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The Biggest Threat to Democracy in 2019

Democracy may be the fairest and most effective form of government that the world has ever seen, but it still needs the right conditions in order to flourish. One of the most important of these conditions is an informed population that has access to the information necessary for them to make educated voting decisions.

With that in mind, the biggest threat to democracy that our country faces in 2019 may not be what you would expect. It’s not far-left politicians or their socialist agendas, nor is it the corruption that is so prevalent in Washington. Instead, it’s the private companies whose products and services you likely rely on for news and information every single day.

An informed population is the backbone of any democracy, and the United States is no exception. Today, though, the vast majority of information that most Americans have access to is controlled entirely by just a handful of large companies. Most of the major media outlets are owned by just a few large organizations.

This means that any information the average American sees on their television is controlled by a few private companies that are very interested in pushing one narrow viewpoint.

Things don’t get any better when you turn off the TV and turn on your computer. When you research something online, you are still only seeing the results that Google, Facebook, YouTube or whatever platform you are using wants to show you. This wouldn’t necessarily be a problem if these companies were fair and unbiased, but they are most certainly not.

The list of instances where Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others were caught censoring conservative content would fill an entire book. Just like the organizations that own the major media outlets, these gatekeepers to online information have their own agenda and are using their control over the information that Americans see to push that agenda forward.

The worst part is that there is very little stopping these companies from using their control over information to undermine democracy in the United States. Out of respect for the free market and limiting government interference in the private sector, many conservatives are hesitant to go after these companies in the way that they should.

Democrats, meanwhile, have no reason at all to regulate these companies since they are pushing a leftist agenda. The result is a handful of companies with no government oversight that are allowed to control the information that Americans are able to access in any way they see fit without fear of government interference.

The instances of censorship that have come to light so far are simply Google and other companies like them testing the waters. They want to see what they can get away with and how far they are allowed to go. In other words, we can only expect the situation to grow far worse if nothing is done.

Censoring conservative ideas and thought is one of the cornerstones of the modern leftist agenda. However, the fact that companies such as Google and Facebook are on-board with this agenda is what makes it so dangerous. In a world where all of the information that you see is controlled by companies that want to censor conservative thought and push a leftist agenda, it becomes impossible for democracy to flourish.

We at American Liberty Report have seen firsthand just how dedicated Google, Facebook, and others are to censoring conservative platforms, and we’re certainly not alone.  We ourselves have been targeted by a leftist journalist who accused us of being Russians intent on shilling for the former Soviet Union. We wont provide the link to the hit piece written about us because we refuse to help them further their propaganda against us and other legitimate news organizations.

If we stand by and allow these companies to shut down any information that opposes their leftist agenda, there is no hope for the survival of conservatism or the survival of our democracy.

The threat presented by these companies is real and is severely underestimated by the average American. Elected officials come and go, and even the most far-left politicians still have to play by a set of rules designed to limit their power and preserve democracy.

Private companies, however, are not constrained by any such rules. There is no law preventing Facebook from censoring conservative platforms since Facebook itself is a private platform outside of government control. The same is true for Google, Twitter, and all mainstream media outlets as well.

If we stand by and allow these companies to continue tightening their stranglehold on the information that Americans see, the results could be detrimental. This is the biggest threat our democracy faces in 2019. Unfortunately, no one is giving this threat the attention that it deserves.


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28 Responses

  1. With the advent of and fantastic development of internet connection speeds and really affordable prices, it’s far best herbal that era would seize up and we would finally be able to download complete model films in your pc to watch or burn to DVD.

  2. I see a nazi era returning.censoring your whole life !see the attack on the Maga hat.just to start with !car bumper stickers have already disappeared!I
    There will be no honest voting anymore. All fake..

  3. Sounds like we the people, the people who pay for wages and lifestyles of our elected representives (fools) need to be members of organizations that we feel we can trust. In reading different sites like this I feel more informed and also foolish for not being more active. I believe in the Constitution and our rights as written by our forefathers. They were very knowledgeable for thier time or we are very stupid for ours. The freshman senators put in office this year are the latter from my views. I see that the Dems view is they are above and beyond any laws and truth’s.

  4. It has become obvious that forces are pushing anarchy. Why? Because a society run on the principles of anarchism, “A political theory favoring the abolition of governments” will allow them to abolish our constitution. The founding document that guarantees freedom form government control. The second amendment which protect all others is standing in their way. WWG1WGA

  5. Your article says it all. Now, WHERE IS THE LAW AND ORDER which protects our freedom of speech???? I will wear a MAGA HAT And CARRY A GUN, as no law officer will come to my defense, when someone dares to take that hat off??? We must all stand up to the thugs of this resistance group. I believe AMERICA is on the verge of a revolution if our leaders do not stand up and take action.

  6. It would help if you stopped using the soft terms “leftist” and “liberal” and use “socialist” instead. These tactics are right out of the socialist playbook – “suppress and block all anti-communist, anti-socialist opinions and facts! The time is over for talk. We need to sue these organizations and demand that Trump take action to force these organizations to stop!

  7. Indeed, I tried to publish this on my FB page and all that comes up is 24.
    FB claims to have high standards guess if you are liberal this is one of them.

  8. The demon craps party hatred of Trump’s America is sickening. I LOVE this country and all of the people who are here, but every day we hear hatred jealousy the people who were begging for tolerance are the most intolerant, scollet, black face kkk governor of Virginia supposedly a pediatric Dr who wants to kill babies, Muslims over Christian, I beg all older white men especially never to vote demon craps party, daily on the news we see criminal politicians, rapist “Justin Fairfax “, Muslims hating America and Israel saying that they have to stop the old white men straight Bible towers from voting so that they can control the country, booker said that there is plenty of money, but the government doesn’t have it! !!!cortez wants to tax the rich 90% no planes etc, socialism, demon craps want power, Mark warner billion aire Oprah Winfrey richest woman in the world are these demon craps going to give their $away
    Wait for it! !!

  9. They are not the DEMOCRATIC PARTY. They are the Democrat Party. There is nothing democratic about them.

  10. Complaining want cut it! Who do we have in America who have enough influence who are truly statesman who really love this nation to begin now to fight back against the tyranny that is spreading throughout our society. I seriously doubt that conservatism will survive the all out emboldened assault we are witnessing take place. The very moral fabric of our nation is being shredded by the Socialist Progressive Party and it is a helpless feeling as a freedom loving AMERICAN to sense that no one is resisting the destruction that will occur given the direction we seem to be heading . There is so much hate , evil, deception and corruption saturating the population that “good” is seemingly losing the battle! The rule of law is failing America. We have relied on our founding father’s ideals expressed in our beloved Constitution, but who is defending those safeguards today. Many well meaning articles are written to point out all the atrocities , but ACTION is what is needed! Will our Republic survive?

  11. Isn’t there a law regarding monopolies? Perhaps it needs to be invoked to break up the liberal monopoly on info access.
    Ultimately, “We, the People” are responsible for this government. Perhaps we need to pressure representatives , march on Washington, whatever?, to use the law to breakup this censorship/monopoly. If other businesses become too monopolistic, that’s what is done. Time to do it with the info businesses.

  12. Welcome to the new communist America! They have spread their cancer far and wide, and are even sending California’s lefties in the thousands to my home state Texas, to try and turn our red state blue, and live under communist rule! We now have Islam slithering into our government, and people that are not true Americans are even born here, offered jobs in our government that are jihads, and Isis sympatbizers! If the demonrats win next election, prepare to liise your right to bare arms, and have jihadist cone to our country in the millions! Democrats are making billions to get Sharia law in our country! If our republucan officials do not get a damn back bone and stop this Bull shit, we are going to loose our constitution, our liberty, our freedom, our money our homes, and everything we ever had, including our lives!

  13. There is a lot of misrepresentation in this article. The word
    “democracy”appears in almost every short paragraph. Do you not know
    that the USA is a Constitutional Republic? There is a HUGE difference!

  14. To bad all the non thinking herds following Bernie,. Pelosi, etc.
    Can’t c these are the same people they are protesting, the one %.
    They own many huge mansions, jet planes, etc..etc..
    And guess what,? Most these mansions have “immoral” WALLS…
    Hey! Non thinking herds.
    Wake up/What’s up??
    M.A.G.A.

  15. the biggest threat to democracy is trump and his dirty mouth. if everyone would stop lying, life would be so much better.

  16. I, for one, have been sounding the alarm on this for years, and nobody on the right seems to care. As long as the left controls the media, secure in the fact that the right will not encroach upon it, they are going to continue to push an anti-Christian/conservative/Trump agenda and people will believe it. An ongoing questionnaire by Microsoft News Poll, when asked if one believes Trump or the media, has 21% choosing Trump and 70% the MSM (poll demographics of 40% conservative, 40% moderate, and 20% liberal). Mark my words, when the 2020 elections arrive, the “unbiased” media will have convinced many of us to stay home, giving the left control of the whole government! Oh well, at least we can complain to each other online afterwards….. that is, until the (d)s strike all opposing viewpoints.

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