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Center for American Restoration: Conservatives Welcome Legislation To Reform Big Tech

The Center for American Restoration is a new conservative think tank with an associated

advocacy arm, America Restoration Action, founded to keep the cultural issues that animated Donald Trump’s presidency on the public agenda.


Conservative thought leader Russ Vought, the Heritage and House Republican Conference alum who headed President Trump's Office of Management and Budget, will lead the new organization. Also on board are longtime conservative communicator Rachel Semmel and Trump OMB alumnae Ashlea Frazier.


Axios reports the new organization aims to provide the ideological ammunition to sustain Trump's political movement after his departure from the White House.


American Restoration’s first project was to organize a coalition of conservative organizations to push Republicans on Capitol Hill to take on Big Tech.


In a letter to Republican congressional leaders the coalition, including ConservativeHQ.com, pointed out that Conservatives have long been skeptical of government intervention in the free market, and such skepticism remains critical in the fights to come for our movement. But we cannot be blind to the reality that stares us in the face: concentrated corporate power of this nature is as much a threat to the spirit of our Constitution as abuses of its letter by the government itself.


The letter went on to state:


Congress’ role is to make such laws on behalf of the American people and not delegate their authority to other branches. This responsibility includes both the oversight of whether courts are interpreting current law properly and the consideration of reforms to account for new developments in the market and their impact on the health of our communities.

The threat to liberty we now face is a consequence of Congressional inaction in the face of a historic transformation in the manner by which our nation engages in public deliberation. That change has empowered a small handful of unelected corporate bureaucrats in Silicon Valley unanswerable to the people whom they now oppress.


To treat the current laws on online platform immunity or antitrust enforcement as quasi-Constitutional provisions inerrant in their present form despite their obvious failures is wrongheaded. To appeal to judges to solve this on their own is an abdication of duty.


Accordingly, we welcome the proliferation of legislative activity in the area of big tech reform. America's foundational values of diverse speech, market access, and the free flow of information are imperiled by concentrated corporate power wielded at unprecedented scale — and in many cases, aided and abetted by federal policies. Inaction in this forum is no longer an acceptable response.


Signing the letter were conservative leaders:


Russell T. Vought

President

Center for American Restoration


Mike Davis

President

Internet Accountability Project


Rachel Bovard

Senior Director of Policy

Conservative Partnership Institute


Morton C. Blackwell

President

Leadership Institute


Ryan P. Williams

President

Claremont Institute


Brigitte Gabriel

Founder, Chairman

ACT for America


Justin Danhof

General Counsel

National Center for Public Policy Research


Floyd Brown

Publisher

Western Center for Journalism


Amy Kremer

Chairman

Women for American First


Steve Jalsevac

Founder

LifeSiteNews


Christie-Lee McNally

President

Raven Strategies


Jim Demint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Former Member, U.S. Senate


L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center


Terry Schilling

Executive Director

American Principles Project


Mary Vought

Executive Director

Senate Conservatives Fund


Arthur Milikh

Executive Director

Center for the American Way of Life


Kelly Shackelford

President, CEO

First Liberty Institute


George K. Rasley, Jr.

Managing Editor

ConservativeHQ.com


Paul Gessing

President

Rio Grande Foundation


Elaine Donnelly

President

Center for American Readiness


Robert Romano

VP of Public Policy

Americans for Limited Government


John Henry Westen

Founder

LifeSiteNews


  • Big Tech

  • Center for American Restoration

  • America Restoration Action

  • Russ Vought

  • Rachel Semmel

  • Ashlea Frazier

  • Big Tech Reform

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