free speech

The Leftist Persecution Of Nick Sandmann Continues

Covington Catholic High School graduate Nick Sandmann, the MAGA hat clad teenager who was falsely accused by major media outlets of abusing a Native American activist in front of Lincoln Memorial, and subsequently won significant payouts from several of them, still remains a target of the Left. To give you a small taste of how truely vicious the Left is, they have now decided to follow him to college at Kentucky’s Transylvania University.

Conservative Journalist Chanel Rion Of OAN Launches New White House Correspondents Organization

Calling the existing White House Correspondents Association "Exclusionary" and an “Old Boys’ Club” of “Press Bullies” operating rent free on the White House grounds, and without legal standing, Chanel Rion, Chief White House Correspondent for One America News Network (OAN), announced yesterday the formal launch of the National White House Correspondents Association (NWHCA).

Yes, Biden And Harris Will Come For Your Guns

Whether you are a longtime gun owner or one of the millions of Americans who in the past six months have purchased their first gun, you should make no mistake about the unshakable commitment to gun confiscation held by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. If you want to keep your guns and your freedom, vote for Donald Trump and Mike Pence on November 3, 2020.

Sign The Philadelphia Statement: Stand for Free Speech and Stop Cancel Culture

One of the key points the Philadelphia Statement makes that prompted us to lend our name and wholehearted support is this: "...we must be willing to trust that bad ideas will be corrected not through censorship but through better arguments.” Our job at CHQ is to make those “better arguments” on behalf of conservative principles and to boldly take to the public square to explain and argue on behalf of our conservative values, principles, and policy judgements.

What If Planned Parenthood Got Treated Like The NRA?

We have an idea – a principled conservative Republican Attorney General in a Red State, let’s say Texas or Indiana or Florida, should launch an investigation of Planned Parenthood, not just for excessive compensation of executives and self-dealing, but for facilitating murder and trafficking in human body parts. Then let’s make sure that conservative AG files the lawsuit to dissolve Planned Parenthood before it can spend the $45 million the organization plans to spend ahead of the 2020 elections.

Trump Promise Kept: Administration Acts To Protect Americans Against Online Censorship

We applaud the fact that President Trump and Secretary Ross agree with us that the time has passed for lame excuses from Big Tech. The Commerce Department petition is a good first step, however, absent Congress acting decisively to counter the threat to freedom of speech from Big Tech companies, it’s time for the federal government to also consider antitrust solutions for companies like Google and the rest of the Big Tech industry that have grown too powerful and too irresponsible.

Thoughts in General and Particular

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

Why is Big Tech so anti-American? The answer isn’t really the conspiratorial explanation you might be expecting. It’s fairly simple. The people who do all the work at Google, Facebook, Twitter, and all the other Big Tech companies in Silicon Valley are not Americans. It’s not that they’re leftists who hate this country, though they certainly could be. It’s that the people who do all the work for them come from God-knows-where and couldn’t give a damn about this country. When five out of seven employees at these companies are foreigners, it’s not a surprise that they don’t recognize American values of free speech.

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Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue didn't back down when the Leftwing mob tried bullying him for praising President Trump. We urge CHQ readers and friends to give Goya foods a try – if you are unfamiliar with the cuisines of Spain, Latin America and the Philippines this is your incentive to try one of their recipes. Or you can simply join Mr. Unanue in contributing Goya foods to your local food bank – you will be supporting your neighbors and a corporate leader who refuses to be bullied by the Leftwing mob.

The New 'Systemic Racism' That Is Coming

Patrick J. Buchanan, Creators

An amendment would allow California to start discriminating again — in favor of African Americans and Hispanics and against Asians and white men — to alter the present racial balance in state university admissions and the awarding of state contracts. If this passes, more Hispanics and Blacks with lower test scores will be admitted to elite state schools based on race, and fewer Asians and whites. Practices that were regarded as race discrimination and supposedly outlawed in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will henceforth be seen as commendable and mandatory. The BLM revolution, encapsulated: "It's our turn now!"

Yes, cancel culture is real — and it's dangerous

Editors, Washington Examiner

There are multiple ways the current climate of cancellation is so dangerous. For one thing, there is no way we can evolve into a more tolerant society if all people are deemed irremediably racist for things they wrote as teenagers and if major publications target non-public figures. Beyond that, however, the spirit of open speech and debate, in which there is an exchange of a wide array of ideas, is crucial to the survival of the republic. Shutting down voices if anybody claims they were offended is problematic when the range of things that are deemed offensive is growing and there is no room for forgiveness.

Yesterday Came Suddenly

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

Who is to blame for such tragic events? Excuse me for pointing out what absurd consequences might result if we follow the logic of Progress to its possible conclusion. So much news in the headlines of the past few weeks has been absurd that I don’t think we can rule out further absurdities. Our happiest childhood memories are now subject to being denounced as hate crimes, and the history we’re not allowed to celebrate keeps repeating itself anyway, sometimes as farce, but too often as tragedy. “I believe in yesterday,” Paul McCartney once sang. Soon we may be left with no yesterday to believe in.

The Media Suppresses Anyone Who Thinks Like You

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Where is the voice expressing what those of us who aren’t leftist weirdos think? Where’s the guy or gal or gender unspecified otherkin saying, “I want to give more money to the cops, and then have them aggressively confront and arrest criminals and send the people convicted of serious crimes to jail for a long, long time”? That’s what normal people think. That’s what the people you talk to in your daily life outside the corrupted and useless institutions the left has infiltrated think and say. That’s what people who aren’t idiots say. But you never hear that eminently reasonable view in the media.

Cognitive Dissonance in Post-Obama America

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

If liberalism means anything in the 21st century, it means a profound belief that America is an irredeemably racist country. Racism is an all-powerful evil in our country, according to liberals, who believe that (a) every problem afflicting the black community is caused by racism, and (b) the GOP is the political manifestation of this evil. To vote Republican is to vote for racism, according to liberals, and therefore all 63 million Americans who voted to elect Trump president are guilty of racism. Defending that belief is what the past two weeks of #BlackLivesMatter madness has really been about.

Conservative Leaders: Get Rid Of Facebook Censorship Committee

More than 60 conservative leaders in volved in the Free Speech Alliance panned the announcement of Facebook's new content oversight board and offered this opinion of the proposed oversight board: When you announce your next 20 members, ensure that they will balance out the aggressively leftist tilt of this new venture your company has taken. Better yet: Get rid of the whole thing.

Bernie’s Abortion Comment Destroys A Campaign Finance Law Fallacy

The moral -- even if political -- response of pro-life voters to Bernie Sanders’ statement on his leftwing political imperative about abortion is compelled by conscience. But to spend money publishing these moral sentiments to defeat Sanders and other Democrats requires reporting ourselves to the government in public records, which is not only a burden on free speech, but opens us to doxing by radicals, and in today’s political environment, harassment or even violence by extremists.

Learn From The ‘Funding Father’ Of The Conservative Movement How To Massively Grow Your Conservative Organization

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
On December 10, 2019 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in Washington, DC, I and three of America’s best conservative fundraisers who happen to work for our company, American Target Advertising, as well as NextAfter, a major Internet marketing company, will be offering a FREE seminar on how to defeat the Left by using direct mail and marketing to become a world-class conservative fundraiser.

Big tech on trial

Daniel Oliver, Washington Examiner

In current antitrust law, a small degree of market power (which is not the same as monopoly power) is very common and understood not to warrant antitrust intervention. But even a trivial skewing of the marketplace of ideas by one of the giant tech information companies could have made the difference between “President Trump” and “President Clinton.” It’s time to revisit antitrust law. People who believe in competition, especially in the marketplace of ideas, shouldn’t let tech CEOs stop the clock there. Like Oliver Wendell Holmes (who switched his opinion on free speech rights in the landmark case of Abrams v. United States), we should be willing to change our minds.

The Only Media The Left Can’t Control

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The news that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has decided “his” platform will not accept political advertising for the 2020 election cycle may be the final signal to conservatives that the internet is no longer a space where liberty reigns supreme, but there is one media that the Left doesn't control and can't censor.

Twitter Tilts 2020 With an Ad Ban

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that his platform will no longer accept political advertising. He thinks being able to buy advertising is an unfair and undemocratic advantage: "While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions." In the final analysis, this is all about what Jack Dorsey and his leadership at Twitter want: control of their public conversation and the ability to decide what is and is not acceptable. Advertising diminishes that power. So advertising must go.

The NBA Grovels to China

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

China is a huge and lucrative market for the NBA. If business means turning your back on freedom while defending one of the most brutally repressive regimes in human history — so be it. Meanwhile, nobody's found Colin Kaepernick saying anything about China's grip on the NBA. The man with the Nike sneaker-selling slogan of "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." is silent while Nike orders the removal of all the Houston Rockets merchandise from their stories in China. Apparently, America is still the most horrible country in the world that was founded on racism, slavery and genocide.