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?
Much information has been uncovered about the Barack Obama administration’s strategy – and weaponization of America’s intelligence agencies – against the Trump campaign in 2016.
Source: ‘Top-secret’ email to Comey, McCabe sent just hours before Trump inaugurated
Obama State Department considered Konstantin Kilimnik a ‘sensitive source,’ Senate report now identifies him as Russian intel officer.
In December 2015, the Obama State Department and its ambassador in Kiev were upset over a negative story about then-Vice President Joe Biden ahead of his visit to Ukraine. So a U.S. embassy official turned to a “sensitive source” for help.
“Thank you very much for looking into this and very sorry to ask,” U.S. embassy official Alexander “Sasha” Kasanof wrote businessman Konstantin Kilimnik in a Dec. 6, 2015 email obtained by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators and reviewed by Just the News. “Ambassador very unhappy about the article, though agree it stinks to me to (sic) of people we know very well.”
A few lines later, Kasanof’s email offered Kilimnik some valuable inside skinny about the Obama administration’s assessment of a sensitive meeting between indicted fugitive Ukrainian oligarch Dmitri Firtash’s associate Yuriy Boyko and Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. “I thought Boyko did quite well, in fact,” Kasanof wrote. “Don’t know that he convinced Nuland on everything (incl. DF intentions), but his performance was much less Soviet and better than I thought would be. So job well done!”
By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
Carter Page was a CIA asset, not a Russian spy, and the FBI knew it early on but plowed ahead with its fantasy anyway.
Author’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series.
To answer the question posed in last Tuesday’s column, Yes, Kevin Clinesmith did plead guilty Wednesday. Sort of.
Well, maybe it was a smidge better than “sort of.” After all, it did happen in a federal-district-court proceeding (via videoconference) on Wednesday. And Judge James Boasberg did accept the plea after eliciting it in accordance with settled criminal-law rules. Sentencing is scheduled for December 10. So it’s official.
Explosive documents were released yesterday detailing a June 2016 defensive briefing given to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump, former national security advisor Michael Flynn and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie — Sara Carter appeared on Hannity last night to discuss the news and how it reveals the extent to which the Trump campaign was spied on.
“These documents are explosive,” Carter reported. “It was 2016 and here’s Joe Pientka debriefing basically Trump, Governor Christie, and Michael Flynn. And then in January, he goes back to the White House with Peter Strzok— he’s the one that’s interviewing Michael Flynn.”
Carter explained how higher-ups, including President Obama himself, were giving directives on the spying directed at the Trump campaign.
Carter said Strzok, Pientka, and others were “directed by people above them. That is Andrew McCabe, that’s James Comey, and that’s those folks that were at the White House. Including the President, who knew everything that was going on.”
Hannity noted Obama needs to answer to these questions.
To read Sara’s breaking report on the declassified Trump, Flynn defensive briefing, click here.
I may not the the most positive person in the world. Because of my Christian faith I firmly believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, and as a student of that word and one who sees and somewhat understands current events, not only in Biblical ways, but also political or secular ways I have had an unsettling feeling in my heart. Many times I see what could go wrong while still having a profound faith that God is in charge, regardless of what chaos is going on in our little world. At the same time I know one of God’s firmly established laws is the Law of Reaping and Sowing. One always reaps more and later than when we sow. Even taking the moral aspect out of the equation we all realize that we are reaping years of immorality and greed, as well as ideological ideas that are detrimental to our founding principles. In many ways we have been and are in at the present time in a philosophical civil war of astonishing proportions. We are also in a division not seen in this country since we fought the Civil War. Let us pray this does not escalate to that level.
I know with certainty that President Trump was elected for a profound reason. Part of his mission, which I think is God blessed is to wreck havoc like an Old Testament Prophet, not mincing words or playing nice but getting to the root of the problem. That is what we need! All of hell has come against this man and I fear it is not over by any means. I guess my foreboding stems from the fact that once is never enough for the radical left. If they lose this election in November, they will never stop to try to overturn the will of the people. They have already shown that riots and anarchy are the calling card of the radical leftist.
Just a warning, be prepared for the worst. Nothing is beyond what they may attempt. Just remember that the FBI, DOJ, CIA were all working together to bring the downfall of a duly elected President of the United States. Vote like your life, and your way of life depends on it. Freedom vs Tyranny!!
If you are a person of prayer, please spend time in your prayer closet for America.
May we in America rise to the high calling God has placed on us.
The FBI had a confidential informant inside the White House as President Trump began his term in January 2017, indicate newly published emails between former bureau lead investigator Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page.
Source: Explosive Strzok emails indicate ‘informant’ in White House
Read this and weep. The FBI had an informant to try to dig up dirt on the Trump Administration. Media silent. Republican Party silent.