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    It Begins: California Senator Introduces Bill to Kill Free Speech, Requires State-Sanctioned F

    It Begins: California Senator Introduces Bill to Kill Free Speech, Requires State-Sanctioned Fact Checkers to Approve Online Content

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018...nline-content/

    Pan recently introduced legislation to crack down on free speech on the internet.
    Pan’s legislation would force online publishers to utilize state-sanctioned fact checkers to approve content before it is posted online.

    Jon Rappaport reported:
    The bill is titled “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.
    It targets social media based in California. But as you read the bill, you see it appears to define social media as any Internet blog, website, or communication.
    SB1424 is brief. Read it:
    This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information.
    (a) Any person who operates a social media Internet Web site with physical presence in California shall develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Internet Web site.
    (b) The strategic plan shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
    (1) A plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories.
    (2) The utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories.
    (3) Providing outreach to social media users regarding news stories containing false information.
    (4) Placing a warning on a news story containing false information.
    (c) As used in this section, “social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles or locations.
    Getting the picture?
    It’s a free speech killer.
    This is what the Democratic Party has become — intolerant fascists.


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    The People should not fear their Governments, Governments should fear their People.

    The way things should be is that those who hold government positions and jobs should be afraid of losing those precious jobs because of an outcry of the people. That is the least violent way that a government, and individuals acting on behalf of the government should be held accountable for their actions. Now, California is demanding power to decide for itself what is "objectively true", and silence all others.

    One of the Planks of the Communist Manifesto is to convert Rights into Privileges, then DENY those Privileges by DEFAULT.

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    "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."

    "Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law."
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    "Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit atrocities."
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    A truly free people has both the moral and legal obligation to challenge any and all unjust authority. The First Amendment was the first, because the Founding Fathers felt it is more important than other Rights. The First Amendment enables us to resolve issues without Violence. The 2nd Amendment exists as a backup to the First. We should only use violence as an absolute last resort to resolve our issues by communication, and should only use that violence in Self Defense and the Defense of the Equal Rights of all good men.
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    https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-04-...fake-news.html

    California state senator who pushed vaccine mandate now seeks to CRIMINALIZE “fake news” about medicine, politics and government

    Monday, April 09, 2018 by: Mike Adams





    (Natural News) In the latest stunning assault on the freedom to think, California state senator Richard Pan — known as the “Mercury Joker” super villain for pushing mandatory vaccines into law via SB 277 — now wants to criminalize all bloggers and independent journalists who dare question the official narratives on vaccines, medicine, politics and government.

    The quest for absolute authoritarian control never seems to end with these left-wing zealots. And California looks more and more like North Korea with each new law. (Is Richard Pan the long-lost cousin of Kim Jong-Un?)
    Ever seeking to limit public debate, crush independent journalism and control all speech, Richard Pan has a new thought control bill entitled, “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.” While the title seems to target social media websites, the language of the bill clearly applies the law to all blogs, news websites, video sites and podcasts. From the proposed law itself:
    As used in this section, “social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles or locations.

    “It’s a free speech killer,” writes independent journalist Jon Rappoport for NoMoreFakeNews.com. “If it passes, agencies of the California government will develop numerous regulations for enforcement, including penalties for ‘speech criminals.'”

    1984 has arrived: Independent journalists are the new “speech criminals” in California

    California is rapidly collapsing into an authoritarian medical police state run by insane, power-hungry left-wing bureaucrats who fleece their own citizens while handing out hundreds of billions of dollars worth of entitlements to illegals in order to win votes and stay in power. As Wayne Allen Root writes:
    While California accounts for 12% of America’s population, it accounts for one third of America’s welfare checks. California leads the country in food stamp use. California has more people on welfare than most countries around the world… California is now home to 22% of this nation’s homeless population… California leads the nation in debt. Total state and local debt is almost $1.5 trillion… The income taxes, business taxes, sales taxes and gas taxes are all the highest in the nation. Why do you think that is? To pay the enormous costs of illegal immigration. To pay for the education costs, healthcare costs, police, courts, lawyers, prisons, and hundreds of different welfare programs for millions of California’s illegal aliens and struggling legal immigrants too.

    Now, to make sure that no one criticizes the deranged lunatics running Collapsifornia — with forced vaccine injections, confiscatory taxes and endless state-run propaganda — Richard Pan wants to turn independent journalists into “speech criminals.”

    Soon, you won’t be able to criticize the vaccine industry in California without going to prison or having your website seized. That’s because California will claim that any article opposing the “official” narrative on vaccines is, by definition, “fake news.” And since fake news will soon be criminalized in California, you will be arrested, indicted, convicted and imprisoned for merely uttering a scientific truth such as, “California still injects children with flu shots containing the neurotoxic heavy metal mercury.” Even though this is an openly admitted fact coming right out of the California government itself, it opposes the official vaccine narrative which falsely claims all mercury has been removed from vaccines. Thus, you will go to jail.

    As Rappoport explains:

    In case you believe there are too many websites and blogs based in California to enforce a new draconian law, let me explain how the game works. Behind closed doors, the state government would decide to focus on a few big issues. For example, gun control, vaccines, and immigration. Enforcement agencies would go after the biggest Internet operations expressing politically unacceptable points of view on those subjects. At first. A spread of smaller operations would feel the heat later.

    So-called fact checkers would come from government supported groups who agree with Official Positions. In other words, they wouldn’t be fact checkers at all. They would be prime news fakers.
    When it comes to the issue of vaccines, for example, they would cite the notoriously biased “experts” at the Centers for Disease Control, never mentioning that the CDC buys and sells $4 billion of vaccines a year.


    If you post a video that claims illegal immigrants are destroying California, you will go to jail

    Illegal immigration is gutting California, turning it into a collapsing totalitarian police state populated by impoverished masses and ruled by the wealthy elite. (That’s the perfect utopia, according to left-wing elitists.) But if you dare point out how open borders policies are destroying the once-great state of California, you might be arrested and thrown in prison if Richard Pan gets his way.

    It makes me wonder: How much authoritarianism will Californians put up with, exactly? The state has already taken away their medical freedom (SB 277 vaccine mandate) and food freedom (people are arrested for selling raw milk). Will the people of California allow these insane tyrants like Richard Pan to take away their freedom to speak, too?
    If the people of California don’t mount a massive uprising against this totalitarian law, there’s no hope for the state. Perhaps we should build a wall around the West Coast and isolate it from the rest of America, lest we all become contaminated with whatever insidious mind virus has infected the left-wing lunatics in Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles. They pose a danger not merely to their own fellow citizens but to the country as a whole. After all, California encourages illegals to vote in elections that determine members of Congress in Washington. And they vote on policies that impact us all. With California now representing the interests of illegals rather than its own citizens — and seeking to criminalize “fake news” in an effort to outlaw non-conformist views — it’s clear the state has become a very real danger to the future of our Republic.

    Not that California’s government tyrants care. Even as their state is collapsing under their authoritarian rule, they are actively seeking ways to expand the tyranny by essentially establishing a California Ministry of Truth.

    All those who oppose California’s official insanity will be locked up, shut down and silenced. So instead of gaining the favor of voters based on merit and reason, California will simply criminalize all opposition to state propaganda, just like we see happening in Communist China or North Korea. This is how totalitarians operate: They silence their opposition. They jail them. They demonetize them and they demonize them. All in the name of “equality,” hilariously.



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    CALEctomy.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

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    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

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    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

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    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
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    Free Speech Upon the Rock Above the City: re-wording John Milton


    https://williamaltoft.blog/free-spee...g-john-milton/

    https://williamaltoft.files.wordpres...iam-altoft.pdf

    “Yet if all cannot be of one mind – as who looks they should be? – this doubtless is more wholesome, more prudent, and more Christian, that many be tolerated, rather than all compelled.”

    “Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”

    – John Milton

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    When a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear, does it make a sound?

    And if a person is prosecuted for reporting facts which are true, but are not approved, will that fact be approved as "truthful" enough to be reported?
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    CALexit now please.



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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    When a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear, does it make a sound?

    And if a person is prosecuted for reporting facts which are true, but are not approved, will that fact be approved as truthful enough to be reported?
    No comrade, here you are engaged in thoughtcrime.

    All truth is approved.

    Obviously, if the state is prosecuting a comrade for publishing untruths, it goes without saying, that what was published was an untruth.

    The state is unerring and always correct comrade.

    Thus, all it's truths are approved.

    And vice versa: all that is approved by the state is truth.

    Understand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    No comrade, here you are engaged in thoughtcrime.

    All truth is approved.

    Obviously, if the state is prosecuting a comrade for publishing untruths, it goes without saying, that what was published was an untruth.

    The state is unerring and always correct comrade.

    Thus, all it's truths are approved.

    And vice versa: all that is approved by the state is truth.

    Understand?
    So when the BBC reported that World Trade Center Tower Seven had fallen, but WTC7 could clearly be seen still standing behind the BBC reporter, was the reporter guilty or was the building guilty of the thoughtcrime?
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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    So when the BBC reported that World Trade Center Tower Seven had fallen, but WTC7 could clearly be seen still standing behind the BBC reporter, was the reporter guilty or was the building guilty of the thoughtcrime?
    You were guilty for noticing.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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