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Conservative Representatives Reject Big Tech Money Follow CHQ Lead

Principled limited government constitutional conservative Congressman Ken Buck (CO-4) is leading a group of conservative members of Congress in what they have termed the

Pledge for America.” Buck and six original signers are pledging to not accept campaign donations from Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, Twitter, their Political Action Committees, or individual donations from any executive employee thereof. Joining Rep. Ken Buck as original signers of the pledge are Reps. Chip Roy, Greg Steube, Dan Bishop, Ralph Norman, Andy Biggs, and Burgess Owens.


The “Pledge for America” is one of the best statements on why conservatives should stop defending Big Tech that we’ve seen and is worth reading in its entirety:


As conservatives, we firmly believe in the free market and the free exchange of ideas. We will not continue to accept donations from companies who violate those convictions.

Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, and Twitter have reached monopoly status in their respective markets. In the business sphere, each one of these companies has used their monopoly power to stifle innovation and destroy competitors. For example:


• Amazon demanded proprietary information from small businesses who are forced to use their platform and then used the small businesses’ data to make their own products and relegated the competitors lower in their search results,

• Google and Facebook colluded to control the ad marketplace, and,

• Apple exacts a 30% tax from its competitors like Spotify because these companies have no way for their customers to download their app other than going through Apple’s app store or Google’s play store.

In the public sphere, we have seen all five of the tech giants take unprecedented actions to silence political speech they disagree with, which almost exclusively means shutting down conservative speech. Just since early October 2020, we have seen:

• Google’s YouTube platform delete numerous conservative channels,

• Twitter and Facebook de-platform the President of the United States,

• Amazon kick Parler off its web hosting service, and,

• Google and Apple block Parler from their app stores.

These companies are also now deserting the country that provided them the legal, commercial, and social environment to grow and thrive and are vigorously courting the communist Chinese regime in hopes of accessing cheap labor and a virtually limitless customer base.

For example, Google removed itself from consideration for U.S. Department of Defense contracts worth $10 billion, citing that US military projects contradict its corporate values, but then collaborated with the Chinese government to develop a censored version of the Google search engine called the Dragonfly experiment.


Additionally, Apple’s supply chain is deeply integrated in China through its partnerships with Chinese device manufacturers that allegedly use Uyghur slave labor in their iPhone factories. Apple has actively lobbied the U.S. government against legislation that would require U.S. companies to guarantee they are not employing Uyghur slave labor.

Whether their behavior is directed at potential competitors or at politicians and citizens they don’t agree with, these companies are able to act with complete impunity because of their status as monopolies. Their respective monopolies have given them the power to police the marketplace of ideas and dictate what information and services consumers can see and use.

These monopolies have shown that personal liberty can be threatened by corporate tyranny just as much as by government tyranny. They have demonstrated that they are willing to relegate those who do not agree with their worldview to the status of a second-class citizen by cutting dissenters’ access to the infrastructures of business and public discourse.

In recognition of these facts, conservatives are re-thinking their affiliations with these companies. For example, the Heritage Foundation recently returned over $375,000 in donations to Google and Facebook citing that they could not “…in good conscience take money from a company that repeatedly, and blatantly, suppresses conservative speech on [these] platforms.” Additionally, the Internet Accountability Project recently reported that Facebook and Twitter combined contribute more than 12 times more money to Democrats than Republicans.

The threat posed by these monopolies is a real and present danger to conservatives, libertarians, and anyone who does not agree with these corporations’ ultra-liberal points of view. Therefore, we pledge that we will not accept donations from Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, Twitter, their Political Action Committees, or individual donations from any executive employee thereof.


As we said when we signed the pledge to reject Big Tech money, “Big Tech’s power over our public dialogue is a threat to our American democracy. This must stop. This problem will not get better until conservatives draw a line in the sand and reject the toxic influence of Big Tech cash. Big Tech money is political toxic waste.”


The toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), call and urge your Republican Senators and Representative to reject money from Big Tech and to contact Rep. Ken Buck’s office to sign on to the “Pledge for America.”


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  • Burgess Owens

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Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
23 apr. 2021

Everyone wants to know what is this rare miracle talent possessed by Hunter Biden which attracts world powers to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for these gifts of remarkable value? He must be a master of the Chinese languages, Ukrainian languages and of course Russian, and has financial skills held by no ordinary human. Hunter Biden is now the sole beneficial owner of Skaneateles LLC, according to Washington, D.C. corporate records obtained by the Daily Caller. “He has been working hard to unwind this huge investment gift?,” press secretary Jen Psaki said during a recent press conferences when asked about Hunter Biden’s stake in Bohai Harvest RST Shanghai Equity and Investment Fund under Management as BHR Partners .BHR manag…

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Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
23 apr. 2021

Senator Johnson recently issued a supplemental to our report that showed Hunter Biden’s close business associate, Rob Walker, received $6 million from a Chinese company linked to the communist regime. There’s yet another link in the chain from the Biden family and their associates to the Chinese government. The report also showed that State Department officials believed that Hunter Biden’s Burisma board membership created the perception of a conflict of interest and “was very awkward for all U.S. officials pushing an anticorruption agenda in Ukraine.” Secretary of State Kerry publicly denied knowing of Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board. We acquired evidence showing that he did, in fact, know about that role. In December 2015, instead of following U.S. objectives…

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Onbekend lid
23 apr. 2021
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Nonsense.

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Onbekend lid
22 apr. 2021

Okay Gramps, what part of what I said is bullshit? Sure, it’s easy fo you to say “all of it.” But are you contesting the facts, or is this just your knee jerk reaction when the facts challenge your worldview?

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Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
23 apr. 2021
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Senator Johnson recently issued a supplemental to our report that showed Hunter Biden’s close business associate, Rob Walker, received $6 million from a Chinese company linked to the communist regime. There’s yet another link in the chain from the Biden family and their associates to the Chinese government. The report also showed that State Department officials believed that Hunter Biden’s Burisma board membership created the perception of a conflict of interest and “was very awkward for all U.S. officials pushing an anticorruption agenda in Ukraine.” Secretary of State Kerry publicly denied knowing of Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board. We acquired evidence showing that he did, in fact, know about that role. In December 2015, instead of following U.S. objectives…

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rosie16
rosie16
22 apr. 2021

Hoisted on its own petard of laissez faire. It's like no conservatives ever read a history book and didn't see the tyranny coming from a looooong distance. Well, better late than never....I guess...


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Onbekend lid
25 apr. 2021
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So you don't approve of Mike Lindell not allowing one to take the Lord's name in vain on his social media site: https://www.theguardian.com/global/2021/apr/16/mike-lindell-app-frank-free-speech-mypillow-guy

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Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
22 apr. 2021

Our White House is empty of leadership: Mexico’s government is telling Biden and his administration to start helping fix the situation, with Mexico’s president even saying that Biden is the “migrant president” and is having policies and statements that are empowering Mexico’s dangerous cartels, human traffickers and suffering of its immigrants. Guatemala’s president joined Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and blamed Joe Biden for the border crisis, during a sit-down interview with MSNBC. Current leaders avoid Kerry and Biden for fear it will cost them more money for pay to play, after the same prior experiences with the Clinton's, Putin says no more meetings Joe, would like my 3 million plus returned, that we gave Hunter, throw out al…

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Jay Robison
Jay Robison
22 apr. 2021
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Stop trolling!

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