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[ Government Acts of Terrorism ]THE DEATH OF YOUR FREE SPEECH RIGHTS
[ The Death of Freedom of Speech ] ------------------- [ The New American Police State ]
The death of your 1st Amendment Rights also include your Freedom of Religion (Faith, Conscience, and the right to think for yourself), Assembly (Association), and of the Redress of Greivances to OUR Government.
There are admitted Democrat/Socialist/Commu-Fascist federal officials along with the collusion of Establishment Republicans that are allowing and plotting to finish gutting the U.S. Constitution. And after 100 years of trying, they promise, and are now well on their way to having corrupted all of our institutions, take away critical individual rights like our 1st Amendment free speech, religious freedom and the 2nd Amendment Right of every American to protect and defend themselves and their families against predatory criminals and government officials; to destroy states rights by eliminating the electoral college and more; pack the Supreme Court with activist anti-constitutionalist (Criminal-Law Breaking) judges who blatantly violate their oaths of office, who will make illegal laws from the bench; give voting rights to tens of millions of non-Americans; and open our borders to more illegals which will reduce wages, stress resources, allow unchecked criminals, drug smuggling and human-trafficing cartels, and terrorists into our country, and wage 'forever wars' to feed the Military-Industrial Complex. No one voted for these things that were hidden from the majority of Americans by the corrupt corporate liar media. Not only do we have a corrupt media owned and controlled by global corporations, like in Lincoln’s day, we have a new and more sinister form of media in Big Tech which colludes with corrupt and criminal government officials, actively censoring free speech and promoting leftist propaganda and 'wokeism' to blind our citizens to their real intentions, goals and the real consequences of their actions...
- the takedown collapse and end of America as we have known it.
...AND YOU HAVE BEEN--AND ARE STILL NOW--PAYING FOR IT ALL
THROUGH YOUR TAX DOLLARS!...
Tucker Carlson sounds off on the U.S. government arresting people for saying things the White House doesn't like for the first time in history
Man Being Jailed Over Meme Mocking Hillary Clinton Talks With Tucker Before Heading To Prison
The First Amendment is done. Douglass Mackey is about to go to prison for mocking Hillary Clinton on the internet. We talked to him right before his sentencing. Remember as you watch that this could be you.
Ep. 38 The First Amendment is done. Douglass Mackey is about to go to prison for mocking Hillary Clinton on the internet. We talked to him right before his sentencing. Remember as you watch that this could be you.— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 9, 2023
(3:12) The Hillary Clinton meme
(4:20) Hillary’s… pic.twitter.com/MLwz2SboGr
Tucker Carlson interviews Douglass Mackey, who is preparing to serve a jail sentence for the crime of making a mockery of failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The social media influencer, also known online as “Ricky Vaughn,” told Tucker about his nightmare experience from reposting a meme criticizing Hillary Clinton to being raided by the FBI and ultimately charged with felony crimes! Clinton even claimed Mackey was trying to subvert the election by tricking people into voting with a text message, which any American should know is not a legal way to cast a ballot. Learn more about this shocking example of free speech being under attack.
Free speech in America is totally dead thanks to the lunatic leftist authoritarians.
IF 'WE THE PEOPLE' DON'T STAND UP FOR OUR RIGHTS
NOW!, OR WE RISK LOSING THEM FOREVER!!!
THERE IS A DAMN GOOD REASON THE ORIGINAL THIRTEEN SOVEREIGN STATES DEMANDED THAT BEFORE THEY WOULD APPROVE OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION, THAT THERE BE TEN AMENDMENTS CREATING OUR 'BILL OF RIGHTS' THAT WOULD RECOGNIZE AND GUARANTEE THAT THESE RIGHTS WOULD NOT BE VIOLATED BY THE NEWLY FORMED GOVERNMENT. AND YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THE FIRST AMENDMENT, THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, IS THE FIRST FOR A VERY GOOD REASON. THE CRIMINALS WHO HOLD OFFICE AND POSITIONS WITHIN OUR GOVERNMENT WHO WORK TO DENY THESE RIGHTS TO OUR CITIZENS HAVE VIOLATED THE LAW--AND THEIR OATHS--AND THEY NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY BEING REMOVED FROM THEIR POSITIONS AND PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
- IF NOT, THEN THERE IS NO LAW! - NO ACCOUNTABILITY - AND NO JUSTICE! -
Nov 14, 2023 - By Bob Unruh - WorldNetDailyBarack Obama took America far into the shady territories of the left when he was president, taking over the nation's health care system, lashing out at Christians as those who "cling" to their Bibles, and stating for the world America no longer was a Christian nation.
'Absolute nonsense': 1st Amendment expert blasts Obama's 'free speech' claim
He has called for 'massive censorship' (And is a lying 'piece of sheet')
He's also promoted himself as supporting free speech, calling himself a near-absolutist on the First Amendment. "Absolute nonsense," charges Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University who has testified many times before Congress on constitutional issues.
He's even represented members of Congress in court fights.
"While claiming to be a First Amendment [near] absolutist, Obama has supported massive censorship on social media and called for the media to frame news to better educate citizens and shape public opinion," Turley explained in a column. "For those of us in the free speech community, those positions make Obama’s recurring claim nothing short of absolute nonsense."[ READ MORE ]
Nov 06, 2023 - WorldNetDaily
How the speech police targeted conservatives in the 2020 election
'The censorship-industrial complex' and its work to shut down information
During the 2020 election, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) partnered with the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP), a consortium of groups led by the Stanford Internet Observatory to track and counter what they considered mis- and dis-information.
EIP surveilled hundreds of millions of social media posts and collected from the cooperating government and non-governmental entities that it calls its "stakeholders" potential violations of social media platforms’ policies concerning election speech.
It coordinated its efforts primarily through a digital “ticketing” system. There, one of its as many as 120 analysts or an external partner could highlight a piece of offending social media content, or narrative consisting of many offending posts, by creating a “ticket,” and share it with other relevant participants by “tagging” them. Tagged participants could then communicate with each other, in something of a group chat, about the veracity of the flagged content, concerns about its spread, and what actions they might take to combat it.
For social media companies this meant removing the content outright, reducing its spread, or “informing” users about dubious posts by slapping corrective or contextualizing labels on them.[ READ MORE ]
Nov 06, 2023 - WorldNetDailyIn the runup to the 2020 election, cybersecurity experts at the Department of Homeland Security and Stanford University decided they had discovered a major problem.
Revealed: How feds censored protected speech about 2020 election
'One look' shows government, private groups worked 'hand-in-hand' to suppress ideas
The issue was not compromised voter rolls or corrupted election tallies but a “gap” in the government’s authority to clamp down on what it considered misinformation and disinformation – a gap identified by DHS officials and interns on loan to the agency from the Stanford Internet Observatory. Given what SIO research manager Renee DiResta described as the “unclear legal authorities” and “very real First Amendment questions” regarding this gap, the parties hatched a plan to form a public-private partnership that would provide DHS with an avenue to surreptitiously censor speech.
The collaboration between DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency and the Stanford outfit would quickly expand into a robust operation whose full extent is only now becoming clear. RealClearInvestigations has obtained from House investigators records revealing in previously undisclosed detail the nature and mechanics of the operation – the SIO-led Election Integrity Partnership.
They show at a granular level the thousands of tweets and Facebook posts on topics from mail-in voting to aberrant election results – arguably core protected speech – that the public-private partnership flagged to social media platforms for censorship, much of which the platforms would suppress.[ READ MORE ]
Oct 19, 2023 - Breitbart
Jailed for Memes: MAGA Influencer Douglas Mackey Gets Seven-Month Sentence
An Obama-appointed judge in New York City has sentenced Douglas Mackey, who operated the influential pro-MAGA Twitter account “Ricky Vaughn” in 2016, to seven months behind bars for “election interference.”
Mackey was arrested by the DOJ shortly after Joe Biden took office in 2021. The case brought against him alleged that he interfered in the 2016 election because of a joke tweet telling people to “text their vote” to Hillary Clinton’s campaign line.
Breitbart News’s Joel Pollak broke down the legal case against Mackey shortly after his arrest, noting that a leftist comedian posted exactly the same joke in reverse and faced no legal repercussions:[ READ MORE ]
Oct 16, 2023 - WorldNetDailyDemocrats, under the leadership of Joe Biden, have succeeded where the vaunted presidency of Jimmy Carter couldn't reach. Where Richard Nixon was unable to succeed. Where Barack Obama appeared to be headed, but his term ended before success.
'Corrupt judges now decide what Republicans can say while campaigning'
U.S. becomes 'banana republic' after judge's decision to censor President Trump
They've made the United States a "banana republic."
That's the verdict from Shawn Fleetwood, who wrote at the Federalist, "Not a week goes by without Democrats weaponizing the federal government to silence their political opponents — and Monday’s court-mandated gag order on former President Donald Trump is no different."
"Banana republic: Corrupt left-wing judges now decide what Republicans can say while campaigning," the report was headlined.
The report said, "At the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request, U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan — an Obama appointee — partially granted the department’s motion to institute a gag order on Trump ahead of the 2024 election."
The ruling from the leftist judge, who openly has unleashed harsh criticism of President Trump not just once but many times, is to ban Trump, the leading contender for the GOP presidential nomination, from issuing statements about Special Counsel Jack Smith, his staff, witnesses and court employees.
[ READ MORE ]
Aug 14, 2023Democrats want free speech ... for themselves. But not for their opponents and critics, an analysis published at the Federalist reveals.
Democrats want free speech, but only for themselves, analysis warns
'They invented mal-information to justify going after censorship'
The column by Joy Pullman reviews the agenda in the Joe Biden administration to keep censoring Americans online. One of the takeaways, the commentary explains, is that, "Democrats want free speech for themselves while banning it for their enemies."
It explained, "Court documents also revealed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, a federal agency, set up a private entity to ban and throttle election-related online speech Democrats dislike. Much of the information choked by this algorithmic censorship operation is true, such as the legitimacy of Hunter Biden’s laptop, investigations and members of Congress have noted,"
"They invented a whole new word, 'mal-information,' to justify going after the censorship of true speech and ideas," explained John Sauer, a lawyer for plaintiffs suing the government over its censorship. That case was argued before an appeals court recently.
Court arguments "got into the FBI’s 2020 election interference in telling online monopolies that The New York Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop was foreign disinformation," the column said.
Will America ever reach the point where voicing only leftist views is legal?
"This was false, and the FBI knew it. The lower court ruled this deception constituted coercion because it caused people to act on false information," the commentary said.
Such lies "benefited Joe Biden in the 2020 election," it said.
It noted, "If the First Amendment protects the FBI’s lies that Hunter Biden’s laptop was disinformation, for which not one federal employee has been disciplined, how can it allow for criminalizing the same behavior by average Americans by labeling their views 'disinformation' and 'mal-information'?"
[ READ MORE ]
Jun 21, 2023President Joe Biden’s administration awarded two grants to a U.K.-based think tank that routinely works to censor conservatives online for what it considers to be mis- and disinformation.
Biden doubles down on bankrolling activists (With YOUR tax dollars) who suppress conservatives
Often classify ordinary discussions and journalism as hate and/or disinformation
The State Department is sending the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) nearly $250,000 for a program combatting “hate and polarization” in Eastern Europe; the grant began in April and will end in March 2024. The ISD is a British nongovernmental organization funded by left-wing billionaires and European government agencies that collaborates with online platforms such as YouTube and Spotify to crack down on so-called misinformation.
The think tank often classifies ordinary conservative discussions and journalism as hate and/or disinformation, such as “abortion misinformation,” “COVID-19 disinformation” and “climate disinformation,” according to a Daily Caller News Foundation review of the organization’s materials.
The Department of Defense (DOD) sent the ISD $80,000 in May, according to a grant for Air Force research “to prevent technological surprise to our nation and create it for our adversaries.”
[ READ MORE ]
Jun 18, 2023A secretive division of the Pentagon is now tasked with protecting its high-ranking officials not only from assassination and other bodily harm, but also from negative portrayals on social media, according to a procurement document obtained by The Intercept and published on Saturday.
Pentagon program hunts those who ‘embarrass’ its generals – Intercept
A new system is capable of pinpointing the ‘exact location’ of anyone who could cause reputational damage to its charges
While military records officially state the US Army Protective Services Battalion protects its charges from “assassination, kidnapping, injury or embarrassment,” this now includes monitoring social media for “direct, indirect, and veiled” threats, as well as identifying “negative sentiment” about individuals like Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, according to the document, which is dated September.
The document describes the program as “a reliable social media threat mitigation service” with an “Open-Source Web based tool-kit with advanced capabilities to collect publicly available information (PAI).” Beyond the data from Twitter’s “firehose,” 4Chan, Reddit, YouTube, VK, Discord, Telegram, and the like, “PAI” also includes a wealth of commercially acquired information from surveillance firms and private contractors like Dataminr, other data brokers, and unscrupulous smartphone apps and advertisers.
All this would be apparently combined with geo-fencing capabilities and actual cellular location data, allowing for near-exact pinpointing of the location of the supposedly “signal-rich discussions from elicit threat-actor communities” – keeping in mind that the “threats” discussed in the procurement document potentially include unkind tweets about current and retired generals.[ READ MORE ]
Jun 16, 2023Springfield College in Massachusetts is advising students against the use of “gender-specific” words like “mother” and “father” in order to be more inclusive.
INSANE College warns against
saying 'mother,' 'father'
Says it's 'privilege' to believe gender is 'binary'
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The college included its recommendations as part of its “Gender Pronouns” page, which serves to direct students on the supposedly correct language with regard to LGBT individuals in order to promote “gender inclusivity.” Springfield offers several substitutes for gender specific words; for example, instead of “mother” or “father” and “son” or “daughter,” they suggest “parent” and “child.”
“Springfield College is committed to valuing and validating the gender identity and expression of members of the campus community. Gender identity refers to an individual’s internal sense of gender, regardless of the sex assigned to them at birth or the sex designation on their legal documents,” the “Gender Pronouns” section on the website says. The website also warns against terms like brother and sister, son and daughter, waiter and waitress, mankind and many others.[ READ MORE ]
Jun 13, 2023The United Nations (U.N.) is working on a worldwide code of conduct that calls on governments and online platforms to crack down on what it calls “disinformation” and “hate speech,” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Monday.
U.N. developing international censorship standards to shut you up
'Disinformation and hate should not generate maximum exposure and massive profits'
Guterres delivered remarks on a policy brief containing proposals that the U.N. plans to use for the Code of Conduct for Information Integrity on Digital Platforms that it is currently developing. He said the U.N. hopes governments, online platforms and additional stakeholders will voluntarily adopt the “set of principles,” including a crackdown on so-called disinformation and hate speech.
The U.N. plans to release the Code Of Conduct before its Summit of the Future in 2024, according to Guterres’s remarks. The resolutions in the brief seek to assist governments in collaborating to establish “guidelines that promote facts, while exposing conspiracies and lies, and safeguarding freedom of expression and information.”[ READ MORE ]
Jun 12, 2023Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now admitting "a bunch of" COVID information that Facebook censored as "misinformation" was actually true, and the collusion of its so-called "fact-checkers" with government authorities who proved to be wrong on the coronavirus undermined public trust. "Unfortunately, I think a lot of the kind of establishment on that kind of waffled on a bunch of facts and asked for a bunch of things to be censored that, in retrospect, ended up being more debatable or true," Zuckerberg said in a lengthy interview Friday on the Lex Fridman podcast. "That stuff is really tough, right? It really undermines trust."
Zuckerberg's deadly admission: Facebook 'fact-checkers' censored truth on COVID
Critics not impressed: 'He is complicit in crimes against humanity!'
(Reader note: And Government Officials Crimes By Proxy)
Meta, which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, is among the most powerful tech companies in the world, with those apps used by more than three billion people. It has long censored viewpoints not in line with prevailing liberal-left orthodoxies, ranging from the LGBT agenda to gun rights, but during the COVID pandemic it worked directly with government agencies to censor dissenting views.
As WND reported May 27, Facebook had "falsely claimed" that "concerns that the virus was either intentionally created and released like a bioweapon or was accidentally loosed were 'debunked.'" Meta, along with other Big Tech giants including Twitter, LinkedIn, Amazon and Google, punished dissidents like Dr. Peter McCullough and "America's Frontline Doctors" who offered preventative treatments for COVID, especially for Americans who were wary of the rushed COVID vaccines.[ READ MORE ]
AND HERE YOU CAN SEE A CLASSIC CASE EXAMPLE OF THE EMERGING ASSAULT AGAINST FREE SPEECH
Jun 11, 2023Criminal charges have been dropped against a Christian man who preached the Gospel in public this month at an LGBT event in Pennsylvania, and now many are calling for charges and lawsuits to be filed against the police who made the arrest.
Criminal charges now urged for police who arrested Christian for preaching
'You do have a crime on your tapes. It's your officers'
As WND reported, Damon Atkins was arrested June 3 by Sgt. Bradly T. McClure on disorderly conduct charges after voicing biblical opposition to the Pride event in Reading, Pennsylvania. The event was all caught on video.
But once prosecutors examined the video, Berks County authorities announced the dismissal of the charges against Atkins.
"After a review of the incident which took place on June 3, 2023, in the 800 block of Washington Street in the City of Reading, the District Attorney's Office has withdrawn the charges of disorderly conduct filed against Damon Atkins," the office said. "The charges were withdrawn after the District Attorney's Office reviewed the videos of the incident along with applicable case law."
But with a perceived violation of Atkins' First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of worship, public reaction is fierce against police in Reading.
Comments posted on the district attorney's own Facebook page include:[ READ MORE ]
A Christian preacher was arrested by police at a gay pride event as he read out a bible passage
after being told to ‘respect’ the alphabet people.
Today, as our family was driving out of Reading for a family adventure, we saw that there was a Pride rally at the City Hall building in Reading City. I saw two Christian protesters out there, and so I pulled us over and I came out to support and encourage them. I preached for 10 minutes or so until a tyrant cop laid hands on me and threatened to arrest me if I continued. 10 minutes later, another Christian protester came out. He stood his ground against the cop, and got arrested as shown in the clip. Most of the attendants, drag queens and children had come from out of town, either Lancaster, or as far away as New York. The locals in Reading were not "out in droves."
The Gospel went out, but it got pretty rough pretty quickly. Didn't have my GoPro or anything because I had no idea this was going on today. Just the Providence of God that we drove by it.
Jun 07, 2023The government seems particularly eager to stop the release of documents pertaining to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the closely-linked Election Integrity Partnership (EIP), both of which are under intense scrutiny for their 2020 interference efforts.
Biden Administration Blocks Disclosure of 2020 Election Censorship Docs
The Biden Administration is intervening to prevent the release of documents revealing the extent to which deep state actors and their third party allies interfered in the 2020 presidential election by pushing social media censorship.
Journalist Lee Fang has obtained emails showing lawyers from the Justice Department corresponding with Kate Starbird, who led the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, one of the four organizations that made up the EIP.
In the emails, the Justice Department asks which CISA documents have been subject to public records requests, so they can determine whether to block their release.[ READ MORE ]
Jun 07, 2023“Democrats want you to believe this bill would protect ‘journalism,'” said Sen. Cotton in an exclusive comment to Breitbart News.
EXCLUSIVE – Sen. Tom Cotton: JCPA Media Cartel Bill Will ‘Sideline Conservative News’
As the Senate Judiciary committee prepares once again to resurrect the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), a bill that would create a cartel of legacy media companies empowered to collude with Silicon Valley, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is reminding Republicans of the bill’s many flaws.
“What they don’t tell you, of course, is that it would largely benefit left-wing outlets while leaving independent conservative media out in the cold.”
The JCPA was added to the markup agenda for this week’s meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee, meaning the Committee is like to vote on an updated version of the bill next week.
The bill aims to transfer wealth from Silicon Valley to the discredited and distrusted corporate legacy media. Beyond the financial payouts, the bill allows media companies to form a “joint negotiating entity”—a cartel, immune from antitrust law—to negotiate with Big Tech companies on the “terms and conditions” for carrying their content.
Legacy media companies already receive billions of dollars in voluntary payments from the tech companies, while their competitors in the independent media are frequently demonetized and suppressed by those same companies simply for discussing controversial topics.
Not only does the bill force even more handouts from Silicon Valley to the legacy media, it also enables even more censorship of their competition.[ READ MORE ]
Jun 05, 2023Here in the West, particularly in countries such as the United States and Canada, we have experienced radical political and cultural changes over the past several years, and the pace of these changes seems to have accelerated since 2020.
Elites Unleash Censorship Campaign to Crush Free Thought
The relationship between citizens and the state has been permanently altered and nations that were once liberal paragons of “democratic” values such as tolerance, pluralism, free speech, freedom for political dissenters, and religious liberty are now mostly led by effete, tone-deaf cosmopolitans or malevolent geriatrics
In the minds of many, there is an almost palpable feeling that a switch has been thrown and that the relationship between citizens and the state has been permanently altered.
Perhaps the most salient revelation in the wake of these changes is a highly diminished pretense of state legitimacy in Western liberal “democracies.” In the Platonic ideal, this legitimacy flows from the citizens’ belief that their democratic government—ostensibly comprising peers and fellow citizens—effectively and uniformly administers justice and serves the needs of all citizens. These critical needs include protecting the individual citizens and their property from foreign adversaries and domestic criminals. In this ideal, citizens would rest assured that “their” government (which, as Barack Obama would say, is “all of us”) would never turn its destructive wrath upon its own constituents.
It is now the spring of 2023, several years after populist groundswells such as Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory in 2016. Despite what elites and erstwhile “true believers” may claim, fewer and fewer people believe that we are still striving in unison toward the idealized vision of a liberal Western democracy.
Mostly peaceful, otherwise-law-abiding citizens are being targeted for relatively minor offenses and political transgressions, while radical leftist agitators and drug-addled street criminals who terrorize cities are quickly forgiven and, in some cases, characterized as victims of an unjust, bigoted society. Some call this situation anarcho-tyranny.
It is a strange time in these Western democracies, though, because the effete ruling class are still learning how to brandish their iron fists. Crackdowns are increasing not only in frequency but also in intensity. Things are not progressing in a linear way; the tyranny is ramping up in awkward fits and spurts.[ READ MORE ]
Jun 04, 2023An extreme danger has developed in America, and it's the end of free speech, an editorial charges. Commentator J.B. Shurk writes at the Gatestone Institute that it could mean the end of America.
Alarm sounded about end of America for disagreeing with official 'news'
Feds getting empowered to target citizens promoting 'wrongthink' or merely going to church
He notes, "Media polling from Harvard-Harris showing that Americans hold almost diametrically opposing viewpoints from those that news corporations predominantly broadcast as the official 'truth.'"
Further, he noted, "Americans have correctly concluded that [with the 'Russia Hoax' and suppressing reported influence peddling in Hunter Biden's laptop ] journalists and spies advanced a 'fraud' on voters as part of an effort to censor a damaging story and 'help Biden win.'"
In fact, it was George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley who concluded, "Under the current approach to journalism, it is the New York Times that receives a Pulitzer for a now debunked Russian collusion story rather than the New York Post for a now proven Hunter Biden laptop story."
Actually, under Joe Biden's administration, Shurk explained, "The government apparently took the public's censorship concerns so seriously that it quietly moved on from the collapse of its plans for a 'disinformation governance board' within the DHS and proceeded within the space of a month to create a new 'disinformation' office known as the Foreign Malign Influence Center, which now operates from within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Although ostensibly geared toward countering information warfare arising from "foreign" threats, one of its principal objectives is to monitor and control 'public opinion and behaviors.'"
Sen. Michael Bennet, a far-left Democrat from the far-left state of Colorado, "has already proposed a bill that would create a Federal Digital Platform Commission with 'the authority to promulgate rules, impose civil penalties, hold hearings, conduct investigations, and support research,'" he said.
The result, he explained, could be "an American KGB, Stasi or CCP — empowered to target half the population for disagreeing with current government policies, promoting 'wrongthink,' or merely going to church."[ READ MORE ]
Jun 03, 2023It’s been nearly six months since the first installment of the Twitter Files—the journalistic effort by Matt Taibbi, Michael Shellenberger, Bari Weiss, Lee Fang, and many others to expose the myriad channels by which the U.S government cooperated with Twitter on content moderation and censorship—was first published. Twitter Files One, perhaps the mildest of more than 20 unique reports, details the social media company’s internal deliberations in the days before the New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s laptop was removed from the site. Later reports have exposed the tendrils of a governmental apparatus that influenced some of the most significant media distortions in recent American history, from the fraudulent Hamilton 68 misinformation tracking dashboard to the FBI’s intimate involvement with Twitter’s content-moderation practices.
Fighting back against the 'censorship apparatus'
Now new language identified: 'Malinformation'
For six months, not much of consequence has happened, either in Washington or the mainstream media, in response. Those who owe us mea culpas have not provided them, tending instead to attack the individual reporters or ignore their findings. Meanwhile, some concerning developments have emerged: Congress formed the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government in order to conduct its own investigation, which would have been encouraging had it not culminated in representative Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands threatening Taibbi with imprisonment for his testimony; Mark Warner’s RESTRICT Act, which would yield the federal government an enormous media-censorship leeway, was introduced in the Senate in March; Montana banned TikTok statewide; special counsel John Durham’s report on Russian interference was released and received with a profound lack of interest in the FBI’s dubious and error-laden investigation; and the Global Disinformation Index, a British NGO that ranks news outlets on a scale of “risky” to “least risky” (this website is one of the GDI’s ten “riskiest”), was shown to have received funding from the State Department (via the National Endowment for Democracy), which it subsequently lost.
As shocking and foreboding as these anti-democratic actions are, not many commentators are treating them as interconnected expressions of a single censorship apparatus. Michael Shellenberger and his colleagues Alex Gutentag and Matt Taibbi are now undertaking a monumental attempt at defining that apparatus: they call it the Censorship Industrial Complex. Shellenberger and Gutentag are two of the few journalists who not only take the reality of increased government censorship efforts seriously but also consider it a systemic, unified, and global threat, as opposed to a few discreet but regrettable extensions of U.S. political power.[ READ MORE ]
Jun 03, 2023Colorado has a long-established record of being pro-abortion. In fact, in a post-Roe world it now promotes itself as a destination for those seeking to destroy their unborn children. And the legislature, majority Democrat, previously voted that there are never any "rights" for the unborn in the state.
State sued for limiting speech that opposes abortion
Governor, officials accused of violating U.S. Constitution
But a new lawsuit charges that the state, led by Democrat homosexual Gov. Jared Polis, has gone too far by limiting what is said about abortion near abortion businesses based on the viewpoint.
First Liberty Institute and the law firm Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Wendy Faustin, a pro-life advocate and sidewalk counselor, in the United States District Court of Colorado.
The case charges that state and local restrictions on engaging in speech outside of abortion centers violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.[ READ MORE ]
Jun 02, 2023“When we use our TeamKennedy email address to set up Instagram accounts we get an automatic 180-day ban,” said the Democrat candidate on Twitter. “Can anyone guess why that’s happening?”
Zuck Loves Biden: Facebook Prevents RFK Jr. from Launching Instagram Campaign Account
Facebook-owned Instagram is preventing Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is competing with President Joe Biden in the Democrat primary, from setting up an official campaign account, according to the candidate. In a post on Twitter, RFK Jr. said that his campaign account is being automatically banned when they attempt to set up a campaign account.
“To silence a major political candidate is profoundly undemocratic. Social media is the modern equivalent of the town square. How can democracy function if only some candidates have access to it?”
[ READ MORE ]
Only the elite will be allowed to speak freely
Owen Shroyer hosts The Alex Jones Show to expose the leftist campaign to restrict the 1st Amendment.
May 31, 2023The ramifications are so far-reaching as to render almost every American with an opinion about the government or who knows someone with an opinion about the government an extremist in word, deed, thought or by association.
Conspirators for the Constitution:
When Anti-Government Speech
In recent years, the government has used the phrase “domestic terrorist” interchangeably with “anti-government,” “extremist” and “terrorist” to describe anyone who might fall somewhere on a very broad spectrum of viewpoints that could be considered “dangerous.”
“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”— George OrwellLet’s be clear about one thing: seditious conspiracy isn’t a real crime to anyone but the U.S. government.
To be convicted of seditious conspiracy, the charge levied against Stewart Rhodes who was sentenced to 18 years in prison for being the driving force behind the January 6 Capitol riots, one doesn’t have to engage in violence against the government, vandalize government property, or even trespass on property that the government has declared off-limits to the general public. To be convicted of seditious conspiracy, one need only foment a revolution.
This is not about whether Rhodes deserves such a hefty sentence.This is about the long-term ramifications of empowering the government to wage war on individuals whose political ideas and expression challenge the government’s power, reveal the government’s corruption, expose the government’s lies, and encourage the citizenry to push back against the government’s many injustices.
This is about criminalizing political expression in thoughts, words and deeds.
This is about how the government has used the events of Jan. 6 in order to justify further power grabs and acquire more authoritarian emergency powers.
This was never about so-called threats to democracy.
In fact, the history of this nation is populated by individuals whose rhetoric was aimed at fomenting civil unrest and revolution.
Indeed, by the government’s own definition, America’s founders were seditious conspirators based on the heavily charged rhetoric they used to birth the nation.
Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Marquis De Lafayette, and John Adams would certainly have been charged for suggesting that Americans should not only take up arms but be prepared to protect their liberties and defend themselves against the government should it violate their rights. “What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms,” declared Jefferson. He also concluded that “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government,” insisted Paine. “When the government violates the people’s rights,” Lafayette warned, “insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.”
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WE THE TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOTS WHO LOVE OUR COUNTRY,
WHO VALUE THE CONSTITUTION WHICH INCLUDES OUR BILL OF RIGHTS
WITHIN IT, AND THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT CREATED BY IT, WHICH OUR FOUNDERS HAD ESTABLISHED FOR US, ARE NOT AS THE CORRUPT, CRIMINAL AND TREASONOUS USERPERS WANT TO LABEL US AS "ANTI-GOVERNMENT"... WE THE PEOPLE WHO PAID FOR AND OWN THE GOVERNMENT ARE NOT "ANTI-GOVERNMENT". IT IS OUR GOVERNMENT! AND IT DOES NOT BELONG TO THEM, THE GLOBALIST, CORRUPT, CRIMINAL AND TREASONOUS VIOLATORS OF THE
SUPREME CONSTITUTIONAL LAW WHICH IS NOT BEING ENFORCED!
NOR DOES IT BELONG TO ANYONE WHO WORKS IN OUR GOVERNMENT TODAY.
IF ANYTHING, WE ARE 'ANTI-LAWLESS, CORRUPT, CRIMINAL AND TREASONOUS GOVERNMENT' AND 'PRO-LAWFUL CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT'!...
IT BELONGS TO US, AND WE ARE TAKING IT BACK!!!...
May 30, 2023Evidence already has confirmed that the FBI had open channels through which it worked to lobby social media companies to suppress information it disliked in recent elections, despite the apparent violations of the First Amendment those campaigns involved.
FBI conceals collusion with Twitter over election 'misinformation'
Report: Details of apparent partnership could result in 'unwarranted invasion' of privacy
One incident involved the revelations about the laptop computer abandoned by Hunter Biden at a repair shop that outlined many Biden family scandals, including international business schemes.
The FBI warned social media it could be Russian "disinformation" and those companies then suppressed the details that accurately were being reported.
Now the FBI has moved to shut down the release of any more information about its dealings with Twitter. The Washington Examiner reports the FBI is blocking the release of records of its officials "advising" Twitter workers how to attack information they disliked.[ READ MORE ]
May 30, 2023The Justice Department is increasingly engaging in an initiative to prohibit Jan. 6 rioters (tresspassers) from obtaining financial gain due to involvement in the attack on the Capitol in 2021, according to the Associated Press.
Biden Justice Dept targets cash raised by Jan. 6ers as donations mount
'Pure, evil spite that God will judge them for'
Prosecutors in over 1,000 criminal cases related to the events on Jan. 6, 2021, have been increasingly requesting that judges impose fines in addition to prison sentence in order to counteract donations sent by supporters of the rioters, AP reported. Prosecutors admit there is nothing wrong with seeking help for attorney fees, but the Justice Department has raised concerns about the true destination of the donations because many of the individuals facing charges received government-funded legal representation. Judges have levied over $350,000 in fines against more than 130 defendants since the riots occurred, AP reported. Prosecutors have sought fines ranging from $450 to more than $71,000 from at least 21 defendants so far in 2023.
Additionally, judges have mandated hundreds of convicted rioters pay the government over $500,000 in restitution for the nearly $3 million in damage to the Capitol and other expenses related to Jan. 6, AP reported. (RELATED: Bill Barr Says Jan. 6 Riot Was ‘A Clown Show’)
Numerous defendants have established online fundraising campaigns to assist them with their legal expenses, according to the AP. The majority of them used Christian crowdfunding platform GiveSendGo since they are banned from raising money on websites like GoFundMe.[ READ MORE ]
May 30, 2023In many ways, freedom of speech is vanishing in America, with "equity" demands, "pronoun" orders and requirements for not just political, but gender, racial and other correctness. Freedom of religion, too, has been attacked under the Joe Biden administration, with multiple legal fights by groups that simply want to worship in their faith traditions. After all, It was Biden's administration that spied on traditional Catholics.
Now feds want to 'regulate our freedom of association'
Warning follows release of advisory on 'loneliness'
Now the bull's-eye is being put by the Biden administration on freedom of association.
The warning comes from Stella Morabito at The Federalist.
She has authored, "The Weaponization of Loneliness: How Tyrants Stoke Our Fear of Isolation to Silence, Divide, and Conquer," and her work has appeared at the Washington Examiner, American Greatness, Townhall, Public Discourse, and The Human Life Review.
She cites a recent "advisory" from Surgeon General Vivek Murthy called "Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation," that claims social isolation is a public health issue and suggests "government" actions to respond.
"On the surface, these six directives may look innocuous, but they present a clear and present danger to the autonomy of our private lives and relationships. The project is potentially so massive in scope that it’s not an overstatement to say it threatens to regulate our freedom of association in ways we never could have imagined," she wrote.[ READ MORE ]
May 29, 2023The fight is on to hold the United States government responsible for colluding with social media companies to censor Americans’ free speech rights online.
U.S. Government Says It Owns Everyone’s THOUGHTS, Calling It “Cognitive Infrastructure”
Is Missouri v. Biden the reason why the deep state is trying to ram through the RESTRICT Act?
Missouri v. Biden, which was filed on May 5, 2022, has been taking quite the trip through the court system. It was amended three separate times, most recently to add an amendment that transforms the case into a class action suit due to the sheer number of Americans impacted by the government’s crimes.
Uncover DC has been tracking the case, offering play-by-play details about what has been happening with the case over the past year. The plaintiffs, including the states of Missouri and Louisiana, pushed for expedited discovery to obtain a limited set of evidence and depositions from certain individuals.
“They argued that this evidence would allow them to make the case for a temporary injunction to stop the government from infringing on the first amendment rights of Plaintiffs and their citizens,” Uncover DC reported.
The judge granted the motion for expedited discovery and depositions, prompting a fight between the government and the judge, in this case Judge Terry Doughty. In short, the defendants want to stop all discovery and certain plaintiffs from being deposed.[ READ MORE ]
May 28, 2023LIMERICK, Ireland -- Ireland is on the verge of passing the most aggressive hate crime law in the European Union, which includes the first legal protections in the EU for transgender individuals.
New scheme foreshadows death of free speech for one Western nation
Law now seeking to punish not just deeds but thoughts
Government officials say the bill offers necessary protections at a time when immigration is on the rise and traditional ideas about sex and gender are being challenged.
Critics counter that the bill’s vague language could be used to enforce the increasingly progressive Irish government’s increasingly woke agenda and forcibly muzzle critics of unpopular government policies. The legislation, the Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Act, underscores a divide between Ireland’s leaders and many of its people. The bill is making its way through Parliament, winning approval last month in the Dáil Éireann, Ireland’s lower chamber, by a vote of 110-14.
But Irish citizens, in a 2019 consultation phase, overwhelmingly expressed a worry that the proposal was an unnecessary expansion of the country’s existing hate crimes law. Seventy-three percent of respondents took issue with the bill’s potential for encroachment on free speech and questioned what qualifies as “hate speech,” particularly asking who crafts that definition. Less than 25% of those polled approved of the legislation.[ READ MORE ]
May 26, 2023A new survey by Gallup and the Knight Foundation reveals that Tucker Carlson is the "most followed or watched public figure in the United States for information."
So, you think the news is not censored in America? Think again
Exclusive: Joseph Farah targets 'the left's broad conspiracy' to end free expression
Yet the former top-rated Fox News host is not on the air. In fact he's not allowed to be on the airwaves anywhere.
That's why I maintain free speech in America is obsolete. It's gone. And we know why.
It's been a long coming to America, yet it has not been the same since the era of Joe Biden took hold of us. It comes from the very top – conjured up by America's elites. That's right. The conspiracy mongers are right in front of us all. The result is censorship, like our country has never before seen or known – in the greatest nation founded by mortal men, great men and women, under the influence of God Almighty.
In the greatest of ironies, the nation once boasting the most robust culture of freedom of speech and the press, undergirded by the strongest constitutional protections for those rights, is now ground zero for a total war on free expression.[ READ MORE ]
May 25, 2023The Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program (TVTP) was established by the DHS in 2011 to combat Al Qaeda, but was vastly expanded in its scope by the Biden adminstration.
Biden Admin’s $40m ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Program Targets Breitbart News, Conservatives
Documents uncovered by the Media Research Center (MRC) revealed the Biden Administration used a $40 million grant program of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), ostensibly earmarked for anti-terrorism purposes, to target conservative organizations and media, including Breitbart News.
Its grants now encompass several “media literacy and online critical thinking initiatives,” the most radical of which accuse conservative organizations including Breitbart News, Turning Point USA, and the Heritage Foundation of turning Americans into violent neo-Nazis.
Under Biden, the program awarded eighty grants, totaling $39,611,999. Fifty-two percent of the grants were awarded to public institutions, and 48 percent went to private organizations.
One institution that was awarded a grant, the University of Dayton, used its DHS money to create a training program explaining how content from Breitbart News, Fox News, the Heritage Foundation, the National Rifle Association, PragerU, and the Republican National Committee among others led to far-right radicalization.
The conservative organizations were placed in a “pyramid of far-right radicalization” that began with the most mainstream conservative organizations and ended with violent neo-Nazi militants.[ READ MORE ]
May 24, 2023A new database shows that some of Americans’ favorite companies—such as Airbnb, Amazon, and Disney—disregard religious freedom and free speech.
Top 10 companies that ignore First Amendment rights
Alphabet, Amazon, eBay and PayPal all make the list
Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal organization devoted to protecting religious freedom and other First Amendment rights, joined with Inspire Insight, an investment tool that provides data on the religious values of companies, to produce the second annual Business Index ranking companies by Viewpoint Diversity Score.
The viewpoint diversity index is a “comprehensive benchmark designed to measure corporate respect for free speech and religious freedom,” Alliance Defending Freedom says in a press release.
Of 75 major companies ranked in the index, the Top 10 for disrespecting freedom of speech and religion are Airbnb, Alphabet, Amazon, eBay, Microsoft, PayPal, Pinterest, Twitter, Disney, and Adobe.
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[ SEE THE VIEWPOINT DIVERSITY SCORE INDEX ]
May 22, 2023“Election denier.” “Science denier.” “Climate-change denier.” “Conspiracy theorist.” “Hate speech.” “Fake news.” “Disinformation.” “Misinformation.” “Malinformation.”
Shady elites launch all-out war on free speech
Tucker Carlson: 'That's the end of the First Amendment'
A bizarre new lexicon has been conjured up by America’s elites, the sole purpose of which is to discredit and ridicule – and if at all possible, censor entirely – speech that doesn’t support their increasingly dark and deranged agenda.
In the greatest of ironies, the nation once boasting the most robust culture of freedom of speech and the press, undergirded by the strongest constitutional protections for those rights, is now ground zero for a total war on free expression.
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May 15, 2023The FBI appears, at least briefly, to have joined the Southern Poverty Law Center’s attempt to demonize Roman Catholics who follow the church’s teachings on marriage and who celebrate the Latin Mass, in a move one traditional Catholic leader calls both embarrassing and foreboding.
SPLC 'laying groundwork' for government to silence conservatives, traditional Catholic warns
Fears 'hate map' will be used
Michael J. Matt, editor of The Remnant newspaper and producer of Remnant TV in Forest Lake, Minnesota, said he was surprised to see his organization on a leaked FBI memo in February, alongside other groups he described as “defunct.”
The memo demonstrated the “FBI phoning it in,” he told The Daily Signal in a phone interview Friday. He said the list of “radical-traditional Catholic hate groups” in the FBI memo reminded him of the SPLC’s list tracing back to 2007, when Heidi Beirich, then head of the SPLC’s Intelligence Project, and Rhonda Brownstein, then an SPLC lawyer, discovered his newspaper.
“They took Heidi Beirich and Rhonda Brownstein’s word for it, from 2007?!” he asked, incredulous.
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May 13, 2023The World Economic Forum has ordered world governments to ban independent media, make it illegal to read non-mainstream news sources, and fill prisons with people who share opinions or articles deemed “false” by so-called fact-checkers.
World Economic Forum orders governments to ARREST citizens who read 'fake news' online
Want to ban independent media (BAN THE WEF!)
The Trudeau regime was the first WEF-controlled government to outlaw independent media, meaning Canadians who share articles or posts online that are deemed ‘false’ by fact-checkers are liable to arrest and a hefty prison sentence.
Trudeau’s internet censorship legislation Bill C-11 has now become law after Canadian Senators voted last week to pass the bill. This should come as no surprise. The Canadian government has been completely penetrated by the WEF.
The once great nation of Ireland is also in danger of being conquered by the globalists.
Lawmakers in Ireland have passed a new law that will make it illegal for citizens to view or share any non-mainstream media content on their phones and computer devices.
The new legislation means that anything viewed online that has been deemed “hateful” by fact-checkers will result in prison time for those who have viewed or shared it.
George Orwell warned us that one day the authoritarian elite would seek to arrest us for the thoughts that we have.[ READ MORE ]
May 07, 2023“Congress put into law that we should establish a foreign malign influence center in the intelligence community. We stood that up and it encompasses our election threat executive work essentially looking at foreign influence and interference in elections, and deals with disinformation more generally,” Haines (pictured) told the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing.
U.S. Intelligence Community Has a New ‘Disinformation’ Center
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has stood up a new office to oversee the intelligence community’s efforts to combat “disinformation” and foreign influence campaigns in the United States, Director Avril Haines announced Thursday.
She said the office would support the State Department’s Global Engagement Center (GEC) monitor threats from China, Russia, Iran, and others so that policymakers can counter them.
The office is meant to coordinate efforts of the many government agencies that have sprung up in the wake of the 2016 election, when Democrats blamed Russia for Donald Trump’s presidential win.
The center will be focused on “foreign malign influence” aimed at U.S. elections but also at “public opinion within the United States,” according to the law that established the FMIC.
The new center comes amid House Republicans’ efforts to reduce the countering disinformation bureaucracy over concern they are aimed at targeting conservatives and free speech.[ READ MORE ]
May 05, 2023In March 2021, Dominion Voting Systems—a company that produces electronic voting equipment and software—sued Fox New Channel for $1.6 billion.
The Dominion Lawsuit Against Fox News Is Part of the War against Free Speech
Taxpayer-funded company Dominion is suing private parties for saying things the company doesn't like These lawsuits illustrate how defamation laws can be used to destroy free speech
Dominion claimed the company had been harmed by allegedly false claims made by Fox program hosts and guests about Dominion’s role in alleged efforts to rig the 2020 US presidential election. In April 2023, Fox New Channel settled with Dominion for $787.6 million. Dominion still has other lawsuits pending against other parties, including Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell.
The Fox settlement over a defamation lawsuit comes less than a year after Alex Jones was ordered to pay $965 million in a lawsuit over things he said on his show about the Sandy Hook massacre. Both lawsuits were centered around merely saying things that other people didn’t like being said. Both suits were also centered on politically charged topics of public interest. Both lawsuits also demonstrated how defamation laws can be used to silence people and punish them for making controversial political statements.
Moreover, it’s clear that both Jones and Fox news commentators were expressing these views as journalists.
The Alex Jones lawsuit was alarming in its own way, as I explained here at mises.org. The Dominion lawsuit, however, is even more baseless and alarming in that it sets a precedent in which a government-funded monopoly can sue private parties over statements about public policy. Moreover, it is clear that the US regime—along with many other regimes throughout the West and the world overall—have ramped up efforts to limit free speech under the guise of combatting “misinformation.” The White House and Big Tech have worked together to deplatform and silence users who say things the regime doesn’t like. A second important tool in silencing critics is defamation laws. Defamation lawsuits can be employed by regime allies to silence, impoverish, or otherwise harass critics who make statements regime agents find troubling. The Dominion lawsuits are an illustration of how this works.[ READ MORE ]
May 03, 2023Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Foreign Affairs Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee Chair Brian Mast (R-FL), Reps. Chris Smith (R-FL), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Maria Salazar (R-FL), Keith Self (R-TX), Cory Mills (R-FL), and Ken Buck (R-CO) mentioned that the committee would postpone reauthorizing the Global Engagement Center (GEC) as Republicans have accused the State Department subagency of funding censorship.
House Republicans Probe State Department Subsidizing Censorship of Conservatives
House Foreign Affairs Republicans sent a letter on Tuesday to Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanding more information about the department’s funding of groups that censor conservatives and free speech.
The lawmakers accused the GEC of mission creep, expanding well beyond its primary mission of fighting terrorism to funding groups that hound conservative media outlets under the guise of diminishing disinformation.
“The GEC’s founding mission, effectively, was to provide a ready resource for the truth about America and our fight against global terror, particularly ISIS,” the Foreign Affairs Republicans wrote.
“[But now we] are forced to wonder about the authority by which the GEC justifies its mission creep, and the direction of its current evolutionary trajectory,” the lawmakers added. “Congress originally authorized the GEC to ‘support the development and dissemination of fact-based narratives and analysis to counter propaganda and disinformation directed at the United States and United States allies and partner nations.’”[ READ MORE ]
May 01, 2023ABC News refused to air a portion of its interview with Robert Kennedy, Jr., the recently announced Democrat primary challenger to Joe Biden, because it disagreed with his criticism of COVID vaccines. Rather than play the full interview so that viewers could evaluate Kennedy's own words, ABC chose to censor them, with reporter Linsey Davis giving what Kennedy said was a "defamatory disclaimer" on air: “[W]e should note that during our conversation, Kennedy made false claims about the COVID-19 vaccines. We’ve used our editorial judgment in not including extended portions of that exchange in our interview,” she said in the interview published April 27.
ABC News censors Bobby Kennedy remarks critical of COVID vaccines
Corporate Liar Media Censorship Whores Strike Again!...
'Instead of journalism, the public saw a hatchet job'
Davis added, “[Kennedy] also made misleading claims about the relationship between vaccination and autism. Research shows that vaccines and the ingredients used in the vaccines do not cause autism, including multiple studies involving more than a million children and major medical associations like the American Academy of Pediatrics and the advocacy group Autism Speaks,” according to an Epoch Times report on the manipulated interview.
"The claims in question were not listed, and ABC did not return a request for comment," Epoch Times reported.
Kennedy issued a long tweet April 28 in response to what he called the journalistic "hatchet job": "USC 315 makes it illegal for TV networks to censor Presidential candidates but Thursday, ABC showed its contempt for the law, democracy, and its audience by cutting most of the content of my interview with host Linsey Davis leaving only cherry-picked snippets and a defamatory disclaimer," he said.
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Apr 19, 2023
Speak Your Truth: Don’t Let the Government Criminalize Free Speech
In recent years, the government has used the phrase “domestic terrorist” interchangeably with “anti-government,” “extremist” and “terrorist” to describe anyone who might fall somewhere on a very broad spectrum of viewpoints that could be considered “dangerous.”
“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”—George WashingtonWhat the police state wants is a silent, compliant, oblivious citizenry.
What the First Amendment affirms is an engaged citizenry that speaks truth to power using whatever peaceful means are available to us.
Speaking one’s truth doesn’t have to be the same for each person, and that truth doesn’t have to be palatable or pleasant or even factual.
We can be loud.
We can be obnoxious.
We can be politically incorrect.
We can be conspiratorial or mean or offensive.
We can be all these things because the First Amendment takes a broad, classically liberal approach to the free speech rights of the citizenry: in a nutshell, the government may not encroach or limit the citizenry’s right to freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and protest.
This is why the First Amendment is so critical.
It gives the citizenry the right to speak freely, protest peacefully, expose government wrongdoing, and criticize the government without fear of retaliation, arrest or incarceration.
Nowhere in the First Amendment does it permit the government to limit speech in order to avoid causing offense, hurting someone’s feelings, safeguarding government secrets, protecting government officials, discouraging bullying, penalizing hateful ideas and actions, eliminating terrorism, combatting prejudice and intolerance, and the like.
When expressive activity crosses the line into violence, free speech protections end.[ READ MORE ]
Apr 17, 2023A teacher opened her speech to a class at a girls' school in the United Kingdom with "Good afternoon, girls," and has been fired for that.
Teacher says 'Good afternoon, girls' at an all-girls school, then gets fired
Fight erupts over students' demand to be addressed by wrong pronouns
A report from Fox News said the teacher, a woman, also was "forced" to apologize to the girls. The report explains it was an institution run by the Girls' Day School Trust that took the action against the teacher.
The students claim they told the teacher that "not everyone here identifies as female."
They expressed their dissatisfaction by protesting and creating signs to carry around protesting the teacher's comment.
The teacher told the Daily Mail anonymously that the treatment by the students and school was "humiliating and embarrassing."[ READ MORE ]
Apr 11, 2023As reported by the Federalist, an official at the State Department’s Global Engagement Center, or GEC, sent an email to the popular business networking platform LinkedIn advertising the so-called “disinfo cloud,” a GEC-funded project that sought to identify “disinformation” online.
States’ Lawsuit Reveals Feds Pushed Censorship Tools to Big Tech
Disclosures brought about by Missouri and Louisiana’s tech First Amendment lawsuit against the federal government reveal that the U.S. State Department actively marketed government-funded online censorship tools to Big Tech companies.
GEC senior advisor Samaruddin Stewart first wrote to LinkedIn in February 2020, requesting a meeting, saying he had been “tasked with building relationships with technology companies,” and that he was reaching out to companies interested in “countering disinformation.”
In another email to LinkedIn employees following the meeting, Stewart advertised the GEC’s censorship tool.[ READ MORE ]
Apr 11, 2023A stunning report at the Federalist reveals that not only were taxpayers billed for developing schemes to censor conservatives, they also paid for sales agents to market those manipulations to Big Tech.
Feds billed taxpayers to pitch silence-conservatives schemes to Big Tech
'Hosted infomercials to help vendors market censorship software'
The report is from Margot Cleveland, the publication's senior legal correspondent and a veteran of the federal court system, having served as a permanent law clerk to an federal appeals judge for 25 years.
Her report concerns the federal government's now well-known campaigns to silence conservative thought on social media and other places online in the run-up to the 2020 elections.
The confirmation came from emails Missouri and Louisiana found in their First Amendment lawsuit, now developing in court, against the Joe Biden administration, she explained.[ READ MORE ]
Apr 10, 2023Because if you decide to just be the first in your group to do that review, especially if your group includes incels, it’s over. And don’t be looksmaxxing, either.
Do you use any of these words online?... The FBI may have flagged you for 'violent extremism'
Careful, Chad and Stacy, if you plan to do an online post reviewing that old film “The Matrix,” with its discussions of the red pill and such.
Huh? What’s with the above two weird sentences?
This: they contain words and phrases the FBI is monitoring because they’re part of a “glossary of terms” the FBI is using to determine words connecting to violence, according to documents accessed by the Oversight Project of the Heritage Foundation.
Not content to make up stuff about a sitting president, Donald Trump, view public school parents with suspicion, or warn of violent tendencies of Catholics who attend the Latin Mass, the federal police are trolling the internet for terms they believe are suspicious.
Terms like “red pill” (verb “redpill”) is a reference to a Matrix character being offered a red pill that gives him an irreversible life change to see reality instead of the machine-created illusion of the apparent world.
As a result, individuals learning to dissent from the establishment narratives regarding vaccines, elections, so-called conspiracy theories and more, describe themselves as having been "redpilled."
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Apr 07, 2023According to Klaus Schwab’s WEF, misinformation on the internet is an “infodemic” that is “potentially deadly” and requires a “cure.” The definition of misinformation, according to the WEF, is any content on the internet that they disagree with. This means the WEF’s hundreds of thousands of information warriors will be engaged in the act of shutting down dissent against the globalist elite.
Klaus Schwab Hires Millions of ‘Information Warriors’ To ‘Seize Control of The Internet’
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced it has recruited hundreds of thousands of “information warriors” to control the internet, policing social media and forums for “misinformation” and conspiracy content which will then be systematically shut down.
Klaus Schwab warned us last month that whoever controls AI will control the future. And the Davos elites have wasted no time in laying the groundwork to enslave humanity.[ READ MORE ]
Apr 03, 2023This bill is a blatant violation of the First Amendment that the Founders intended to protect our right to engage in political speech and share political information and opinions with others.
The RESTRICT Act Restricts More Than TikTok – Ron Paul
Like the PATRIOT Act, the RESTRICT Act plays on people’s fears to make them silent while Congress takes away more of their liberty.
Supporters of expanding the federal police state have found a new boogeyman to scare the people into surrendering their liberty: TikTok. TikTok is a social media platform that allows users to upload their own videos. It is used by tens of millions of Americans and is one of the most popular websites in the world.
TikTok’s popularity and the fact that is owned by a Beijing-based company — ByteDance — has led to the spread of a claim that the site is controlled by the Chinese government. Thus the claim the Chinese government is using TikTok to collect data on US citizens.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner introduced last month the Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology Act (RESTRICT Act). The bill is being marketed as a way to protect Americans from foreign governments that use social media to spy on Americans.
The RESTRICT Act makes no mention of TikTok or ByteDance. The Chinese government is mentioned only once in the bill, when it is designated as a “foreign adversary” along with five other governments. What the bill does do is give the Secretary of Commerce power to “identify, deter, disrupt, prevent, prohibit, investigate, or otherwise mitigate … any risk arising from any covered transaction by any person, or with respect to any property” that the Secretary of Commerce determines “poses an undue or unacceptable risk” in a laundry list of areas. Among those areas are “coercive or criminal activities by a foreign adversary that are designed to undermine democratic processes and institutions or steer policy and regulatory decisions in favor of the strategic objectives of a foreign adversary to the detriment of the national security of the United States.” So the US could shut down an American social media company based on the Secretary of Commerce’s determination that a website, while not actually doing anything to weaken America, poses an unacceptable risk that it will?[ READ MORE ]
Apr 02, 2023The media-amplified hysteria over TikTok -- a video social media platform built and run by communist China -- has handed the power opportunists in Washington D.C. a cover story to try to control all online speech through the introduction of the S. 686 RESTRICT Act, sponsored by an anti-free speech zealot on the Left, Sen. Mark Warner. The bill, introduced on March 7th, 2023, uses TikTok's popularity as an excuse to criminalize American-run websites, platforms and blogs that merely disagree with the government regime on literally any topic: Vaccines, Russia, elections, bank runs, currency, transgenderism, climate change and so on. The weaponization potential of the bill is unlimited, as it can be applied to anything merely deemed to be in the "national security interest" of the United States. The bill text explicitly states that the government may enforce, "any mitigation measure" against "any person" or "any property" by merely deciding that an article, video, podcast, platform or other content item contains content they don't like. This is not a law that targets Chinese communists or TikTok... it's a law targeting Americans and threatening them with prison time if they say anything the current regime in power doesn't like. Under the proposed law, any content that the regime decides poses an undue risk to, "the safety of United States persons" can be removed by any means necessary, including domain seizures by the DHS or other forms of sabotage (i.e. "mitigation") which might include the government fire bombing data centers or assassinating Americans. To annihilate all Christian content on the web, the Biden regime can simply declare that Bible scripture compromises the "safety" of the trans community and therefore must be removed by any means necessary. We could literally see the US government burning down churches to destroy web hosting data centers that are held there. (The US government has been running sabotage operations against food and energy infrastructure for at least the last two years, so this isn't a stretch at all.) All your assets can be seized without any due process whatsoever
The RESTRICT ACT (anti-TikTok law) is an Orwellian NIGHTMARE that would seize web domains and imprison Americans for 20 years if they contradict the regime in power
Any time the government promises to make you "safer,"
beware of their intentions.
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Apr 02, 2023In truth, the bill appears to be little more than an extension of the USA Patriot Act from the George W. Bush years.
Anti-TikTok legislation a thinly-disguised Patriot Act for the internet
Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tom Thune (R-S.D.) have introduced bipartisan legislation called the Restrict Act that is claimed to be about blocking or disrupting financial transactions and holdings linked to foreign adversaries that pose a risk to national security.
If passed, the Restrict Act would hand the government enormous new powers to punish free speech. This appears to be the intent of the bill, which was concocted by someone with an extensive history of standing in direct opposition to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Exposed by Michael Krieger in 2018 and confirmed in the recent Twitter Files drops as someone who pushed for the “weaponization” of Big Tech, Warner crafted the Restrict Act to “take swift action against technology companies suspected of cavorting with foreign governments and spies, to effectively vanish their products from shelves and app stores when the threat they pose gets too big to ignore,” according to Wired.
Listed in the legislation as bad actors are China, Russia, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela. Not listed in the Restrict Act is any specific mention of TikTok, which appears more as the Trojan Horse or excuse to erase even more of Americans’ constitutional rights.[ READ MORE ]
Mar 31, 2023Biden’s DOJ has found Douglass Mackey, better known for his online persona “Ricky Vaughn,” guilty in the trial concerning his anti-Hillary memes.
BREAKING: Biden DOJ Convicts Man for Anti-Hillary Memes, Faces up to 10 Years In Prison
Critics slam decision: "The epitome of anarcho-tyranny. New York allows repeat violent offenders to roam free while the feds imprison people over memes."
"The first amendment as we know it died today."
The verdict is in: Douglass Mackey has been found guilty. — US Attorney EDNY (@EDNYnews) March 31, 2023Mackey, 33, could face up to 10 years in prison for a meme he posted on Twitter one week before the 2016 election.
“Mackey has been found guilty by a jury of his peers of attempting to deprive individuals from exercising their sacred right to vote for the candidate of their choice in the 2016 Presidential Election,” stated United States Attorney Breon Peace.
The meme was reportedly an image of a black woman in front of an “African Americans for President Hillary” sign, according to The Gateway Pundit.[ READ MORE ]
Mar 30, 2023Warner, a longtime opponent of free speech who, as Michael Krieger pointed out in 2018 (and confirmed in the Twitter Files) pushed for the ‘weaponization’ of big tech, crafted the RESTRICT act to “ake swift action against technology companies suspected of cavorting with foreign governments and spies, to effectively vanish their products from shelves and app stores when the threat they pose gets too big to ignore,” according to Wired.
RESTRICT Act Is Orwellian Censorship Grab Disguised As Anti-TikTok Legislation
The RESTRICT Act, introduced by Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tom Thune (R-SD), is aimed at blocking or disrupting transactions and financial holdings linked to foreign adversaries that pose a risk to national security, however the language of the bill could be used to give the US government enormous power to punish free speech.
Bad actors listed in the bill are; China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, and Venezuela.
In reality, the RESTRICT Act has very little to do with TikTok and everything to do with controlling online content.[ READ MORE ]
Mar 30, 2023Sure, congressional staffers get legislation cosponsored with a rubber stamp all the time as Senators line their pockets over lunch with lobbyists, but hours before Graham appeared on Jesse Waters the news had broken on the treasonous bill deceptively presented by its supposed author Virginia Democrat Senator Mark Warner.
The Restrict Act Is Pure Treason – Breaking Report!
Spread the word about this heinous legislation and call your representatives to stop this assault on free speech
The news was that Graham, 11 Democrats and 10 other Republicans co-sponsored a bill known as the Restrict Act.
The language in the Bill reads like a George Orwell novel, crushing the 1st and 4th Amendments with doublespeak aimed at combating foreign adversaries while awarding sweeping powers to Biden’s Secretary of Commerce to set in motion the rounding up of those standing in the way of the compromised Biden Administration’s NWO directives.
The globalists appear set to unleash enforcement by an AI-driven surveillance state while, by seeming coincidence, major banks fall like dominoes to the coming CBDC maelstrom.
This all comes as Congress continues its theater of confronting Chinese data harvesting.[ READ MORE ]
Mar 30, 2023Hawley’s legislation would prohibit TikTok from operating in the U.S. and ban all commercial activity with TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance.
Video: Rand Paul Explains To Josh Hawley Why His Tik Tok Ban Bill Is Unconstitutional
"I will defend the Bill of Rights against all comers, even if, need be, from members of my own party” Republican Senators clashed on floor Wednesday over a bill proposing a ban on the Chinese social media app Tik Tok, with Rand Paul schooling Josh Hawley on exactly why the legislation won’t fly.
The topic has become one of contention, being connected with enhanced efforts on China’s part to carry out surveillance.
Paul immediately expressed opposition, however, noting “There are two main reasons why we might not want to do this. The one would be the First Amendment to the Constitution. Speech is protected whether you like it or not. The second reason would be that the Constitution actually prohibits bills of attainder.” Bills of attainder allow the government to punish individuals or groups without a trial.[ READ MORE ]
Mar 18, 2023Americans are not able, any longer, to look to the government to protect their rights.
Former congressman says feds 'shredded' protections for Americans' rights
'Abundantly clear that our government at multiple levels likely abused its powers'
It's the government, in fact, that has "shredded" them, according to Pete Hoekstra, who was U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands during the Trump administration, after he served 18 years in the U.S. House.
Now a distinguished senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute, he has written there on the huge task facing the newly assembled U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. He explains the group, led by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, needs to look into several major areas, including the extent of information that federal agencies now collect, any restrictions that actually protect the rights of citizens, and evidence that government bureaucrats actually violated policy to "target" individuals.
He wrote, "The evidence seems overwhelming. Law enforcement has acted in a way that enhances its capabilities and erodes the rights of American citizens."
He cited cases where the FBI used a scheme to obtain secret court orders for business records.
It was the Electronic Frontier Foundation that pointed out the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court must issue the order if the FBI so certifies, "even when there are no facts to back it up."
Then, too, the FBI can use "National Security Letters," issued without court orders, to grab information. "In 2000, about 8,500 NSLs were issued. From 2003-2006 that number increased to 192,000. 'Sneak and peek' warrants are also now being used more extensively. Without any notification, these allow law enforcement to raid and search someone's home and computers, among other private property," he noted.
It happened during the FBI's collusion with Democrats to create the "Russiagate" conspiracy theory against President Trump, he explained.[ READ MORE ]
Mar 10, 2023Enormous in scope, the censorship machine that has made a mockery of the First Amendment was driven by powerful forces that went far beyond the Silicon Valley tech companies themselves — though they are major culprits.
Bokhari: The Post-2016 Censorship of ‘Disinformation’ — a Vast, Tangled Web
Thanks to leaks, lawsuits, the Twitter Files, and congressional inquiry, the sheer size and complexity of the “disinformation” industry is starting to be exposed.
Corporate media companies, billionaire philanthropists and foundations, academics, associations, and the deep state all joined forces to create a vast, international web of organizations that conspired to suppress Americans’ free speech rights, and the free speech of people around the globe in the form of so-called “disinformation” experts.
The tech companies, uncertain about the U-turn on their previously-stated commitments to free speech, initially tried to hide what they were doing, and had to be exposed: Breitbart News’ publication of leaks from inside Google, such as “The Good Censor” and YouTube’s search blacklists, gave the public a glimpse behind the curtain.
However, as time went on, the censorship machine began conducting its affairs out in the open, proudly trumpeting the crusade against “disinformation” online.
Virtually nonexistent before 2016, the cottage industry of “disinformation studies” exploded following Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. In the weeks following Trump’s win, the media was crying foul; blaming hoax news stories and Russian bots masquerading as Trump supporters for the defeat of their favored candidate.
“Fake news,” the buzzword of choice that would eventually be replaced with “disinformation,” became the media’s top story. The media-led panic was so effective, that within days of Trump’s election, Google employees were asking their executives what the company planned to do about the “fake news” shared by “low information voters.” That’s double-speak for people who vote the “wrong” way, i.e., for conservatives. At Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg initially dismissed the idea that Trump voters had simply been duped by misinformation — and instantly faced a mutiny from his own employees.[ READ MORE ]
Mar 02, 2023Staff members for both Republicans and Democrats on two congressional committees have been given a classified briefing from the State Department on the federal government's decision to bankroll a "purported 'disinformation' tracking group" that blacklists conservative media outlets.
Briefing delivered on scheme to censor conservative news sites in America
'It's alarming the State Department passed U.S. taxpayer dollars to a foreign organization'
The news is from a report by the Washington Examiner, which for weeks has been investigating the campaign to suppress conservative news in America.
Its work has focused on factors including the Global Engagement Center, part of the State Department, which in 2021 gave $100,000 to the Global Disinformation Index, which has targeted one side of the news. Among the targets has been WND.[ READ MORE ]
Dec 14, 2022Bitchute was created out of a need for free speech absolutism during a time when YouTube was busy working on tweaking their algorithms to shadow ban voices who they disagree with.
Founder and Creator of Bitchute Has Bank Account FROZEN in Blatant Act of THEFT AND CENSORSHIP!
Financial institutions wage asymmetrical economic warfare against independent free speech video platform.
Big tech has now taking this battle to another level by freezing the funds of the Bitchute bank account in yet another attempt to silence voices they don’t like!
In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth interviews Ray Vahey, the founder and chief executive of Bitchute about his bank account being frozen, why free speech absolutism is important and most importantly where he sees things going for Bitchute into 2023.[ READ MORE ]
Dec 13, 2022An overwhelming majority of colleges in the United States have at least one speech code that violates students’ free speech rights, according to watchdog group Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE).
Huge number of colleges violate free speech with their policies, watchdog confirms
And 'severe' restrictions are on the rise
FIRE’s 2023 “Spotlight on Speech Codes,” obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation, and released Tuesday morning, examined different speech codes and their impact on students’ free speech rights. Of the 486 schools sampled by FIRE, 94 universities enforce a speech policy that “clearly and substantially” restricts speech, 324 enforce “vague regulations” on speech and a mere 60 schools do not enforce serious restrictions on student speech.
Eight schools received a “warning label” which indicates that a private school “holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech,” according to the report.
“Unfortunately, our research reveals about 88% of schools have at least one policy on the books that infringes on speech that is protected under First Amendment standards,” FIRE Director of Policy Reform Laura Beltz told the Daily Caller News Foundation.[ READ MORE ]
Dec 13, 2022A new report offers a snapshot of Americans’ attitudes on religious freedom and the First Amendment, providing a fascinating lens into how citizens view the intersection of religion and culture.
Alarming First Amendment Findings? Stunning Number of Americans Clueless About Religious Freedom
'Education doesn't really seem to be helping it very much'
The 2022 Religious Freedom Index, an annual survey from The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a religious liberty law firm, found areas of concern and encouragement.
Among the findings, Americans showed sweeping support for Christian business owners acting on conviction.
The data is especially relevant considering 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, a U.S. Supreme Court case surrounding Lori Smith, a graphic designer and the owner of 303 Creative, LLC.
Smith has been locked in a battle with the state of Colorado over a law she believes requires her to “violate her core beliefs” by compelling her to create same-sex wedding websites.
Derringer Dick, a strategic research associate at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, told CBN’s Faithwire The Religious Freedom Index sheds light on Americans’ views on the matter:[ READ MORE ]
Dec 02, 2022The U.S. Supreme Court is to hear arguments on Monday in a critical free speech case.
Supremes line up to make critical decision on free speech
State force Christians to violate their faith in name of 'nondiscrimination'
The question is whether a state – the leftist Colorado in this case – can deliberately order a Christian to violate her faith in the name of its so-called “nondiscrimination” agenda.
The fight is over a Denver website developer who has been ordered by the state, under penalty of law, to promote same-sex marriages through her work if she does any work at all for traditional weddings. Multiple groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs, including Liberty Counsel, when the attack by the all-Democrat government in the state against web designer Lorie Smith developed.
The case is 303 Creative v. Elenis.
It’s just the latest attack from the state of Colorado on Christians. Years ago it was soundly rebuked by the Supreme Court for its attack on Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Jack Phillips.[ READ MORE ]
Nov 29, 2022Fox News host Tucker Carlson discussed the growing pressure campaign against Twitter owner Elon Musk’s effort to restore free speech on the site Monday.
Tucker Carlson: 'Everybody in power is panicked over this'
'A country that censors is not a democracy'
“As in China, [if] social media in the United States are censored, that’s not compatible with democracy.
You can’t have censorship in a democracy, a country that censors is not a democracy. Elon Musk, not from this country, knows that. He bought Twitter with the aim of stopping censorship and restoring free speech,” Carlson said. “He just said this. There’s been a lot of censorship on Twitter, and we’re going to find out what it is. ‘The Twitter files on free speech suppression, soon to be published on Twitter itself. The public deserves to know what happened.’ Why shouldn’t we know that? Why shouldn’t we know who is shutting down free speech in a country that claims to be a democracy?”
“Well, everybody in power is panicked over this. Apple is threatening to remove Twitter from its app store,” Carlson continued. “So if Twitter can no longer get its app on the app store, there’s no more Twitter, because you access Twitter through the app. So they’re essentially threatening to shut down Twitter. Meanwhile, the White House and the media are trying to convince you that the problem is not China throwing people into concentration camps, suppressing free speech, the problem is Elon Musk, who is trying to restore free speech.”[ READ MORE ]
Nov 13, 2022A Louisiana man is fighting in court for the First Amendment right to express satire after he made a joke about COVID-19, and was arrested by a sheriff's armed SWAT team that confronted him with guns drawn.
'Infectious' laughter: Man arrested for joking about COVID
'They decided to come with guns drawn, handcuff me and take me to jail'
The Institute for Justice has confirmed it has taken up the case involving Waylon Bailey of New Orleans. He had posted a joke online comparing the COVID-19 pandemic to a zombie apocalypse, and his Facebook friends all got the comedy.
But his post, using some pretty flamboyant language and references to the Brad Pitt zombie movie "World War Z," also drew the attention of the local sheriff's office.
His joke was that the sheriff's officers had been ordered to shoot the "infected."
The institute explained what followed: "Waylon was taken to jail and booked, but the absurd charge was dropped when a prosecutor reviewed the case. The arrest was plainly an overreaction and trampled Waylon’s free speech rights, but when Waylon brought a civil-rights lawsuit, the deputy responsible for the arrest was granted qualified immunity. To add insult to injury, the court also said that Waylon didn’t have any free speech rights to make a joke in the first place. Now, Waylon is appealing this decision with the help of the Institute for Justice (IJ), which defends First Amendment rights and challenges immunity doctrines nationwide."[ READ MORE ]
Nov 06, 2022California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a new state law that allows medical boards to punish physicians who give medical advice that counters the "scientific consensus" on COVID-19 Assembly Bill 2098 states that it "shall constitute unprofessional conduct for a physician and surgeon to disseminate misinformation or disinformation related to COVID-19, including false or misleading information regarding the nature and risks of the virus, its prevention and treatment; and the development, safety, and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.”
New law punishes doctors who disagree with official COVID narrative
Physicians could lose license contradicting 'scientific consensus'
The statute defines "misinformation" as "false information that is contradicted by contemporary scientific consensus contrary to the standard of care."
That's a clear violation of doctors' constitutional rights to free speech and due process, charges a lawsuit filed by five California physicians, including Dr. Tracy Høeg, a prominent critic of the government's pandemic response.
The complaint argues that in "safeguarding Americans' rights to free speech and expression, the First Amendment applies not only to expression of majority opinions, but to minority views as well."
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Oct 31, 2022The Department of Homeland Security has left open a special feature that allows government officials to flag Facebook posts for misinformation after scrapping a controversial advisory board tasked with developing guidelines for social media censorship, the Intercept reported Monday.
U.S. officials have a special portal to flag Facebook posts for censorship
'Platforms have got to get comfortable with gov't. It's really interesting how hesitant they remain'
DHS announced plans for a Disinformation Governance Board to “develop guidelines, standards, guardrails to ensure that the work that has been ongoing for nearly 10 years does not infringe on people’s free speech rights, rights of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in May, according to The Hill. While DHS shuttered the initiative after an onslaught of bipartisan opposition decrying the potential censorship, the Intercept found through an analysis of public and leaked documents that government efforts to police tech companies goes on.
Those activities include a Facebook portal only accessible by government and law enforcement representatives to formally request the platform kill or label alleged misinformation, according to the Intercept. A leaked set of slides contains instructions on how to operate the system, and the URL to access the site — facebook.com/xtakedowns/login — was still active at the time of publication.
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Oct 27, 2022Leftists across America, including those in the Biden administration, have tried to slime concerned parents as domestic terrorists.
Leftists turn violent while trying to shut down speech featuring conservative
Riot develops at Turning Point USA event
Joe Biden himself has said conservatives are "semi-fascist."
Of course, back in the day, Hillary Clinton called them "deplorables."
But those who actually riot, turning violent over the free speech of those who are conservative, apparently are leftists.
Popular commentator Todd Starnes reports that the violence occurred outside a Turning Point USA event at UC Davis in California.[ READ MORE ]
Prepare for the social credit score system
Alex Jones breaks down the new video by comedian JP Sears exposing the criminal banking industry’s plan to fine people for free speech.
Sep 01, 2022A developing lawsuit that now is embroiled in arguments over what "discovery" is to be allowed has uncovered a long list of federal bureaucracies whose officials have been actively involved in telling social media companies what speech to censor.
Lawsuit uncovers army of feds censoring speech in America
'Officials across at least 11 agencies have secretly communicated with social media'
It was just revealed in recent days that the FBI contacted Facebook and warned of "Russian disinformation," causing the social media giant to suppress accurate reporting from the New York Post about the Biden family's international business schemes that may have involved America's enemies – and provided profit to Joe Biden.
A poll revealed 80% of Americans believe that actually changed the winner in the 2020 president race, and that without that censorship, President Donald Trump would be in the White House now.
All of which prompted Margot Cleveland, a senior legal correspondent for The Federalist, to warn, "It was the FBI and not social media that stole the election from Donald Trump."
Now details being revealed in a lawsuit being handled by the New Civil Rights Alliance, which is challenging government influence over free speech, confirm that a long list of bureaucracies in the federal government have been contacting social media corporations in order to tell them what to censor.
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Aug 24, 2022A hundred years of the public interest standard has been applied to radio and television, with the explicit goal of protecting free speech.
Modern Information Control: State Intervention and Mistakes to Avoid
Aided by state intervention, disinformation is becoming a way of life in communications
The very opposite was the case, as John Samples and Paul Matzko have clearly shown.
A 1920–30s radio host, Bob Shuler, had exposed the Julian Petroleum Corporation’s defrauding of investors, and subsequently accused the district attorney and city prosecutor of negligence. Shuler also exposed the Los Angeles mayor’s ties to organized crime. The payment for Shuler’s deeds was the loss of his station. He became the first casualty of “public interest.”
The public interest standard was enforced by the Federal Radio Commission (later the Federal Communications Commission). The FRC/FCC used legislation and intimidation to steer public discourses toward the interests of the current administration.
The New Deal–era FCC used its control of limited government licenses to cull anti–National Recovery Administration advertisements. The Yankee Network was one such example. The FCC also targeted their least regulated foe (newspapers) by limiting them to the weaker AM frequencies.[ READ MORE ]
Aug 01, 2022As private entities, social media platforms claim the right to cancel views they don’t like, but as Adam Mill wonders at American Greatness, “what if the social media platform defers censorship decisions to the government itself?” And can the government “circumvent free-speech protections by using a cut-out to censor citizen speech critical of its policies or preferred political candidates?” Embattled Americans may soon get an answer.
The government deploys tech companies to violate Americans’ right to free speech.
Case No. 3:22-CV-0123, State of Missouri et al versus Joseph R. Biden Jr. et al will reach the attention of federal judge Terry A. Doughty in the Western District of Louisiana.
The government defendants consist of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Jennifer Rene Psaki, Vivek H. Murthy; Xavier Becerra, Department of Health and Human Services; Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Alejandro Mayorkas, Department of Homeland Security; Jen Easterly, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and Nina Jankowicz. The would-be chanteuse was the first choice to head the government’s vaunted “Disinformation Governance Board” (DGB).
This was an “internal working group” at the Department of Homeland Security, which proclaims itself “deeply committed to doing all of its work in a way that protects Americans’ freedom of speech, civil rights, civil liberties, and privacy.” The DGB was established “with the explicit goal of ensuring these protections are appropriately incorporated across DHS’s disinformation-related work, and that rigorous safeguards are in place.” Those canceled by social media might wonder about that.
The complaint alleges that government defendants, “have colluded with and/or coerced social media companies to suppress disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content on social media platforms by labeling the content ‘disinformation,’ ‘misinformation,’ and ‘malinformation.’” The defendants have a “Disinformation Governance Board” (“DGB”) within the Department of Homeland Security, “which is intended to be used and will be used to induce, label, and pressure the censorship of disfavored content, viewpoints, and speakers on social-media platforms.”
Examples of censored speech include the Hunter Biden laptop story before the 2020 election, the lab-leak theory of COVID-19, the efficacy of masks and lockdowns and “speech about election integrity and the security of voting by mail.” The plaintiffs, for their part, “allege that free speech is the bedrock of American liberty, and Government Defendants are in violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in attempting to suppress free speech by labeling the speech as ‘misinformation.’”
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Jul 01, 2022Today, they restrict freedom of speech and of the press and promote falsehoods in the name of "protecting truth".
The Great Reset in Action: The Elites Want to End Freedom of the Press, Speech, and Expression
Governments never have respected rights of free speech
Governments, corporations, and elites have always been fearful of the power of a free press, because it is capable of exposing their lies, destroying their carefully crafted images, and undermining their authority.
In recent years, alternative journalism has been growing and more people are relying on social media platforms as sources of news and information.
In response, the corporate state, digital conglomerates, and the mainstream media have been increasingly supportive of the silencing and censoring of alternative media outlets and voices that challenge the official narrative on most issues.
At the recent World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, “Australian eSafety commissioner” Julie Inman Grant stated that “freedom of speech is not the same thing as a free for all,” and that “we are going to need a recalibration of a whole range of human rights that are playing out online—from freedom of speech … to be free from online violence.”
Meanwhile, the Canadian government is seeking to restrict independent media and the freedom of expression via the implementation of Bill C-11, which would allow it to regulate all online audiovisual platforms on the internet, including content on Spotify, Tik Tok, YouTube, and podcast clients.
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Jun 23, 2022Joe Biden, through his Department of Education, has formally proposed redefining the Title IX federal law that protects students from discrimination based on their sex to create a vast new range of protections for transgenders.
Biden proposes redefining law to 'deny free speech' and 'trample parental rights'
Would change Title IX to add transgender agenda
And that could result, according to the legal experts at the Alliance Defending Freedom, in the illegal injection of Biden's political preferences into federal law.
Counsel Christiana Kiefer explained that the rule change to Title IX of the Civil Rights Act would do a lot.
"Fifty years ago, Congress acted to protect equal opportunity for women by passing Title IX. Now, by radically rewriting federal law, the Biden administration is threatening the advancements women have long fought to achieve in education and athletics.[ READ MORE ]
May 22, 2022The domestic terrorism bill passed by the House this week targets "white supremacists" and "neo-nazis." But the problem, points out Robert Spencer – known for his prolific writing on Islamic supremacism and terrorism – is that the political left typically uses those terms to smear anyone opposed to their agenda.
Critics warn feds will use 'domestic terrorism' law to silence dissent
'More power to surveil and monitor and to control ... free speech'
That has included, he wrote on his Jihad Watch site, "law-abiding Americans who abhor racism and fascism and are simply standing against Communist indoctrination, transgender delusions, and other lies foisted upon us from above these days."
The House bill passed Wednesday, H.R. 350, establishes domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department and the FBI. It requires the agencies to assess white supremacist and neo-nazi threats in the United States and inside agencies.
Lawmakers abandoned plans for a floor vote last month, but the mass shooting May 14 at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, prompted an urgency for passing the bill.
In the Senate, it's the problem articulated by Spencer that confronts the bill, as some senators argue it would target people who speak out against issues radical school curricula and COVID-19 policies.
In fact, FBI whistleblowers have disclosed to lawmakers that the bureau opened multiple investigations into parents protesting education policies, the Washington Examiner reported. Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI and the Department of Justice to form a joint task force in October 2021 to investigate threats against school board members. The directive came after the National School Boards Association asked the Biden administration in a September 2021 letter to probe parents protesting at school board meetings as domestic terrorists under the Patriot Act.[ READ MORE ]
May 18, 2022
Get Ready to Be Muzzled:
The Coming War on So-Called Hate Speech
Beware of those who want to monitor, muzzle, catalogue
and censor speech.
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech.”—Benjamin FranklinBeware of those who want to monitor, muzzle, catalogue and censor speech.
Especially be on your guard when the reasons given for limiting your freedoms end up expanding the government’s powers.
In the wake of a mass shooting in Buffalo, NY, carried out by an 18-year-old gunman in military gear allegedly motivated by fears that the white race is in danger of being replaced, there have been renewed calls for social media monitoring, censorship of flagged content that could be construed as dangerous or hateful, and limitations on free speech activities, particularly online.
As expected, those who want safety at all costs will clamor for more gun control measures (if not at an outright ban on weapons for non-military, non-police personnel), widespread mental health screening of the general population and greater scrutiny of military veterans, more threat assessments and behavioral sensing warnings, more surveillance cameras with facial recognition capabilities, more “See Something, Say Something” programs aimed at turning Americans into snitches and spies, more metal detectors and whole-body imaging devices at soft targets, more roaming squads of militarized police empowered to do random bag searches, more fusion centers to centralize and disseminate information to law enforcement agencies, and more surveillance of what Americans say and do, where they go, what they buy and how they spend their time.
All of these measures play into the government’s hands.
As we have learned the hard way, the phantom promise of safety in exchange for restricted or regulated liberty is a false, misguided doctrine that serves only to give the government greater authority to crack down, lock down, and institute even more totalitarian policies for the so-called sake of national security without many objections from the citizenry.[ READ MORE ]
May 17, 2022Politicians thoroughly enjoy times of war.
The Russo-Ukrainian War: A New Opportunity for Demagogues to Destroy Freedoms at Home
While people speak of "freedom" for the people of Ukraine, Western political leaders have used the invasion as an excuse to crack down on free speech
Periods of bellicosity are when the most power-hungry members of the political class indulge in their most depraved political fantasies. The Russo-Ukrainian War has been no exception to this trend.
Western politicians have been taking advantage of the largest conventional military conflict on European soil since World War II to crack down on civil liberties at home and drag their countries closer to an open conflict with a nuclear power. The domestic measures Western governments have pursued have been particularly breathtaking.
For example, the European Union has already banned Russian state media outlets such as RT and Sputnik for allegedly spreading disinformation. In the United States, which has stronger free speech protections, the assaults against freedom of expression had taken a more corporate hue. For example, Big Tech juggernauts such as Google have enthusiastically blocked channels receiving funding from Russia.
Even more egregious have been the actions of EU and North Atlantic Treaty Organization members such as the Czech Republic and Slovakia. These countries have criminalized any behavior that could be construed as being in support of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.[ READ MORE ]
Feb 09, 2022The bulletin, issued on Monday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), addressed the “Terrorism Threat to the U.S. Homeland.”
Biden’s DHS Brands Free Speech
‘Terrorism Threat’ to U.S.
‘Welcome to Your Communist Future’
Any proliferating “narratives” the Biden administration deems “false or misleading” qualifies as a “terrorism threat” according to a recent National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin released by the Biden administration’s DHS, and has received sharp backlash online after warning that Americans are expressing unwelcome beliefs on issues such as the Chinese coronavirus and election fraud pose “an ongoing threat to the nation.”
In it, the country is described as being in a “heightened threat environment” due to factors such as online content featuring “false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic threat actors.”
The “threat actors” are accused of seeking to “exacerbate societal friction to sow discord and undermine public trust in government institutions to encourage unrest,” which could potentially lead to acts of violence.
Citizens are also warned of “[m]ass casualty attacks and other acts of targeted violence” by those “acting in furtherance of ideological beliefs and/or personal grievances.”
The bulletin also designates individuals and small cells “motivated by a range of foreign and/or domestic grievances often cultivated through the consumption of certain online content” as the “primary terrorism-related threat” to the country.[ READ MORE ]
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