Letter to the Editor: Only Liberal ideas can be expressed freely

To the Editor:

We have entered a period in the United States I never expected to see in the greatest country ever created. We have arrived at the point where speech is now controlled by social media and not the Constitution.

We are beginning to look like Communist China or Cuba where only government-approved thought is allowed!

This phenomenon has developed because social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and others, are owned and controlled by Liberals who are not going to allow any kind of Conservative ideas to be presented on their platforms. The owners of these platforms are protected by “Section 230” which gives them pretty much free reign on choosing what can be posted.

I was kicked off Facebook last year. Now I am proud to say I was kicked off Facebook! The reasons they gave were: My postings were promoting violence and/or criminal behavior; My postings created safety issues; I was posting objectionable content; There was no integrity or authenticity in my postings; I was not respecting intellectual property and content related requests and decisions (whatever that means).

Facebook gave no examples of my postings that fit any of the above reasons. It was simply their decision that my postings fell within any or all of the categories.  Coincidentally, I was kicked off when the owner of Facebook was testifying before Congress that there was no Conservative bias in blocking postings.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have only the best interests of the country in my heart and in my postings. And you know that I have served the country for over 50 years. I doubt that there is anyone controlling any of the social media platforms who has served the country. I proudly hold the highest level of clearance granted by the country and I would not do anything to jeopardize this great nation.

I have made several postings pointing out that Black Lives Matter is a Marxist organization. I have also vigorously condemned the main stream media for not having the honesty and integrity to report any news that shows how corrupt some Liberals are.

Liberal views, no matter how onerous, can be posted. Only a few days ago unnamed individuals called for lynching Vice President Pence, and their account has not been closed. In addition, the sites of the Chinese Communist Government, Russia and Iran are still operating, and Iran daily posts “Death to America”. So where is the balance?

I see two possible solutions. First, “Section 230” must be revoked and social media platforms must be held to the same standards that newspapers and magazines must conform to. Let’s hope a Democrat-controlled Congress can do that. I have my doubts. Second, the main stream media has to stop being the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party.  It is time for honest reporting like there was 20 years ago.

I would add that the investigation by U.S. prosecutor John Durham into how the “Russian Collusion Investigation Started” must result in some convictions.

There is a great deal of skepticism on the part of Conservatives who have become convinced that there is one very lenient set of rules for Democrats and one very strict set for Republicans and Conservatives. Some high level politicians, whose names you all know, must serve jail time. In addition, there is a certain Democrat Party representative from California, who fell into a Chinese Communist Party “honeytrap,” who must be removed from the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

It is time for the country to come together and heal.  That can only happen when all voices can be heard.  Let’s once again become “One Nation Under God”.

Lowell L. Engle
Harpers Ferry

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