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Sen. Hawley: It=92s time to stand up against the muzzling of America
By Josh Hawley
January 24, 2021 | 8:22pm | Updated
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Have you checked your social credit score lately? You might want to.
Mine seems to have taken a nosedive this month. You might want to see
how yours is doing.
Everyone knows what a credit score is. But social credit scores are new.
They=92re the latest corporate import from Communist China, where
government and big business monitor every citizen=92s social views and
And they=92re the latest form of cancel culture in this country, as
corporate monopolies and the left team up to shut down speech they don=92t
like and force their political agenda on America. For those who still
believe in free speech and the First Amendment, this is the time to take
Senate GOP must act now to stop tomorrow=92s Big Tech abuses
Like the old-fashioned kind of credit score, your social credit requires
a lot of maintenance. You=92ll need to get good grades in school and stay
out of trouble with the law. But that=92s just the start =97 you have to
earn your right to live in polite society these days. So if you want to
get a good job, stay at hotels and be served at restaurants, you will
need to do a few other things. You will need to voice the right
opinions. You will need to endorse the right ideas. You will need to
conform. That=92s what the corporate chieftains tell us, anyway.
They tried to reprimand me this month because I didn=92t. On behalf of the
voters of my state, I raised a challenge to the presidential electors
from Pennsylvania after that state conducted the election in violation
of the state constitution. Maybe you agree with me. Maybe you don=92t. But
whatever your view, corporate America=92s rush to cancel those it dislikes
should trouble you.
In my case, it started with leftist politicians demanding I resign from
office for representing the views of my constituents and leading a
democratic debate on the floor of the Senate.
Taking that cue, a corporate publishing house then canceled a book it
had asked me to write. Ironically enough, the book is about political
censorship by the most powerful corporations in America. (And will be
published by an independent publishing house.) Now corporate America is
canceling my political events, because two parties are apparently one
too many for their taste.
It will get worse. The tech titans have already booted dozens of
conservatives off social media, and if they have their way, half the
House Republican conference will be expelled from Congress. The
corporate titans seem to believe that the only way to get a democracy to
their liking is to eliminate all threats to the Democratic Party=92s
unified control of government.
The alliance of leftists and woke capitalists hopes to regulate the
innermost thoughts of every American, from school age to retirement. And
they=92ve trained enforcers of the woke orthodoxy to monitor dissent or
misbehavior. A =93Karen=94 who cuts the wrong person off in traffic gets
followed home on a livestream and shamed into crying for mercy as her
license plate is broadcast to an online horde eager to hound her out of
Everyone knows it can happen to them, so everyone shuts down. The circle
of trust narrows. Conversations =97 too easily recorded =97 shift to
encrypted messaging apps. For now. Until those get banned too for
interfering in efficient social credit markets.
For some time, conservatives, recognizing that we=92re now the
counterculture, indulged in the delusion that we could opt out of all
this. We=92d send our kids to schools that don=92t teach all the woke stuff.
We=92d make our friends at church, not at work, and take comfort that
trust and openness were still possible in communities of shared purpose.
We=92d vote our conscience, because the ballot box was something no
election could take from us.
New York Post cover
And if ever our political organizing were impeded by censorship =97 say,
by the big tech giants =97 we could build our own platforms.
But the left and the corporations are challenging all of this now. Your
=93conservative=94 social platform isn=92t worth much when Amazon can shut =
down. Your vote may still be yours, but if your party is denied the
means to effectively organize by corporate monopolies, it=92s not going to
win. Your church, well, you can still attend for now, but go to the
wrong church and you may not have a job in a few years.
Here=92s the good news. The cancel culture agenda will only succeed if we
let it. We need live in fear only if we choose to say nothing. In this
time of testing, conservatives must not shrink back. We need to stand up
for the right of every American to be heard.
We need to stand up for the basic principles that join all Americans
together =97 the right to speak freely, to debate openly, and to address
our differences graciously without fear of being silenced or punished
for dissenting views.
I for one am not going to back down. My book will be published, and I
will continue to represent the people of my state without fear or favor,
whatever the left or the corporations say.
The powerful see in the present moment an opportunity to consolidate
their control over society and to squelch dissent. That means those who
believe in the First Amendment and the fundamental principles of
American liberty must now take a stand, while we still can.
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that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological
proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
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