Back in April, I wrote about how the left was enlisting financial institutions in its war on the Bill of Rights.
Bank of America has warned that it will refuse to lend money to manufacturers of “assault-style guns”. It had previously announced it was edging away from the coal business to fight global warming.
… Citibank is repaying the generosity of the American people by requiring its clients to impose their own gun control policies on their stores. Impose gun control on your customers or Citibank will discriminate against you.
This phase of the pressure campaign got its start from a New York Times column by Andrew Ross Sorkin which wondered, “What if the finance industry — credit card companies … credit card processors … and banks … were to effectively set new rules for the sales of guns in America?”
It wasn’t long until credit cards joined the party.
Banks and credit card companies are discussing ways to identify purchases of guns in their payment systems, a move that could be a prelude to restricting such transactions. The financial companies have explored creating a new credit card code for firearms dealers, similar to how they code restaurants or department stores. Another idea would require merchants to share information about specific firearm products consumers are buying. Such data could allow banks to restrict purchases at certain businesses or monitor them.
A general campaign against conservatives followed, back by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s lists of “hate groups”. And the Freedom Center has been impacted.
We’re under attack by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)…
For years, the SPLC has labeled the Freedom Center a hate group and tried to get organizations like Amazon, Facebook and Twitter to ban us and silence our message.
Yesterday, SPLC finally convinced MasterCard and Visa to cut us off. Now we can’t process donations from any major credit card companies.
In fact, if you received Robert Spencer’s e-mail last night, you may have noticed your donation was DENIED.
Daniel, this blow could be the end of the Freedom Center. Decades of work, down the drain because the hateful Left wants to squash free speech and silence an organization that dares to question them.
As we get more information and meet with our attorneys, I will keep you up-to-date.
In the meantime, please send an emergency donation in the form of a check to our PO Box:
David Horowitz Freedom Center
PO Box 98105
Washington, DC 20090-8105
Whether you can give $35, $50, $100 or more, your generous emergency support today will help keep our programs running while we fight back against the Southern Poverty Law Center and their henchmen on the Left.
Daniel, we need you now more than ever. Thank you for your continued support.
The collusion between the financial services sector and the tech sector threatens to effectively wipe out freedom in America. But at the same time big monopolistic companies have effectively declared war on half the country. And I can’t think of anything more likely to shatter the GOP’s consensus on leaving big business alone than major corporations colluding against Republicans and conservatives.
We are living in truly revolutionary times.