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After admitting there are no guarantees that some of the $150 million of our money they’re sending to Gaza won’t end up funding Hamas terrorism, the Biden Administration is taking action: they’re adding an extra $38.5 million.

https://www.westernjournal.com/alarm-bells-ring-biden-restarts-aid-packages-palestinians-trump-suspended-program-tacks-38-5-million-midst-hamas-onslaught/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

And speaking of absolutely bonkers policies, having already reduced ICE deportations of illegal aliens to the lowest levels ever, the Biden DHS may consider a plan to bring ones who’ve already been deported back to the United States.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/31/report-joe-bidens-dhs-bring-deported-illegal-aliens-back/#

If they’re going to do that, could they at least be honest enough to stop calling it the Department of Homeland Security?

Memorial Day coverage

June 1, 2021

I hope you had a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend, and remembered to honor our fallen military heroes who made possible every day of freedom that we enjoy. Former President Trump released a moving statement about Memorial Day that I’m sure you’ll want to read.

https://www.westernjournal.com/legacy-immortal-trump-delivers-stirring-memorial-day-statement/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

President Biden and Vice President Harris also tweeted about the holiday, even though it took Harris two tries and a lot of backlash before she remembered to mention what it was really about.

This story features a lot of photos of the giant MAGA boat flotilla in Jupiter, Florida, for Memorial Day.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9637215/Trump-honors-Americans-supreme-sacrifice-Memorial-Day.html

It also includes Biden’s comments at Arlington National Cemetery. It was fine, but the allusions to “democracy” being in peril here and abroad came across as self-serving, insulting and inappropriate. There is zero moral equivalency between Americans wanting to ensure that the 2020 vote was honest and the kind of democracy-crushing dictators our soldiers have given their lives to stop.

With the lockdowns winding down in most states, many Americans are chomping at the bit to get out of the house and go to beaches or parks to celebrate Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer. But let’s not forget that Memorial Day means far more than that. It’s a day set aside to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to provide for us the unprecedented freedom that we so often take for granted as Americans.

In a premium story in the Epoch Times, veterans talked about the meaning of Memorial Day, and all of them made it clear that it isn’t about them, but about their comrades who never made it back home. As one put it, “Veterans Day is for those who survived and retired. Armed Forces Day is for those who are still serving. Memorial Day is reserved for those who never got to take off their uniform.”

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/veterans-speak-about-memorial-day-its-not-about-us_3836117.html

Despite the distortions of America’s history that so many people want to force into our schools, the fact is that no people in the history of the world have experienced the liberties, opportunities or prosperity that we have enjoyed as citizens of the greatest country on God’s green earth — the United States of America. I don’t say that as a biased American, but as one who has traveled the world and who can scour the pages of human history and say definitively that no nation has ever given its inhabitants the degree of freedom, security, and pursuit of happiness as has this extraordinary experiment in government called the United States.

Our Constitution is a simple, yet profound, blueprint for a government in which the ultimate power rests with the people and not with a king, a tyrant dictator, a military general, or even an elected official. The genius of our nation is that the people have been vested with the highest power, and while we temporarily grant it to those we elect, we don’t give it away (even during a pandemic.)

This great system of self-government with its separation and balance of powers and its accountability to its people has been and continues to be protected against both foreign and domestic threats by those who trade their clothes of choice for a uniform and who trade their personal liberties to accept orders from someone who outranks them.

In the process of providing that protection, in wars and other police actions over more than two centuries, more than one million of those in our military have given their lives for those of us who will enjoy this long weekend. No American should take this for granted nor ignore it. It shouldn’t be left to the Gold Star families alone to take a pause for a somber reminder of the price of our benefits of citizenship. We all owe it to them to show respect in some way for those whose deaths gave us our lives.

This year, May 8 was the 76th anniversary of World War II’s VE Day (Victory in Europe) and August 15 will be the 76th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan.) While most of the commemorative events last year and this were canceled due to the pandemic, parents should use the Internet to teach kids at home about VE Day and VJ Day.

For kids who’ve heard derogatory comments about the military, these anniversaries are a golden opportunity to teach them that the rights, freedoms and comforts they enjoy were paid for with the blood of patriots: over a million soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. To cite just one war alone, many people today unconscionably water down the meaning of the term “Nazi” by hurling it thoughtlessly at political opponents.

This Memorial Day, especially in light of the shocking rise of anti-Semitic attacks by those who are ignorant of what World War II was about, please teach your children about the real evils of Nazism and the tens of millions who died because of it. And fly your flag and give thanks and prayers for the 16 million Allied military members – over 405,000 of them Americans – who heroically gave their lives to stop it.

Memorial Day

May 31, 2021

Once a year, on the last Monday in May, we set aside a day to honor our fellow Americans who made the greatest of all sacrifices so that the rest of us could continue to enjoy the blessings of liberty and security.

Memorial Day was born after the Civil War, when families would take a day to tend and decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers. It soon spread to the North, and became known as Decoration Day. Eventually, it became a national holiday to honor all American military veterans who gave up their homes, their families, their very lives -- everything they had, or ever dreamed of having – all in sacrifice for their country. And just how many have made that ultimate sacrifice? Brace yourself:

From the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812, the Civil War and Spanish American war, World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and all the other wars, police actions and rescue missions around the world since 1776, over one million, three hundred and eight thousand Americans have died in uniform.

Imagine if all those soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen could come back to life for a Memorial Day parade. Picture them marching past in rows of ten, each row taking just 10 seconds to pass. That parade would stretch on and on, row after row, 360 rows per hour, for hour after hour, 24 hours a day, for over 15 straight days. That is the enormity of the military casualties America has experienced since 1776. That doesn’t even include the millions more who sacrificed their limbs, their sight, their peace of mind, and the best years of their lives, all for us.

Make you realize just how ignorant and slanderous it is to claim America's history is built on slavery, racism and selfishness instead of freedom, compassion and sacrifice.

Today's military members, like those before them, risk their lives to protect the cherished American principles of liberty, equality, democracy, fighting tyranny and defending the weak. Previous generations guarded these bedrock principles so that they could be passed down to us. It is now our sacred duty to preserve them for future generations.

Every year, the American Legion sells poppy pins to support veterans and their families. May 22nd was National Poppy Day this year (https://www.legion.org/poppyday). I hope you bought one and are wearing it proudly. The poppy became the symbol of Memorial Day, thanks to the famous poem, “In Flanders’ Fields,” by Canadian Lt. Col. John McCrae. He wrote it in memory of his friend Alexis Helmer, whom he watched die in battle in World War I.

The poem starts, “In Flanders’ fields, the poppies blow,

Between the crosses, row on row…”

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47380/in-flanders-fields

Read the poem. It's very short, but it still conveys a powerful message of the depth of those soldiers' sacrifice and the debt we owe them all.

The pandemic is waning, but there are still fewer group activities than usual available where we can gather to show our support for veterans and our gratitude to those who gave their lives to protect our freedom. But we can all proudly fly our American flags. And we can offer support to some of the many great veterans’ support organizations, such as the VFW and the American Legion.

Another great new organization with an especially timely mission is Code Of Vets, founded by Air Force Veteran, Gretchen Smith. She and a staunch supporter, the late Charlie Daniels, once appeared on “Huckabee” on TBN to talk about the group’s efforts to provide support to veterans struggling through the pandemic. You can learn more and donate at http://www.codeofvets.com. It’s tax-deductible, and with their 1% operating costs, you can rest easy knowing that 99 cents of every dollar given goes directly to help veterans in need.

And of course, one more thing we can all do from wherever we are is to stop for a moment and think of all the rows and rows of crosses in veterans’ cemeteries…say a prayer of thanks to them…and remember that each and every cross represents a genuine American hero who made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.

McCrae’s poem ends, “To you, from failing hands, we throw the torch. Be yours, to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die, we shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders’ fields.” If you really want to memorialize these greatest of American heroes, then take up the torch they passed to us. Hold it high. And NEVER let it drop.

The Daily Caller and Judicial Watch have filed a discrimination lawsuit against Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for her refusal to give interviews to white reporters. They say it’s a violation of the news outlets’ First Amendment rights and the reporters’ 14th Amendment equal protection rights, and that it’s outrageous and unlawful for an elected official to block freedom of the press using racial discrimination.

https://www.westernjournal.com/chicago-mayor-sued-news-outlet-alleged-racial-discrimination-whites/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=empowerconservatives

In a statement, reporter Thomas Catenacci, who was denied an interview because he’s white, said, “Every journalist and every person who consumes the news should be concerned by Mayor Lightfoot’s actions.”

You’d think so, but then, I also thought that every journalist would be outraged at the legal persecution of the undercover reporters who exposed Planned Parenthood’s practices. That proved that most of today’s “journalists” will prioritize protecting liberal narratives and favored groups over protecting their own rights as journalists.

I predict, however, that when Mayor Lightfoot relents, or is ordered by a court to cease her racist practices, the other news outlets who employ white reporters will request interviews with her, taking advantage of the rights fought for by the conservative outlets that they refused to stand with.

Covid-News Roundup

May 30, 2021

A German research team believes they may have discovered what might be causing rare blood clots in some recipients of the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/scientist-discovers-what-may-cause-covid-19-vaccine-linked-blood-clots_3834937.html

The Washington Post’s “fact-checker” is the latest to admit that anti-Trump political bias played a factor in the media discounting and censoring questions about the coronavirus’ origin.

https://www.westernjournal.com/dubious-journalism-major-outlet-admits-anti-trump-bias-impacted-reports-covid-origins/

Dr. Anthony Fauci is under renewed fire after an article he wrote in 2012 surfaced. In it, he argued that “gain of function” research (making bat viruses more contagious to humans in a lab to help study them) could trigger a pandemic, but that the benefits of such experiments outweighed the risks. Sounds more like Dr. Frankenstein. For the record, the Obama Administration disagreed and banned gain of function research, but that can be gotten around by giving grants to labs that do it in other countries, like…well, you know.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/05/28/the-gun-smoketh-after-more-dr-fauci-comments-are-unearthed-regarding-the-wuhan-lab-n387944

Thanks to the sudden ease-up on censorship, we’re finally seeing a paper written by a British professor and a Norwegian scientist, claiming that COVID-19 has “no credible natural ancestor” and it was created by Chinese scientists who tried to cover their tracks by retro-engineering it to make it look as if it came naturally from bats.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9629563/Chinese-scientists-created-COVID-19-lab-tried-cover-tracks-new-study-claims.html

I don’t know if that’s true, but the authors say they had “prima facie evidence of retro-engineering in China” for a year, but were ignored by academics and major journals. It would have been nice if we'd at least been allowed to hear their theory and look at their evidence. To paraphrase the great scientist Adam Sandler, once again, things that could’ve been brought to our attention LAST YEAR!