As the Canadian government targets truckers protesting the nation’s COVID-19 policies with unprecedented measures that mirror antiterrorism laws, the U.S. government under the Biden administration is invoking the specter of terrorism and insurrection to crack down on forms of dissent it seeks to stigmatize as threatening.
On both sides of the border, critics fear the latest steps could trample on citizens’ civil liberties, including the right to speak and assemble freely.
These concerns reached a fever pitch on Monday, when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced he would invoke the Emergencies Act, giving him broad emergency powers to quell nonviolent protests led by the so-called Freedom Convoy truckers.
For three weeks, truckers opposing COVID-19 mandates have blocked roads in downtown Ottawa. The protest has become a rallying point for people opposed to a range of Trudeau’s policies and inspired others around the world to try their own “freedom convoys.”
In response, Trudeau’s government claimed sweeping powers under the Emergencies Act, such as banning public assembly in certain locations.
The government also ordered banks to freeze the accounts of those involved in the convoy and cease providing financial services when the institution suspects that an account, either personal or corporate, is being used to further the blockade.
Banks and other financial service providers can now freeze an account without a court order and will be protected against civil liability, according to the Canadian government.
Trudeau said the measures will be temporary, targeted, and “are reasonable and proportionate to the threats they are meant to address.”Conservatives in Canada countered the measure is an “unprecedented sledgehammer.”Andreas Park, a professor of finance at the University of Toronto, warned the new rules may catch “a lot of normal people in the process,” apparently referring to those not involved in the convoy.”Essentially what we’re doing now is deputizing the private sector to […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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