By Annie Peterson, Editor | Civil Patriot

It happened again today. I read the headline about Twitter censoring our President’s election fraud tweets and my blood began to boil. I had that same sensation wash over me a few days back when state legislators were shut down from social media for standing with President Trump. 

How dare these puppeteers censor the president of the United States of America! Even if you hate the man, his position demands respect. His voice should be freed up, even if it goes against the narrative of the day. He is, after all, the leader of the free world. And how dare you silence the voices of others in Republican leadership while allowing erroneous stories about the Russia hoax to remain on Twitter long after they have been debunked? It makes no sense to freedom or democracy. In China, sure. Venezuela, maybe. But. . .America? 

It took a moment for the sick feeling in my stomach to pass, but when it did, I was left with anger—pure, holy anger. It caused heat to rise from my belly into my throat until trembling words spilled out of my mouth: “Somebody needs to do something! How can we ever win this battle if our voices are silenced?”

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I believe what I’m feeling would be called “righteous indignation.” It’s that same feeling you get when a close friend is bullied or a child is sexually assaulted by someone you thought you could trust. It’s an anger that says, “This is wholly unjust and unfair and someone needs to fix it.”

These Big Tech companies have their hands around the throats of not only the commoners like you and me, but our president, as well. They’re doing everything they can to gag us. How did we get here, and how can we go back to normal? (Is there such a thing as “normal” anymore?) 

Let’s not waste our time or breath asking, “Why?” We all know why. They hate Trump and all who support him. End of story. Perhaps a better question would be, “Now what?” What can be done to turn this situation around? Or, will they simply get away with this and rob us of our First Amendment rights one tweet at a time? In the meantime, how can we possibly deal with the righteous indignation we’re feeling?

The only way to rid yourself of anger is to diffuse it. And when you’re in a situation where things are out of your control, you need something to do. Here are a few suggestions that might just tamp down the frustration you’re feeling: 

  • Pray. Never underestimate the power of prayer. 
  • Even if YouTube has banned you from talking about fraud, you can still report it (or learn more about it) at https://hereistheevidence.com.
  • Call your local, state, and federal legislators to make your voice heard. 
  • Send a note of support to President Trump: https://www.themillionlettermarch.org 
  • Send emails—to news stations, legislators, election officials, and anyone else who might be able to help.  
  • Put your money where your mouth is. Send financial support to conservative causes, particularly those that are reporting the truth. 
  • Switch from comfortable, familiar platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to places like MeWe, Parler, Rumble, Bitchute, and Gab. (Even if you don’t shut down your go-to platforms, you will have another space to get those feelings out without fear of censorship.) 
  • Join groups like Stop the Steal and Walkaway Campaign to keep your spirits up and to remind yourself why this battle must be fought. 
  • Tap in to conservative news sources. Here’s a short list of trusted platforms/voices: 

Finally, make a list of all the reasons why you need to stand firm in your convictions. If you are a parent or grandparent, add the names of your children and grandchildren to your list. You’re standing firm. . .for them. They deserve the America you grew up in, one where citizens can freely speak their minds. 

So, channel that anger into fuel for good, so that future generations can enjoy the freedoms our forefathers fought so hard to protect. 

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