Charlie Kirk took the stage at CPAC 2021 in Orlando Florida and started off by honoring one of the greats, Rush Limbaugh, even pointing out that he was wearing one of his early 90’s ties.
The big part of Kirk’s speech was about freedom of speech and the power of “big tech” asking the question, “which is more powerful, Google or the federal government?”
Kirk points out that most people would say the federal government has more power as they can create laws and put you in jail, but at least with them you have due process.
“What happens if Google decides to come after you” Kirk asks. He points out how Google can wipe away a person or information, instantaneously.
Kirk went on to ask the crowd, “What does it mean to be a conservative? First and foremost, we are here to conserve God given liberites and freedoms. We are here to protect the family, our country, the American way of life.”
“When a group of people in a concentrated area controlling trillion dollar companies decide to impose a viewpoint that is completely contrary to the American way of life and then we say, well we can’t do anything because they’re a private company, excuse me” Kirk states. He continues, ” As soon as you have 200 million users and 93 percent of all search results, you’re not the local flower shop or the local coffee shop, and you shouldn’t be treated as such, and we as conservatives must be very clear, if you do not support breaking up big tech, or challenging big tech you are not a conservative, you are a corporatist.”
Check out the video to hear Charlie’s full speech.
Three GOP Congressmen Voted to Pass the Democrats’ Radical “Equality Act”
Three House Republicans voted with Democrats to pass the radical Equality Act in the House of Representatives yesterday.
The three lawmakers who voted for the bill were Reps. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), John Katko (R-N.Y.), and Brian Fitzpatrick, (R-PA). They joined over 200 Democrats in support of the legislation, with the bill passing in a 224-206 vote.
The legislation, as Charlie Kirk describes it, is “one of the most dangerous bills written in the last 100 years.”
3 "Republicans" voted for Joe Biden's "Equality" Act—one of the most dangerous bills written in the last 100 years.
Leave the party.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 26, 2021
Breitbart recently outlined some of the most egregious aspects of the bill:
1. The bill would end the federal legal recognition of complementary male and female sex in favor gender identity.
2. The bill would eliminate the traditional right to privacy of women and girls in public facilities, in favor, instead, of gender identity.
3. The Equality Act would eviscerate women’s and girls’ sports.
4. The Equality Act would be used to mandate school curricula that affirm and promote sexual orientation and gender identity views.
5. The Equality Act would be used to remove custody rights from parents who refuse to have their minor children undergo transgender medical interventions and procedures.
6. Since the Equality Act exempts itself from the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, religious schools, hospitals, and adoption agencies could face federal sanctions for upholding their teachings with regard to life, sexuality, and marriage under the legislation.
7. The Equality Act’s text that names a form of “discrimination on the basis of pregnancy” would be used to punish healthcare providers who refuse to perform an abortion or to outlaw policies that ban funding for the procedure.
Rep. Katko released a statement on his support of the bill, writing, “Today, I once again supported passage of the Equality Act, a bill that creates a uniform federal standard for preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
“We stand firmly against discrimination in any form. Throughout my tenure in Congress, we have fought to ensure all are treated fairly before the law, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.”
The bill is now headed to the Senate where it is likely to be blocked by Republicans as it will need a “filibuster-proof 60 votes to pass.” This means at least 10 Republicans need to support the legislation, which is improbable.
Obama: “Politics of White Resistance and Resentment" Made Reparations a “Nonstarter” to Propose
Former President Barack Obama said he believes reparations for black Americans are justified, however, “the politics of white resistance and resentment” prevented him from pushing for them while he was in office.
Speaking on his new podcast Renegades: Born in the USA, which he co-hosts with musician Bruce Springsteen, Obama said, “there’s not much question that the wealth… the power of this country was built in significant part — not exclusively, maybe not even the majority of it, but a large portion of it — was built on the backs of slaves.”
“And what I saw during my presidency was the politics of White resistance and resentment. The talk of ‘welfare queens’ and the talk of the ‘undeserving’ poor. And the backlash against affirmative action,” the former president said.
“All that made the prospect of actually proposing any kind of coherent, meaningful reparations program struck me as, politically, not only a nonstarter but potentially counterproductive.”
He said it was “perfectly understandable why working-class White folks, middle-class White folks, folks who are having trouble paying the bills or dealing with student loans, wouldn’t be too thrilled” about the prospect of “a massive program that is designed to deal with the past but isn’t speaking to their future.”
Fox News points out that Obama has changed his stance on reparations, having previously opposed the proposal during his 2008 presidential campaign. Back then, he argued that “the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed.”
For the full report, click HERE.