Alert: The fox is in the hen house.

The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States is under attack. I’m sure you’ve noticed.

Praise the first amendment that guarantees freedom of speech, religion, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over another and restricting a citizen’s right to practice religion.

Jump to 2021. Have you noticed some prominent Americans have lost the right to speak out, to “tweet,” on internet platforms owned by some of the giant Big Tech firms –  even people with hundreds of thousands of followers, like President Trump. Not concerned ‘cause we’re okay? Someday we may be the target – that’s my concern as an opinionated,  freedom-loving American.

Silicon Valley seems to have a monopoly on internet communication and Amazon even owns the Washington Post! People who do not meet their so-called standards and their determination of “facts,” are shut down, including  President Trump and Parler, an independent competitor who used their platform. The company may go belly-up if they lose in court.

History tells us if you want to control the people or win the war, the first thing you do is cut off the lines of communication. And this is why we have to be ever-so-vigilant. Simply put, if they can do it to them, they can do it to you, despite the First Amendment.

As Americans, we must pay attention. As Americans, we have been blessed with a brilliant system of government. As Americans, we have the right to speak out.  And as some old sage said: Freedom is like a lock—useful only if every person has the key.