The war on the right, waged against hardened leftists is just getting started. The Democrats currently in power do not seem content to enjoy their victories and get back to the business of governing. Instead, they are targeting the right at every turn. Initial efforts were devoted to impeaching President Trump yet again. Fortunately, the Senate failed to convict the former president, which means he is able to run for office again should he choose to do so.
However, recent actions show their efforts will not end with the impeachment of President Trump. In fact, they will continue with several actions aimed at discrediting, demoralizing, and dehumanizing conservative voters and silencing conservative voices.
These are just a few efforts currently in the works:
- An FBI investigation into the role certain members of Congress had in the Capitol riot.
- Congress is drafting a bill to create a “Capitol riot commission” to investigate the events leading up to the riot – one that would include seven Democrat appointees and four Republicans.
- Lawmakers calling for “Truth” commissions to investigate President Trump’s actions in office.
- Democrats call on cable and streaming providers encouraging them to address “misinformation” from conservative news networks like Fox News, OANN, and Newsmax.
While the tech giants of Twitter, Facebook, and Google are doing their part to silence the voices of conservatives by censoring what can be said and who can be heard and even “fact-checking” legitimate news stories, or removing them completely, so that only one narrative is heard among their audiences, Congress is wasting no time in seeking to make these challenges universal.
On Feb. 22, 2021, Democratic lawmakers sent letters to executives from various cable companies, satellite companies, and streaming services, including:
- Google parent Alphabet
The letters urged these organizations to address misinformation by those who use their services stating that this information has led to radicalization and seditious acts, the rejection of public health best practices, and other issues.
The letters specifically mentioned Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News Network as offenders for spreading the disinformation and asked the organizations not only if they intended to continue to carry these networks but why.
Fox is not taking these actions sitting down and released a statement claiming, “For individual members of Congress to highlight political speech they do not like and demand cable distributors engage in viewpoint discrimination sets a terrible precedent.”
Of course, big tech has already engaged in this type of censorship earning rebukes from Germany and others around the world about the slippery slope these actions create.
Republican Federal Communications Commissioner, Brendan Carr, indicates that this is a massive transgression against free speech rights all other media outlets in this country enjoy.
We’re glad to see Democrats are focusing on the issues that matter. Secondary things such as vaccine distribution and an economic recession are taking a comfortable backseat.