By Olivia Murray
Published: July 29, 2021 Noon EST
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The era of Big Tech tyranny is in full swing, and it’s been a particularly busy week.
JW Player refused to renew their contract with PragerU, an organization that produces highly popular conservative video content.
In June 2020, former Facebook employee Ryan Hartwig went public as a whistleblower. Hartwig had used a hidden camera to capture evidence of bias and censorship against conservative voices, and details the findings in his new book releasing next month, Behind the Mask of Facebook.
The seriousness of the actions taken by the Big Tech establishment cannot be overstated. They are silencing political opposition, and as former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart noted, censorship is “a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.”
Stewart was correct, as one may refer to countless historical and current examples of the ruling class first opting for censorship, and eventually ending with the execution of political opponents.
However, President Trump recently announced a class-action lawsuit against Twitter, Facebook, and Google. If he triumphs, it will be a monumental win for our God-given right to freely speak.
Rights are endowed to creation by the Creator; they do not come from government. Government simply exists to ensure the rights of the individual are maintained.
If the judicial system fails to restore and maintain the First Amendment, the authority given to the State by the consent of the governed is forfeited.
“When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government.”
– The Declaration of Independence