I have always been told that President Nixon’s actions in covering up the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate hotel was a severe threat to democracy in American history, and so Nixon was obliged to resign. I have also been told that President Trump was such a grave threat to our democracy that he should have been impeached not just once but twice. If this is the standard, then what are we to do with a president whose administration colludes with big tech to suppress negative stories even before it is elected? Then, once elected, this administration attempts to establish a Board of Disinformation that actively creates an atmosphere of censorship that even a totalitarian regime such as the People’s Republic of China might envy.
Difficult as it might be to believe that something like that could happen in America, this was precisely the intention of the Biden administration and the Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. As Jazz Shaw over at Hot Air reports:
It would appear that Alejandro Mayorkas has “some ‘splainin to do,” as the kids like to say these days. As you may recall, the Biden administration briefly attempted to set up a Ministry of Truth under the Department of Homeland Security earlier this year. The quickly abandoned office was fancifully named the “Disinformation Governance Board” and it was planned to be headed by Nina Jankowicz, who quickly left the government after the effort was curtailed and went on to register as a foreign agent for Great Britain. When Congress looked into the attempt to establish the board, Mayorkas offered lengthy testimony as to what had been going on and sang lofty praises of Jankowicz. But newly revealed documents presented by Senator Josh Hawley and others strongly suggest that the board had progressed far further than Mayorkas testified and he seemingly lied under oath about some of the details
During his testimony in May, Mayorkas claimed that the Ministry of Truth had only been in its planning stages and that the board “had not yet met” to plan any actions. But the leaked documents show that the board had initially met on Feb. 4, 2022, and had continued to schedule weekly meetings thereafter, despite not having been formally approved or established.
Further, the documents indicate that the board’s plans to partner with the Big Tech companies were “far more extensive” than Mayorkas or the Biden administration ever revealed. The Disinformation Board planned to meet with Nathaniel Gleicher of Meta, who was in charge of the company’s security policy group when they acted to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story.
These revelations only serve to add another layer to the cake of badness surrounding the Biden administration’s coordination with social media platforms in an effort to suppress free speech in the name of “battling disinformation.” These efforts to enlist the aid of Big Tech to silence voices critical of various government policies are a clear violation of the First Amendment’s assurances of the right to free speech. They should be seen as obvious justifications for the impeachment of not only Mayorkas but Joe Biden himself. Of course, with the Democrats still controlling the Senate, that will almost certainly not happen, but this is a worrisome sign of how vastly the federal government has grown out of control and how the fundamental rights of citizens are being trodden upon or simply disregarded.
This attempt to give the federal government, in conjunction with Big Tech, the ability to censor dissenting voices is a threat to our liberties greater than anything Nixon did in the Watergate scandal. Nixon was only trying to cover up a tawdry and pointless effort by his campaign workers to attempt to influence the election of 1972. The Biden administration has been conspiring with social media gatekeepers to suppress information damaging to the Democratic Party’s electoral prospects. They have been attempting to establish totalitarian control over social media. That is a direct threat to the first amendment and to the constitutional order that guarantees American liberty. That is far worse than any other scandal in recent history.
The Biden administration must not be allowed to get away with this. Joe Biden must be impeached and removed from office along with Alejandro Mayorkas and anyone else implicated in these actions. The Department of Homeland Security should be abolished, along with the whole surveillance state that was set up in the wake of 9/11. It is becoming increasingly evident that the greatest threat to our lives and liberties comes not from Islamic terrorists but from our own government using the powers we have entrusted it to fight the threats from without, turned against us. We need to pare back the state to its constitutional limits if we’re to have any hope of maintaining the legacy of freedom bequeathed to us.