In early January, conservatives noticed that they were losing thousands of followers on Twitter. The move to suspend thousands of Twitter accounts came shortly after the platform moved to permanently suspend the Twitter account of President Donald J. Trump, blocking him from directly communicating with the more than 75 million Americans who voted to re-elect him.
Jack Dorsey, a self-proclaimed leftist, BLM-supporter, and owner of Twitter, defended the suspension, calling it “the right decision.” This move was predictable, and we knew more were to come. If Twitter was able to get away with blocking a sitting president, let alone the leader of the free world, from communicating, who or what was going to stop them from silencing the average American? You guessed it—no one.
Mr. Dorsey, however, does not have a problem with Ali Khamenei, the Islamic supreme leader of Iran, who is known for his anti-Semitic tweets, including tweets that advocate individuals to “raise doubts about the Holocaust” and tweets that call Israel a “cancerous growth” that will “undoubtedly be uprooted and destroyed.” But the 45th President of the United States? Too dangerous for Mr. Dorsey.
Continuing attack against conservatives
On February 10, the Twitter account of Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) was randomly suspended. Twitter claimed its automated system had “accidentally” blocked Rep. Nunes’ account and only then reinstated his account. We immediately wondered how many other conservative accounts had been “accidentally” suspended by Twitter and how many of these remain suspended.
It is possible that the Twitter account would have remained suspended if reporters and supporters of the Congressman did not mobilize and ask the platform to explain why it had blocked the account.
The relentless assault on freedom of speech continued as Twitter froze Project Veritas’ account, after they released an audio of a Facebook executive, saying they have a system to block comments on posts that they deemed “hate” speech. But what is considered “hate” speech?
Without our effort to push back, more and more conservatives will be silenced. For instance, actress Gina Carano was fired by Disney for saying that Republicans are being persecuted. Essentially, she was fired for speaking up about conservatives being fired for speaking up.
Elected officials and big tech are taking the county on a dangerous path, a path that resembles those of socialist and communist countries. Nicolás Maduro, the socialist leader of Venezuela, for instance, uses a “law against hate” to suppress dissent according to a Reuters report. Any speech or social media post that critiques the socialist regime is considered hate.
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) calls North Korea “one of the world’s most repressive states,” as it is widely known that the regime restricts all civil and political liberties. In Cuba, political opponents and activists are detained, harassed, and intimidated into silence according to the Human Rights Watch.
It is time for us to take a stand and push back against this relentless attack of our freedom of speech, which is protected by the First Amendment of our Constitution. The Framers were aware of the importance for the citizens to speak freely against government tyranny.
Facebook has recently announced that it will reduce political content. We know Facebook will clearly target and limit conservative political content. They have done so already. Last year, in an effort to limit the negative effect against then-presidential candidate Joe Biden, Facebook censored the New York Post’s exposé on Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, and his emails that showed potential fraud and corruption.
Sham and unconstitutional impeachment of President Donald J. Trump
Congressional Democrats pursued a second impeachment of former President Trump, despite the clear indications that the Senate would not vote to convict Trump.
We at Got Freedom? knew this impeachment trial was not about protecting our nation as many falsely claimed. As former Kansas Attorney General and Professor of Law Phill Kline wrote in a Townhall op-ed, the impeachment was an “an effort to silence dissent” and to block Trump from ever running for office again.
Some arguments by the House impeachment Managers made little to no sense. The House Managers cited reports that the FBI had shared intel that potential violence was going to occur on January 6. If this is the case, how could one incite something that was premeditated?
The attack on the Capitol resulted in the death of numerous individuals, including the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, a patriot, whose life should be honored. But it cannot be justly argued that Mr. Trump incited his death, when Mr. Trump, himself, on the same January 6th rally, encouraged individuals that they “peacefully and patriotically makes [their] voices heard.” None of the House Managers of the impeachment ever uttered these words during the trial.
Democrats do not care whether Mr. Trump incited violence on January 6. They, themselves, have called for violence since 2016. In 2018, Representative Maxime Waters (D-CA) infamously told a rally to “create a crowd” and to “push back” on Trump Administration officials if they ever run into them in a restaurant.
Trump’s Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, became the first press secretary ever to receive Secret Service protection due to credible security threats against her and her young children. This list goes on and on. Should Rep. Waters be impeached for the incitement of violence against Sanders? Should Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) be impeached after one of his supporters shot a group of Republican congressmen, nearly killing Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)?
By the Democrats’ own standards, Rep. Waters and Sen. Sanders both incited violence. Senator Rand Paul—who was threatened, pushed, and held captive by a mob last year—poignantly called the Democrats out, saying “[N]o Democrat will ask whether Maxime Waters incited violence…”
We at Got Freedom? will continue to fight back and advocate for the protection of your freedoms. It is imperative that you stand with us as we stand against government and big tech tyranny. This is only the beginning.
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by Luis Cornelio