I hope you had a fun Fourth of July week, and I hate to break this to you, but it’s about to come to a jarring halt on Monday.  Not merely because we all have to go back to work, but because on that day, President Trump will announce his pick to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court.  And I must warn you of what to expect from my expert, insider’s view.

Trump is about to nominate someone so terrifying, horrific and destructive to America that this person should not be allowed to appear in public spaces without being hounded back into seclusion by torch-wielding mobs, like villagers chasing Frankenstein’s monster in old black-and-white movies.  This person will be a radical, right-wing extremist whose views on various issues are so out of the mainstream that only 60 to 80 percent of Americans agree with them.  It will be a source of bafflement to the press how this outrageously unqualified pick was somehow able to rack up an impressive enough legal resume to earn the federal court confirmation votes of many of the same Senators who are currently quivering with outrage over the SCOTUS nomination.  This nominee might even unconscionably approve of the heartless and unconstitutional practice of ripping children from the arms of their illegal immigrant mothers and putting them into temporary foster homes, but not approve of the kindly and constitutional practice of ripping children from their mother’s wombs and putting them into dumpsters. 


In fact, if you can think of any evil, vicious, cruel, insane act that would turn America into a racist, sexist, blighted Hellscape, from reinstituting slavery to putting immigrants into concentration camps to forcing women into breeding programs until America is like – what’s the name of that book again? – oh, right: “The Handmaid’s Tale”, then rest assured that this terrifying ghoul will be in favor of it. 

And what is this horrible, awful, no good, very bad person’s name? 

Beats me.  It really doesn’t matter.  Everything I wrote above has already been put into the form of press releases, and the DNC is just waiting for Trump to announce the name so it can be inserted before clicking on “Send.” 


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Is there any part of it that’s actually true?  Well, I did use the adjective “insane.”  I guess you could argue that whoever accepts the nomination, knowing the tsunami of slander that is about to ensue, might have to be just a little bit crazy.


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July 6, 2018

There are a lot of people these days who think government should do everything for us.  For many who are overworked and feeling burned out, that can be a very tempting idea.  After all, personal responsibility is a lot of work! 


But when you look at the staggering debt that’s threatening our grandchildren’s futures and wondering how that came to be, the answer is simple: a lack of personal responsibility.  People thinking up things they thought the government ought to do and expecting them to be paid for with somebody else’s money. Thomas Jefferson said, “The government is best that governs least,” but small, cost-efficient government requires a population that’s willing and able largely to govern themselves. 


To explain why government costs as much as it does, let me take you to a city that I’ll call “Hucktown” (Hey, it’s my story, so I get to name the town.)  In Hucktown, everyone is exactly like…well, me.  Nobody smokes or drinks or takes drugs.  We all obey the laws and try to watch our diets and exercise.  We stay married and teach our kids to respect other people’s property and do their homework.  Everyone gets up early and usually works late (they have to: since they’re just like me, they all have at least five jobs.)    


Because of all this, Hucktown’s government would save a lot of money.  It wouldn’t need a jail or a divorce court or drug counselors or rehab clinics or very many hospitals or police.  I can guarantee it wouldn’t need to hire anyone to scrub off graffiti.  So can you imagine how low the taxes would be in Hucktown?  That’s because when people govern themselves, by practicing civility and personal responsibility, they need less outside government to force them to behave properly.  


But before you start packing up to move there, I should point out that Hucktown is imaginary (although Branson is close.)  In reality, there will always be people who impose costs on society, either because of problems they can’t help, or because they choose not to be responsible.  For these folks, we’ll always need expensive social services, hospitals, rehabs, counselors and jails.  


But what if you lived in the exact opposite of Hucktown: a place where everyone decided that it would be easier to cede responsibility for every tough decision to the government?  After all, it’s hard work to choose a medical insurance policy, or plan for retirement, or decide what kind of car to drive.  Why not let the government take all those decisions off your shoulders?


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Because you pay very dearly for it, in three ways.  First, if you don’t like the decision the government makes for you, tough luck.  Second, as Ben Franklin pointed out, when you trade a little freedom for a little security, you’ll soon have neither.  And third, there’s the staggering monetary cost of having the government do all those things for all those people. 


I imagined a town where people didn’t need a lot of government, so taxes could be very low and named it “Hucktown.”  Now, you imagine a place where people expect the government to do everything.  Then imagine how high the taxes and how big the debt would be.  I’ll let you name that place, but choose carefully. Unfortunately, there are so many places like that, a lot of names are already taken.  My suggestion: “Bernietown.”


When a lie gets repeated so often that everyone thinks it’s true, it’s called “conventional wisdom” – maybe because it happens so often at political conventions. These days, the conventional wisdom is that Americans are clamoring for European-style, cradle-to-grave Socialism Lite. Don’t buy it.
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There are a lot of things people like to believe that are patently absurd if you think about it (much of the Obama Administration was based on making nonsensical declarations – “We can’t just drill our way out of an energy shortage,” etc. – in a somber tone that made them sound like unquestionable fact.)  One of the most common is that “the government can’t legislate morality!” 


But of course, they do it all the time.  We have millions of laws, just to enforce society’s consensus of what’s morally right or wrong.   Each law comes with loopholes that someone will try to exploit, so government adds more laws.  Plus police, courts and jails, because some people will always insist on doing the wrong thing anyway.  All this to legislate morality.


Self-government requires self-discipline, self-respect, and respect for others.  When people don’t follow the accepted standard moral code, government keeps passing new laws to try to force them to, which creates bigger government and more expense for everybody.  Maybe the national debt wouldn’t be sky high now if our behavior standards hadn’t sunk so low. 



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About that socialist Democrat...

By Mike Huckabee

Nancy Pelosi is trying to convince Americans that the huge upset win of a 28-year-old avowed socialist over a ten-term incumbent in a New York Democratic primary is just a one-district fluke, and not an indicator of the far-left tilt of the Party that it obviously is. It takes an act of almost willful ignorance to believe at this late date that socialism is still the cure for raising up the poor, when the shocking news from socialist Venezuela gets worse by the day. Meanwhile, a new study found that thanks to spreading capitalism, the number of people in the world who live in extreme poverty has plummeted from 94% to 9.6%. The only thing socialism can raise up is that second number.


New study

By Mike Huckabee

A new study found that grandmothers who babysit their grandkids are less likely to suffer a number of mental health problems, from dementia to depression.  I’m guessing the study was written by OMWNAB: “Overworked Moms Who Need A Break.”


The "OUTRAGE" card

By Mike Huckabee

Here’s how much the anti-Trump crowd has overplayed the “OUTRAGE!!!” card: I saw a story headlined “Comcast Dealing With Major Outage Nationwide,” and at first thought it said “Major Outrage Nationwide,” so I ignored it.


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"The real President"

By Mike Huckabee

Memo to DNC Chairman Tom Perez: No, Barack Obama is not the “real President of the United States.” He’s the “former President of the United States.” Donald Trump is the real President. And despite what the media might lead you to believe, there are many millions of Americans who are thrilled about both of those titles.


Evening Edition - July 2

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A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!


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"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"

-Psalm 133:1

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Immigration Poll

June 25, 2018

Judging by all the toupee-ablaze OUTRAGE at President Trump over his Administration’s handling of illegal immigrants, including the ever-popular comparisons to Hitler and slave owners, you’d think the vast majority of Americans want open borders and no enforcement of immigration laws.

I wrestled with whether to comment on this or not because I didn’t want to call more attention to the sick comments of a drug-addled former celebrity, particularly when they called for violence against my own daughter and grandchildren.  But since it’s become a major news story, I feel I have to say something.  For the record, this person whom I shall not name has apologized.  He should, but that’s not good enough.  I am a patient and forgiving man, but I am fed up with leftists launching sick, obscene attacks and calling for violence that could incite their unstable followers to harm innocent people -- and not just adults they disagree with politically, but now, their innocent children -- and then skirting responsibility.

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Even though I have my own very firm political views, I try hard not to be partisan when it comes to issues of personal behavior.  I have criticized President Trump when I thought his rhetoric went too far or his policies were off-target.  I called for Roseanne to lose her TV show after she wrote an offensive tweet about Valerie Jarrett, even though I have no love for Ms Jarrett’s works and Roseanne at least had the excuse that she is self-admittedly mentally ill.  But the recent spate of reprehensible personal attacks and calls for violence on the left is inexcusable. 


The intern who shouted the F-word at President Trump during his Congressional visit should be fired immediately.  As should the DOJ employee who was found to be among the Democratic Socialists group that forced the Homeland Security director to have to leave a restaurant under threat.


Tweets such as those made by the ‘60s burnout actor referenced above should be dealt with as criminal actions, because free speech does not protect people who incite violence and make threats.  I don’t care that he’s since apologized and deleted them.  No decent human being would ever have even thought of writing them in the first place.  


Personally, I’ll not be satisfied until this aged, bitter, hateful, and violent creep gets arrested.  And I pray for him that NO ONE EVER encourages violence and criminal actions against his grandchildren.  But this kind of vile behavior will continue until smug, self-righteous, drug-addled losers like him are held accountable.


Sadly, he wasn’t alone in his disgusting calls for violence, as the leftist group Occupy Wall Street used Twitter not only to call for deadly attacks on immigration enforcement officers but to give instructions on how to do it (by the way, how does Twitter manage to police and ban every user who expresses a conservative opinion, yet these vermin still have Twitter accounts?)


Being “passionate” about some issue in the news that you don't even understand is not an excuse for inciting violence against innocent men, women and children.  That's not being “passionate,” that's being sick, childish, thoughtless and vile.


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It’s especially ironic that this should come on the very same day that Rep. Steve Scalise was able to return to the baseball diamond for the first time, exactly one year since he was nearly murdered by a deranged leftist gunman, inspired by overheated political rhetoric to try to slaughter as many Republican Congress members as possible at a charity baseball game practice.  It was only due to the swift, heroic response by police that he didn’t accomplish his planned massacre, which has oddly become one of the few shootings that the media never seem to want to talk about.


And yet, even after that, some people still refuse to examine their own actions and words.


There is a character in the movie “Forrest Gump” who said something that’s become a meme on many conservative websites.  Wesley, the hippie boyfriend of Forrest’s love, Jenny, after beating her up, tried to weasel out of responsibility by saying, “Things got a little out of hand. It’s just this war and that lying son of a b**** Johnson.”  But of course, he didn’t beat his girlfriend because the President or his policies drove him to it.  He did it because he was a violent, immature, self-centered, hypocritical jerk.


Anyone who commits or foments violence against others and tries to blame it on the President or political policies they disagree with is no better than that scumball.  Shame on them.  They don’t belong on movie or TV screens or on social media.  They need to spend a long time looking inside themselves and reflecting on what they’ve said and done and what they have become.  Preferably during a stay in a federal prison.