BY MIKE HUCKABEE
Blessings on you and your family from all the Huckabee team!
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
It’s too bad today’s Democrats want to trash our entire shared cultural heritage. If they had some regard for learning from the past, they might know the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for; you might get it.” Or that you never open a Pandora’s box. They might even have heard the story about the dog that chased cars until it caught one, then didn’t know what to do with it.
Knowing any of those things might have prevented them from acting on their rabid Trump hatred with all these bogus legal charges that some Democrats must be starting to realize by now are ticking time bombs waiting to blow up in their faces.
First, they’ve now established a precedent of criminalizing election challenges (and Democrats challenge every election they lose) and prosecuting Presidents at a time when their own President and his family are looking more like “The Godfather” crossed with “House of Cards” every day (FYI, unlike the Trump indictments, those shows and the Biden investigation both involved REAL crimes.)
Second, their mindless lust to see a mugshot of Trump was finally sated – only to have it make Trump look like a furious boss who’s coming after them and to instantly rally and solidify support for Trump.
It had barely been released before Trump PACS were selling T-shirts and mugs sporting it. Remember what it was like having a President who knew how to make money instead of just spending other people’s?
Dems dreamed for years of getting a Trump mugshot; now, like a haunted painting, his eyes will follow them everywhere. By the way, with all the coming investigations of Fani Willis’ politicized prosecutorial misconduct and her history of spreading false election conspiracy theories, I look forward to buying a T-shirt with her mugshot on it.
Third, if they think that a criminal prosecution or even a conviction will prevent someone from being a President, they seem to have forgotten (or never learned) the history of their own fellow leftists. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was convicted on various charges and spent 580 days in prison before the high court finally found the judge biased and the charges illegal. He’s now the current President of Brazil, having become the first former President to defeat an incumbent. And let’s not forget Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison before becoming President of South Africa.
If Trump really wants to make liberals’ heads explode, he should sell T-shirts that show his mugshot next to Mandela’s!
Finally, aside from normalizing prosecutions of political opponents, there’s another Pandora’s Box they’ve opened. Or maybe more like a boomerang with a bomb attached. For the past few years, Democrats and their trained poodles in the media have enforced the idea that anyone who voices doubts about the 2020 election is a rightwing conspiracy nut who believes in “The Big Lie!” They claim the evidence presented was so unconvincing that courts threw it all out. Actually, in many cases, judges refused even to look at it on technical grounds like “lack of standing.”
Now, by indicting Trump for challenging an election and making his guilt dependent on whether he really believed it was stolen, they’ve launched a group of high-profile cases in which Trump has standing to enter into the court record all the evidence that made him believe there was election chicanery. And with the power of discovery, he might be able to find even more. Oops!
Check out this MUST-READ article by Matt Kane that lists some of the eye-popping anomalies Trump will be able to bring up in court to show why he legitimately thought the election was stolen, and that it was his constitutional duty as President to demand it be investigated.
Related: In case anyone is pixelated enough not to see these indictments as rank political assaults, note that President Biden used Trump’s booking day to solicit campaign donations on Twitter. This might be the first time that his Administration has actually kept its promise to be utterly transparent.
“Fetal heartbeat bill” is upheld by SC Supreme Court
Wednesday, South Carolina’s Supreme Court upheld by a 4-1 vote the state’s new “Fetal heartbeat bill” that bans abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, about six weeks into pregnancy. The Court struck down a similar law a few months ago, but the majority ruled that while the law does infringe on "a woman’s right of privacy and bodily autonomy," the state Legislature reasonably determined in this bill that those interests don’t outweigh "the interest of the unborn child to live." More at the link…
Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, the mercenary leader working for Russia in Ukraine who briefly rebelled against Vladimir Putin in June, has been confirmed dead by Russian authorities in a plane crash 100 miles northwest of Moscow. Not to be flippant, but did anyone have “August 23rd in their office betting pools?
Biden “Border Security” In A Nutshell:
If you can’t remove the wall entirely and sell it for scrap metal, then weld the gate open so illegal immigrants can just “come on in!” Even the illegal migrants are stunned by how incredibly easy Biden’s made it for them. Those silly gooses actually thought there were going to be border guards!
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Censorship 1 - Free Speech 0
In chilling news for free speech, a Canadian court sided with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and ordered psychologist and author Jordan Peterson to pay a $25,000 fine and attend a reeducation program on “professionalism in public statements” for expressing his personal views that conflict with his profession’s leftist dogma. They rejected his argument that those were his “off-duty” opinions, not made in his capacity as a clinical psychologist. He says they were mostly comments about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the “trans insanity.”
The presiding judge claimed that this "is not disciplinary and does not prevent Dr. Peterson from expressing himself on controversial topics." No, why would imposing a $25,000 fine and a forced re-education session make him – or anyone else observing this – think they’re not allowed to speak freely? Peterson warns that even those who aren’t terrified into silence might censor themselves because they can’t afford the expensive legal battles they’d face.
At the link, writer Ward Clark makes the case that just because this is Canada, don’t think it can’t happen here. In fact, leftists are diligently working to make it a criminal offence to disagree with them. We’ve already seen how they’ve colluded with government agencies to pressure social media companies to silence opinions they don’t like. Clark points out that they’ve also been working on redefining speech that makes someone “uncomfortable” as “hate speech,” or even “violence,” so that disagreeing with leftists can be prosecuted as if it were an actual assault. I love the quote he cites about free speech from Thomas Jefferson: "If it neither picks my pocket nor breaks my back, it's none of my business."
The only assault taking place is on our God-given First Amendment rights.
While FEMA is taking flak for its slow response in helping people who’ve lost everything in the devastating Maui wildfires, you can’t say they haven’t been busy finding accommodations for some people who need temporary housing. Unfortunately, those people are mostly FEMA officials who are booking rooms at luxurious Hawaiian resorts for up to $1,000 a night at taxpayer expense.
It is the Republican Party’s fault!
A columnist for the leftist Daily Beast has figured out what’s behind the Muslim community’s rejection of “transgender” propaganda. Can you guess? Sure, you can! It’s Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s fault! If it weren't for them, Muslims would LOVE the radical LGBTQ agenda.
Gannett’s diversity problem
Why, oh why, are big liberal media outlets such hotbeds of racism?!
President Trump arraigned in Fulton County, GA, for non-criminal acts
On Thursday evening, President Trump turned himself in (I refuse to use the word “surrendered”) at the Fulton County jail, to be booked on 13 counts, including racketeering --- even though the act of challenging election results has never before been criminalized. Are you listening, failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams?
Before arriving at the jail, Trump shook up his legal team by replacing his lead attorney with Steven Sadow, who apparently anticipated Willis’ use of RICO and criticized this strategy as a way for prosecutors to introduce evidence that would not be admissible otherwise. Sounds like a strong addition to the team.
The process of booking Trump took 15 minutes, and, yes, they did take a mug shot, the expression of which we think fits the occasion perfectly. This is the seething rage of a fighter.
Trump also came in at 6’3” and 215 pounds. As you’ll see, his good physical shape was dismaying to those on the left, and right now, we’ll take our amusement where we can get it.
Speaking of mug shots, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says his symbolizes “a chance to fight for my country.” Watch the video and be inspired. “Fani Willis,” he said after his arraignment, “will go down in American history for conducting one of the worst attacks on the American Constitution.”
Jonathan Turley said Trump’s mug shot is an example of people seeing the same thing differently. For Willis and the Democrats, the picture is a “trophy kill” to be admired, while for the other half of the country, it’s “a deeply upsetting moment, where they believe it’s the result of weaponizing our judicial system.” (You know which side is correct about that, and so does Turley.) He sees the disconnect being a reaction to the “overreach” that this case is. Willis is “using the RICO statute for great advantage,” Turley said, referring to her desire to try all 19 defendants together, “because they’re all part of a ‘conspiracy.’”
Yes, Willis wants a big show trial. But the allegations are “extremely weak,” Turley said, especially as pertaining to President Trump. Willis will have trouble, he said, and “it’s going to get messy,” noting that the March trial date she set “really borders on the laughable.” Question: So why did she initially want to set her trial to start the day before the Super Tuesday primary elections? (Perhaps feeling the heat, at the last minute, Willis requested a new start date.)
Turley called this “criminalizing the challenging of elections,” when Democrats have certainly challenged their share. “The whole case is based on this theory that Donald Trump really didn’t mean it,” he said --- that he didn’t really think he had won. Even if that were true (it isn’t), Democrats challenged Trump’s election in 2016 on no grounds at all. “In Donald Trump’s case, he insists that he does believe that Georgia could have been flipped with a recount.”
The way Fani Willis portrayed Trump’s phone call with Raffensperger, Turley said, “I think, is really evidence of the bias and unfairness…of this indictment.”
Sean Hannity, whose FOX NEWS show came on just after Trump was arraigned, started with a history lesson, which Huckabee readers will know: Democrats challenged the results of a presidential election themselves, with an alternate slate of electors in Hawaii to support John F. Kennedy in case the count in that state turned out differently. In another case, the extremely contentious presidential election of 1876, three states nominated alternate electors. That is to say, ALTERNATE SLATES OF ELECTORS ARE NOTHING NEW, and nobody has ever been charged with a crime for this until now.
(And let’s not forget all these Hollywood celebrities who need to be indicted on RICO charges for attempting to influence electors in the 2016 election:
In fact, the left has gone so far this time, it’s almost beyond belief. President Trump is looking at charges for 91 felonies, punishable by 700 years in prison. Conveniently, all the trials are supposed to be starting during the time leading into the GOP primaries and the ‘24 general election. What are the odds that it would just happen this way?
To do this, they had to stretch the law as far as it could conceivably go, and even farther, to try and stop the GOP candidate whom polls show is by far the strongest. We’ve offered numerous opinions by noted legal experts that boiled down to “What the @#$%!” Also note that Fulton County DA Fani Willis refused to say whether or not she’s had communications with Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office. We all know that if she could deny that, she would.
Willis is currently in a fight to keep this trial in the Georgia courts, after defendants Mark Meadows and Jeffrey Clark filed motions to move their cases to federal court. She argued Wednesday before the federal district court of Northern Georgia. Here’s where they are with that…
Hannity shared a clip from CNN showing the deplorable conditions in the “notorious” (that’s the word often used) Fulton County jail --- filth, insects, overflowing toilets, broken air conditioning. Someone might ask DA Willis why the conditions at her jail are so notoriously atrocious. Is it because they were awaiting the arrival of Donald Trump and fantasizing about putting him in there? Or is it just more general incompetence?
Dan Bongino suggested that Trump shouldn’t pay the $200,000 bail, knowing that the Secret Service had the authority to say that conditions inside the Fulton County jail were not safe for the President. We would’ve loved to see the chaos that would have ensued if Trump had taken this tack. Too bad we’ll never know, because he paid the bail and got the heck out of there.
Trump was subdued as he came out, saying to the press that “it’s a sad day for America,” and it was. He said that what we’re seeing now is election interference, and it is. But he was more combative later, returning to Twitter (“X”) for the first time in two years to post his mugshot and this message: “ELECTION INTERFERENCE – NEVER SURRENDER!” and his website.
FOX NEWS legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, appearing on Hannity’s show, reiterated what we already know: that the DA would have to prove President Trump had a criminal state of mind; that is, that he was aware that what he was doing was unlawful. “Everything we know about his conduct,” Jarrett said, shows that “he thought he was availing himself properly of the legal process.” Exhibit A, Jarrett said, is Trump’s conversation with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, “in which he is complaining about ballot irregularities, faulty machines, valid votes that aren’t being counted, invalid votes that are being counted, election laws that are being violated, petitions that are being ignored, and in the end, he is demanding a recount and a review, which, by the way...Raffensperger has a duty to do.” Trump was simply asking him to carry out his responsibility.
Jarrett pointed out that DA Willis lied in an earlier filing, claiming that Trump said, “YOU need to find 11,780 votes.” But read the transcript of the call, and you’ll see that Trump wasn’t saying that at all. He thought he had MANY thousands more legitimate, uncounted votes than that, and he was just letting them know that this was the number required. “It’s perfectly lawful,” Jarrett said. In fact, as Jonathan Turley said that if you do a statewide review in a state like Georgia, “that’s not a lot.” It’s “not criminal --- it’s making a case for a recount.”
Also, it’s against the Canon of Ethics for prosecutors to run for office on a promise to put someone behind bars, Jarrett said. “Their duty is to see that justice is done, not to gain a conviction based on their own ambitions and desire to advance their career. That’s what Fani Willis has done, what Letitia James [has done], as well as Alvin Bragg.”
Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has opened an investigation into Willis’ indictment of Trump and the possible motivations behind it. Among many other issues, like the suspicious timing of the case and Willis’ motivation, Jordan has questions about whether federal funds and/or federal law enforcement agencies or officials were used in the investigation into Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, John Eastman and a bevy of others who were indicted.
“The committee is demanding the DA’s office turn over all documentation of its use of federal funds, communications with the DOJ or its components, and any records of cooperation with officials of the executive branch.” That might make interesting reading, unless they knew better than to put anything in writing.
Jordan cited “the threat that such state prosecutions can pose to the operations of the federal government.” Indeed, legal experts have said they shouldn’t even be overlapping with federal prosecutions this way.
Jordan and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer appeared on the Hannity show Thursday night. Jordan said they had three questions for Fani Willis:
1) Did you coordinate with the Biden administration?
2) Did you work with Special Counsel Jack Smith?
3) Did you use federal funds to go after Trump? (They know Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg did.)
What, you might ask, is the significance of using federal funds? If she did that, her office is subject to congressional oversight. If anyone needs some oversight, it’s her.
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