Our founding fathers were either certified geniuses…

Or the luckiest group of men on earth.

In the US Constitution and the proceeding Bill of Rights – these trailblazers may have created the best blueprint for a federated republic that the world has ever seen.

A testament to their genius is the fact that even 231 years later – it still holds true.

The Constitution itself gave the outline for the rules and way that the Federal government would operate…

But it was the Bill of Rights that truly gave Americans the freedoms they longed for since sailing across the Atlantic in 1607.

There’s been many public debates as to which of these amendments is the most important – and while each could have a case made for its merits – the truth is, the First Amendment is what really gives Americans TRUE freedom…

A freedom that has been under attack by the left for years – in the mainstream mass media – and most recently, by the clandestine operators of social media.

However, before we move forward, let’s take a look at what the First Amendment says in the founding fathers’ own words…

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Now…

The First Amendment applies to what the government and governmental agencies can and can’t do as pertaining to American citizens and their rights to religion of their choice, freedom of speech and peaceful assembly.

What it DOESN’T do is protect those same rights from private companies or entities from doing the same.

Meaning that when it comes to private property and private domain – you’re First Amendment rights might as well be printed on toilet paper and flushed down the toilet.

This is an important point to understand.

Private companies have more freedom to trample on your rights than the US government – and what’s messed up – that’s a unique freedom in itself…

It’s what gave the Colorado baker the right to refuse to create a cake for a gay couple’s wedding.

It’s also what gives Facebook, Twitter, and other social media entities the right to censor and suppress conservative content.

Live by the sword, die by the sword, right?

Even though the platforms claim that they don’t censor, the fact that conservative content suppression isn’t that big of a secret should be telling…

Recently, an ex-Facebook employee made claims that the social media platform is censoring content from some conservative publishers and commentators.

Honestly, what would you expect from a California-based company?

The unnamed ex-employee has accused Facebook of using software manipulation or ‘special features’ to ‘deboost’ traffic to certain conservative sites and individuals…

Or outright banning people like Alex Jones, as well as conservative duo, Diamond and Silk.

Two things they’re well within their rights to do.

However…

The question isn’t, “Are they allowed to do that?”

Because, clearly, they are.

No, the question is…

“Should they?”

Of course they shouldn’t…

How can there ever be any resolution or discovery of common ground if the very ideas that could sway an opinion – or at least open a mind up to the possibility of the other side’s point – if there is no discourse?

Not that I expect it to happen with the fervent left too often…

But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

We’ve all witnessed that moment when somebody from the left’s eyes are opened to the truth – it’s actually a beautiful thing to see.

However, the odds of that happening go out the window if there’s no chance for civil discourse or agreement because one side’s ideas are deliberately hidden.

Vice Media did a piece on social media’s liberal bias last year while documenting the 2016 election and the possibility of Russia using bots to interfere.

It was eye-opening, as it was disturbing…

But again, these are privately-owned companies and have every right to censor or suppress whatever content they deem “unworthy.”

So, what are our choices as conservatives that want to get our voices heard?

Well, we can start by leaving the social media sites that have been proven to censor conservative ideas – sites like Facebook, Twitter, and video streaming site, YouTube.

There are a few new social media companies popping up that are promising not to limit any speech.

Gab has become a favorite among conservatives for this exact reason.

Even more, Gab is FIGHTING censorship by introducing new software that allows people to comment on things even when the “comment” function is disabled.

Their newest tool, Dissenter, gives people a work around of “rampant corporate censorship” and allow users to comment on almost anything, including news articles, YouTube videos, and even individual social media posts.

The downside is that the audience is nowhere near as big as the established social media companies – nor are liberals likely to join something that allows all speech…

But it’s a start.

So, don’t let the censorship get you down…

It’s their right – and it’s a right that should be respected – because that means we have the same rights.

We can make our voices heard, though…

And they’ll especially listen after a mass exodus from these oppressive platforms towards new, free speech-friendly sites that allow ALL ideas to flow… well, freely.

Now…

How many of us will make the jump?

 

“Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them; I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence.” – Charles Bukowski