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November 24, 2020 (American Thinker) — As the fight over electoral votes continues, the stakes are high for conservatives. Countless writers have done a good job explaining this, from John Zmirak to Stella Morabito. But the stakes are even higher for Democrats and liberals.
Let's think about why.
PETITION UPDATE (12/11/2020)
Right before Thanksgiving, YouTube deleted a LifeSite video of a distinguished Canadian physician protesting the "unfounded public hysteria" over COVID-19 and accused us of spreading "medical misinformation."
Our account was suspended, and we were prohibited from posting videos on our YouTube channel for one week. And, while that may not seem like a big deal, it's a huge deal for a news organization like LifeSite.
Then, earlier this week, YouTube again suspended our account – this time for two weeks – over an episode of The Bishop Strickland Show wherein Bishop Strickland said he would not take an unethical COVID-19 vaccine.
We were able to appeal the suspension, and our request was granted.
This means that in YouTube's three-strikes-and-you're-out content-policing, idea-cleansing scheme, we are back down to one strike. But, we still face the threat of losing our account permanently.
And, we're not the only ones.
In a recent turn of events, YouTube just announced that it will remove videos alleging widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
But, what is YouTube afraid of? The truth???
Thankfully, however, there is a one, big bright spot on the horizon: 48 states filed suit against Facebook just this week.
And, although this seems like a step in the right direction, the draconian measures which YouTube just rolled out, which are already wielded by Twitter, are an assault against free speech.
So, the fight for freedom of speech against Big Tech goes on. And, we must do everything we can to protect it!
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition today!
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PETITION UPDATE (11/18/2020)
Everyone thought the censorship by Big Tech corporations would decrease after the 2020 election, but the truth is that censorship is being felt just as much as it was before the election.
And, given the election outcome, perhaps Big Tech censorship now is even more consequential than it was before the election!
The two biggest social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, and other Big Tech companies, are still censoring and suppressing stories and posts favorable to conservatives, and especially anything that has to do with election fraud.
Here are a few recent examples:
- Women for America First organized the March for Trump on November 14, which was shut down by Facebook, MailChimp and Eventbrite. Despite Big Tech’s best efforts to cancel the event, the march went on and gathered a huge crowd.
- Twitter has been suppressing a large number of President Trump’s Tweets. Most of his Tweets have been flagged arbitrarily with a warning stating: “This claim about election fraud is disputed."
Please READ this recent article about Big Tech's attempt to choke information conerning the recent Million MAGA March in Washington, DC: '5 things mainstream media won’t tell you about massive DC ‘Stop the Steal’ rally'
Then, please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition, which calls on the Congress, the president, and governors to defend freedom of speech as Big Tech continues their rampant censorship.
PETITION UPDATE (10/15/2020)
In a remarkable development, Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham have announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee will be issuing subpoenas to Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg for their company's suppression of two critical expose news stories about how Hunter Biden and the Biden Family allegedly profited from business deals made because of Joe Biden's position as Vice President.
Please WATCH LifeSite's exclusive video of the announcement by Senator Ted Cruz below.
According to the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Lindsey Graham, the subpoenas will be issued next Tuesday, for hearings to be held on Friday of next week.
This is a MASSIVE development, and should be welcomed by those who champion freedom of speech.
Again, this is all happening because Twitter and Facebook refuse to allow their members to share stories which would be favorable to conservatives.
Here's the timeline:
Yesterday, Twitter and Facebook suppressed a NY Post story about how Hunter Biden allegedly profited from introducing a Ukrainian businessman to his then-Vice President father, Joe Biden. The story also alleges that Vice President Biden then subsequently pressured Ukrainian authorities to fire a prosecutor who was investigating the businessman's company.
And, just this morning, Twitter suppressed another expose by the NY Post alleging that the Biden Family improperly profitted from deals made with one of the largest Chinese energy companies because of Vice President Biden's position in government.
But, right after the story broke, Senator Cruz tried to share the latest story on Twitter and was blocked. Twitter says that they are blocking the stories because they claim that the information was obtained illegally. However, Twitter showed no problem allowing illegally obtained information about President Trump's tax returns to be shared.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition, which calls on the Congress, the president, and governors to defend freedom of speech as Big Tech continues their rampant censorship.
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'GOP senators decry Big Tech censorship of NY Post story exposing Biden corruption' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/gop-senators-decry-big-tech-censorship-of-ny-post-story-exposing-biden-corruption
PETITION UPDATE (9/17/2020)
Big Tech is out to kill free speech. LifeSite is out to protect it!
LifeSite has been digging deep into the many claims of liberal bias and selective censorship of pro-life, pro-family, and conservative voices on social media.
And, we are now launching our new series 'Uncensored: Big Tech vs. Free Speech', which will unpack how the actions of Big Tech censors actually affect conservative and Christian organization and individuals.
Please WATCH the first video in our series featuring Brigitte Gabriel, the Founder of ACT For America, one of the nation's premier national security grassroots organizations.
Ms. Gabriel's organization, ACT For America, has been targeted by Big Tech especially in the manipulation of search results.
Big Tech “think[s] they are God and they are exercising their godly power over everybody else,” Gabriel explained. "Because in today's world, anytime you want to find out any information about somebody, what do you do? Google. You go to the internet to find out some information about them. When you research anything about somebody, the first thing that comes up [in the search results] is the Southern Poverty Law Center’s labeling of ‘hate groups.’”
“And who are the ‘hate groups’? Family Research Council is a hate group because they are pro-family. American Family Radio is a hate group…LifeSiteNews is a hate group. My organization is a hate group because we sound the alarm about terrorism and protecting our constitutional freedom. And so they try to character assassinate you. And they control the language.”
LifeSite's research shows that Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter, and others have become far too dangerous for democracy.
They can and do sway elections and public opinion in whatever direction they want, primarily by manipulating search results, tracking our online behavior, and by blocking truthful content from their platforms.
Today, LifeSite is starting to fight back, with facts and with stories of conservatives and Christians who are being negatively impacted by Big Tech's liberal bias.
Please continue to follow our 'Big Tech vs. Free Speech' series which aims to launch a new video each week for the next eight weeks.
And, please sign our petition demanding that Big Tech monopolies are broken up. Thank you!
ORIGINAL PETITION BACKGROUND TEXT:
The outrageous erasing of the White Coat Summit from the internet is only the latest in a long series of brazen acts of censorship against conservatives and all those who support legitimate free speech.
You may agree or disagree with the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine against the coronavirus, but everyone should agree on this point:
No Big Tech company should have the power to erase from the internet the medical opinions of licensed practicing doctors simply because they do not like what they have to say about the coronavirus or their experience treating it. Americans and other free peoples do not need leftist computer programmers deciding what the best course of medical treatment is for them.
Google/Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Apple and their Big Tech friends want to control what you see, what you read, what you think, and ultimately, how you vote. Not only do they spend hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbying congress and buttering up big Washington DC think tanks, but now they brazenly and directly censor any content they don't want you to see.
Big Tech, like other interest groups, aggressively lobby to help their businesses thrive, but increasingly, Big Tech is using blatant internet censorship to impose its radical world view over those they consider to be "deplorables."
This must stop, but it won't unless we demand it as forcefully as legally possible. We believe that we have reached the point were Big Tech must be broken up if legitimate free speech is going to survive and continue to thrive on the internet.
Please sign our petition to demand real consequences for Big Tech's suppression of legitimate free speech.
In 2016, emails revealed by Fox News' Tucker Carlson proved that Google tried to influence the election by affecting voter turnout. Thankfully they failed. But they didn't give up. Instead, they have been preparing and testing how to manipulate information to continue to abuse their monopolistic power.
In 2018, Google/Youtube et. al. succeeded in manipulating the Irish abortion referendum by blacklisting pro-life videos, manipulating pro-life search terms and results and intentionally withholding pro-life information. Again, this is not an opinion or a conspiracy theory, Project Veritas obtained first hand information proving the intentional censorship by Big Tech.
And the Coronavirus has just made things worse. You see, scared people are more easily manipulated into giving up their freedom of speech. Children are being kept from going to school, tens of millions of Americans are out of work, and rioting has broken out in most major American cities.
Now, more than ever, freedom of speech is necessary to secure all of our freedoms. Freedom of speech is crucial to truly exercise the freedom to vote for the person that best represents one's own views, or the freedom to decide what course of medical treatment to accept - especially the decision to control what vaccines are administered to our children.
Some experts, like Dr. Robert Epstein, a behavioral psychologist who has testified before congress against Big Tech believes that we may already be too late to control Big Tech's tyrannical control over information.
President Trump took a step in the right direction with his Executive Order calling for increased regulation of Big Tech. But much more can be done and needs to be done right now.
In an era where almost everything is polarized, there is an overwhelming support for breaking up the Big Tech monopolies. A recent Pew poll found that 75% of Americans believe that Big Tech companies have too much influence.
It is time to bring serious accountability to Big Tech for their attempts to use their monopolies to kill free speech.
It is time to break up Big Tech.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Google, Facebook, Twitter shut down ‘frontline’ US doctors who promote ‘cure for COVID’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/google-facebook-twitter-shut-down-frontline-us-doctors-who-promote-cure-for-covid?utm_source=featured&utm_campaign=standard
Americans overwhelmingly agree Big Tech has too much power: Pew poll - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/americans-overwhelmingly-agree-big-tech-has-too-much-power-pew-poll
Leaked Google employee's email reveals effort to boost Latino vote, surprise that some voted for Trump - https://www.foxnews.com/tech/leaked-google-employees-email-reveals-effort-to-boost-latino-vote-surprise-that-some-voted-for-trump
Undercover video proves Google interfered in Irish abortion referendum - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/americans-overwhelmingly-agree-big-tech-has-too-much-power-pew-poll
All signs point to an increasing amount and authenticity of evidence for voter fraud. While I have many criticisms of liberals, I can say one thing about them that hints of praise. Discounting corrupt leaders at the top, most liberals treasure their sense of righteousness as the most important motivating factor in what they do. As horrible as are many things liberals do, one cannot deny that liberals rally powerfully around their “causes,” their collective convictions that injustices exist and their progressive solutions are the right ones.
Many of us on the right would call the left's moral certainty “self-righteousness.” But let us proceed for the time being with the assumption, for argument's sake, that we can call it simply righteousness, as in the compelling belief in the rightness of one's beliefs. So powerful is the left's righteousness that leftists win many arguments simply by rhetorical force. They are so unrelenting in their argumentation that conservatives, who are accustomed to having weak-willed and wobbling leaders, concede to them out of sheer awe before the liberals' perseverance.
Many things have happened that should have exposed the flaws in liberals' righteous self-perception, ranging in seriousness from the sexual sins of Democratic donors like Harvey Weinstein and Ed Buck to the vast financial corruption behind the left's fake environmentalism, the Clinton Foundation, and the Bidens' graft in hotspots like Ukraine and China.
But those things, for various reasons, didn't “stick.” As numerous as these skeletons were, they weren't numerous enough to break open the closet where the left's alliance of media, academia, and politicians hid them. Many conservatives, busy with their daily lives, didn't know much about these scandals and never connected their moral implications to the liberals they argued with in their daily lives.
The election of 2020 is different. Having been through a year of COVID and urban unrest, issues that would normally remain distantly political felt extremely personal to Americans. Both issues developed a partisan taste, because the left weaponized COVID against the right and the right weaponized urban unrest against the left. Both issues produced an obvious disconnect between what people experienced in their daily lives and what liberal-dominated commentators were saying in the media.
Carrying a newfound personal urgency with them to the polls, many people went to great lengths to cast their ballots. Their voting felt intimate and important. And then the election became a disaster that dragged on for weeks. Prior to the election, the left told us there would be no problem with mail ballots. Then when the mail ballots caused nightmares in terms of tabulation, verification, security, and timeliness, the left told us there would be no proof of fraud. Then, as more testimonials of fraud surfaced and the strange statistics heightened our suspicions, the left told us there was fraud but it was not widespread. This, too, broke down as we saw more solid evidence of voting “irregularities” in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada, enough states to make us consider “widespread” a perfectly appropriate adjective.
Finally, the left said these widespread frauds would not reach an amount large enough to reverse the election. And then Sidney Powell released the Kraken, revealing cold statistics about the millions of votes tabulated by a digital balloting company that nobody sane could trust.
People can disagree about abortion, military policy, homosexuality, education, health care, or any major issue. But nobody likes liars. Nobody trusts liars. The worst thing that can happen to a group of people is to develop a reputation for lying, especially in the realm of democratic politics, where your entire right to hold office depends upon the public's faith in your word.
Perhaps worse than lying is cheating. You can let it pass if you catch your girlfriend telling you a fib here and there, but when you catch her in bed with your best friend, that's almost always a deal-breaker. There's a special contempt reserved for sports teams that get trophies based on bad calls by referees, especially if you find out the referees were bribed. People detest boxing matches that turn out to have been fixed. In twenty years as a professor, I recall vividly how deeply people's reputations sank if they got caught cheating. Often other students would despise their cheating classmates much more than the professors would care.
Sometimes it seems as though liberals would like racism and sexism to be classified as more severe than lying and cheating. For whatever reason, they've never succeeded at changing people's moral compass in that way. Even most liberals view dishonesty as a worse character trait than prejudice, which explains partly why so many of their attacks on supposed racists involve accusing them of a hidden prejudice that the accused would deny.
The left lied and cheated — not everybody on the left, but enough so that Joe Biden, no matter what happens in the future, will be associated permanently in the minds of Trump-supporters with lies and cheating.
Unlike earlier scandals, the dishonesty surrounding Biden's 2020 election margins has taken hold of an enormous number of Americans. A recent poll found that 47% of people responding to pollsters believed it likely that Biden's victory came from cheating.
That statistic is simply catastrophic. Even worse is the probability that the “shy Trump voter” who skewed the polls prior to the election is probably also afraid to tell a pollster what he really thinks about voter fraud.
I don't believe that the percentage of Americans who think the liberals cheated will go down. It will only increase. While only God knows the full truth, all the evidence I've seen from Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellis points to the high chance that more evidence (and increasingly substantial evidence) will come out revealing massive, nationwide fraud perpetrated to steal a presidential election.
Let's go back to the metaphor of the cheating girlfriend. If you have a girlfriend who nags and belittles you constantly, telling you every hour that you're doing something wrong, and then you catch her in bed with your best friend, the damage to your girlfriend's position will be multiplied because not only will she lose her confidence in dealing with you — also, you will have undergone a mental change and simply won't put up with her criticism for a long time.
Think of Trump-supporters and Biden-supporters as a boyfriend and girlfriend in just such a relationship. We came visited early to surprise our girlfriend, and there she is in flagrante delicto, right in the bedroom, curtains blowing in the breeze, with the sleaziest gang of Democratic fraudsters and Republican collaborators.
Over time, liberals will have to concede that they're caught. Their loss of righteousness will cost them more dearly than anything that they've ever lost in the past, because their righteousness was the fuel that animated them for so many decades. Eventually, it will sink in that they were on the side of lying and cheating, not only through silent complicity, but also through their vicious mockery of Trump-supporters during the naïve weeks when they maintained the façade that no fraud took place.
And they will have to deal with us, their boyfriend. It shocked liberals that after four years of demonizing Trump, they found that he won ten million more votes in 2020 than he did in 2016. Liberals must confront the reality that we haven't believed them in a long time and that much of their passionate rhetoric has been falling on deaf ears, unbeknownst to them.
But it will get worse. Millions of Trump-supporters who were content with shyness and silence before will now feel emboldened to stand up to liberals. They have nothing to lose, since this election fiasco has made it clear that liberals will lie and cheat, so we can't trust any of their conciliatory measures or promises of collaboration, healing, or unity.
With the stain of dishonesty, liberals will lose everything. Stripped of righteousness, none of the data they cite to promote their views on climate change, immigration, or anything else will hold weight.
They have to decide whether it is worth it to continue pretending Biden's “win” came with no reasonable suspicions. I don't think it is. I think if they trudge ahead, sticking to the same story, they face a catastrophe that will be far worse than swallowing their pride, admitting they got the fraud issue wrong, and letting a real investigation play out.
Published with permission from the American Thinker.
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