Laura Loomer’s Gruters’ Press Conference Speech Tallahassee, Florida

STOP THE BIAS

Background: Florida Senator Joe Gruters is introducing legislation that allows Floridians to sue social media companies that ban or suppress accounts due to political or religious speech.

Thank you Senator Gruters for inviting me to speak at the Florida State Capital today to tell my story. 

My name is Laura Loomer, and I am the most banned, censored woman in the world. I am 26 years old, I’m a conservative investigative journalist, a Florida resident, and a Florida business owner.

You might be thinking to yourself: how exactly is Laura Loomer the most censored person? How did she get banned on every social media site?

By telling the truth. By posting facts. By speaking up in America where we supposedly have free speech.

But this story isn’t about me. It’s about every American. What has happened to me can and will happen to all of you, and as it’s said, how goes Florida goes the nation, which is why Senator Joe Gruters’s proposed legislation is so important.

As a nation, this is about how we, together as Republicans and Democrats, must always fight back to protect our First Amendment Right.

With the Internet Age and now with Social Media, we’ve crossed thresholds in communication regarding the way in which we interact, influence and inform each other.

This is not the first time technology has changed our society and it’s not the first time that laws have struggled to keep up with changing technologies.

From the invention of Movable Type, to radio, to television, the Internet, and now with Social Media, human interaction is in constant flux, and, as always, there are people who want to control the flow of information. There are people who want to control what we see, how we see it, and when we see it. If you control those three things, you can control the masses. You can control the world.

Two hundred and fifty years ago, the British Crown struggled to control Revolutionary Printers.

The printers who drove our independence from England were not large corporations or media outlets. In most cases, they were entrepreneurs working alone.

Today we would call many of them Independent Journalists.

One of those entrepreneurs was Isaiah Thomas.

Thomas created the Massachusetts Spy, which was published with the motto, “Open to all parties, but influenced by none.”

Let me repeat that motto because I’ll come back to it later: “Open to all parties, but influenced by none.”

Thomas’ publication would be an early version of social media where influential voices submitted their opinions on the issues of the day.

But, like me, Thomas faced significant opposition.

British troops at the direction of the King organized mobs to protest outside his print shop and put together hostile parties to silence Thomas.

Thomas escaped with his life and his printing presses and continued to defy the King with his work to support General George Washington and the American Patriots.

The dialog created by the printers of the Revolutionary War was inflammatory, it definitely violated the community standards of the time, and I guarantee that many feelings were hurt by the words contained in those pamphlets. 

But the American Colonists were wise enough to form their own opinions with the information provided by those independent journalists.

The King’s attempts to suppress independent thoughts and views failed.

Knowing what we know today, America would be a totally different nation without the printers of the Revolution.

Today, circumstances are eerily similar.

History is repeating itself with a battle of ideas in which Independent Journalists and even families around a dinner table – representing diverse views – are fighting to disseminate their thoughts to a community eager for information and connectivity.

Yet today, rather than allowing peaceful discourse to take place, a group of young billionaires who are acting like kings, try to control what we say, what we hear, what we see and most importantly, what we believe.

I’m taking about billionaires Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, and Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google.

Rather than trusting average working Americans to gather knowledge and form their own opinions, these three technology-focused men actively work to control information for their own self interests.

And as controlling monopolies, they’re literally reshaping society based upon what type of speech generates the most clicks for their advertisers and aligns with their own personal political views.

They use the excuse that public debate and discussion is “dangerous” – but only if your political views are suppressing their profits, their personal views or the special interests of their allies.

Senator Gruters’ legislation is a wakeup call to Florida and the nation, as what’s really dangerous is allowing three billionaires in Silicon Valley to define what political and religious thoughts and ideas are appropriate.

And as the most banned woman in the world, while the damage and trauma has been significant, I’m not here to tell you about the real harm that has been done to my career and my reputation at the hands of Facebook, Twitter and other big tech companies. I’m here to warn you so that it doesn’t happen to you, or any other Floridian or American.

I was permanently banned by every single major social media company for posting a tweet in which I called Ilhan Omar “anti-Jewish”, a now widely known fact that spurred a Democrat Congressional resolution regarding anti-Semitism. Twitter said my tweet was “hate speech”, and within minutes of being banned, millions of people were inundated with news reports about how I was banned for “hateful content”. Big tech social media sites are defamation machines.

Tech Giants use “hate speech” as a term and reason to ban individuals who they disagree with.  In reality, there’s no such thing as “hate speech.”  There are certainly hate crimes and always have been throughout human history.  But hate speech is a new, manufactured term that is designed to silence conservatives and political dissidents. “Hate speech” is a term used to disenfranchise a group of people and it’s the quickest way to make someone a social outcast.

The frivolous use of terms like “Hate speech” by these companies and their executives are now having serious and actual dangerous effects on the lives of Floridians, myself included.

When Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm was expected to make land fall in Palm Beach, Florida near Mar-a-Lago several months ago, liberals cheered on social media with the hope that it would wipe out the Winter White House and the Trump family.  Is that hate speech?

When Louis Farrakhan called Jews “termites” and called for their extermination on Twitter, was that hate speech?  According to Twitter, it was not.

When members of Antifa openly call for the killing of the President of the United States, is that hate speech?  Again, according to Twitter, it is not.

In May, 2019, Facebook labeled me a “dangerous individual”, they designated me as a terrorist, and permanently banned me from both Facebook and Instagram. In response, I filed a defamation lawsuit against Facebook in Florida. The day I filed my lawsuit, Facebook changed their terms of service and said it was ok for its nearly 2 billion users to incite “high severity violence” and post “death threats” against those labeled “dangerous” by Facebook.

Was it hate speech when Facebook created these new rules that promote violence against me and other “dangerous individuals”? I guess it’s not because that’s their rule. Who gave Facebook the authority to designate private citizens “dangerous” and “terrorists”?

As Florida lawmakers, you have to propose legislation as Senator Gruters recently did if you want to designate a group as a terrorist organization. Why does Facebook think they have legislative authority to make violent blanket statements that have permanent, harmful repercussions on an individual’s reputation and their ability to make a living for the rest of their lives?

Clearly we are now at a point in time where these social media companies feel they have more power than people like you…elected officials and lawmakers.

That is what you call tyranny, and it’s why our founding fathers created the Constitution. The First Amendment was created to protect Americans from the tyrannical actions of the British Kings who are now resurrecting themselves in the form of tech executives.

I’m here today as a walking, living, breathing example to educate you about the harm that’s being done to society, and will continue to take place if we don’t end social media bias dead in its tracks.

Today, the Tech Giants are actively working to influence the 2020 elections in favor of the Democrats.

In 2024, as Mark, Jack, and Sundar get older and want a few more tax cuts, they could very well switch their rules and algorithms to favor Republicans.

Beyond politics, as Mark, Jack, and Sundar reinvest their billions into crypto currency, health care, and Artificial Intelligence, their current capability to ban speech will easily become the ability to ban an individual from society.

That should be a frightening thought but it’s something I’ve experienced for years.  I’m banned not just by social media companies, but I’m banned by financial institutions. Last year, Chase bank shut down my online access to my bank account, along with the bank accounts of several other high profile conservatives. I was also banned by PayPal, which accounted for nearly 90% of my income. Shortly after, I was also banned by Venmo and GoFundMe.

This is what you call financial blacklisting, and it is happening to many conservative Americans. Today it’s me, but tomorrow it could be you if you post an opinion the tech tyrants disagree with.

I can’t even use Uber to get a ride to the hospital – because I’m banned for my views, and I’m also not able to order a sandwich on Uber Eats because of my opinions.

How many other Floridians have been pushed to the fringes of society because of a single tweet or post on Facebook?

On Thursday, Pablo Lima, a police officer in Bay Harbor Florida was suspended by the Bay Harbor Islands police force for simply liking a political Facebook post on his wife’s Facebook page. Lima’s wife is Annabelle Lima-Taub, a Jewish Commissioner in Hallendale Beach, FL. Last year, her employment and political position were threatened after several Leftist activist groups lobbied to have her fired over a non-violent political Facebook post in which she criticized Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for her associations with terrorist groups. The post was denounced as “hate speech”, but Lima-Taub remained unapologetic, arguing that Tlaib’s support for the BDS movement suggested Tlaib is in favor of Hamas and Hezbollah.

This is a political opinion. A political opinion Lima-Taub’s husband Pablo “liked” on Facebook and is now facing a professional suspension for. This is a man, a public servant who has dedicated his life to serving his community, and now it’s all in jeopardy over a completely legal Facebook post.

Are we not allowed to have political opinions anymore here in America?

 As an officer, Lima puts his life on the line everyday as a public servant in Florida, protecting and serving his community….but he’s not allowed to “like” a social media post?

The extreme to which Americans and Florida residents and families are being targeted on social media for their political speech is un-American, and it should scare all of you that you can live your life as an honest person, as a person who cares for others and abides by the law, and at the same time you could be fired, silenced, deemed “dangerous”, and be excommunicated from society and the digital public square for simply posting political speech on social media, or just “liking” a political post as both officer Lima and his wife, Annabelle, did.

As I did. And as millions of other Americans have, and will continue to do.

How many Floridians can’t get live access to public service announcements and hurricane evacuation routes because they’ve been kicked off of Twitter and Facebook?

In 10 years, how many Floridians banned on social media will be denied home loans, health insurance, or a bank account due to the Chinese-style social credit scores that are being developed and implemented here in America by the Tech Giants?

Senator Gruters’ bill stops this nightmare scenario before it has a chance to expand, and it gives tech billionaires Mark, Jack, and Sundar the ability to reconsider their stances and consider following the lead of Isaiah Thomas and his motto, “Open to all parties, but influenced by none.”

I urge all Florida politicians and lawmakers to look beyond partisan politics when considering this legislation.  Floridians must be protected from the whims and uninformed perspectives of three power hungry Silicon Valley billionaires.

Together, we can and will Stop The Bias.

Thank you Senator Gruters.

Meet Pelosi’s Puppet and AOC’s DC Mom

Nancy Pelosi just doesn’t have one vote in Congress, she has two.

Word is that before each vote, Pelosi has to call up my opponent, Democrat Lois Frankel to tell her how to vote and what to say on C-SPAN.

And in the 116th Congress, good ‘ole Nancy has done a great job of keeping her puppet in play.

Check this out:

Pelosi's Puppet'

If you want to get rid of a Radical Democrat and Pelosi’s most obvious puppet, then help me defeat Lois Frankel. Donate here.

Not only will you be getting rid of a literal parrot for Pelosi’s agenda, you’ll be making me the new Congresswoman for Florida 21 AND the representative to the Trump Family who recently switched their voter registration to my home district.

Having a Democrat member of Congress be in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi is nothing new, but here’s where Lois Frankel does the most damage . . .

Frankel is the behind-the-scenes mentor to AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and the other freshman women who have become so influential in politics.

Specifically, Frankel has become the “Swamp Mom” for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Both were born and raised in New York City and as soon as AOC was sworn in, Frankel took the author of the ridiculous “Green New Deal” under her wing.

Frankel tells AOC what shoes to wear, what to eat, where to go and what to do.

Here’s the two of them talking about AOC’s diet on Instagram:

Pelosi's Puppet'

This is how Washington works.

Older members of Congress are tasked with managing freshman members and teaching them – or shall I say “corrupting them” – as they learn the ropes and increase their power.

If we want to disrupt this process, donate here to send me to Washington.

I chose to run for Congress for a reason. It was a tactical decision.

As a resident of Florida’s 21st District, I looked into my own member of Congress, Lois Frankel and saw her behind-the-scenes influence and enabling of a socialist agenda.

While Democrats like Adam Schiff are on the front lines as foot soldiers for the Democrat Party, Lois Frankel is out of public view, drinking coffee in the command tent as she commands the troops for Pelosi.

It’s unlikely Pelosi will ever lose an election, but I can defeat her #2, Lois Frankel.

Help me make that happen by donating today.

Thank you so much for your time and all that you do.

Respectfully,


Laura Loomer

CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE LAURA LOOMER CONDEMNS CONGRESSWOMAN FRANKEL’S INACTION IN LIGHT OF REAL ISLAMIC THREAT IN DISTRICT 21

(PALM BEACH, FLORIDA)  This morning, an Iranian national was arrested within four miles of Mar-a-Lago, the voting residence of President and Mrs. Trump.

Masoud Yareioeill Zoleh was found with several deadly weapons and $22,000 in cash.  His car was found at Palm Beach International Airport.

On Monday, an Iranian politician, Hesameddin Ashena, posted a list of properties owned by President Trump with a call-to-action to “stand up against their whole world.”

Following that public threat, Loomer called on Congresswoman Frankel to take Congressional action to secure our local airports with additional screening as well as release emergency funding to local law enforcement to prevent Islamic Jihadist infiltration by Iranian nationals and other Muslim foreigners.

Loomer stated, “Yesterday, finally Lois Frankel took action on Iran.  But it wasn’t to protect American soil and lives.  She voted to protect the terrorist regime of Iran.  Today’s national security incident in Florida’s 21st Congressional District will be one of many more to come due to Democrats placing politics over America First, national security policies.”

Loomer continued, “Where is Lois Frankel, the representative of District 21, while her constituents are literally in the crosshairs of a foreign enemy?  Iran issued an $80 million bounty on our President’s life, and Frankel responded by tying the hands of the Commander in Chief.”

Laura Loomer is a Republican running for Congress in Florida’s 21st Congressional District.

CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE LAURA LOOMER CALLS ON REP LOIS FRANKEL TO SECURE THE LIVES AND PROPERTY OF HER FLORIDA CONSTITUENTS IN LIGHT OF ISLAMIC TERROR THREAT

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(Palm Beach, Florida)  Today, Republican Congressional Candidate Laura Loomer called upon Congresswoman Lois Frankel to take immediate action to secure the lives and property of the citizens of the 21st Congressional District in light of new threats from Islamic terrorists within the Iranian regime.

The Palm Beach Post and other media outlets around the world have reported the threat posed on Twitter by Iranian politician Hesameddin Ashena.  Ashena is an advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Within the threatening tweet by Ashena was a link to President Trump’s properties, including Mar-a-Lago, the historic landmark and hub of the Palm Beach community that serves as the Winter White House.

Loomer stated, “Lois Frankel has a duty to the people of the 21st Congressional District, which includes her constituents President and Mrs. Trump, to propose and pass emergency legislation that provides additional and immediate funding to state, local and federal law enforcement agencies that serve hand-in-hand in their efforts to combat international terrorism.”

Loomer continued, “What is Frankel proposing to increase security at the international and private airports within the 21st Congressional District, to prevent jihadist foreign nationals from entering the country?”

General Consultant to Laura Loomer for Congress, Karen Giorno stated, “Unlike the funding offered by Frankel to local law enforcement and local businesses for financial losses incurred due to Presidential security, the funding and solutions must be immediate and not attached to a bureaucratic and political quagmire that takes months to secure.    Palm Beach residents face a real threat by Iran, the top funder of Islamic terrorism in the world.  We demand Frankel take immediate action to protect lives and property.”

Mar-a-Lago has played a vital role in international diplomacy in addition to being a community and business hub within Palm Beach.

In light of an Islamic foreign national recently opening fire on a Navy base in Florida, killing three Americans, this threat must be taken seriously by Congresswoman Frankel.

CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE LAURA LOOMER DENOUNCES DEMOCRATS’ PRO-TERROR RHETORIC ON IRAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Palm Beach, Florida)  Republican Congressional candidate Laura Loomer is calling for House Democrats to end their campaign to delegitimize President Trump and embolden terrorist regimes.

Democrats have attacked President Trump’s legal use of force in Iraq that killed Iranian military leader of Qud, Qasem Soleimani.   Soleimani is the number one terrorist in the world and is responsible for over 500 deaths of American military men and women.  

Intelligence sources cite Soleimani as the organizer of the attack on our embassy in Benghazi and he devised and oversaw the bounty program in Afghanistan that paid $1,000 rewards for killing American soldiers.

Before being eliminated under the order of President Trump, Soleimani was the most dreaded and brutal terrorist alive. 

Loomer stated, “Congress authorized use of military force against Iraq in 2002.  Soleimani was an Iranian terrorist on Iraqi soil, plotting the deaths of more Americans.  Regardless of Congressional authorization, the President of the United States has a sworn duty, as Commander in Chief, to protect American lives and interests, both domestic and abroad.”

Congressional Democrats including Reps Ilhan Omar and Lois Frankel have sided with terrorist regime Iran, stating the use of American force in Iraq required Congressional authorization.  They deliberately fail to recall that authorization had been granted by Congress in 2002.

Frankel represents President and Mrs. Trump and the other residents in Florida’s 21st Congressional District.  Laura Loomer is running as a Republican to unseat Frankel.

Loomer continued, “Along with other Democrats, Frankel and Omar’s actions to delegitimize President Trump have taken a dangerous turn as they are now siding with terrorists out of their hatred for our President.”

General Consultant for Laura Loomer for Congress, Karen Giorno added, “Democrats in Congress are doing nothing short of instigating war with Iran by projecting false weakness and division in their continued attempts to delegitimize our President.  The old adage, ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’ applies to Democrats without regard to national security.”

Giorno added, “By attempting to delegitimize our President, Lois Frankel and Ilhan Omar are inviting Iran to attack.  It’s treasonously appalling.”

LAURA LOOMER ANNOUNCES IMPRESSIVE FIRST FUNDRAISING HAUL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 15, 2019 [email protected]

PALM BEACH, FL—The campaign for conservative Republican and investigative journalist Laura
Loomer today announced its first fundraising haul since entering the congressional race for
Florida’s 21st district.

The campaign will report raising over $154,000 in just 60 days of fundraising in the Q3 report.
Financial support for Laura Loomer came from 2,314 donors across all 50 states with Florida
being the top contributing state. The average contribution was $66.

By comparison, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) raised $59,000 in her first combined two
quarters as a political newcomer. Many pundits and political observers consider Laura Loomer
as the Republican Party’s counterbalance because of her willingness to take on the radical left.
Additionally, her opponent, incumbent Congresswoman Lois Frankel only raised $107,000. One
of Loomer’s GOP rivals of the five candidates in the FL-21 field only raised about $20,000,
meaning as a political newcomer, Loomer out-raised all of her GOP and incumbent Democrat
opponents COMBINED. Loomer accomplished this while being banned on every social media
platform. All of her opponents, both Republican and Democrat had access to social media while
fundraising for their campaigns. Clearly Loomer’s FEC report proves that she is a viable
candidate, and her social media bans must be lifted immediately.

“I’m humbled at the outpouring of support for my campaign,” said Loomer. “Despite the radical
left, big tech tyrants and the fake-news media doing everything they can to hinder my
campaign, this early showing puts career politician Lois Frankel and the do-nothing-Democrats
in congress on notice that no seat is safe and that I’m running to win. I look forward to
continuing to travel the district and learning the concerns of the voters.”

The congressional seat is currently held by Democrat Lois Frankel, a staunch obstructionist and
critic of President Trump, and a close friend and ally of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Despite chairing the Democrat Congressional Women’s Caucus, Frankel has refused to
denounce freshman Democrat Reps. Ilhan Omar, AOC and Rashida Tlaib (The Squad) for their
anti-Semitism.

Karen Giorno, Trump’s 2016 Florida State Director and chief strategist for the Loomer campaign
commented on the impressive haul for the first time candidate, “Laura is proving that she is a
serious candidate and committed to flipping this seat and building the resources necessary to
expose just how out of touch with the district Lois Frankel has become. I believe this will be one
of the most watched congressional races for 2020 and will be a bellwether for regaining the
House.”

Laura Loomer is a pro-America, Jewish conservative with a strong history of supporting
President Trump and Jewish causes both here in America and abroad. She is well-known for her
fight against big-tech censorship of conservatives and her investigations into the weaponization
of social media platforms by far-left Democrat mega-donors.

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