VIDEO: President Trump Outlines His Restoring Free Speech Plan—America’s Digital Bill of Rights
By Dr. Rich Swier
President Donald J. Trump sent a clear message on what his primary focus will be when he is reelected POTUS in 2024.
Watch: Trump vows to dismantle the “censorship cartel” when reelected,
In a December 15, 2022 Forbes article titled Trump Vows To Dismantle ‘Censorship Cartel’ If He’s Re-Elected—An Apparent Nod To Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ Release Sara Dorn reports,
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday promised to upend all forms of social media content moderation if he’s re-elected, in what he framed as a bid to “reclaim the right to free speech” while describing a plan that seems targeted at the previous management of Twitter, whose new owner Elon Musk has become a recent ally to the right.
- In a seven-minute video posted on Truth Social, Trump said if he’s re-elected in 2024, he would “shatter the left-wing censorship regime” by banning any federal agency from “colluding with” businesses, organizations or people who attempt to censor any forms of speech.
- Trump also said he would order the Justice Department to investigate all forms of censorship and revoke federal funding for nonprofits, colleges and universities that engage in content moderation, including flagging misinformation and disinformation.
- The former president called on Congress to take immediate action toward executing his planned investigation by issuing “letters of preservation” to the Biden Administration and big tech companies ordering them not to destroy evidence of practices he called censorship.
In promoting his agenda, Trump highlighted “bombshell reports” he said “have confirmed that a sinister group” of “Silicon Valley tyrants,” among others, colluded to “silence the American people,” an apparent nod to Musk’s release of internal Twitter documents that show how the company made content moderation decisions prior to Musk’s ownership.
President Donald J. Trump On Free Speech
If we don’t have free speech, then we just don’t have a free country. It’s as simple as that. If this most fundamental right is allowed to perish, then the rest of our rights and liberties will topple. Just like dominos, one by one.
That’s why today, I’m announcing my plan to shatter the left-wing censorship regime and to reclaim the right to free speech for all Americans and reclaim is a very important word in this case because they’ve taken it away.
In recent weeks, bombshell reports have confirmed that a sinister group of deep state bureaucrats, Silicon Valley tyrants, left-wing activists and depraved corporate news media have been conspiring to manipulate and silence the American people. They have collaborated to suppress vital information on everything from elections to public health. The censorship cartel must be dismantled and destroyed and it must happen immediately.
Within hours of my inauguration, I will sign an executive order banning any federal department or agency from colluding with any organization, business, or person, to censor, limit, categorize, or impede the lawful speech of American citizens. I will then ban federal money from being used to label domestic speech as ‘mis-‘ or ‘dis-information’. And I will begin the process of identifying and firing every federal bureaucrat who has engaged in domestic censorship — directly or indirectly… all parties involved in the new online censorship regime, which is absolutely destructive and terrible, and to aggressively prosecute any and all crimes identified…
From now on, digital platforms should only qualify for immunity protection under Section 230, if they meet high standards of neutrality, transparency, fairness and non-discrimination… “When users of big online platforms have their content or accounts removed, throttled, shadowbanned or otherwise restricted, no matter what name they use, they should have the right to be informed that it’s happening, the right to a specific explanation of the reason why and the right to a timely appeal.
The Trump Free Speech Plan for 2024
The “Restoring Free Speech” Plan:
- Ban federal agencies from colluding to censor American citizens.
- Ban taxpayer dollars from being used to label speech as “mis-” or “disinformation”.
- Fire every federal bureaucrat who has engaged in domestic censorship.
- Immediately send preservation letters to the Biden administration and Big Tech giants.
- Order the DOJ to investigate all parties involved in the online censorship regime and prosecute any and all crimes identified.
- Revise Section 230 to drastically curtail big tech platforms’ power to restrict lawful speech.
- Stop federal funding for all non-profits and academic programs engaged in censorship.
- Suspend federal dollars to any university that has engaged in censorship support activities.
- Enact criminal penalties for federal bureaucrats who partner with private entities to violate your Constitutional rights.
- Impose a 7-year cooling-off period before former intelligence and national security officials can work at Big Tech platforms.
- Pass a Digital Bill of Rights.
President Donald J. Trump has hit the nail on the head. Passing a a Digital Bill of Rights insures that federal bureaucrats stop colluding with big tech to censor Americans.
This is a priority as there is a reason that the First Amendment is first.
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