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The Government Must Respect the First Amendment and Rein in the Power of the Department of Homeland Security
RELEASE|May 18, 2022
Contact: Steve Carra

By State Rep. Steve Carra of Three Rivers

Our friends on the Left tend to accuse conservatives of wanting to stifle free speech and implement policies that favor big corporations. Ironically, they are guilty of these accusations tenfold. In April 2022, the Department of Homeland Security implemented the creation of a Disinformation Governance Board to monitor the internet for “disinformation”.

George Orwell wrote the book “1984” as a warning, not as a guide for the Biden Administration. Yet the cronies and unelected bureaucrats have put a liberal activist, with no experience in homeland security, in charge of this board. Nina Jankowicz, the head of the board, caused a commotion for suggesting that the government should have the ability to edit tweets of private individuals that they deem to be “misleading”. How can a society survive with Big Brother continuously watching over its shoulder?

This is unacceptable and the people I represent are demanding action. We are sick and tired of being battered and having our right trampled upon by our government. It is supposed to be a government of the people, by the people, and for the people not a government of activists, by the bureaucrats, and for the elites. That is why today I introduced a resolution urging the federal government to disband this unconstitutional Disinformation Governance Board.

For our constitutional republic to flourish, it is imperative that our society upholds and respects freedom of speech. The free and open discourse of ideas in contradiction to big government was a staple in the founding of our great nation. President Biden’s Ministry of Truth is not just reprehensible, but dangerous. Historically when the Government begins denouncing facts that they don’t like as disinformation, it leads to tyranny and darkness. While this program may be paused, we must take the next step and completely disband this vile program.


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