abolishment of a free Press

As I look at the culture that has sprouted up in our country as it regards to the institution of free people and the prevailing absence of true evidence of the desire of many of us actually wanting to hold on to the God-giving rights of Man that are recognized in our founding documents that so many gave their lives.  I can truly understand the Founder’s emphasis on a free press to inform the people of any actions by the government creatures that threatened those very rights.  The Founders determined that having a free press was so essential to protecting the liberties and freedoms of the American people that they included it in the very first Amendment to the Constitution for the united states of America.  They made the institution of journalism, i.e., the press, the only institution mentioned and protected in the whole Constitution.

Why a free Press?

One of the Founders to express the critical importance of a free press was Thomas Jefferson when he prophetically stated – “No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press… I am…for freedom of the press, and against all violations of the constitution to silence by force and not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents.”  Ben Franklin comes off the top rope by stating this – “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” 

The late Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black brilliantly explained the initial purpose of the constitutionally protected free press when he stated – “The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.”

The press is no longer on the side of the people

But a recent report by CNN, yes that CNN,– stated that “The US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that certain administration officials – namely in the White House, the surgeon general, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation – likely “coerced or significantly encouraged social media platforms to moderate content” in violation of the First Amendment in its efforts to combat Covid-19 disinformation.” This, if nothing else, clearly demonstrates that the government’s power to censor the press is alive and breathing today and the wall that was initially between the press and government, particularly in D.C., has been breached. And the press is no longer seeking to bare the secrets of the government for the benefit of the people, but to be accomplices for the government to betray the people.  The Establishment Press has long pressed it’s collective thumb on the scales to favor Leftist/Socialist positions and agendas, most famously when NY Time’s reporter Walter Duranty completely lied about Stalin’s genocide in Ukraine in the 1930’s.  But one could successfully argue that it has placed it’s entire hand unabashedly on the scales since the election of Barack Obama.  With the most glaring absence of any intellectual curiosity to question why is it that the Democrat Party has the Democrat Socialist Party and the US Communist Party under its organizational tent. And more recently the total abjection of truth and facts during the COVID-19 Pandemic as it worked hand in hand with the Biden Administration to have anyone on the main social media platforms – Google, Youtube, Facebook, etc. –  who expressed a different point of view or detracted from the official government narrative a liar and was censored, demonetize, and or banned altogether.

I am not even going to get into the critical role that the Media played during the 2020 Presidential Elections by not demanding that nothing got authenticated before ALL questions of credibility and fairness were answered.  In particular, the matter of the hours that vote counting was mysteriously taken offline in the very jurisdictions that were controlled by the Democratic Party and that also determined the election.  If the “gatekeepers” don’t see a need to ensure that electoral process integrity has the look of being above board, and that over 50% of voters had their vote rendered void due to dishonest or unlawful actions, then I don’t know what is their purpose.

The Press doesn’t want us to know

Who is the author and financier of the eruptions on the college campuses and the northern and southern borders, the degrading economic policies of the Biden Administration, and the connection between the Biden family and Administration with the Communist Chinese Party, are stories that have been seemingly rendered off limits to the American people and whose stories shall not be reported on by the Establishment Media.  The question is why!?  What else is being concealed due to the unhealthy collaboration between the Press and the U.S government?  And has the American people already been classified as enemies of the government of the United States?  And if we have, what comes next?  What happens to a society that was designed for free people when reason and truth become relative or are outlawed? These are questions that the Founders all sought to avoid having to be pop quizzes for a politically disengaged and illiterate American people with a press that is no longer on our side to be our eyes on the actions of the government of the United States that threaten our liberties and freedoms, but to blind us to them.

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