Florida Gov. DeSantis Takes on Big Tech: Proposes Fines for Censorship

(PJ Media) The Biden administration clearly benefitted from Big Tech censorship in the weeks before the election. Twitter and Facebook actively censored the NY Post’s report on Hunter Biden’s dealings with China, preventing millions of voters from learning true and important information about one of the two contenders for the presidency. Twitter and Facebook have never censored accusations that Donald Trump conspired with Russia to steal the 2016 election, even after those accusations have been proven totally false.

That’s not the primary reason there needs to be pushback on Facebook and Twitter censorship, but it helps explain why Biden and the Democratic Party will do nothing to stop it. They benefit from it. Their enemies are hurt by it.

If there is to be pushback it will have to come from the states.  (Read More)

Why Are Americans Naive About Evil?

(Townhall) In my new book Fish Out of Water: A Search for the Meaning of Life, I write about growing up with my European immigrant parents. Much of the story is very funny — and of course true — but some of it is quite serious. That’s because my parents saw the horrors of communism up close, and in the stories they told me and my brother they helped us understand that there was real evil in the world. As we learned from them about the evils of living in places under the oppression of Marxist atheism, we also learned about the blessings of living in America, where God and liberty were at the heart of much of our culture, so much so that many take it for granted.  (Read More)

Articles of Impeachment Drafted Against Governor Little

(Idaho Dispatch) A number of legislators have spoken out against Governor Brad Little over the last year ever since his initial “stay-at-home” order.

During Idaho’s “Extraordinary Session” last August, a resolution was filed in the Idaho House to end the emergency order. That resolution passed the House but was never taken up by the Idaho Senate.

The 2021 Idaho legislative session is underway and a number of proposals are in the legislature to end the emergency order.

Last week Little criticized the legislature for attempting to end the order and asked citizens to tell their legislators to back down. Some legislators spoke out against Little and some supported his criticism.

No legislator was more outspoken in their criticism of Little than Rep. Chad Christensen, a Republican in District 32.  (Read More)

The beginning of the end of women’s sports

(OneNewsNow) Female athletes are speaking out against an executive order from President Biden that allows for biological males to compete in women’s sports.

Some states, like Connecticut, already employed this policy, reportedly in the name of inclusion and fairness. But speaking recently on “Fox & Friends,” Connecticut student athlete Selina Soule (pictured) said she has lost opportunities to biological males in female sports.

“It is very frustrating and demoralizing, being forced to compete against someone who you know that you will never be able to beat, no matter what [you] do,” said Soule. “I wish there was a way that we can return fairness to not only track and field, but to all female sports.”  (Read More)

Idahoans must build in the work of disbanded 1776 Commission

(Idaho Freedom Foundation) Joe Biden has disbanded the 1776 Commission that the Trump administration created in September, but the work need not stop. It cannot stop, for the sake of our nation. President Trump created the commission because of the mortal danger that our country faces: activists have successfully infiltrated our government-run education system and have been using it as a vehicle to indoctrinate young people into hating America. That might sound like a lot, but it is a fact.

I challenge you to ask anyone younger than, say, 35, about our country’s history, its founding documents, and its first principles. From the youngest schoolchildren to the adult collegian, most have been taught and are being taught that America is borne of and built on racism; that capitalism is an extension of that intolerance. Graduates of our “education” institutions are unable to tell you about the Founding Fathers, but they can tell you about the Kardashians.  (Read More)

Biden Administration Threatens Pro-Life Policies

(Townhall) Personnel is policy is an adage that has been around Washington, D.C. almost as long as President Joe Biden. His administration is certainly no exception. Biden’s picks for key domestic policy roles have a history of abortion extremism and will no doubt make this administration the most radical, pro-abortion administration in history.

In a typical administration, the secretarial positions are peppered with superstars or controversial figures of the respective political party, including former rivals for the presidential nomination. But instead of crafting policy through these different departments, the Biden administration is poised to direct policy through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director, Neera Tanden, and the White House Domestic Policy Office Director, Susan Rice. Rounding out the Biden administration’s pro-abortion triple-threat would be the nominee for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Kristen Clarke.  (Read More)

McGeachin, conservative legislators call on PERSI to dump big tech investments

(IDED News) Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin and a group of conservative legislators are calling for the state’s public retirement program to dump its investments in big tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter.

In a letter sent to the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) board of trustees this week, McGeachin and 22 legislators expressed concern that Twitter, Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook have restricted free speech and censored ideas.

The legislators said $661 million of Idaho PERSI funds have been invested in those companies or platforms.

“We would strongly encourage the board to divest from these companies,” the conservative officials wrote in Monday’s letter. “We are confident the board can find other companies to invest in that will not pose a compromise to the values of all members who contribute their hard-earned monies to PERSI.”  (Read More)

The Most Important Question About the 2020 Election

(Creators) For four years, the media and their party, the Democrats, told us every day that Trump is a fascist, a dictator, a racist and a white supremacist; that he was an agent of the Russian government — a real-life Manchurian candidate. We were also repeatedly told by the lying media (Trump’s accurate description of the mainstream media) that in Charlottesville, Virginia, Trump said there are “very fine” Nazis (see the PragerU video, “The Charlottesville Lie”). Yes, the media told us with a straight face that a man with a Jewish daughter, Jewish son-in-law and Jewish grandchildren said there are fine Nazis. Biden said he decided to run for president because of this lie.

So, then, here is the question: Why would anyone who sincerely believed Trump is a white-supremacist fascist dictator not cheat if he or she could prevent such a person from becoming or remaining president of the United States?  (Read More)

New Poll Shows 80% of Millennials Oppose Abortions Up to Birth, 57% Oppose Roe v. Wade

(LifeNews) Students for Life of America released a new poll, a project of the organization’s Institute for Pro-Life Advancement, evaluating how the newest voters, Millennials and Gen Z (ages 18-34), view some of the cutting-edge policy discussions most timely in the debate over abortion.

This demographic is widely reported as being almost entirely in support of abortion as it is allowed through Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton – through all 9 months, for any reason whatsoever, and sometimes with taxpayer funding.

“As an organization of mostly Millennials and Gen Z, we’ve been frustrated by all the sweeping statements made about our views on the human rights issue of the day. And as the age range most targeted for abortion, the views of Millennials an Gen Z on an industry that has ended the lives of one-quarter of our generation are extremely relevant,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins.  (Read More)

“Antiracism” Comes to the Heartland

(City Journal) A middle school in Springfield, Missouri, recently held a diversity training program that forced teachers to locate themselves on an “oppression matrix” and watch a video of “George Floyd’s last words.”

According to whistleblower documents and teachers who attended the program at Cherokee Middle School, the training began with a “land acknowledgement,” claiming that “Springfield Public Schools is built on ancestral territory of the Osage, Delaware and Kickapoo Nations and Peoples.” (At the time of publication, Springfield Public Schools had not responded to a request for comment.) The diversity trainers, Jeremy Sullivan and Myki Williamson, asked the teachers to “acknowledge the dark history and violence against Native and Indigenous People” before engaging in the day’s program of “social justice work.”  (Read More)

Goya Board Threatens Can-Sell Culture

(FRC) Praise Donald Trump — get canceled. Praise Barack Obama — get canceled. Raise your company’s sales by 1,000 percent — get censored. Welcome to the life of Goya CEO Bob Unanue. The conservative folk hero, who Americans rewarded for his conviction by sending profits through the roof, is back under fire — this time from his own board of directors. Apparently, shattering company sales records doesn’t matter if you don’t have the right point of view.

His comments, the family said, were unacceptable. On Fox Business last week, Bob was very candid about where he thought America was headed. “I think this is mission accomplished,”  (Read More)

How Joe Biden Will Open The Floodgates To Transgendering Public Schools

(The Federalist) The next several years are likely to reopen the floodgates to leftists’ long repurposing of public schools to indoctrinate children with lies about sex. According to leftist reporting, once in office Joe Biden plans to quickly use executive power to push transgenderism in schools, farther than President Obama did. In Congress, Democrats plan to prioritize legislation to do the same, potentially with Republican support, with the so-called Equality Act and more.

On Nov. 7, Biden was reportedly the first candidate to mention transgenderism in his speech claiming he had won the presidency. This is only the tip of the iceberg. On the campaign trail, Biden promised to reinstate President Obama’s requirement that public schools put boys in girls’ sports and showers, and push this issue much more.  (Read More)

Why the Left Has To Suppress Free Speech

(American Greatness) Let us begin with this fact: The left always suppresses speech. Since Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917, there has been no example of the left in control and not crushing dissent.

That is one of the important differences between liberal and left: Liberalism and liberals believe in free speech. (The present leftist threat to freedom in America, the greatest threat to freedom in American history, is made possible because liberals think they have more to fear from conservatives than from the left. Liberals do not understand that the left regards liberals as their useful idiots.)

The left controls universities. There is little or no dissent allowed at universities.  (Read More)

Our Politics Is Cracking Under the Weight of a Thinning Civil Society

(Breakpoint) A little more than a week after the storming of the Capitol, five Americans have died, the House of Representatives has impeached the President for a second time, Twitter and other social platforms have permanently banned the sitting President of the United States, Amazon Web Services shut down alternative social media site Parler, and National Guard forces are being deployed, with 20,000 troops scheduled to surround the Capitol because, according to the FBI, armed groups are planning to protest the Inauguration, not only in Washington, D.C., but in all fifty states. 

There are immediate causes, of course, for the chaos that unfolded last Wednesday. Over 70 million Americans are unhappy with and deeply worried about the implications of the presidential election and, no less important, the Georgia Senate runoffs. Among that number, a sizeable group believes the election was stolen, and just-as-deeply disbelieve all media personalities, investigators, elected officials of either party, or judges who say otherwise.  (Read More)

University presidents, after refusing to fix social justice nonsense, make demands of lawmakers

(Idaho Freedom Foundation) Shame on Idaho’s university presidents for their elitist arrogance. These well-paid state employees know full well how their campuses have been turned into the indoctrination factories for the Radical Left, yet they’ve done little about it.

That hasn’t stopped the presidents of Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho from having the audacity to announce to the world that if lawmakers approve Gov. Brad Little’s expensive budget for higher education as written, they’ll keep tuition frozen for a second year in a row.

This is not a good look for Idaho’s colleges, who grew their social justice missions in 2020 against the wishes of legislators. Lawmakers gave school administrations a whole year to do something meaningful to get their universities back to their core missions and curb administrative bloat. There is a growing awareness about the public money our campuses are spending to fuel the fire of the social justice movement.  (Read More)

Amazon Sells 204 Items Promoting Violence and Hate, Like This “Kill All Republicans” Shirt

(LifeNews) Amazon terminated its contract with free speech platform Parler for “violent content on your website.” But Amazon itself deals with merchandise that advocates the death of all Republicans or specifically targets President Donald Trump.

The Media Research Center found at least 204 examples of merchandise sold on Amazon that promoted violence, either toward President Donald Trump, Republicans or members of the police force. Riot gear, including tasers, brass knuckles and stun sticks were also sold. Some of these violent products included a flag with a graphic image of Trump blowing his brains out, a mug with the slogan “Where is Lee Harvey Oswald now that we really need him?” and a black T-shirt with a red slogan, “Kill All Republicans.” The shirt that urged the death of Republicans was even a sponsored listing on Amazon.  (Read More)

Annual March for Life Will Be Held Virtually, Not in Person

(Daily Signal) The annual March for Life has been canceled in person this year, and the march’s president says this is only partly due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The protection of all of those who participate in the annual March, as well as the many law enforcement personnel and others who work tirelessly each year to ensure a safe and peaceful event, is a top priority of the March for Life,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini announced Friday.

“In light of the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic which may be peaking, and in view of the heightened pressures that law enforcement officers and others are currently facing in and around the Capitol, this year’s March for Life will look different,” she continued.  (Read More)

London newspaper reveals ‘shocking evidence’ about transgender treatments

(BioEdge) After a legal battle The Mail on Sunday has published what it called “shocking evidence” about transgender medicine which led a High Court judge to ban a government gender clinic from prescribing puberty-blockers.

The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) clinic in London, also known as the Tavistock Centre, began prescribing these for children under 16 in 2011. In December the clinic was forced to stop after the Court ruled that it was “very doubtful” that youngsters could give informed consent.

Swedish psychiatrist Christopher Gillberg testified that the use of puberty blockers is basically “a live experiment” on vulnerable children. “In my years as a physician,” he wrote, “I cannot remember an issue of greater significance for the practice of medicine. We have left established evidence-based clinical practice and are using powerful life-altering medication for a vulnerable group of adolescents and children based upon a belief.”  (Read More)

Abortion clinic owner describes immense profit earned from “conveyer belt” abortion system

(Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) The former owner of American abortion clinics has described the immense profits abortionists make from a “conveyer belt” abortion system.

In the documentary, Life After Abortion, the former owner of five abortion clinics, now turned pro-life activist, Carol Everett, described the inside operations of the clinics.

Ms Everett said: “I sold abortions. I made $25 for each abortion. Now that doesn’t sound like a lot of money, but the last month we did 545 abortions, which means my last month’s income was $13,625. But I wanted to be a millionaire. And I knew how to do that. Math. Forty-thousand abortions a year would provide $1 million of income for me.  (Read More)

Why School Choice Isn’t Enough To Really Improve American Education

(The Federalist) Most conservatives have settled on school choice as the solution to most, if not all, of today’s education problems. It makes sense. In most of the country, public schools have a monopoly on K-12 education and therefore have little incentive to deliver quality instruction to students. They will receive funding whether or not students actually learn anything. In states with teachers unions, schools are even less accountable—to the point that teachers can refuse to work for all kinds of flimsy pretexts.

While school choice would definitely help break up the public school monopoly and power of teachers unions—which is why unions absolutely revile school choice advocates like Betsy DeVos—this alone would not immediately reform education.  (Read More)

Sheriff: KCSO won’t enforce mask mandate

(CDA Press) Kootenai County Sheriff Bob Norris said his department will not enforce public health mandates meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“Enforcing criminal sanctions on otherwise law-abiding people goes against the fundamental principles of the U.S. and Idaho Constitutions,” he said in a statement released Monday.

Norris said his office won’t “enforce dictates on healthy citizens.”

“It is my opinion that the facts are becoming clear with COVID 19 — certain risk groups should take extra precautions, but the vast majority of healthy people who contract COVID-19 will experience flu symptoms and recover,” said Norris, who was sworn in on Jan. 1.  (Read More)

Equality Act would stomp religious conservatives

(OneNewsNow) When the Democratic Party takes over the White House and both chambers of Congress in a few days, one obvious target is religious conservatives who interfere with the Left’s version of progress — but there is legislation waiting for passage that would swiftly take care of that burdensome problem.

President-elect Joe Biden vowed before Election Day to pass the Equality Act if elected, and to pass it within 100 days of taking office, The Hill reported in October.

In a post-election story, USA Today suggested America’s views on homosexuality have progressed to the point that it’s past time to amend and update Civil Rights-era laws guaranteeing fair housing and equal employment with the Equality Act, which would ensure the same legal protections for homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders.  (Read More)

Technically (Not) Speaking: The Conservative Purge Begins

(FRC) Could this be a time of real testing? Absolutely. “Jesus said before he comes back, it’s going to be as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah,” Pastor Jack Hibbs reminded us on Thursday. “And prophetically speaking, we know that [those] days are coming. Jesus said they’re going to come. In America, we’ve had it very easy for a long time. And that doesn’t mean we give up. It means that we get ready. The church is being purified. It happened during COVID, and the next chapter is [starting]. And we need to stand.” Friends and family of faith, Jack said, get ready. “Get into your Bible like you never have before. Don’t mess around. If you don’t go to a Bible-teaching church, you need to find one, quick, that applies God’s word to the world in which we live.”  (Read More)

The conservative comeback starts here in Idaho

(Idaho Freedom Foundation) Washington D.C. is a chaotic mess

I don’t believe anything good for freedom will come from our nation’s capital. There’s infighting, chaos, and an ever-strengthening desire to just force those who disagree to do what we want.

Rioting and violence won’t save America. Storming a building, terrorizing legislators, and endangering people’s lives won’t lead to the change we need to see.

In fact, Washington D.C. has nothing do to with saving America—the solution simply won’t be found there. 

A return to freedom and Constitutional principles doesn’t come from the capital: It comes from the states and cities and citizens like us.  (Read More)

Alert: School Counselor Encourages Elementary Student to Transition

(Family Policy Alliance) The Coeur d’Alene Press is reporting that an elementary school counselor gave “guidance” on gender transition to a ten-year-old female student, encouraging her decision to live as a ‘boy’ without even notifying the girl’s family.

The counselor works for Northwest Expedition Academy, a public elementary school in the Coeur d’Alene School District. A phone recording released by the family reveals that the counselor told the student she supported her decision to identify as the other sex. The counselor even gave the student tips on how to come out as a boy to her family.

The young girl tragically lost her father three years ago in Afghanistan while he was serving in the Army. She currently lives with her mother and grandmother, who argue that the trauma and emotional pain this young girl feels will not be solved by “transitioning.”  (Read More)