Soros, the one person that can cause concern for the right, due to his willingness to throw millions, if not billions of dollars to achieve his Progressive Left goals, is now teaming up with Pelosi to try to take control of censorship from Facebook and others and put this in the hands of bureaucrats.
Before the virus struck Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi had increased her attacks against Facebook, now Billionaire and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has ramped up her attacks against Facebook in recent weeks, and now billionaire and anti-Article V activist George Soros has joined her. I will get into Article V a little later.
In January, Soros kicked off his attacks to try to strip away control of the press from individuals and put it in the hands of the government; he did so in an op-ed with the New York Times.
“I repeat and reaffirm my accusation against Facebook under the leadership of Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg,” he concluded. “They follow only one guiding principle: Maximize profits irrespective of the consequences. One way or another, they should not be left in control of Facebook.”
Soros cites Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which immunizes most large social media platforms from liability for defamation. Without these protections, social media companies would be forced to follow government protocols for what they can and cannot allow on their social media accounts.
Soros, in other words (like Pelosi), wants the federal government to have a much larger say in what gets published on social media platforms like Facebook.
Don’t mistake this move as a push for more free speech, what they want is to control the speech with the army of government workers that have never faced an election, who feel, like these two do, that they are more capable of handling what information we receive, to make sure what is censored before we get access to it.
This does not only apply to Facebook, but they also want this to apply to all network news sites, the problem they have is they know there is no leftist control over all these sites, this is one thing they can’t afford, losing control over how we are given the news.
Why the concern? Soros tells us himself in his own words:
“Facebook helped Trump to get elected and I am afraid that it will do the same in 2020,” Soros says.
“I believe that Mr. Trump and Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, realize that their interests are aligned — the president’s in winning elections, Mr. Zuckerberg’s in making money.”
Here is the problem:
We have seen how the courts, the states, government workers have done everything within their power to strip rights from we the people and put this power in the hands of faceless workers, people that don’t care about our freedoms, they would happily sacrifice them all to maintain the control they currently have over this government.
It is this that has Soros and Pelosi, along with most of the progressive left with fear, if they are terrified if they don’t control access, they can’t paint the picture they want us to see, thus ending up with Trump being elected again. This is why they see Facebook and all social platforms as dangerous and unregulated. Soros has since this time thrown mass sums into putting in place his people to push for this control, to centralize the power in the hands of bureaucrats and politicians.
What they are trying to do is take what they can’t by vote to grab by subterfuge.
Make no mistake; if we allow this, there will be no return, they will have complete power over what all of us see, what we read, the news, or lack of it, that is presented to us. They will promote journalists that are much like you see now in the New York Times and CNN, where what they feel is the greater good takes precedent over our freedoms.
How do we stop this?
The first thing we need to do is have every one of us pressure our representatives, let them know, if you do this it is a deal-breaker, there is no way we can support your reelection.
We need to fight and make sure this is heard from all, take this article, and others like it, share it will you know, have them do the same. The greatest threat to what these people are trying to do in the dark is to bring in a flashlight and expose this, bring it out of the darkness and into the light.
Convention of States
This is article V, which is mentioned earlier in the article. This is stated in the constitution:
The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two-thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three-fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
This is a call for a change of our constitution if we see that what we have now is not working, or has been so corrupted it needs a reset.
In this, we can have a convention of states. They send representatives to a constitutional convention; then, if they can get 2/3rds of the members to vote on an article, they can add or take away from the constitution as we know it.
We have heard that the constitution has been changed in the past, and it has not all times has that been done lawfully. The legality of stripping the state’s rights of assigning senators to have them voted on was done in a way to remove the power of the states away.
The way the founders expected was to have each state legislation elect members to represent them. This was stopped when parties started to worry if they fell out of power; they would not have the ability to control these picks. The lack of ratification still has many questioning the legality of this amendment.
We saw many reasonable amendments, such as ending slavery, women’s right to vote, etc., this is why this was set up.
Now with elected officials serving for what many seems to be for life, a convention could very well put an end to this by putting in place term limits for all elected officials.
There is also the case of our national debt, with legislators not having the self-discipline to cut off this habit of borrowing hundreds of billions, we could put in place a balanced budget amendment, this would put a quick end to this out of control spending.
Many people worry about radical changes going on, where the progressive left could take control of such an event, but remember, they don’t make up 2/3rd’s of this nation, sure would not have the ability to strip constitutional rights from us.
There is good reason Soros and Pelosi have attacked this; we could put in place constitutional control that would check much of what Soros is trying to force on it.
To learn more about a constitutional convention please go to Convention Of States Action.