With the Big Tech giants and Social Media corporations implementing censorship and deplatforming in the name of fighting “disinformation,” Conservatives are getting kicked out of the public square left and right. The danger of this mentality is that they are taking the spirit of the First Amendment away.
While, on one hand, these big corporations are private businesses. On the other hand, they are being used as an extension of the Federal Government that is controlled by the Democrats in order to silence all opposition. The danger that our nation is facing is that the only beliefs that you are now allowed to have are the mainstream narrative. There’s no room for disagreement or opposing views.
Our Founding Fathers intended for America to be a free nation, where people were free to publicly oppose their elected officials without censorship. The freedom of the press was not a protection of the Mainstream Media that is owned and run by the elites to say whatever they want. Freedom of the Press was actually the individual’s right to print and distribute their views without restriction. Today’s equivalent would be writing blogs, hosting podcasts or posting on Twitter.
Dr Nan Hayworth explained her deep concerns with the current state of shutting down speech that the mainstream elites do not like. This is reminiscent of the Soviet Union who would control the narrative that they wanted out in the public and punish those that fall out of line. While Big Tech his hiding behind Section 230, I believe that we are approaching the time where we have to force these Social Media giants to decide whether they are going to be a publisher or a platform. The cannot be both.
The beauty that made America great was the view that we should be able to freely express our opinions, even of others disagree with us. This Freedom of Speech is so important, as the only way to change people’s minds is with better information and the truth. Cracking down on opposing views only reinforces their positions in their mind. We must promote free expression of thought and open dialogue in our nation. If we continue down this path of only allowing a mainstream narrative without dissension, we are going to head down the path of the Soviet Union and other tyrannical governments that stripped people of their freedoms and liberties.
America is the greatest nation on the face of the planet. A huge part of what makes it so great is our preservation of freedom. If we continue down this path, unfortunately, America will become less and less great. If we want to bring back this great nation, we must stand up and defend freedom for each and every American.
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COVID-19 lockdowns are taking down an independent news outlet
Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat.
Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it.
When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that.
Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the resurgence of lockdowns that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance.
The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $17,300 to stay afloat through March when we hope the economy will be more open, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated.
The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. In November, 2020, we hit 1.2 million visitors.
We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above.
As the world spirals towards radical progressivism, the need for truthful journalism has never been greater. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going.