

By Mike Huckabee

Congratulations to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for taking the most Texan action you'll see in the news all day.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/06/20/gov-abbott-vetoes-funding-for-state-legislature-including-lawmakers-pay-n1455835


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Leftwing Twitter

By Mike Huckabee

Courtesy of Instapundit and Brian Reidl of the Manhattan Institute, here’s some news that corporate CEOs should ponder long and hard before going “woke” to appease the Twitter mob.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/457159/

According to Pew Research, Democrats outnumber Republicans on Twitter by 15 percentage points. If Twitter were a state, that would tie it with Hawaii and Vermont for most liberal state. But it gets worse: only 10% of Twitter users post 92% of all tweets. Among those active users, Democrats outnumber Republicans by 43 percentage points. If Twitter were a Congressional district, that would make it the second-most leftwing district in America.

And 3% of Twitter users post 90% of all tweets, so you can only imagine how far left of most Americans their tweets are.

If you’re a CEO who’s making business decisions based on what people say about you on Twitter, you might as well just run your company by asking yourself, “What would Ilhan Omar do?” And I think we know what she would do: she’d put you into bankruptcy.


What Changed? 

By Mike Huckabee

Seth Barrett Tillman, a law lecturer at the National University of Ireland, dug up an eye-opening Newsweek article from January 18, 2018. Currently, Trump supporters who think the election was rigged are being silenced and vilified as delusional for thinking that the results could be overturned and Trump become President again. I’m not saying that could happen, but this article reminds us that many Democrats had a very different attitude when they thought the Mueller probe might prove that Russia rigged the 2016 election for Trump.

https://twitter.com/SethBTillman/status/1406665439288176644

The article quotes Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig as saying that if it was proven Trump conspired with Russia to steal the election (spoiler alert: it wasn’t, and he didn’t), both he and Mike Pence should resign or be impeached. That would make then-House Speaker Paul Ryan President, and he should nominate Hillary Clinton, "the person defeated by the treason of his own party, and then step aside, and let her become President.”

Lessig admitted that there is no “mechanism for correcting the criminal results of the previous election," and he wasn’t saying this should happen, just that it could.

The important point is that only three years ago, questioning the validity of the previous Presidential election wasn’t treason or insurrection, it was free speech. And fantasizing about the current President being forced to step down and replaced by his former opponent because the election was rigged wasn’t a conspiracy theory so crazy that anyone who even mentioned it had to be censored, monitored and investigated. It was something that Harvard professors openly discussed in mainstream media outlets.

Gee, I wonder what changed in so short a time?

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  • Terry Holt

    06/23/2021 09:12 AM

    Mr Huckabee I need your help ,I have had to embarrass myself by opening a Gofundme account because I have tried for 10 years to get a tractor that will work with my disability,and I just live from social security check to the next one ,I’m not asking you for money I’m asking if you can help spread the word,I also know there are many people with bigger needs,but if I have to sit in house I’m not long for this earth ,I have been on this place for 43 years and would love to stay ,I’m in a wheelchair or walker and I just love to stay active,if you read this and would like to talk with me and pray with me I would appreciate it,and if you never see this then you would be like every other celebrity,politician,pod cast people and it won’t matter ,thank you

  • John Snell

    06/23/2021 08:43 AM

    Why not Aldercomrade?

  • Betty Hutson

    06/22/2021 06:10 PM

    I love the daily Scripture . Thanks for posting the truth.

  • Floyd A Unger

    06/22/2021 03:15 PM

    Thank you

  • Marilyn Jean Dempsey

    06/22/2021 12:49 PM

    Very interesting!

  • Robert Travis

    06/22/2021 11:55 AM

    Mike -

    Perhaps you could do a piece on how in a matter of days, all mention of Dr. Anthony Fauci and discussion of his less than noble works, has gone totally silent. Coordinated change of discussion, refocusing of the sheep by social media and the news/entertainment syndicate.

  • Stephen Russell

    06/22/2021 08:47 AM

    TX defunding state legislature: gee like to apply that to Congress & Senate, awesome & or other states too, Hooray

  • James Drury Jr.

    06/22/2021 06:45 AM

    Thanks Mike & Staff!

  • Judy Radley

    06/22/2021 02:52 AM

    Hmm, let's think about this for a moment, if say it was proven that yes, this election was rigged by China and Russia to help Biden win, then he should step aside and make the speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi the president, then she should step aside and allow the person who was defeated by treason by her own party, Donald J. Trump, and then step aside and allow him to become president. Otherwise if Biden doesn't do this, he and all the other who caused treason, including Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, George Soros, all the CEO's of Big Tech, will all be arrested and kept until trial in a Gitmo-like facility, say down at the Mexican Border where all the illegal gang members are coming in illegally. Let them deal with real life, like NO special security measures, just bars and orange jumpsuits.

    Then seize all the 'laundered' money and assets they got from donations from anti-American hate groups, and redistribute their wealth to all those who have been ruined by the economy killing viral pandemic that China unleashed on innocent Americans, just to show that they can do hideous and evil things to truly ruin America forever, and then 'reset' America back to before the rigged election of November 2020, and actually before the release of the Chinese virus onto the world, and that way we can truly all get back to the 'good ole days' of 2017 the announcement of our new President Donald Trump, before the liberals infected our strong economy and the heading in the correct direction for the continuation of American Freedom and sticking to the law of the land which is set in permanent documents called the U.S. Constitution. The America First incentives that worked very well. Less depression, less mental illness, but now in hindsight, to enforce the law to the fullest extent against the 1ST RIOT BY ANTIFA, THEN BLM, that occurred and then cracking down hard on the bias news mainstream media, by shutting them off until they acknowledged that fake news is illegal and severe penalties would incur if they continued, like fining them for every defamation reporting they did.

    But of course that is a pipe dream, but reality of this great dream ACTUALLY CAN HAPPEN in 2022 with ridding all the exposed swamp scum that has been uncovered in the past 6 months.....now we can truly see all the scum and deal with it by getting rid of it by exterminating the poisonous scum by disinfecting all the weak points, i.e. blue states, by exposing all their corrupt policies as a 'trickle down plan' that attacks the root cause, foreign interference that Biden and the Dems. have allowed to exist and infect our Great Nation of the United States of America. Including SEVERE FINES AND ARRESTS because their actions are against the law of the U.S. Constitutional. And don't let the SCOTUS Justices off the hook either, if they violate the laws of U.S. Constitution, they MUST BE held accountable too, as NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW, NOT EVEN A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE.

  • Paul Kern

    06/22/2021 12:08 AM

    I am so glad I don't use Twitter. Mostly independents.
    PETA reminds me of the loonies who advocated the earth would be better off without any people. This was stated in the 1960's.
    I know of one man's parrot who swore like a sailor. How do you ban him.
    As for as "gender-neutral" the best solution is to just say " hey you". Hey you!