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  • Freedom of Speech Slipping Away

    01/20/2021 7:49:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | January 20, 2021 | Star Parker
    As the new Biden-Harris administration assumes power, the most basic American freedom of speech and expression is under unprecedented threat. For the first time ever, I am concerned about my freedom to do my work, to run a policy institute addressing issues of culture, race and poverty from a conservative perspective. Technology -- the internet -- which was largely nonexistent just 25 years ago, now plays a huge role in our lives as a tool of communication. In a survey just published by the Pew Research Center, 86% say they "often" or "sometimes" get their news from a digital device...
  • Parler Is Back! (Sort Of): Mark Levin and Dan Bongino Send Their First Parleys After Amazon Takedown

    01/20/2021 6:36:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/20/2021 | Megan Fox
    After the coordinated takedown of Parler, the only viable Twitter alternative, by Big Tech, the site has resurfaced but is not yet functional. According to Reuters, Parler was able to partially restore its website with the help of Russians (gasp). It’s a weird day when Russians are more pro-free-speech than Americans.On Monday, Parler’s website was reachable again, though only with a message from its chief executive saying he was working to restore functionality.The internet protocol address it used is owned by DDos-Guard, which is controlled by two Russian men and provides services including protection from distributed denial of service attacks,...
  • Why the Left Has To Suppress Free Speech

    01/19/2021 5:12:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | January 19, 2021 | Dennis Prager
    Let us begin with this fact: The left always suppresses speech. Since Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917, there has been no example of the left in control and not crushing dissent. That is one of the important differences between liberal and left: Liberalism and liberals believe in free speech. (The present leftist threat to freedom in America, the greatest threat to freedom in American history, is made possible because liberals think they have more to fear from conservatives than from the left. Liberals do not understand that the left regards liberals as their useful idiots.)...
  • Sue Jack, Save Freedom: Hold the CEO of Twitter Accountable!

    01/17/2021 8:46:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/17/2021 | Kevin McCullough
    In recent days I’ve been made aware of dozens of conversations by former Twitter users that thousands of people might not only be eligible to sue #BigTweet but expect a bit of a payday in doing so.Beginning the day following the January 6th activities in Washington, DC, Jack Dorsey got aggressive, hostile, and intentional in the mishandling of his enterprise.The argument that Twitter—as a private company—can do what they wish with impunity is holding less water as the scope of the malfeasance is coming to light.By estimates from my own observation and discussion with others, Dorsey intentionally maligned the welfare...
  • A De Facto Dictatorship

    01/17/2021 3:31:22 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    RR ^ | 1/18/21 | Todd Strandberg
    “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” – Thomas Jefferson “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington As the laws currently stand, America is still a free nation. In the practical operation of government, I think it is incorrect to say we have one “of the people, by the people and for the people.” Democratic systems are fragile in nature, and they can be easily broken. The left has reached a point where they are so powerful, they can now set all the rules. Anyone...
  • RIGGED: Twitter Admits “Bug” Covered Up for the Lincoln Project’s Predator

    01/16/2021 4:40:43 PM PST · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Published 40 seconds ago on Jan 16, 2021 | By Richard Moorhead
    Following the suspension of Donald Trump, Twitter has taken its place as a dishonest publisher acting in the interests of establishment and media political figures. Enough whining- it’s time for conservatives and those who support democratic debate with integrity to build free speech platforms such as Gab, Parler and Minds.
  • WATCH: Poland Unveils Draft Law to Guarantee Free Speech Online

    01/16/2021 1:43:58 PM PST · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 16 2021 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Poland’s government has unveiled a draft law to combat censorship on social media, creating a Freedom of Speech Board with the power to order tech firms to restore online accounts and posts deleted for lawful speech on pain of substantial fines. Zbigniew Ziobro, the Minister of Justice, and Sebastian Kaleta, the Deputy Minister of Justice and chief architect of the new law, unveiled the new protections in the wake of the mass banning of the still-sitting President of the United States, Donald Trump, from most major social media platforms, along with some key staffers and campaign accounts. This was followed...
  • Alan Dershowitz To Newsmax TV: House Violated Constitution

    01/16/2021 10:03:32 AM PST · by blam · 61 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1-16-2021 | Eric Mack
    President Donald Trump did not commit any impeachable offenses, but the House violated the Constitution to suggest he did and are, ironically, immune from reprisals, according to constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz on Newsmax TV. "We are hear that the president is not above the law, but Congress is not above the law – when Congress impeached the president earlier this week, they committed six independent violations of the Constitution," Dershowitz told "Saturday Report." "They violated the free speech provision. They violated the impeachment criteria. They violated the bill of attainder. They violated due process, on and on and on."...
  • The left's vindictiveness: From erasing truth to criminalizing it Exclusive: Patrice Lewis warns patriots, notes stark irony of Joe Biden's 'Unity' inauguration theme

    01/16/2021 9:25:49 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 1/15/2021 | Patrice Lewis
    Typically, when I noodle around the idea for a column I choose a subject of interest and start gathering links to relevant articles as I come across them. I seldom go looking for links; most often I just come across them as I peruse the news. So when I decided to write about revenge – specifically, how the left is waging an all-out war on conservatives – I duly began gathering links. Imagine my surprise when I sat down to write this column and realized I had nine pages of links about leftist revenge … most of them gathered just...
  • America’s “War on Terror” Is Going to Morph into the “War on Domestic Terror” (Vanity)

    01/15/2021 8:28:36 PM PST · by Towed_Jumper · 28 replies
    Self ^ | January 15, 2021 | Towed_Jumper
    With everything that has happened over the last four years, and especially since the November election, I think most FReepers understand where our country is heading. For those who don’t yet fully understand, I believe they will be coming up the awareness curve pretty quickly as the Left continues to implement their plans to fundamentally transform America. I believe a key priority of the Left will be to fundamentally transform the focus of America’s “War on Terror.” America’s original "War on Terror" commencing in September 2001, focused the American people to rally to defend against and/or defeat "radical Islam." Of...
  • Massive facebook purging of conservatives now.

    01/15/2021 7:20:59 PM PST · by PilotDave · 71 replies
    Vanity | 15 Jan 21 | Self
    Facebook is blocking anybody who has posted conservative thoughts until Jan 23rd. DC on lockdown. Parler gone, the ceo in hiding. Signal and Gab limited. Insane.
  • A message to anyone who feels like ‘Winston’ in Orwell’s 1984

    01/15/2021 11:54:19 AM PST · by amorphous · 48 replies
    Sovergeign Man Blog ^ | 13 Jan 2021 | Simon Black
    “The ideal set up by the Party was something huge, terrible, and glittering... all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans, perpetually working, fighting, triumphing, persecuting - three hundred million people all with the same face.” That was a quote from George Orwell’s seminal work 1984 - a masterpiece that describes life in a totalitarian state that demands blind obedience. The ‘Party’ controlled everything - the economy, daily life, and even the truth. In Orwell’s 1984, “the heresy of heresies was common sense.” “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been...
  • (WATCH) Twitter Insider Secretly Records CEO Jack Dorsey Detailing Agenda for Further Political Censorship

    01/15/2021 10:05:17 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 5 replies
    MenRec ^ | 01/15/21 | Staff
    DORSEY: “You should always feel free to express yourself in whatever format manifestation feels right. We do intend to do the full retro as I said in my note, it is going to take some time. And then the other thing, just to close out a little bit. We know, we are focused on one account right now. But this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week. And the next few weeks and go on beyond the inauguration. We have to expect...
  • Texas AG Ken Paxton Launches Investigation Into Big Tech Monopolies, Demands Info On Deplatforming Of Parler

    01/15/2021 9:08:24 AM PST · by amorphous · 19 replies
    The National File ^ | 14 January 2021 | GABRIEL KEANE
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday that he has issued civil investigative demands (CIDs) to Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon Web Services, and Apple following the Big Tech monopolies’ most recent wave of politically motivated crackdowns on President Donald Trump and his supporters. In a statement released by Paxton’s office, the Texas AG stated that the CIDs issued this week “are asking the companies for their policies and practices regarding content moderation and, more specifically, for information related to Parler, a social media application recently terminated or blocked by Google, Amazon, and Apple.” “First Amendment rights and transparency must be...
  • The Conservative Purge Won’t Stop With Big Tech-A great darkness sweeps across the world

    01/15/2021 7:35:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jan 15, 2021 | Tod Starnes
    I think there's a bit of confusion over the meaning of the First Amendment. Twitter has every right to decide who uses its platform. So does Facebook. And Google. Whoever pays the mortgage gets to decide the rules. I own a broadcast media company that includes a news-talk radio station and two prominent websites. And just like Twitter and Facebook, I get to decide who has a voice on my platforms. Unlike Big Tech, I actually cherish free speech. I believe in spirited debate. And I believe in the free exchange of ideas. That's why this rock-solid constitutionalist conservative...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Twitter Insider Records CEO Jack Dorsey Laying Out Roadmap for Future Political Censorship … ‘We Are Focused on One Account [President Trump] Right Now, But This is Going to be Much Bigger Than Just One Account’

    01/15/2021 7:38:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | JANUARY 14, 2021 | Staff
    Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO: “We are focused on one account [@realDonaldTrump] right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks, and go on beyond the inauguration.” Dorsey: “So, the focus is certainly on this account [@realDonaldTrump] and how it ties to real world violence. But also, we need to think much longer term around how these dynamics play out over time. I don't believe this is going away anytime soon.” Dorsey: “You know, the U.S....
  • Locked Down And Locked Out: First The State, Then Silicon Valley

    01/15/2021 7:41:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 15, 2021 | Ilana Mercer
    Aa a coinage goes, deep tech is superior to the Big-Tech term. It better captures the deforming power and tentacular reach into state and civil society of the high-tech monopolists. That reach notwithstanding, many libertarian-minded and “small-government conservatives” (a contradiction in terms, considering the national debt is $28 trillion) have been stalwart defenders of the rights of Deep Tech to deploy unprovoked financial force to kneecap those users who don’t conform to the tech oligarchy’s monolithic image of the Ideal Citizen.David French, writer at the Dispatch—and one of the many political dwarfs tossed periodically at Donald Trump by Never Trumpsters...
  • From Impeaching Incitement to Canceling Conservatism

    01/15/2021 5:33:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | January 15, 2021 | Michael Barone
    It wasn't just Donald Trump's detractors who felt a sudden sense of relief when they heard that Twitter was blocking his feed after the storming of the Capitol and the disruption of the reading of the Electoral College results on Jan. 6. While President Trump's exact words to the crowd on the Ellipse didn't constitute a criminal incitement, they were uttered with a reckless disregard for the possibility that they'd provoke violence, which any reasonable person could find impeachable. But a moment's reflection should have left any believer in free speech feeling queasy about a private firm censoring the president...
  • Tennessee Principal on Leave After Warning Kids about Twitter Censorship

    01/14/2021 11:54:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies ^ | January 14, 2021 | Todd Starnes
    A Tennessee high school principal is on administrative leave after he told students they should be alarmed by the recent crackdown on free speech on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Barton Thorne, the principal of Cordova High School, told students during morning announcements that they needed to be aware of the censorship happening on social media. “I’m not going to tell you what to think, I just want to help you think,” he told students on a video that was later posted on YouTube. “This isn’t about Trump,” he said. “This is about speech.” Principal Thorne asked the...
  • Big Tech and Deep State have teamed up to usher in a quasi-communist USA

    01/14/2021 11:01:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | Thu Jan 14, 2021 - 11:43 am EST | STEPHEN KOKX
    January 14, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Corporate authoritarianism has come to America in the form of a secular technocracy where liberal businesses, backed by the uni-party Deep State, get to decide what is and isn’t acceptable political dialogue. This is an all-out assault not only on our Constitutional freedoms, but on conservative, Christian supporters of President Trump. The collective purging of the president (and others) from social media last week was a concerted effort meant to destroy him and the populist, nationalist movement he led. It was intended to send a message to any future political candidate who wants to run...