Paul Nehlen’s Proposed “Shall Not Censor” Legislation
by Andrew Hamilton
PAUL NEHLEN is a businessman who in 2016 ran in Wisconsin’s Republican primary against anti-White Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, losing by a margin of 16% to 84%. It was his first run for public office. He has announced that he will seek the same seat in 2018.
In December 2017 Nehlen issued a press release proposing federal “Shall Not Censor” legislation to roll back coordinated de facto viewpoint censorship on the Internet.
“We need a federal law prohibiting censorship of lawful speech on major social media platforms . . . .” Nehlen said. “Hypocritically, the same companies that support net neutrality also want to censor your speech. We say no. . . . The bedrock of American society is freedom of speech. Social media companies have usurped this freedom, and we intend to give it back to the American people.”
His proposed legislation addresses a genuine social emergency.
Who is Paul Nehlen?
Nehlen wasn’t on my radar screen until a week or two ago when I learned he was posting “radical” (or what passes for radical these days) tweets; his very active Twitter account has 88,000 followers. I’ve followed it regularly for several days now, which is how I learned about his “Shall Not Censor” proposal.
I vaguely recall favorable statements about him during the 2016 campaign by a couple of conservative Republicans, as well as candidate Trump, though Trump actually endorsed the Establishment’s candidate Ryan instead of Nehlen.
The recent tenor of Nehlen’s posts is new. For about a week a flurry of tweets were pro-White and even mocked some Jews and Jewish racist tropes. This caused a media frenzy. Apparently Nehlen believed the world was structured differently than it is.
“Nehlen” is evidently a German surname (though pronounced “Nealon,” which spelling would make it Irish). The evangelical Christian denomination he belongs to originated among Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Americans.
Paul Ryan is of course Irish, plus some German and English. Though he eventually married a White woman, he is proudly anti-White, doing everything he can to destroy our people—the only form of racism that pays handsome dividends to its legions of privileged practitioners.
Things are unfolding quickly on the Nehlen front, so my observations are necessarily tentative.
Even as I penned this article the lynch mob descended upon the candidate — taunting, vile, howling, kicking, and beating its victim; political allies abandoned and disowned him; and Jewish “friends” and fellow “Christians” have no doubt insinuated themselves on a personal level as well, offering “sympathetic” warnings, advice, and “information.”
Nehlen’s life and career have probably reached a fork in the road no matter what path he chooses.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth . . .
If he resists mob hatred and sticks to his guns — not the likely outcome — he’s in for rough sledding. His most recent tweets have been less combative. (As I proofread this he posted a couple of irreverent tweets again; so things are still unfolding.)
Nehlen is an Ohio native who moved to Delaware in his teens. His background isn’t typical of right wing radicals. On his website he presents his business and volunteer experience as follows.
Until his recent tweet storm it looked as though Nehlen might be a standard issue Christian Zionist/Counter-jihadist conservative. He speaks frequently of his Christian faith.
He produced an anti-Islamic video called Hijrah: Radical Islam’s Global Invasion (see trailer) marketed by WorldNetDaily (WND), which also publishes his book Wage the Battle: Putting America First in the Fight to Stop Globalist Politicians and Secure the Borders (2017).
WND was founded by its editor-in-chief Joseph Farah, a “conservative” “evangelical Christian” Zionist propagandist born in New Jersey to Syrian-Lebanese parents.
Nehlen previously wrote for Breitbart, but within the past few days has been denounced and blackballed by the Zionist outfit. (“Bannon adviser: Ryan challenger Paul Nehlen is ‘dead to us’ after inflammatory tweets,” CNN, December 27, 2017)
Most photos and online presentations by Nehlen depict a handsome, clean-cut, conservative-type candidate, but a 2016 campaign commercial portrayed him riding a motorcycle without a helmet wearing a sleeveless shirt with a large skull and crossbones on the back. A large Molon Labe tattoo with Spartan helmet was displayed on his arm.
The contrasting images suggest a dual persona. Conservative Counter-jihadist, or potential militant?
Nehlen’s two-page proposal to outlaw Internet censorship (shown in the Appendix below), set forth in a December 2017 press release overlooked by his new racialist fans, is groundbreaking.
It starts by defining “censorship,” which includes but is not limited to denying a specific set of people the right to publicly express their views.
It specifies the limited types of speech that companies can regulate. The few exceptions are reasonable.
Particularly interesting is Nehlen’s identification of the corporations subject to the law: “major social media platforms” possessing market share “above a minimum threshold level.” Smaller platforms and message boards are not affected.
Though the specific market share level is not quantified, the companies that currently meet it are individually named: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube (owned by Google) and Reddit.
“The GOP’s voters are being systematically censored off of the primary channels of public communication by left-wing tech giants,” Nehlen writes, while “the entire GOP Congress has sat utterly mute for years and let it happen.” (Emphases added.)
Terminology is important, and it is deceiving to employ the vague term “social media” when what is actually meant are the only platforms that really count: the multinational monopolies Facebook, Twitter, YouTube-Google, and Reddit.
These companies should be individually named, like Nehlen does, rather than identified by the generic term “social media,” because that phrase falsely suggests that large numbers of platforms exist, while simultaneously tossing a welcome cloak of invisibility over the nefarious actions of the gigantic evildoers.
In truth, the few firms are massive, multibillion dollar media giants that encircle the globe and embrace all of humanity. International censorship is in the hands of a tiny, private, unaccountable, invisible, clique of racist, Leftist, religiously bigoted Jews, including the ADL. Such a situation is intolerable.
Penalties for violating the law are set forth: a $500,000 fine per instance of wrongful censorship, to be enforced by the FCC. Monetary and non-monetary judicial remedies would also be available.
The latter provision is important, assuming the penalties are severe enough and access to the courts by aggrieved parties is meaningfully available. Otherwise the FCC might prove to be a political creature of all-powerful Jewish interest groups and the Jewish megacorporations the law was intended to regulate.
In fact, the remedies portion of the statute could be tweaked — for example, by providing private causes of action with a large base fine and treble damages to successful private litigants, thereby providing an incentive for attorneys to actively pursue such cases on a contingent fee basis.
Realistically, a Congress and President that unanimously — without a single dissenting vote — passed the obscene Charlottesville resolution, a legal travesty, after the way elites behaved and the crimes they committed against peaceful White demonstrators, will never pass “Shall Not Censor” legislation.
Nor would Jews permit the passage of such a bill, or obey the law if enacted, any more than legislators, executives, judges, or city officials obey immigration laws, laws forbidding racism, discrimination, and genocide, or existing laws protecting freedom of speech and association.
Nor would judges enforce Shall Not Censor.
All of this is true. The System is broken, and must be replaced.
Nevertheless, before change can occur it must be envisioned, and with “Shall Not Censor” Paul Nehlen has done that in a concrete way no one else has.
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Appendix: Nehlen’s Proposal
Candidate For Congress Paul Nehlen Releases Outline Of Proposed Federal “Shall Not Censor” Legislation
Delavan, WI — Republican U.S. House candidate Paul Nehlen is the first candidate or elected official willing to stand up and propose a legislative solution to the problem of censorship of Americans’ lawful speech on social media.
“We need a federal law prohibiting censorship of lawful speech on major social media platforms,” Nehlen asserts. “It is well-known that Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube discriminate against the right-wing, as evidenced by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s recent comments. While widely heralded for those comments, they rang hollow with no suggested solution. This law is that solution. It will extend Americans’ First Amendment free speech protections onto major social media platforms.”
“We are not extensively regulating or ‘trust-busting,’” Nehlen explains, “because people generally like how the platforms perform in terms of functionality. This law will not interfere with features or functionality, so market forces will remain in play. The problem is their censorship of lawful speech. Hypocritically, the same companies that support net neutrality also want to censor your speech. We say no.”
For purposes of this legislation, “censorship” includes:
• Denial of platform access and normal use thereof (e.g., lockouts, suspensions, bans)
• Issuance of “verified” status based on any factor(s) unrelated to identity authentication
• “Throttling” accounts and/or content without disclosure
• Embargoing content (i.e., no “memory-holing” content without the consent of the creator)
• Manipulating “trending” algorithms without disclosure
“Lawful speech” is based upon the standards enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, with the following limitations:
• No child pornography
• No explicit, credible threats of physical violence
• No publishing any individual’s nonpublic residential address, telephone number, or email address without their consent
• Platforms may choose to prohibit otherwise-lawful pornographic video (i.e., video containing explicit sexual acts)
• Restrictions on copyrighted content are already addressed by the DMCA
“Major social media platforms” means social media platforms that enjoy a market share above a minimum threshold level. At present, it would include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Reddit. (Smaller platforms and message boards will not be affected.)
The legislation would impose company fines of $500,000 per instance of wrongful censorship, and would be enforced by the FCC. Judicial remedies (both monetary and non-monetary) may also be available to aggrieved parties.
“The bedrock of American society is freedom of speech. Social media companies have usurped this freedom, and we intend to give it back to the American people,” says Nehlen.
“This is just one more instance where Paul Ryan has shown he isn’t getting the job done in Washington. The GOP’s voters are being systematically censored off of the primary channels of public communication by left-wing tech giants, and Ryan — indeed, the entire GOP Congress — has sat utterly mute for years and allowed it to happen. In the absence of leadership, I willingly step into the breach.”
Paul Nehlen is a turnaround specialist, business executive, and inventor who started on the factory floor, who, with God’s grace and some determination, rose to lead Fortune 500 manufacturing businesses around the world. Nehlen challenged Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 2016 First Congressional District to stop Trans-Pacific Partnership and secure America’s border. He is waging the battle for Wisconsin’s workers, against the refugee resettlement racket, and lends his voice to the battle for America’s values. He lives in Delavan, Wisconsin.
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