Guest Post by Becky Behrends, M.D. and Vice President of Research for Michigan Citizens for Election Integrity MC4EI.
PayPal recently announced an “update” to their policies that would include a fine of $2,500 for users directly from their accounts if they spread “misinformation.” According to their statement, users could be fined for activities outside of PayPal transactions, which include their comments on social media and public statements.
Almost immediately, customers began closing their PayPal accounts. PayPal quickly came out with a retraction of their stated policy, claiming the update had gone out “in error.”
So, the “misinformation police” at PayPal were, hmm, misinformed? They apologized for “the error” after it provoked a significant backlash on social media.
The question all Americans should be asking is: Who decides what is “misinformation?”
In a true democracy, it is assumed that the public’s collective wisdom, reason, and common sense will derive truths from facts. But this is dependent on the facts being accurately presented.
The progressive view is that only experts or leftist elites are qualified to determine the facts and truth.
There is a whole boatload of misinformation that the “progressive” Democrats are peddling out to the public in Michigan ahead of the mid-term elections.
Take a look:
Proposal 1- Term Limits
Democrats say vote yes on this. Even establishment Republicans climbed on board with bipartisan support in the Republican-dominated State House of Representatives.
They say it limits the maximum length a lawmaker can serve from 14 to 12 yrs in both chambers collectively.
The problem is- it actually doubles how long representatives can serve!
Follow this “woke political math”:
Currently, a representative can serve for a maximum of three 2-year terms. That’s 6 years.
Currently, a senator can serve for 2 four year terms. That’s 8 years.
Proposal 1 would allow a representative to serve for six 2-year terms- up to 12 years in one chamber.
Most House representatives never make it to the Senate, so the idea that this proposal limits total service in both chambers is moot. The point is that under Proposal 1, a representative will actually end up serving 12 years rather than 6 years in the House of Representatives.
Supporters of this fake proposal say it would enable lawmakers, particularly in the House, to focus on their job instead of immediately looking to run for the Senate or find work outside the Legislature.
This slick media maneuvering is not well serving the public. Citizens may think they are voting for term limits when they really are voting for extending the limits—a sick trick on the part of Democrats and RINOs. Please don’t fall for it.
VOTE NO on Proposal 1
Proposal 2- Promote the Vote
This proposal has been marketed as follows: You have the right to verify your identity with a photo ID or a signed statement.
How does signing an affidavit “verify” one’s identity?
With no photo ID to prove a person is who they say they are? This is not verification, and the Democrats who crafted this bogus initiative know that. They also know that the majority of Americans support voter ID, so they have to cleverly include language that suggests that verifying one’s identity can include ID, but no worries if you don’t have it.
There are other items within Proposal 2 that totally eliminate any notion of having secure elections and holding elected officials accountable. Don’t fall for this one, either.
Vote NO on Proposal 2
Proposal 3- Reproductive Freedom for All
Democrats whipped up the indignation of the pro-abortion crowd when they said that overturning Roe v. Wade would “criminalize routine reproductive care.”
In other words, they assert that women with ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages would not be provided with medical treatment. The Michigan 1931 abortion statute makes elective abortions illegal. It does not prevent treatment for pregnancy complications such as ectopics and spontaneous miscarriages.
The term “Freedom for All” is a misnomer. There certainly is no freedom for the fetus (remember – baby, human)! And, no “choice” for the tiny human being with this proposal.
Vote No on Proposal 3
Thus we see that all three of these proposals, which are intended to be amendments to the Michigan Constitution, contain misinformation, deception, and downright lies.
Should PayPal fine the Democrat Party for such misinformation? How about fining any Democrat operative, candidate, or corporate media which puts out this misinformation? Turnabout is fair play, right?!
Former PayPal president, David Marcus, blasted the company over the implications that it could seize a customer’s money for finding their view objectionable:
“It’s hard for me to openly criticize a company I used to love and gave so much to. But PayPal’s new policy goes against everything I believe in. A private company now gets to decide to take your money if you say something they disagree with. Insanity.”
Will it stop PayPal’s crusade to censor or deplatform organizations or individuals? Apparently not.
PayPal recently banned Gays Against Groomers, a group of LGBT people that claims to call attention to the sexualization and medicalization of children via gender ideology and the transgender movement.
Democrats and their corporate puppets need to stop their crusade of assuming the role of Misinformation Exterminators. Whether it involves PayPal or dangerous proposals on the ballot in the Michigan Nov 8 election, they have no moral superiority in deciding what is true or false information. They can put all the lipstick they want on the pig of deception they promote to the public. The American public can see through this. Time to round up this pack of pigs in the midterm elections and send them back to the misinformation mud pit where they belong!