By Faith and Freedom Staff
The partnership between Big Tech and the Radical Left and is not new, and neither is the effort to silence conservatives. Nevertheless, the intensity of their current attacks is unprecedented. As Christians and conservatives, we stand together on the front lines of this battle and we join you in peacefully promoting our conservative values. When conservatives point out the bias of big tech, their allies in cable news and the big networks call us “conspiracy theorists,” “paranoid,” and worse.
But we know the truth. There is an old saying in politics—“follow the money.” According to the Observer, for example, Microsoft PACs and employees spent $17 million on presidential campaign contributions. The top recipients of Microsoft money were Joe Biden and Democrat Super PACs. According to the same report, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Twitter, either through PACs or direct employee contributions, all gave predominantly to Democrat candidates and committees.
For every single one of them, Joe Biden was the top recipient of Big Tech campaign funds.
Some say these are private companies and none of us has a right to tell them what to do. But government regulates private companies every day. Certainly, government doesn’t have a right to tell them which candidates to support but it shouldn’t coddle them or promote policies that damage our right to free speech. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution says that:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Yet, government is giving Big Tech favorable treatment with a law that abridges free speech. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act enables big tech to decide what information can be provided and consumed on the Internet. It gives Big Tech a giant carve-out allowing censorship unique among publishers. This kind of law is exactly what the First Amendment was designed to prevent.
And Big Tech is already using the Communications Decency Act to silence conservatives—refusing advertising that doesn’t fit with their Radical Left agenda and denying access to people and groups they deem politically incorrect.
It’s urgent that Christian conservatives peacefully speak up for our right to free speech. We cannot allow this outrageous overreach of Big Tech and the Radical Left to suppress conservative viewpoints. It is imperative that we begin to immediately work to take control of Congress in 2022 so that conservatives can repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and all other forms of favoritism for Big Tech.
We must not give up in the face of this important challenge. The Faith & Freedom Coalition is committed to staying the course and taking back the House and Senate in 2022, even while recognizing that the Left now possesses great power, not just on the Internet but also in Washington, D.C.