It’s understandable that many Americans are shaken by what they saw at the Capitol last week. It’s part of a larger pattern of mob law.
But the crimes of a few lawbreakers should not be used as an excuse to punish and silence other Americans simply because of their political beliefs.
Those actions appear to be targeted and coordinated. It’s a deeply disturbing trend, given that Biden and his fellow Democrats are less than 10 days from effectively controlling both Congress and the executive branch.
While Biden may be preaching “unity,” in some of his public statements, he hasn’t refrained from, for example, comparing his opponents with Nazis.
Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell, Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely, and more than 30 conservative leaders issued the following statement Monday calling for the breakup of Big Tech companies including Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple after their sweeping acts of censorship against conservatives and President Donald Trump this past week.
“Big Tech has declared war on free speech and is now an existential threat to democracy. The tech tyrants began to systematically shut down the conservative movement over the weekend. This is an all out assault on our republic from within like we've never seen before. We will not stand idly by as they cancel conservatives for daring to speak freely."
"Parler brings three claims against Amazon. It accuses AWS of violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act by 'contracting or conspiring to restrain trade or commerce.' It accuses AWS of breach of contract 'by not providing thirty days’ notice before terminating its account' [as required by the terms of the contract between the two firms]. Finally, it accuses Amazon of 'tortious interference with a contract or business expectancy.' By terminating Parler’s contract, 'AWS will intentionally interfere with the contracts Parler has with millions of its present users, as well as with the users it is projected to gain this week.'"
Prices are rising rapidly. For the six months ending in November, consumer prices rose at a 4 percent annual rate. The Fed will correctly point out how this is a makeup for prior declines. However, in December oil prices rose by 4 percent and commodity prices were up 2 percent. The value of the dollar fell by 3 percent.
If the economy continues to soar throughout this coming year, as I expect it will, the upward pressure on prices will continue.