Democrats are sitting on an explosive secret.
It’s one so terrifying that it threatens to alter American life in a frightening way.
And once the American people find out what they have planned, it could ruin the party for a generation.
Democrats and the media have been exchanging high fives ever since several social media companies banned Alex Jones and his InfoWars site from their platform.
It was the first shot heard in the war to stamp out conservative speech on the internet.
Democrats relied on the media and pressure campaigns by outside groups to get InfoWars taken down, but what Democrats really have planned is far more frightening.
Virginia Democrat Senator Mark Warner authored an over 20 page memo outlining the Democrats strategy for a complete government takeover of the internet.
It is straight out of communist Russia.
Warner and the Democrats want to force greater disclosure on political speech.
The left loves to promote the idea that identifying political donors and forcing social media accounts to post under their true identities is being done in the name of transparency.
But anonymous political speech is an American tradition going back to the Founding Fathers and the Federalist Papers.
What the Democrats really want is to use the publicity of having your name attached to speech as a way to suppress dissenting opinions.
Liberals will sic their outrage mobs on conservative donors who fund pro-family and pro-Second Amendment groups to harass them at their place of business or destroy their lives and careers.
This is no idle threat.
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, one of the Silicon Valley heavyweights, was forced to resign his position in 2014 after it was revealed he supported a California ballot initiative that supported banning homosexual marriage.
Warner’s memo also recommends that large social media companies fork over their internal data and operating procedures to government approved academics so they can identify “public health/addiction effects, anti-competitive behavior, radicalization,” scams, “user propagated misinformation,” and harassment data that could be used to “inform actions by regulators or Congress.”
Finally, the memo would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act that would make the platforms liable for the content they post and allow users to demand posts be taken down.
This would allow liberal online rage mobs to report conservative content en masse as defamatory, fake, or misleading and give the left-leaning social media platforms the pretext to ban conservative news sites and personalities from accessing social media platforms.
But the Democrats plan for a full federal government takeover of the internet would be horribly unpopular.
Even Matthew Ingram of the left-wing Columbia Journalism review wrote, “The proposals in the paper are wide ranging and in some cases even politically impossible, and raise almost as many questions as they try to answer.”
The backlash against a Soviet style takeover of the internet, designed to silence Donald Trump and his supporters, could fuel unprecedented Republican enthusiasm in the 2020 Presidential election.
And it could re-elect Donald Trump.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this very important story.