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In 2022, some Republicans are still raging war on a plant.
Recently, the Republican Study Committee, composed of 156 members of Congress, released a new “Family Policy Agenda” with 80 specific policy goals the group intends to implement should Republicans win the majority in the next term. The proposal includes a few good ideas, like reviewing occupational licensing laws and getting rid of the ones that don’t actually protect consumer health and safety. But the majority of it is a socially conservative culture war wishlist that seems pretty far removed from the priorities of everyday Americans.
One particularly unhinged section is titled “Protecting Children from Dangers of Drugs.” In it, the lawmakers claim that states that have legalized marijuana have seen an “explosion of marijuana use among children, which is having a hugely negative impact on their health.”
But, uh, that’s easily proven false with literally just a quick Google search. According to the prestigious, peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA , marijuana use among teens has not increased in states that have passed medical or recreational marijuana laws in the past 25 years. In fact, their study found that legalization may actually be making it more difficult for kids to obtain pot.
You mean to tell me that when a state gets rid of a black market, illegal activity decreases?
Product or service bans almost never work. It’s unrealistic to think that simply outlawing a good or service in demand will make it disappear. Hardly. The free market is tougher than that. Supply will always find a way to meet demand, and thus black markets spring up—empowering gangs and cartels in the process.Legalizing cannabis brings the industry back above board. The incentive for people to sell on the black market decreases because the consumer has access to a legal, safe, […]
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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