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October 26, 2020 (LifeSifeNews) — I want to explain to you as simply as I can why Donald Trump is the only logical vote for me, a Hispanic American.
My family came to America when I was eleven years old. Like every immigrant family before us, we came seeking the opportunity that only America can offer to those who are willing to work hard in the pursuit of their dreams.
My mom and stepdad came to the United States to become microbiologists. To make ends meet we grew vegetables and sold them on the weekends at the famers' market. We also delivered phone books in the Wisconsin winter. My sister and I even tried to help assembling pens and recycling bottles and cans. We shopped at Goodwill and spent a lot of time hanging around our parents' labs as they worked late into the night to finish their experiments.
The first thing we learned as immigrants is that getting ahead takes a lot of hard work. We were blessed to experience firsthand that in America, if you work hard and don't make excuses, you will get ahead. It is not in our DNA to expect that the government should provide us jobs, health care, housing, or anything else that we can provide for ourselves. Put simply, we have found out from the experience of our hardworking parents and families that individual hard work and personal responsibility are the key to success, not the leftist politics of class envy and redistribution of wealth.
This is the first reason why I am voting for Trump: Trump represents the idea that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in America. That opportunity is why most Hispanic Americans came to the United States, and that is what we want to see passed down to our children.
Although we certainly worked very hard, we also had a lot of help and encouragement. Our schools would always waive our activity fees for extracurricular activities. My soccer club allowed my stepdad to be an assistant coach in order to waive my fees. The old farmer who allowed us to cultivate his unused fields decided not to charge us anything in order to help us out. Kind neighbors invited us to eat fancy ice cream that we could never afford.
This is the second reason I am voting for Donald Trump: Hispanic Americans love America and we are not attracted to those who want to see us as victims of a supposedly unjust system. Americans are good and generous people who love to voluntarily help people in their community. My family had no right to so much kindness, and for that, my family and I will always be grateful and reject the anti-American rhetoric of the left. Hispanic immigrants are proud to be fully American, just as we are proud of our Hispanic heritage. We are proud of America's success because it is our own success, too! The sense of belonging to a country that rewards honest hard work is what makes us patriotic. As American patriots, we reject the leftist narrative of self-loathing. The notion that America is institutionally racist, sexist, xenophobic, and exploitative is just plain ridiculous to Hispanic Americans who know that nobody loves an underdog and is willing to lend a helping hand more than an American.
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'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
The third reason I am voting for Donald Trump is that I don't believe that America is a racist country, and I don't believe that Donald Trump is a racist. Colorblindness is built into Hispanic American culture, and trying to appeal to us based on our race not only doesn't work, but is seen as racist in and of itself.
Hispanic Americans are not a racial group. This is deeply misunderstood by most American political campaigns on the left and also on the right. Identity politics based on race are not successful with Hispanic Americans because we just don't identify ourselves by our race. I credit this to the wonderful Catholic missionary spirit of my Spanish forebears who evangelized all races of people as brothers and sisters in Christ. This resulted not only in a lot of racial mixing, but also in the forming of our collective identity around values other than our race. A Peruvian who might be racially indigenous (like my wife) will usually have much more in common with a white Spaniard like me than I do with a white Italian or Frenchman. So when the left tries to portray itself as the only party for black and brown people, most Hispanic Americans don't care and don't buy it because we don't identify ourselves by our race. All Lives Matter, period.
While Hispanic Americans don't share a race, we do share many values. At the top of our list are family values. We abhor the killing of children through abortion; we believe that marriage is the foundation of a family and is possible only between one man and one woman; and we are horrified by the normalization of transgenderism, especially when it comes to exposing our children to it in schools.
The fourth reason I am voting for Donald Trump is that the Democratic Party has adopted abortion, same-sex “marriage,” and transgenderism as its religion. If you profess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and not the federal government, you have no place in the modern Democratic Party. As the chairman of the Democratic National Committee said in 2017, if you’re pro-life, you're not welcome in the party.
While Republicans, including Donald Trump, are not unified in rejecting same-sex “marriage” and gender ideology, it is clear that the alternative is a Democratic Party that wants to impose these radical ideologies on everyone, especially children in public schools. Worst of all, Joe Biden has stated repeatedly that he supports taxpayer-funded abortion.
Hispanic Americans are willing to forgive Donald Trump’s sometimes insensitive words because we understand that he is a proud New York businessman who doesn’t apologize for his success. He is also proud to be an American, and he refuses to give in to racist identity politics. And while it would be a lie to say he is the perfect model of a Christian family man, the fact is that during his first term as president, he has had the courage to fight the destruction of our family values by defending the right to life, the traditional family, and our religious freedom against the constant attacks of the left.
The choice could not be clearer. Trump will be better for business and the economy. Trump is a proud American and will not apologize for putting American interests first against the enemies of the United States, both foreign and domestic. Trump will not bend the knee to the racist bullies of BLM and the anarchists of Antifa. And most importantly of all, Trump will continue to stand with Christians on life and religious freedom. Can you say the same for Joe Biden?