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America First Caucus Receives Blowback from GOP Members

The unofficial proposal of an America First Caucus in the United States House of Representatives by several Republican members has been the subject of criticism by fellow GOP representatives including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

The caucus, promoted largely by Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene, featured a platform that was critical of Big Tech, held the Chinese Communist Party accountable and highlighted election integrity efforts.

Other representatives like Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Matt Gaetz, and Rep. Paul Gosar would likely have considered joining the caucus.

Despite former President Donald Trump advocating for Republicans to run on the MAGA agenda in 2022 in order to take back the house in an interview with Sean Hannity, Rep. McCarthy has decided to oppose the formation of the new caucus.

McCarthy tweeted: “The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln & the party of more opportunity for all Americans—not nativist dog whistles.”

Though the caucus would not have been racially-based in membership, like the left-leaning Congressional Black Caucus, the efforts have not escaped the backlash of being called racist.

One part of the platform that has garnered much of this blowback is in the section on Immigration.

It reads: “America is a nation with a border, and a culture, strengthened by a
common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”

As Michael Knowles pointed out in The Michael Knowles Show podcast, the fact that the United States common culture was derived largely from English tradition has only recently become “nativist” or “racist.”

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia noted exactly that. He said, “There is no doubt that American culture … originates with English culture.”

“Diversity alone is not what makes a great nation,” he continued.

Now, spokesman for Rep. Greene, Nick Dyer, has stated, “This document pushed by Punchbowl was never approved or agreed to by Congresswoman Greene.”

Rep. Liz Cheney also has spoken against the caucus, tweeting that Republicans believe “racism, nativism, and Anti-Semitism are evil.” Cheney’s stab at the race-neutral caucus indicates the divide in the GOP.

This great divide between what some consider to be RINO Republicans and MAGA Republicans was again brought to light by the proposition of an American First Caucus and must be unified before 2022, at risk of ceding even more power to the Democrats.

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Mike Lindell Sues Dominion for $1.6 Billion

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell announced today that his company, MyPillow, will sue Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6 billion. Lindell made this announcement during the official launch of his new social media platform, Frank Speech.

Dominion filed a lawsuit against Lindell for $1.3 billion in February, alleging defamation from Lindell accusing the voting company of election fraud. Lindell previously announced on Steve Bannon’s War Room: Pandemic podcast that he had planned to retaliate legally against Dominion for their violation of Americans’ First Amendment rights. “You’re also going to have MyPillow going after Dominion in a countersuit and that’s going to your First Amendment speech,” Lindell said.

Image Source: CNN – My Pillow CEO campaigns for Trump

Lindell also announced that lawyer Alan Dershowitz was joining his legal team. Dershowitz described the case as being potentially one of the biggest cases for free speech and the First Amendment.

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Does Conservatism Require Free Markets?

For years now, conservatives have held to the free market platform in regard to economic policy. But is big tech forcing it to become a position of the past?

Sen. Josh Hawley is expected to introduce a bill today, titled the Bust Up Big Tech Act, aiming to diminish the monopoly power of woke corporations like Google and Amazon.

Specifically, Hawley’s office told Fox News that it would ban companies that own online marketplaces or search engines from owning online hosting services.

If the bill was signed into law, it would prohibit Amazon from selling Amazon-branded products on Amazon Marketplace. Additionally, it would allow the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to monitor company compliance with the law and give authority to state attorney generals and individual citizens to sue companies in violation of the law.

“Woke Big Tech companies like Google and Amazon have been coddled by Washington politicians for years,” Hawley shared in a statement. “This treatment has allowed them to amass colossal amounts of power that they use to censor political opinions that they don’t agree with and shut out competitors who offer consumers an alternative to the status quo. It’s past time to bust up Big Tech companies, restore competition, and give power back the American consumers.” 

Hawley has made it clear that he is willing to work with Democrats and Republicans alike to face the big tech problem head-on.

“I’m willing to work with her and anybody of any party and any background,” he said.

Given the power of big tech has become more clear in the past several months, including Twitter’s permanent removal of journalist James O’Keefe and most social media platforms kicking off former President Donald Trump, the pressure is on politicians to address tech power.

However, does this proposed government regulation on private business contradict the free markets that conservatives have so long clung to?

Well, consider this: conservatives supported free markets due to the fact they, in theory, promote the most human flourishing with competition. In essence, free markets are a means to an end, not an end in itself.

So, what if unrestricted free markets in regard to big tech actually yield the opposite result: where a few top companies have the power to ostracize anyone who disagrees and monopolize the market in order to kill the aspirations of competitors?

If the means are no longer achieving the ends in which it was seeking to achieve, it would be prudent to re-evaluate the means.

In this way, conservatism does not require free markets now that the unrestricted actions of woke tech companies has actually diminished freedom. To those arguing that conservatives have abandoned what they’ve stood for with free markets, I say this: free markets was a mean, not an end.

Hawley, along with other conservatives and even some Democrats, is correct to re-evaluate whether restrictions on big tech companies are necessary to promote more economic freedom and flourishing.

Though the bill is unlikely to pass in its current form, bipartisan action may actually lead to Congress busting-up big tech.

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Watch LIVE: FL Gov. Ron DeSantis Re-Election Campaign Kickoff in West Palm Beach 4/16/21

It’s one of the most patriotic intersections in all of Florida, ‘Trumps Corner’. No better place to rally behind this popular Governor as he campaigns for another term. We’ll see…

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CNN Admits to Targeting Rep. Matt Gaetz: “He’s a problem for the Democratic Party”

A CNN director unknowingly confessed to targeting Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-1), an outspoken supporter of former President Donald J. Trump.

In recent weeks, Gaetz has been under fire for numerous alleged crimes in which the House Ethics Committee has announced an investigation. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the panel’s chairman, and Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., a ranking member, said in a joint written statement:

“The Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative Matt Gaetz may have engaged in sexual misconduct and/or illicit drug use, shared inappropriate images or videos on the House floor, misused state identification records, converted campaign funds to personal use, and/or accepted a bribe, improper gratuity, or impermissible gift, in violation of House Rules, laws, or other standards of conduct.”

Project Veritas, a conservative news outlet led by James O’Keefe, has been working to expose CNN for it’s intentional left-wing bias.

In doing so, an undercover journalist for Project Veritas asked CNN technical producer Charlie Chester if the network takes part in propaganda efforts. “I don’t know. I- yeah,” Chester answered.

“He’s a problem for the Democratic Party because he’s so conservative, right? And he can cause a lot of hiccups in passing of laws and whatnot,” Chester continued. “So, it would be great for the Democratic Party to get him out. So we’re going to keep running those stories to keep hurting him and make it so that it can’t be buried and, like, just settled outside of court. And just like, you know, if we keep pushing that, it’s helping us.”

Gaetz has claimed that these allegations are simply “extortion” in a series of Twitter posts.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has been adamant in covering updates on the Gaetz investigation and allegations while conveniently avoiding the similar accusations charged at his brother, Democratic Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo.

CNN’s slogan, “the most trusted name in news” is even more farcical now that they’ve openly admitted to essentially being a propaganda mechanism for the Democratic party.

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to Launch Amazon Rival Called “MyStore”

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell announced in an interview with Steve Bannon that he will be launching an online marketplace called “MyStore” to rival the tech giant Amazon. Lindell said, “I’m looking at another thing we’re going to be launching, which is MyStore, which is a rival to Amazon.” The MyStore website features over 80 products with hundreds of products coming soon. The website features products such as “Freedom Flags,” “Made in America Socks,” and “Freedom 1 Coffee.”

American flag and spinning pole set from https://www.mypillow.com/mystore

“I am going to put vetted products from great entrepreneurs on here, like you see a sampling of them here today, that are going to change this country,” Lindell said. “We’re finally going to be able to see these products and be able to get these great entrepreneurs, their great ideas, out to you, the public.” MyStore will rival the worlds’ largest online marketplace, Amazon. Amazon has come under fire for banning free speech service networks such as Parler from its web service.

Lindell is also set to launch his own social media website, “Frank,” on April 20. Users will be able to livestream, post videos, and release information without having to worry about partisan censorship.

Products on MyStore are currently available for purchase in a variety of low and affordable prices. Use code RSBN at the checkout after selecting your purchases.

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Biden Commerce Secretary Applauds Trump Tariffs

Not even President Joe Biden’s Secretary of Commerce could ignore the success of the former President Donald Trump’s economic policies towards China.

Gina Raimondo, the Biden Administration Commerce Secretary, praised Trump’s tariffs on China, though she said they are in the process of “government review” to “decide what it makes sense to maintain.”

“Let me say,” Raimondo shared. “Those tariffs have been effective. The data show that those tariffs have been effective.”

Confirmed in an 84-15 Senate vote, Raimondo has tried to convince Americans that Biden would be “tough on China.”

Prior to being tapped for Commerce Secretary, Raimondo served as the Democratic Governor of Rhode Island from 2015 to 2021.

“First, we have to be honest which is to say China’s behavior is anti-competitive, coercive—their human rights abuses are horrific. And they need to be held to account for that,” she said.

Despite Raimondo’s statements, Biden has largely been dismissive of China’s threat to American jobs and national security.

In the months leading up to the 2020 Presidential election, Biden shared his dismissive attitude. He said: “They’re not bad folks … They’re not competition for us.”