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Josh Hawley: ‘Democrats Want Big Tech to Be An Arm of Government’

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The Republican Senator for Missouri, Josh Hawley warned on Monday how Democrats are seeking to allhy themselves with big corporations that will function as an “arm of the government.”

Appearing on the Sunday show Life, Liberty & Levin on Fox News Channel, Hawley commented on the “woke capitalists” and how they only care about or esteem capitalism in order to control it and thus impose their vision on the American public.

“Our Founding Fathers were against monopolies; they hated them; they were very wary of them, and rightly so!” He added that when power is in too few hands, bad things happen -and how that’s what’s happening.

Hawley explained that these companies “effectively control more and more of the discourse in America and what they control it for: to shut down conservatives” such as Parler.

But it’s not just on the technology side, he warned. “Corporate monopolies have come after me, and they’ve told me I can’t do political events, and they’ve gone against small businesses who they threaten by saying, ‘We’re going to boycott you if you support Senator Hawley.'”

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The Missouri Senator warned of unprecedented monopoly power working with the left and with the government, which must be broken. “You ask me, what do you do? I tell you: we break that monopoly.” Faced with this overwhelming reality, the senator proposes using anti-trust laws.

“We must break this concentrated power and give the power back to the people,” he reaffirmed. The presenter proceeded to comment to him that he is currently “dealing with a very different animal within the Democratic Party and the ideology they are pushing.” Hawley added that we are in the presence of a party that loves the idea of concentrated power in a few hands. “Without a doubt, they are the Party of the Powerful.”

“They are the party,” he continued, “of the largest monopoly corporations, they are the party of Big Tech, they are, of course, the party of Hollywood.”

“They love what the tech corporations are doing. They applaud when they censor conservatives, driving them off the platforms. They love it! They want to do more! What they want to do is have the corporations take over all the regulations but no accountability.”

Hawley puts into perspective when he then states that these corporations are the largest in the world in history, and that the Democrats stand shoulder to shoulder with them.

He was also asked about the “Reddit Revolution” to which he responded that it is wonderful to see Wall Street and platforms like Robinhood being exposed (on their unfair practices). “Ordinary people exposed the double standard by which the system operates in favor of the powerful.”

The 41-year-old concluded on the issue of concentrated power: “Whether it’s already on Wall Street, whether it’s in technology, we have to go after it, and let ordinary people have their share. That’s what the constitution says!”

The same day Hawley published an op-ed piece in the New York Post where he addressed the same issue:

“The tech titans have already booted dozens of conservatives off social media, and if they have their way, half the House Republican conference will be expelled from Congress. The corporate titans seem to believe that the only way to get a democracy to their liking is to eliminate all threats to the Democratic Party’s unified control of government. The alliance of leftists and woke capitalists hopes to regulate the innermost thoughts of every American, from school age to retirement. And they’ve trained enforcers of the woke orthodoxy to monitor dissent or misbehavior.”

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Rafael Valera, Venezuelan, student of Political Science, political exile in São Paulo, Brazil since 2017 // Rafael Valera, venezolano, es estudiante de Ciencias Políticas y exiliado político en São Paulo, Brasil desde 2017