The Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (See below for latest blog posts.)

Supporting family values in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park

Welcome to the website of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance (PWMFA). We are a grassroots organization of citizens of Prince William County and the independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, Virginia, dedicated to supporting and promoting the values inherent in the concept of family. Learn more about us.

Where they stand

  • The principal goal of the Family Alliance is to help Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park voters learn more about candidates seeking to represent them in public office. Our focus is especially directed at the County and City school boards, the Board of County Supervisors and Manassas and Manassas Park City Councils. We also concentrate on State legislative candidates with the aim of informing the voting public on where candidates stand regarding key issues affecting the family. Here are some of the projects we are currently undertaking:
    • We’re soliciting the positions of candidates seeking statewide and legislative public offices in both the General and Primary elections in the 2020 election cycle and publicizing the results.
    • We maintain an active website (www.familyallianceonline.org) to draw attention to school issues, elections and the need for Christian leadership on issues affecting the family.
    • We seek to build a network of church contacts throughout Prince William and the two cities (Manassas and Manassas Park) with the aim of promoting the institution of the family and an educated electorate.

Some of our Achievements

  • Led the successful campaign for the Marriage Amendment in 2006, carrying Prince William County and Manassas by a larger margin than statewide.
  • Led the successful fight against off-track betting in Manassas Park in 2004.
  • Distributed Voter Guides to Prince William County churches area.
  • Successfully promoted internet filtering in public libraries and abstinence-based family life education.
  • Cited by The Federalist in Virginia Plans For All Public Schools To Allow Boys In Girls’ Bathrooms (thefederalist.com).

The 2020 Election

  • Nominating Conventions and Primary Elections: Prepared Voter Guides for the Republican Party’s nominating conventions and the June 23 Primary Races.
  • General Election: Prepared Voter Guides that focused upon the incumbent’s voting records.

Affect Public Policy – Help Us Protect our Community

Support our efforts! Visit our “Get Involved” section to join the PWMFA or to make an “online” contribution.

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BOOK REVIEW: THE TYRANNY OF BIG TECH BY SENATOR JOSH HAWLEY — Part 3

Thus far we have had two posts in this series.

Here we will talk about the following.

What Exactly Is The Threat Posed By BIG TECH? — Censorship

Senator Josh Hawley deals with the subject of Big Tech censorship in Chapter 7 of his book, and he helps us to understand how Big Tech censorship works.

Hawley focuses on Facebook, Google, and Apple, and he explains how these corporate titans censor Conservative platforms. Their techniques include direct censorship, the manipulation of searches, and determining the profitability of news outlets by controlling their advertising revenues.

Why is it important we read what Hawley has to say? The problem has not gone away, and it won’t go away until we do something to fix it. Hawley’s book just came out this year. Hawley apparently finished his book after Big Tech censored the New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s laptop (see Email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian biz man to dad (nypost.com) and Twitter Suspends New York Post Account Over Bombshell Biden Story (thefederalist.com)). What has happened since then?

Using the riot at the Capitol On January 6, 2021 as an excuse, Big Tech even censored President Donald Trump. Their censorship of Trump has continued to this day. So, Trump has taken them to court. Here is his argument for doing so.

One of the gravest threats to our democracy today is a powerful group of Big Tech corporations that have teamed up with government to censor the free speech of the American people. This is not only wrong—it is unconstitutional. To restore free speech for myself and for every American, I am suing Big Tech to stop it.

Social media has become as central to free speech as town meeting halls, newspapers and television networks were in prior generations. The internet is the new public square. In recent years, however, Big Tech platforms have become increasingly brazen and shameless in censoring and discriminating against ideas, information and people on social media—banning users, deplatforming organizations, and aggressively blocking the free flow of information on which our democracy depends.

No longer are Big Tech giants simply removing specific threats of violence. They are manipulating and controlling the political debate itself. Consider content that was censored in the past year. Big Tech companies banned users from their platforms for publishing evidence that showed the coronavirus emerged from a Chinese lab, which even the corporate media now admits may be true. In the middle of a pandemic, Big Tech censored physicians from discussing potential treatments such as hydroxychloroquine, which studies have now shown does work to relieve symptoms of Covid-19. In the weeks before a presidential election, the platforms banned the New York Post—America’s oldest newspaper—for publishing a story critical of Joe Biden’s family, a story the Biden campaign did not even dispute.

continued => Donald J. Trump: Why I’m Suing Big Tech – WSJ

Here are some articles that describe Trump’s lawsuit.

Surprisingly, Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, admitted that the Biden Administration is working with Facebook to censor those spreading what it calls misinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Joe Biden on Friday said platforms like Facebook are killing people by allowing Covid-19 vaccine misinformation on their services.

Asked what his message was to platforms like Facebook regarding Covid disinformation, Biden said “They’re killing people.”

“I mean they really, look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated, and that’s — they’re killing people,” Biden said on the South Lawn of the White House.

Biden was echoing earlier comments from White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

“We’re dealing with a life or death issue here and so everybody has a role to play in making sure there’s accurate information,” Psaki said. “They’re a private sector company. They’re going to make decisions about additional steps they can take. It’s clear there are more that can be taken.”

Psaki’s comments come one day after she said the Biden administration was flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread misinformation.

continued => Biden on Facebook: ‘They’re killing people’ with vaccine misinformation (cnbc.com)

Here are articles that discuss the ramifications of Psaki’s statement.

What is the latest. Well, it is a Virginia story related to Winsome Sears (@WinsomeSears) / Twitter, the Twitter account of the Republican Party’s candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

Twitter locked the account for GOP nominee for lieutenant governor Winsome Sears over the weekend. Staff said they were unable to log in for a 72-hour period starting Friday, and visitors to her page received a warning message before being given a link to visit the page.

“We didn’t tweet anything controversial, we haven’t said or done anything, except go to bat for the people of Virginia,” Sears spokesperson Michael Allers told The Virginia Star. “I tried to log in, I was blocked. Another person tried to log in, they were blocked. And we lost access to the account for 72 hours.”

“Caution: This account is temporarily restricted,” a warning on Sears’ page said on Monday morning. “You’re seeing this warning because there has been some unusual activity from this account. Do you still want to view it?”

continued => Twitter Temporarily Locks Winsome Sears’ Account; More Gubernatorial Debates and Ads – The Virginia Star

Twitter’s spokesman has made excuses, claiming that they were not trying to censor Winsome Sears, but most Republicans are skeptical. It is rather obvious that the company is partisan. Was Twitter trying to figure out what they can get away with? Probably.

Here is an additional article: Twitter temporarily restricted Winsome Sears’s account ‘in error’ | 8News (wric.com)

One big point. When we think about censorship, we need to remember the point of it. Censorship is about silencing any opposing views. According to the censors, we are only allowed to think about and repeat the politically correct view. That is why the so-called mainstream news media rarely talks about censorship by Big Tech. It is not politically correct to talk about censorship by Big Tech.

Is it that difficult to believe Big Tech censorship exists? Think about the subject of yesterday’s post. There the author observed the following:

Strange. In all the times I’ve watched TV, I’ve never seen one ad about the to-be-pitied state of babies about to be aborted…no ultrasound images of a baby in utero sucking its thumb. No plea to save the life of a tiny, unborn child. No cry of shame or dismay for the soon-to-be-sucked from the womb little perfectly-formed bundle of human life.

Abortion: Do You Give a Woof? | Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (familyallianceonline.org)

We all have seen innumerable advertisements seeking sympathy for the sake of abused animals, but almost none for the sake of aborted babies? Why not?

So, what’s next?

What will Part 4 focus on? What exactly is the threat posed by Big Tech? — Addiction and Porn.

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WHEN EQUITY AND INCLUSION BECOME AN EXCUSE FOR DIVISION — THE EXTENDED DEADLINE

Hard to read the text to the right? Try clicking on the picture. Otherwise, click here => Office of Equity and Inclusion (pwcva.gov). Then scroll down a little bit and look for a link to the “Equity and Inclusion Draft Policy.”

What is going on? Nothing surprising. Our Board of County Supervisors and the Office of Equity and Inclusion (pwcva.gov) did not get the feedback it wanted. The vast majority of the people who commented on the “Equity and Inclusion Draft Policy” want nothing to do with Critical Race Theory. So, the advocates for the policy extended the deadline to the close of business on July 30, 2021 so they could drum up positive comments on their draft policy for promoting bigotry.

Have you commented yet? No? Then check out WHEN EQUITY AND INCLUSION BECOME AN EXCUSE FOR DIVISION | Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (familyallianceonline.org) and let the Office of Equity and Inclusion (pwcva.gov) know what you think of their “Equity and Inclusion Draft Policy.”

Do you know people who have not yet commented? Yes? Then encourage your friends to let the Office of Equity and Inclusion (pwcva.gov) know what they think of their “Equity and Inclusion Draft Policy.”

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Abortion: Do You Give a Woof?

English: Painting by P. Mathews in or just after August 1838 of the Trial of Bill Burns, the first prosecution under the 1822 Martin’s Act for cruelty to animals, after Burns was found beating his donkey. The prosecution was brought by Richard Martin, MP for Galway, also known as Humanity Dick, and the case became memorable because he brought the donkey into court.
(from Animal rights – Wikipedia)

Today I have TV on. Here comes an ad with pitiful, starved and abused dogs and cats on the screen. Some are caged with little space to move around. Others are tethered without access to food or water. Their ribs are obvious, their eyes woebegone, their fur unruly and dirty. I feel my heart’s pain for those voiceless, mistreated animals, thanks to the ad’s sponsor, the ASPCA.

Strange. In all the times I’ve watched TV, I’ve never seen one ad about the to-be-pitied state of babies about to be aborted…no ultrasound images of a baby in utero sucking its thumb. No plea to save the life of a tiny, unborn child. No cry of shame or dismay for the soon-to-be-sucked from the womb little perfectly-formed bundle of human life.

No, that baby about to be sacrificed at the altar of convenience has no one who will stand up for it on TV and plead for a savior. Instead, there is absence of all reminders on TV that America sacrifices its babies at a rate of 2500 per day…lives that otherwise could one day be husbands and wives, parents, citizens, public service workers, teachers, cooks and chefs, doctors and nurses, college professors, wait staff, business owners, inventors, scientists, and ministers…

Planned Parenthood and its minions in politics and business silence any awareness the public could gain about the horrors of abortion. Instead, they infiltrate our schools with sex education that contaminates kids way before the information is appropriate for their innocent minds to handle. By the time elementary students hit puberty and experience their hormone surge, Planned Parenthood is conveniently on hand with condoms and encouragement about having an abortion, should a girl become pregnant.

How convoluted is our acceptance of putting the plight of mistreated animals above the destruction of human life as a whim of conscience—or lack thereof!  Though she discredits the Bible and all God has said within its pages about the sanctity of life, America cannot escape the promise of judgment to those who murder and destroy human life. Like it or not, she faces judgment for her gross sin. So, you may be one who promotes abortion and does not value human life. When the day comes that God does not value yours, what will you do then? What recourse will you have? Maybe the ASPCA.

— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance

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