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California Plots Destruction of Free Speech By Considering the Creation of New Group

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The state of California is not exactly known for it’s deep love of liberty and freedom, what with the super restrictive gun control laws, astronomically high taxes, and other assorted nutty pieces of legislation designed to curtail freedom.

However, it looks like things are about to take an even harder turn toward totalitarianism as the state is looking to create a “fake news advisory group,” which will essentially limit freedom of speech to only that agenda sponsored by the state government.

Apparently none of these folks have ever read the Constitution or the Founding Fathers at all.

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According to CBS Sacramento:

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Senate Bill 1424 would require the California Attorney General to create the advisory committee by April 1, 2019. It would need to consist of at least one person from the Department of Justice, representatives from social media providers, civil liberties advocates, and First Amendment scholars. The advisory group would be required to study how false information is spread online and come up with a plan for social media platforms to fix the problem.

Let’s be frank about this: there is no way to solve the problem of “fake news,” because its definition is variable. News outlets are already liable for printing defamatory material. And suggesting that news you don’t like can be policed by the government is a recipe for tyranny. That’s why the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), no right-wing outlet, opposes the bill:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation opposes the bill, calling it “flawed” and “misguided.” The group argues the measure would make the government and advisory group responsible for deciding what is true or false. It also points out the First Amendment prevents content-based restrictions, even if the statements of “admittedly false.”

While this is shocking, it’s not the first time California has tried stomping on the right to free speech by taking aim at “fake news.” Earlier this year, AB 155 was introduced which required schools to teach about “fake news” in their curriculum.

As Ben Shapiro noted above, the biggest issue with the government getting involved in the fight to stop fake news is that the definition of what constitutes “fake news” can be changed and will constantly be in flux. Even if it wasn’t, you can almost guarantee the definition that will be upheld in California will make the vast majority of conservative news “fake” and thus banned.

This is a dangerous precedent for a state to set and it is obviously a violation of free speech that should be rightfully struck down if it is passed. State governments are to have the majority power when deciding many issues left unresolved in the Constitution, however the first amendment is not one of those that the states are allowed to alter.

Let’s hope this monstrosity doesn’t pass for the sake of freedom for the residents of California.

Source: The Daily Wire

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DC Mayor Now Bribing Children to Get Vaccine with Gift Cards, AirPods

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The Biden Administration is coming to a startling realization in recent weeks, as the number of folks who aren’t vaccinated approaches the number of folks who won’t be vaccinated. As it stands today, about half to the nation is inoculated, with the other half largely unwilling to go down that road.  In order to reach herd immunity, experts suggest that as many as 70% of us will need to have COVID antibodies – a fact that has prompted a number of municipalities to work up programs to entice Americans to get the jab. In DC, they are now targeting children with these incentives. Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Thursday the city will offer cash and goodies to children from August 7 as gifts for those who receive their first shot of the coronavirus vaccine. Bowser previewed the August reward program saying, “All DC youth can claim their free COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] vaccine” at three locations in D.C., adding the “youth can receive a $51 VISA gift card.” Additional prizes will see, “The first 400 youth to get vaccinated at each site will have the option to forgo their gift card and instead receive a pair of AirPods.” And the parents are being targeted as well. She revealed other enticements, saying “parents/guardians will also get one $51 VISA gift card,” adding the gift cards are “per child vaccinated,” which could be lucrative for families with multiple children. The announcement comes on the heels of a similar bribe by NYC officials who offered $100 to anyone willing to get the jab.  

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Delta Info Leaked: CDC Says It’s More Transmissible Than Smallpox

That can’t be good.

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We are now in month 17 of our “2-week lockdown”.  You remember?  The one that was meant to “flatten the curve” two St. Patrick’s Days ago. So, nearly a year-and-a-half later, we are now dealing with something called the “delta” variant, and a return to the masks and restrictions that marred society during the early days of the pandemic. The CDC’s guidance on the matter changed abruptly this week, drawing a great deal of criticism from Americans the nation over.  Now, a leaked document appears to show why the organization changed their tune. The Delta variant is much more contagious, more likely to break through protections afforded by the vaccines and may cause more severe disease than all other known versions of the virus, according to an internal presentation circulated within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, the director of the agency, acknowledged on Tuesday that vaccinated people with so-called breakthrough infections of the Delta variant carry just as much virus in the nose and throat as unvaccinated people, and may spread it just as readily, if less often. And, when compared to other infamous outbreaks, “delta” holds its own. The Delta variant is moretransmissible than the viruses that cause MERS, SARS, Ebola, the common cold, the seasonal flu and smallpox, and it is as contagious as chickenpox, according to the document, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times. The immediate next step for the agency is to “acknowledge the war has changed,” the document said. Its contents were first reported by The Washington Post on Thursday evening. The news comes just a children the nation over are preparing to head back to the classroom, and with cooler, drier weather just around the corner to drive some of us back indoors.

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