A Bank of America ATM is seen, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Winchester, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) ** FILE ** more > A cadre of Senate Republicans introduced legislation Wednesday to punish “woke” corporations for backing policies that infringe on the Second Amendment.
The legislation, written by Sen. Steve Daines of Montana and four other GOP lawmakers, would block the federal government from doling out contracts to companies and organizations that discriminate against the firearm industry and law-abiding gun owners.
“The federal government should not be in business with woke corporations that want to hinder Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” Mr. Daines said. “Sending hard-earned taxpayer dollars to businesses that are anti-Second Amendment is unacceptable — we must send a clear message that their woke agenda has no place here.”
The bill’s authors say the legislation is targeted at financial institutions, social media companies and other large corporations. In recent years, such companies have responded to a spate of mass shootings by severing ties with firearms manufacturers.
Financial giants such as Bank of America and Citigroup have taken steps since 2020 to restrict loans and investments to gun manufacturers and retailers. GOP lawmakers say such conduct should not be underwritten by the federal government.
“Companies can choose whom they do business with, but so should taxpayers,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy, Louisiana Republican.
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The bill would require federal agencies to include a clause in contracts for goods or services certifying the contractor is not discriminating against a “firearm industry or firearm trade association.” It also would direct the contractor not to adopt such a policy during the length of the agreement.To prevent the White House and President Biden from circumventing the legislation, GOP lawmakers specify that requirements […]
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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