Today's Newsletter June 15 Edition

June 15, 2017

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The message you have just received was delivered by Mike Huckabee and includes a message from him about his upcoming tour to Israel in February 2018. 

Today's Commentary:  Listen to Senator Sanders -- Gorsuch's First Opinion -- Lawsuit Abuse

 

We are learning more about James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who has reportedly died of his wounds after opening fire on Congressional Republicans at a practice for a charity baseball game. His social media posts make it clear that he was a dedicated “progressive” who fed incessantly on the daily partisan venom and hateful, violent rhetoric against Republicans that the media have been churning out 24/7 at least since Election Day.

I never like to blame the actions of one person on what someone else said. You can’t revoke the First Amendment because words might be interpreted the wrong way by unstable people. But lately, the calls for violence against those of non-leftist political beliefs have become overt, unmistakable and constant, and are amplified by the 24/7 echo chamber of the Internet and partisan media outlets. And the excuses for it as "art" or "satire" are as pathetic as they are transparent. In terms of irresponsible, incendiary speech, we are now well past the point of yelling "Fire" in a crowded theater.

To see the erosion it's causing to the souls and humanity of the people feeding on it, just look at some of the horrifically ugly reactions on Twitter and Facebook, from leftwing posters celebrating that innocent people are in the hospital from a would-be assassin’s bullets just because of political disagreements, and calling for even more violence. It’s enough to make any decent person feel sick, and it should prompt anyone who has allowed him/herself to fall victim to that level of mindless partisan hatred to take a good, long look in the mirror and ask, “How did I become like this?”

If you refuse to listen to me because I’m one of those evil Republicans, then how about listening to Bernie Sanders? He quite rightly said this after discovering one of his own supporters committed this heinous attack:

“I am sickened by this despicable act. Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. Real change can only come about through nonviolent action, and anything else runs counter to our most deeply held American values. I know I speak for the entire country when in saying that my hopes and prayers are that Rep. Scalise, congressional staff and the Capitol police officers that were wounded make a quick and full recovery.”

If everyone currently drinking the poisoned Kool-Aid would listen to Sen. Sanders, set it down and back away, that would represent genuine “progress” for America.

LEAVE ME A COMMENT.

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

 

Message from Mike Huckabee:  

For believers, a visit to Israel is more than just a trip to a fascinating foreign country – it’s an opportunity to experience the complex and beautiful Holy Land that was the setting for the teachings, the battles, and the miracles of the Bible.

If you have ever considered visiting Israel, learn more about my February 2018 tour at www.TheGreatestTrip.com.

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Gorsuch's First Opinion

By Mike Huckabee

The Supreme Court just issued its first ruling authored by new Justice Neil Gorsuch, and it shows that Trump made the right choice in nominating him. The Court ruled unanimously that a 1977 law strictly regulating the actions of debt collectors doesn’t apply to companies that buy debts and attempt to collect them, since they’re not collection agencies but creditors. On the surface, that’s bad news for consumers, and Gorsuch wrote that “reasonable legislators” might want to alter the law to make it cover secondhand purchasers of debt. But on the positive side, he noted that the Court has no Constitutional power to rewrite legislation based on what it thinks Congress would have done in circumstance they didn’t consider. He said that Courts can only rule on the constitutionality of laws as they are written. Rewriting legislation is the job of Congress.

So let’s hope Congress gets to work rewriting that law ASAP, and that copies of Gorsuch’s ruling will be sent even faster to the judges at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Not Liars 

By Mike Huckabee

One thing today’s most prominent liberals have in common is a sense of self-regard far out of proportion to reality. Maybe it comes from having attended at least 16 years of school where the #1 goal wasn’t learning to think but instilling self-esteem. They came out with an unshakable belief that they are right about everything (you’ll often hear them wonder why they keep losing elections when they’re “on the right side of all the issues”), which leads many of them to assume that anyone who disagrees with them must be either evil or stupid. It’s a perilous attitude because it constantly sets them up for a fall due to underestimating their opponents. And there’s no one they’ve underestimated to greater agony than Donald Trump.

Time and again, the anti-Trump legions have allowed something Trump said to bait them into running around screaming like their hair was on fire, and their overreactions ultimately made them look foolish. Now, it’s beginning to appear that Trump’s tweet about how James Comey had better hope there are no tapes of their conversations might have been just another case of him deliberately waving a red flag to head-fake his bull-headed opponents. Check out this story: the Wall Street Journal demanded that the Secret Service provide any information on tapes of White House conversations. Their response: they have no records that any such tapes exist. Trump even teased the media again last Friday when he said he’ll explain that tweet soon and “you’re going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer.”

Could it be that the answer is that he was simply making sure that when Comey went public, he had to worry that if he didn’t tell the truth, he’d be exposed; so that when he testified before the Senate, he was forced to admit that he had told Trump three times that he wasn’t under investigation and that he’d leaked that memo about their conversation to the press himself? And if you go back and look at Trump’s tweet, did he SAY there were tapes? No. He merely said that Comey had better “hope” there are no tapes. The lesson, and it also applies to all the Democrats salivating for any reason to try to impeach Trump on obstruction charges: Saying you “hope” for something isn’t the same thing as confirming something. You’d think that people who twice elected a President just on a vague promise of “hope” would at least know what the word means.

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  • elizabeth may

    06/16/2017 09:48 PM

    I interpreted Trump's tweet about the tapes to mean he wouldn't be surprised if somebody taped their conversations just like so many of his conversations and private phone calls and meetings with foreign leaders etc... had been taped and leaked. He wasn't saying he might have tapes. He was saying someone might... stranger things have happened.

Today's Newsletter June 15 Edition

June 15, 2017

Newsletter 

The message you have just received was delivered by Mike Huckabee and includes a message from him about his upcoming tour to Israel in February 2018. 

Today's Commentary:  Listen to Senator Sanders -- Gorsuch's First Opinion -- Lawsuit Abuse

 

We are learning more about James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who has reportedly died of his wounds after opening fire on Congressional Republicans at a practice for a charity baseball game. His social media posts make it clear that he was a dedicated “progressive” who fed incessantly on the daily partisan venom and hateful, violent rhetoric against Republicans that the media have been churning out 24/7 at least since Election Day.

I never like to blame the actions of one person on what someone else said. You can’t revoke the First Amendment because words might be interpreted the wrong way by unstable people. But lately, the calls for violence against those of non-leftist political beliefs have become overt, unmistakable and constant, and are amplified by the 24/7 echo chamber of the Internet and partisan media outlets. And the excuses for it as "art" or "satire" are as pathetic as they are transparent. In terms of irresponsible, incendiary speech, we are now well past the point of yelling "Fire" in a crowded theater.

To see the erosion it's causing to the souls and humanity of the people feeding on it, just look at some of the horrifically ugly reactions on Twitter and Facebook, from leftwing posters celebrating that innocent people are in the hospital from a would-be assassin’s bullets just because of political disagreements, and calling for even more violence. It’s enough to make any decent person feel sick, and it should prompt anyone who has allowed him/herself to fall victim to that level of mindless partisan hatred to take a good, long look in the mirror and ask, “How did I become like this?”

If you refuse to listen to me because I’m one of those evil Republicans, then how about listening to Bernie Sanders? He quite rightly said this after discovering one of his own supporters committed this heinous attack:

“I am sickened by this despicable act. Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. Real change can only come about through nonviolent action, and anything else runs counter to our most deeply held American values. I know I speak for the entire country when in saying that my hopes and prayers are that Rep. Scalise, congressional staff and the Capitol police officers that were wounded make a quick and full recovery.”

If everyone currently drinking the poisoned Kool-Aid would listen to Sen. Sanders, set it down and back away, that would represent genuine “progress” for America.

LEAVE ME A COMMENT.

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

 

Message from Mike Huckabee:  

For believers, a visit to Israel is more than just a trip to a fascinating foreign country – it’s an opportunity to experience the complex and beautiful Holy Land that was the setting for the teachings, the battles, and the miracles of the Bible.

If you have ever considered visiting Israel, learn more about my February 2018 tour at www.TheGreatestTrip.com.

--------------------------------

Gorsuch's First Opinion

By Mike Huckabee

The Supreme Court just issued its first ruling authored by new Justice Neil Gorsuch, and it shows that Trump made the right choice in nominating him. The Court ruled unanimously that a 1977 law strictly regulating the actions of debt collectors doesn’t apply to companies that buy debts and attempt to collect them, since they’re not collection agencies but creditors. On the surface, that’s bad news for consumers, and Gorsuch wrote that “reasonable legislators” might want to alter the law to make it cover secondhand purchasers of debt. But on the positive side, he noted that the Court has no Constitutional power to rewrite legislation based on what it thinks Congress would have done in circumstance they didn’t consider. He said that Courts can only rule on the constitutionality of laws as they are written. Rewriting legislation is the job of Congress.

So let’s hope Congress gets to work rewriting that law ASAP, and that copies of Gorsuch’s ruling will be sent even faster to the judges at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

LEAVE MIKE A COMMENT

--------------------

Not Liars 

By Mike Huckabee

One thing today’s most prominent liberals have in common is a sense of self-regard far out of proportion to reality. Maybe it comes from having attended at least 16 years of school where the #1 goal wasn’t learning to think but instilling self-esteem. They came out with an unshakable belief that they are right about everything (you’ll often hear them wonder why they keep losing elections when they’re “on the right side of all the issues”), which leads many of them to assume that anyone who disagrees with them must be either evil or stupid. It’s a perilous attitude because it constantly sets them up for a fall due to underestimating their opponents. And there’s no one they’ve underestimated to greater agony than Donald Trump.

Time and again, the anti-Trump legions have allowed something Trump said to bait them into running around screaming like their hair was on fire, and their overreactions ultimately made them look foolish. Now, it’s beginning to appear that Trump’s tweet about how James Comey had better hope there are no tapes of their conversations might have been just another case of him deliberately waving a red flag to head-fake his bull-headed opponents. Check out this story: the Wall Street Journal demanded that the Secret Service provide any information on tapes of White House conversations. Their response: they have no records that any such tapes exist. Trump even teased the media again last Friday when he said he’ll explain that tweet soon and “you’re going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer.”

Could it be that the answer is that he was simply making sure that when Comey went public, he had to worry that if he didn’t tell the truth, he’d be exposed; so that when he testified before the Senate, he was forced to admit that he had told Trump three times that he wasn’t under investigation and that he’d leaked that memo about their conversation to the press himself? And if you go back and look at Trump’s tweet, did he SAY there were tapes? No. He merely said that Comey had better “hope” there are no tapes. The lesson, and it also applies to all the Democrats salivating for any reason to try to impeach Trump on obstruction charges: Saying you “hope” for something isn’t the same thing as confirming something. You’d think that people who twice elected a President just on a vague promise of “hope” would at least know what the word means.

LEAVE MIKE A COMMENT


Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed this edition of the newsletter please forward it to a friend and tell them they can subscribe for free at MikeHuckabee.com/Subscribe


Message from Mike Huckabee:  

For believers, a visit to Israel is more than just a trip to a fascinating foreign country – it’s an opportunity to experience the complex and beautiful Holy Land that was the setting for the teachings, the battles, and the miracles of the Bible.

If you have ever considered visiting Israel, learn more about my February 2018 tour at www.TheGreatestTrip.com.

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  • elizabeth may

    06/16/2017 09:48 PM

    I interpreted Trump's tweet about the tapes to mean he wouldn't be surprised if somebody taped their conversations just like so many of his conversations and private phone calls and meetings with foreign leaders etc... had been taped and leaked. He wasn't saying he might have tapes. He was saying someone might... stranger things have happened.