It is quite ironic that many of those that are always telling us that we need “diversity” in our society are also some of the strongest voices against a “diversity of viewpoints” on social media. The founders of this nation wanted to make sure that nobody would ever take the right to freedom of speech away from us, and that is why it was enshrined in the Bill of Rights.
Unfortunately, courts have greatly eroded that right over the last several decades, and now we are facing an all-out assault on freedom of speech that is unlike anything that we have ever seen before. And once freedom of speech is completely gone, all of our other rights will soon follow, because there will no longer be any way to defend them.
When the United States was established, government was really the only major threat to free speech. In early America, corporations were severely limited in size and scope, and that is because our founders were determined not to let them get too big or too powerful.
Our founders knew that enormous concentrations of money and power would be great threats to freedom, and that has definitely turned out to be the case.In the old days, if you wanted to express yourself you could grab a soapbox and head down to a local street corner. The reason why we use the term “marketplace of ideas” today is because people literally used to gather in marketplaces and town squares and exchange ideas with one another.
In our time, the Internet has become the place where we all gather to exchange ideas, but unfortunately control of all of the most important gathering spaces is in the hands of a very small group of colossal tech corporations.
When Facebook, Twitter and others were first growing, they generally allowed people to say pretty much what they wanted to say, and information flowed pretty freely.
But censorship has escalated dramatically over the past four years, and it reached a crescendo the other day when Twitter announced that it would be permanently suspending President Trump’s account.
How would our founders feel about that?
We are living in desperate times. America is facing the very real prospect of a move towards socialism and a move toward far more governmental control in the year 2021. I bellowed and screamed at the top of my lungs how important this election was this year, and many people were asleep, especially many in the church. I see a very chaotic year regardless of who is finally determined to have won the election. Our desperationin America is enhanced by the fact that we are a nation that is split almost 50-50 down the middle about which direction we are to go. People I know have voted for Biden and will not hear of the fact that he is going to lead us towards socialism. In fact their only reason for voting for Biden was a vote against Donald Trump. They think Donald Trump is the antichrist and that he will destroy America. Regardless of who is finally determined to have won the election, we are in for perilous and destructive times. If Trump wins the riots ensue. If Biden wins we face lockdowns and mandated mask and vaccines.
Our division in America is enhanced by the fact that we are a nation that is split almost 50-50 down the middle about which direction we are to go. My fear is with the deep state entrenched in D.C., even if Trump wins we will be headed for destruction. We do not have but a handful In Congress who truly have the best for America in their heart and mind. Most are nothing more than hirelings waiting on the next bribe.
From the article: “What is astonishing is that the media has refused to see what should be one of the biggest stories in decades. The Obama administration targeted the campaign of the opposing party based on false evidence.”
More willful blindness on a part of the main stream media by the Obama administration. Thehill.com
A crimes report was filed by the CIA with the Department of Justice over a leak, national security adviser Robert O’Brien said July 1.
Raw intelligence that suggested the Russians might be offering bounties to kill U.S. soldiers was leaked to The New York Times and other outlets.
Data from the DOJ shows the number of classified leaks surged since President Donald Trump took office, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said this week, from 39 per year on average to 104 on average.
“We have seen targeted leaks of classified information against this president, and it is irresponsible: phone calls with foreign leaders, meetings with government officials, and now reports of alleged intelligence. Make no mistake: This damages our ability, as a nation, to collect intelligence,” she said.
The leak makes difficult to verify or debunk the raw intelligence regarding Russia, O’Brien told reporters outside the White House on July 1.
“Some leaker took it upon themselves in an effort to attack the president, or to maybe promote some policy agenda, to leak allegations that now make it almost impossible for us to find out what happened,” O’Brien said. Zachary Stieber — Epoch Times.
White House: Intelligence agencies missed early signs of coronavirus pandemic
June 9, 2020
U.S. intelligence agencies missed reporting on the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak in late January that would soon lead to a deadly global pandemic, according to White House National Security Adviser Robert Oâ€™Brien.
These guys think they are the smartest guys in the room. They never see anything until after the fact. Same guys who just knew Donald Trump was dirty. Just part of the ruling class that have their own agenda. Posted by Bill Gertz
It is too bad the media is too concerned with all things Trump to actually do their job. We pride our self on being a free country and having a free press. We do not. Our press in America is nothing more than a mouthpiece for the Socialist Democratic Party. They know nothing of the truth and constantly push a far left radical agenda that includes government control in all areas of our life. The media is pro death, (kill the economy, small business, personal freedoms,) and pro slavery (contact tracking, stay at home, wear your mask, wait for the next wave of the virus.) I like to call them Pravda. If you don’t know what I mean by that, google the old Soviet Union.
Our media resembles the media in China and the Old Soviet Union, than America.
Sad but true!