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We would say it is a clever idea if it wasn’t so devious. Big businesses can circumvent the Bill of Rights more efficiently than the government could ever hope to, and even claim they’re doing so for a good cause.

In our latest article we talk all about how big tech and big money are cracking down on gun ownership – perfectly legally and to much applause. When will we realize that the private sector is now offering governance free of charge, and what can we do to stop it?
Big business cannot circumvent the BOR, because the BOR only puts limits on what the government can do, not what citizens or businesses can do. Right or wrong, big businesses, including big tech, are free to do with their businesses what they want as long as they stay within the law. I think it is a socialistic concept to say that government should tell businesses what their policies should be as long as those policies are legal. I can't see a law being passed requiring businesses to also have to comply with the BOR like the government is supposed to. If sucha law were passed, I can't see it standing up in court.

We have a fairly free marketplace. People who don't like businesses policies should patronize other businesses. If we are talking social media, everyone has access to the internet. People can create their own platforms and make their own policies, just like this site has. We would not want the government telling the National Gun Forum what its posting rules should be. And make no mistake: If we start going down the road of wanting the government to set editorial policies on social media, they are going to come after sites like this.
 

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True, the Bill of Rights doesn't apply to private business. Nevertheless, by definition we are morally as well as legally entitled to our rights. But note how I asked what we can do to stop the private sector from trespassing on our rights, not what the government can? I wish for the pushback against deplatforming to come from the people, not Uncle Sam. Perhaps that is overly optimistic.
My view is there are alternatives to every platform out there. But content creators are hooked on the greater fame and possibilities of monetization of the big platforms. What they need to do is move to other existing platforms, or even create other platforms, rather than complain about deplatforming. Ultimately, it is the only remedy. Other than oppressive, possibly unconstitutional, government regulation, which would have unintended consequences. I don't see there are other choices. The content going elsewhere is what will pull the audience, and therefore the money, to go elsewhere.
 
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