Conservative Leaders Call on Feds to Cease Collusion with Social Media Platforms

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Conservative leaders are declaring that the Biden administration is "ripping the U.S. Constitution to shreds" in a letter that demands the White House and federal government be fully transparent about all of their actions to restrict speech.

The complete open letter signed by Media Research Center President Brent Bozell and others can be read below:

The Biden administration is ripping the U.S. Constitution to shreds. Its assault on America’s freedom of speech is terrifying. It is the hallmark of dictatorships. 

As a result of the incendiary and dangerous announcements made by the Biden White House last week to censor free speech with the cooperation of social media, we, the undersigned, demand  Big Tech firms immediately and publicly announce that they will not comply with calls from the federal government to censor dissenting viewpoints. Not on COVID-19 and not on any other topic. Furthermore we call on those companies to resist further demands for such outrageous censorship of dissenting voices. 

The Biden administration is guilty of violating the most basic fundamental principles of a free and open society. President Joe Biden shockingly claimed Facebook is “killing people” because it doesn’t completely censor its site in ways the administration approves. Though he later backed off this claim a bit, multiple members of the administration are moving to quash free speech on social media following that autocratic rationale. 

White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced that the administration is “flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.” And on Thursday, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy declared that “health misinformation is a serious threat to public health.” Psaki added to that with the fact that the Surgeon General’s Office is “flagging posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.” 

Those who comply and do not speak out are guilty of being complicit in a creepy and repugnant form of Orwellian “thoughtcrime.” We are fast approaching the nightmarish reality of 1984 or worse. 

Therefore, we further demand the White House, the federal government and private entities be fully transparent about all government actions to restrict speech. 

It is also the responsibility of Congress to limit the federal government’s attempt to work with, bully or intimidate private entities to control free speech the state deems dangerous. Indeed, our First Amendment was written to protect all speech, not just what the Biden administration deems safe and socially acceptable.   

If the federal government does not immediately cease and desist from its actions to coerce private companies to quash free speech in the United States, no other conclusion can be drawn, except that the federal government is openly opposed to citizens exercising their First Amendment rights. We will do everything legally in our power to resist that egregious overreach. 

 

L. Brent Bozell

Founder and President

Media Research Center

 

Gov. Scott Walker
President
Young America's Foundation


Morton Blackwell
President
Leadership Institute


David N. Bossie
President
Citizens United


Sandy Rios
Director of Governmental Affairs
AFA

 

Kelly Shackelford, Esq.
President, CEO & Chief Counsel

First Liberty Institute


C. Preston Noell III
President
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

 

Joseph Chalfant
President
Lone Conservative


Terry Schilling
President
American Principles Project  

 

Craig Shirley
Reagan Biographer and Presidential Historian


Kevin D. Freeman
Founder
NSIC Institute


Mark Fitzgibbons
President of Corporate Affairs
American Target Advertising


The Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell
Chairman
Constitutional Congress, Inc.

 

Eunie Smith
President Emeritus
Eagle Forum


Rod D. Martin
Founder & CEO
The Martin Organization, Inc.


Christina Murphy Lusk
President
The Martin Foundation


Ted Baehr, Th.D., HHD, J.D.
Movieguide(r)
Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) Member


Jim Lakely
Vice President & Director of Communications
The Heartland Institute


Steven Ertelt, Editor
LifeNews.com


Floyd Brown
Founder 

Western Journal


John Hinderaker
President

American Experiment


Christie-Lee McNally
President 

Raven Strategies


Anne Schlafly Cori
Chairman

Eagle Forum


Jon Schweppe
Director of Policy and Government Affairs
American Principles Project


George K Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor
ConservativeHQ.com


David Kupelian
Vice President and Managing Editor
WND


Paul J. Gessing
President
Rio Grande Foundation


Tony Perkins
President
Family Research Council


Brian S. Brown
President
International Organization for the Family


Lori Roman
President
American Constitutional Rights Union


Lady Brigitte Gabriel
Founder & Chairman
ACT For America


Becky Gerritson
Executive Director 
Eagle Forum of Alabama

 

Hon. Kenneth ""Ken"" Cuccinelli, II
Former Attorney General of Virginia
Former Acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security


Gary Bauer
President
American Values


Saulius “Saul” Anuzis
President
60 Plus Association

 

Will Chamberlain
Publisher
Human Events


Randy M. Long
Founder
Long Business Advisors, LLC

 


James L. Martin
Founder/Chairman
60 Plus Association

 

Ryan Bomberger
Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer
The Radiance Foundation


Elaine Donnelly
Founder and President
Center for Military Readiness


James Allen
SpeechMovement.Org

 

Joseph Farah Editor in Chief WND

 

 

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