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Lord, we pray for our divided Nation. Division is not from you, we pray against this spirit and pray for unity in America.

Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech in 1902, “The Control of Corporations,” which warned of the danger of corporate power over citizens’ lives. Calling corporations “creatures of the state,” he said they must be controlled by “the representatives of the public.” Roosevelt was a Republican, but his distrust of corporations (and his later faith in big government) would become a touchstone of Democratic politics for generations, from the Great Depression to the Great Society.

Like the reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles, American politics now seems suddenly to have flipped: Democratic leaders increasingly advocate for corporate governance while Republicans voice populist themes. From supporting the largest censorship programs in history to privately mandated vaccine “passports,” liberals are looking to companies like Apple or American Airlines to carry out social programs free from constitutional and political limits imposed on the government.

This new model of governance was evident when White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about a mandated vaccine passport system. She responded that it is “not currently the role of the federal government” but noted that the administration hopes to see such a mandate from “private-sector entities, universities, institutions that are starting to mandate, and that’s an innovative step that they will take and they should take.”

This use of corporations is born out of political and legal convenience. Despite the rising call for mandatory vaccinations, the Biden administration clearly is not willing to face the political costs of a government mandate. As of July 11, 159,266,536 Americans were fully vaccinated — 48 percent of the country’s population. When you consider the extremely high rate of vaccination for those over 65 (an estimated 85 percent), the percentage of adults under 65 is even smaller. That is a lot of voters who would not take well to a government mandate before the 2022 election. Moreover, the Supreme Court upheld a mandatory state vaccine in 1905, but any federal mandate could face constitutional challenges. . . .

Recently, Morgan Stanley declared that all employees must get a vaccine to return to work. While some many have religious objections, Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman made clear in July that employees would face what Wen called “hard” times if they tried to work from home: “If you want to get paid New York rates, you work in New York. None of this, ‘I’m in Colorado … and getting paid like I’m sitting in New York City.’ Sorry, that doesn’t work.” The message could not be clearer that working remotely will come at a penalty.

If successful, corporations will manage a system of barriers and penalties to isolate the vaccine-hesitant into smaller and smaller spaces of existence. Citizens would find it increasingly difficult to be able to travel or dine out unless they meet the demands of corporate policies

The political convenience of relying on corporate controls is most evident in the support for a massive system of corporate-based speech controls now implanted in the United States. The government cannot implement a censorship system under the Constitution — but it can outsource censorship functions to private companies like Facebook and Twitter. Just this week, the White House admitted it has been flagging “misinformation” for Facebook to censor. At the same time, Democrats like Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have demanded that Big Tech companies commit to even more “robust content modification” — an Orwellian term for censorship. Liberal writers and media figures have called for corporate censorship despite the danger of an effective state media run through private corporations. Even Columbia Journalism Dean and New Yorker writer Steve Coll has denounced the First Amendment right to freedom of speech being “weaponized” to protect disinformation.

The public is now required to discuss public controversies within the lines and limits set by corporate censors — with the guidance of the government. Twitter barred reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop until after the 2020 election. Facebook only recently announced that people on its platform may discuss the origins of COVID-19, after previously censoring such discussion — but it still bars opposing views on vaccinations and the pandemic. Other companies actively block wayward thoughts and views; last week, YouTube was fined by a German court for censoring videos of protests over COVID restrictions. Meanwhile, Twitter censored criticism of the Indian government meant to expose mismanagement of the pandemic that is costing lives.

The common refrain from the left is that corporate censorship is not a limit on free speech because the First Amendment only addresses government limits on speech. That not only maximizes the power of corporations but minimizes the definition of free speech. Free speech is not exclusively contained in the First Amendment. It includes the full range of speech in society in both private and public forums. Yet, liberals — who once opposed the recognition of corporate free speech rights in cases like Citizen’s United — are now great advocates for corporate speech rights, in order to justify the censorship of opposing views.

Social media companies are not just any businesses, however. They were created as neutral platforms for communication between people when they were given special immunity from lawsuits. Yet these corporations now control an enormous amount of public discourse and have become a rising threat to the democratic process, expanding their authority to frame the debate on issues ranging from climate change to gender identity, from election fraud to public health. You must espouse the “truth” as established by these companies on certain questions or risk being banned as “misinformation spreaders.” Indeed, Psaki this week insisted that once people are banned by one company, they should be banned from all social media companies.

If these trends continue, citizens could find themselves effectively exiled by order of corporate governors — unable to travel or go to school while also barred from espousing dissenting views on social media. They would, effectively, be “disappeared” within a shadow state that lacks any electoral or appellate process, a dystopian brave new world that could become all too real if we allow elected officials to use corporate surrogates to control the essential aspects of our lives.

Decades after Teddy Roosevelt’s warning about corporate control, his cousin Franklin — a Democrat — warned that the “first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself.” That warning is worth repeating — indeed, worth tweeting … if Twitter will allow it.

What are your thoughts on where America is heading? Let us know your thoughts and prayers in the comments below!

(Excerpt from The Hill. Article written by Jonathon Turley. Photo by GettyImages)

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Pauline
July 20, 2021

For many years, the “deep state” has slowly, but surely “weaved” their way into every area of our lives, so that one day, they could do exactly what they’re doing now! They have taken over everything from the schools to the Whitehouse! They’re trying hard to get the military! Many said, ” conspiracy theory,” if anyone even mentioned the “deep state,” in the past, but I don’t think they would say that now!! We are fast heading towards Marxism, Socialism, totalitarianism. Personally, I believe Christians’ prayers, our intercession, are the best weapons against, what is the biggest spiritual warfare battle this country has ever seen!! If we could see into the “heavenlies” we would be awestruck, I believe! Freedom isn’t free. Many have given their lives for us to be free, so, we need to be willing to, at least, give our time to fight for our children and grandchildren’s lives to continue to be free!

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Santos Garcia, Jr.
July 20, 2021

Clearly for any thinking person the so-called ‘Deep State’ is running our Constitutional Republic and seeking to effectively dismantle it. The Tech Giants are working with the regressive Leftist/socialist agenda of the Democrat party. But the puppet masters that control George Soros & his lackey Barack Obama are the ‘invisible enemy’ that flow back to the Rothschild central bank Cabal, and their international tentacles.

America is primarily ignorant… understandably so because most people are trying to make ends meet, care for their families, and stay healthy in an era of widespread disinformation. Example: Hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin have proven in clinical trials to be HIGHLY effective in disabling the virus when used in the initial onset of the disease; it must be the proper dose… not the 10X dosage that was used in their fake study that killed people. P.S. The Lancet study was completely debunked when it was revealed that the authors were not virologists or even doctors! It was all made up to foist the W.H.O./Gates Foundation/NIH-Fauci/Big Pharma push for lucrative vaccines… with mRNA components that are very troubling & will prove long term dangerous damage to humans.

Vitamin D in large doses also disables the SARS/COVID viruses; Zinc is also a winner. People worldwide have died needlessly… Why? Because the Global Reset agenda- totalitarian One-World system must be implemented even it kills half or more of the human population! I again say STUDY the ‘World Economic Forum’ and realize that the glitzy encyclopedic website is the PR arm of a deeply satanic-antichrist kingdom plot! Follow ‘X22 Report.com’ & ‘And We Know.com…from Romans 8:28’ on their websites and LEARN the comprehensive truths they reveal. Either the Truth & Divine Justice are in the near future or The Book of The Revelation will unfold!
https://zionsgate.wordpress.com/2015/10/31/the-new-age-movement-the-fallen-serpents-old-lie/

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brian
July 20, 2021

The people who REALLY run America, and the rest of the world, are NOT seated in governmental offices. The Power Elite- the billionaires who have these secret meetings every so often- set the agenda for our nation, and the world. That is where most of the crazy ideas that we see in Washington come from. Biden is, at best, a puppet to the far left. The way that he has declined cognitively, and the way that he is controlled by handlers, makes him dangerous to the best interests of this country. Kamala Harris would be even more radical, if she ever gets into the presidency. This is exactly why the 2020 election was rigged. President Trump wouldn’t allow himself to be controlled by the movers and shakers of the Deep State/Power Elite. That is why Biden is now president. Lord, we need Your intervention into the affairs of men. Please, render the people who control our country totally inefective in their efforts to create their agenda. Please, by Your grace, restore President Trump to office. Please, pour out Your Holy Spirit upon all people, and cause us all to respond. In Jesus’ name.

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Danny N.C.
July 20, 2021

Dear Heavenly Father, I don’t even know where to begin anymore. We are under constant and ceaseless attack in so many ways. It almost seems pointless now to enumerate the ways in which we are under political, mental, and spiritual attack. Our government has failed us, the courts have failed us, the military has failed us, our intelligence community has failed us. We have never been in such a dark place. None can help us now but You, dear Lord. I still pray that you will turn this nation around. In Jesus precious name I pray, O’ Lord, Amen.

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    Pauline
    July 22, 2021

    Amen, Danny, I am in total agreement with you! God never fails! I pray that believers will also ask Him to show us anything we can do, but, bottom line, “the battle is the Lord’s.”

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Karen E. Kendrick
July 20, 2021

AMEN!!!!!

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Augie
July 20, 2021

Very interesting article. If one of the primary Constitutional powers granted to the Federal Government is to defend the Constitution and the people of the US, then it stands to reason any threat to the rights of the people foreign or domestic should be vigorously defended against. By extension, this would include corporations and institutions. Anything less would be to fail n their duty as elected officials.

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Carole Ann Neve
July 20, 2021

Well the preschools and elementary, middle and high schools already want the vaccinations of children. You can get a waiver, they want to slide religious in there. I just don’t want the vaccines period. I don’t like the latest shot that prevents cervical cancer of the promiscuous ones. What is in that one? They are giving these shots to very young people. What was in the MMR vaccine in the 1980’s and 1990’s that might have caused autism. You know it is hard to raise a child with autism to live a normal life.

And read this excerpt form the IFA article:
“The public is now required to discuss public controversies within the lines and limits set by corporate censors — with the guidance of the government. Twitter barred reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop until after the 2020 election. Facebook only recently announced that people on its platform may discuss the origins of COVID-19, after previously censoring such discussion — but it still bars opposing views on vaccinations and the pandemic. Other companies actively block wayward thoughts and views; last week, YouTube was fined by a German court for censoring videos of protests over COVID restrictions. Meanwhile, Twitter censored criticism of the Indian government meant to expose mismanagement of the pandemic that is costing lives.”

If you want to see the links refer back to the IFA article. Also please learn more about the Roosevelt men.

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Judith
July 20, 2021

Be ready. The tsunami is strong but God is unstoppable.

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