Biden Violated Constitution

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Recent reports suggest that President Biden did not infringe upon the First Amendment by calling for restrictions on social media content. However, based on the details from the latest Fifth Circuit court session, these claims appear contradictory. A final ruling from the Supreme Court, if it chooses to take up the case, may be pivotal for upholding freedom of speech.

In the recent court session regarding the Missouri v. Biden lawsuit, the Fifth Circuit’s scrutiny was palpable. One judge insinuated that the government may have exerted undue influence on social media platforms, hinting at both subtle and overt threats during their discussions.

The relationship between the Biden administration and tech giants was compared by another judge to a command-response scenario, where the government seemingly dictated the terms.

Highlighting the perceived pressure from the government, one judge illustrated, “It seems as though the government has a rather dominant influence over these platforms.”

Louisiana’s representative, Attorney John Sauer, argued firmly that the First Amendment had been repeatedly breached by the government. He referenced specific indications of this undue influence in certain internal communications of Facebook.

Sauer shed light on the behind-the-scenes conversations among Facebook’s top executives, where they questioned the removal of certain content, only to justify it as a response to government pressure.

Moreover, he highlighted a communication from Nick Clegg, a senior executive at Facebook, hinting at the leverage the Biden administration had on the company. It’s believed this leverage was tied to a vital data deal with the European Union, a deal crucial for Facebook’s substantial European market revenues.

Sauer stressed that the court could also rule against the administration based on their alleged collaboration with these platforms, implying it was unconstitutional. He drew parallels between the government’s actions and historic censorship acts, emphasizing the potential dangers of such practices.

On the other hand, the Department of Justice’s representative, Daniel Tenny, seemed to be on the defensive, trying to clarify certain records. He contended that no factual content was eliminated by these platforms. However, evidence suggests otherwise, with indications that some accurate content was removed, presumably due to government influence.

Tenny’s assertions regarding content moderation were also refuted, highlighting discrepancies in his statements. In a memorable moment, Sauer rebutted a hypothetical scenario presented by Tenny, emphasizing the importance of content neutrality.

Given the discussions in the court session, the plaintiffs in the Missouri v. Biden lawsuit seem to have a compelling argument. It appears that the administration may have overstepped its bounds, utilizing private entities to further its agenda, jeopardizing fundamental rights. This could potentially tarnish the Democratic Party’s reputation for some time.

A win in the Supreme Court will indeed be monumental for the U.S. However, championing free speech doesn’t end there. It’s crucial to extend support to international allies, helping them safeguard their citizens from undue governmental influence and censorship.