With all the radical leftism, wokeness, and anti-American sentiment I see on a regular basis out here in California, it’s refreshing when I get a taste of faith and freedom interjected. Today, that taste came during the Nunes Freedom Festival.
Many notable conservatives were speaking at the event put on by Congressman Devin Nunes from California. We heard the right messages at a time when far too many of our rights have been suppressed while others are constantly under attack. Of particular interest were comments made by Congressman Andy Biggs from Arizona.
“We are at an existential crossroads in this country, and we have to get it back to fundamental notion of what our rights are,” Biggs said at the first annual Nunes Freedom Festival on Saturday. “They come from God, they don’t come from the government.”
This is, indeed, a crossroads and it’s definitely existential. Covid-19 hysteria is prompting draconian policies that run contrary to science, common sense, and the Constitution. Many of us have “lost” our rights to make a living, protect our families, and live as a free people. These are rights that, as Biggs noted, come from God, not men or women in elected office.
The sentiment coming from most Americans has been very disappointing in this regard. Even many supposed conservatives and Christians who should clearly know better are bowing down to the dictates of government officials engaged in a constant state of overreach. We’ve often considered leaving California, but this is where the fight is. This is where we must make our stand in hopes that our example can inspire those in other states where the rights of Americans are not quite as fervently under attack. It may be most hostile here, but that hostility is spreading to even the most conservative states.
As Biggs noted, we have to fight now and continue to fight throughout. The left isn’t backing down. In fact, they’re ramping up their attacks, emboldened by a successfully (for now) stolen election and a so-called mandate to enact their radical progressive agenda.
“And we have to fight every step of the way,” Biggs added. “The Democrats and the left, they never take a day off, they are always fighting and we have to respond. And we not only have to respond, we have to change the narrative.”
He’s absolutely right. All too often, conservatives are reactionary, defending ourselves on enemy turf after being lured into their discussions, their narratives. Meanwhile, important topics that are essential to the ideological right are dismissed because we’re so busy playing off of the left’s narrative. It’s time for us to engage in our own narratives instead of spending so much time engaging in theirs.
It isn’t just Covid-19 hysteria that threatens us existentially. When the current state of panic ends, the left will immediately replace it with the next crisis du jour. They’re already talking about climate change, Critical Race Theory, the gun “problem,” and different iterations of Cultural- and Neo-Marxism that all point towards fundamental changes in the way the United States operates.
Whether through “The Great Reset” or whatever other evil incarnation they push next, the radical left wants us to forget that who gives us our rights. It isn’t government, but far too many seem to have forgotten that fact.
YouTube, Spotify, and other Big Tech platforms are taking Freedom First Network down
It’s no secret we speak our minds and bring on guests who do the same. That’s one of the biggest reasons we put together the Freedom First Network in the first place. There are far too many news outlets, including so-called “conservative” media companies, who are so beholden to Big Tech that they temper their perspectives at best and outright coverup the truth at worst. Many, as you all know, will blatantly lie in order to maintain the narrative that supports the radical agenda taking over much of the United States.
We have had our YouTube channel taken down. Many of our shows have been suppressed or removed by Facebook and Twitter. Spotify banned one of our shows completely from their platform. Google hates us. We’ve even been censored by some of the smaller players like Medium, Transistor, and Captivate. But we stand behind our reporting and perspectives and we refuse to bow down to Big Tech tyranny for the sake of pageviews or video plays.
This isn’t the easiest road to travel, especially for a media company that is so new. We launched Freedom First Network in 2020 to fight against the very censorship that we’re seeing so widespread today. We have found great homes for our content on freer speech platforms like Rumble and we’re putting our best efforts forward into building our presence on Locals. Nevertheless, we cannot do it alone. We need help.
One of the things cofounders Jeff Dornik and JD Rucker agreed to from the start was to never be the pawns of companies that do not embrace our worldview. Finding advertisers and affiliates is easy; we receive requests by companies wanting to be pushed on our shows every day. But it’s important to us that we’re promoting companies, services, and products that are beneficial to maintaining a Freedom First stance in America. As a result, we do not take on sponsors easily. We would rather rely on our own products like Freedom First Coffee and the support of our wonderful viewers, listeners, and readers.
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