Fighting the Battle for Free Speech
There are a handful of people in the United States more powerful than the leader of the free world. Two of them silenced the President of the United States. Another controls the planet’s largest search engine with the power to decide what we can find in the world’s largest library.
No man, no woman, and no monopoly should have that kind of power in the world’s greatest democracy. This past election proved something that should chill the spine of anyone who takes seriously the Bill of Rights: That this handful of people is able to silence whoever they please and to stifle the free exchange of information and ideas. Globalist big tech has dominion over what we are allowed to see, hear, read, and the power to tell us what we are allowed to think.
No tech monopoly should have the power to manipulate the discourse of elected officials and those they serve. In China, the government does this. Right now in America, we allow private monopolies to do it.
The time has come to do with Big Tech what we once did with Standard Oil, the Railroad barons, ATT, IBM, and Microsoft.
- Break them up into smaller pieces. Make it possible for smaller companies and startups to compete.
- Reign in their practice of gobbling up competitors and stifling competition.
- Write a new set of laws that protect the privacy of those who voice their opinion and the right to tell social media monopolies that their personal data is not to be collected, sold, or used.
I’m not afraid to make big enemies. As your Senator, I will defend free speech and personal privacy so you can live your life free from censorship and oppression.