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Twitter has suspended the account of former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell who currently serves as the Special Presidential Envoy for Serbia and Kosovo Peace Negotiations, a monumental job that he was very successful, after he posted an image of ballots sent to him by a good friend living in California, who says they were addressed to his mother and father, both of whom he said have been dead for ten years.

The ballots, posted by Grenell, had been shared with the American diplomat by Tom Thompson, who mentioned that he’s the son of John and Gertrude Thompson, each of who handed away over ten years in the past, and each of whom acquired ballots to vote within the upcoming presidential election.

“He’s my friend in California, a very close friend of mine. It’s his parents who were sent these ballots, and he gave me the photo, and he gave me permission.”

“This is my position. If Twitter is going to employ someone who is going to be so concerned about community action, and me posting a photo that they’re concerned about — their community action focus should be at the Los Angeles County register of voters, who are sending dead people ballots, [people] who have been dead for ten years.”

“Twitter has now responded back to me to say that you can delete the photo and the tweet and repost it after you black out their address. Well, I’m not doing that because I have permission, and they have no right to ask me to do that.”  That is how these social media giants get you.  First they suspend you for doing something they disagree with politically.  Then, after being called out on it, they come up with a reason for your suspension that’s usually pretty lame.  Grenell was lucky, because most conservatives suspended never get a reply from Twitter when you appeal it.  They just ignore you.

Twitter has definitely taken a stance that favors Democrats and punishes Republicans.  Not only that, but they punish Republicans for offenses that they allow Democrats to get away with.  For example, the lies Democrats are allowed to post about President Donald Trump would be taken down in a heartbeat if it were the other way around.  In fact, like what happened to Grenell, Republicans get truthful posts removed, because the Left doesn’t want fairness in politics.  They want a rigged game.

Grenell’s friend confirmed that what for Special Envoy tweeted was accurate.

“I am the son of John and Gertrude Thompson. Both passed away over ten years ago and got ballots for the upcoming election. I gave Richard Grenell permission to post these pictures and ask for an investigation as to why they were mailed ballots for the 2020 election.”

As of Friday, Grenell’s account was still suspended.

Twitter has repeatedly censored posts about mail-in voting fraud, including tweets from President Donald Trump.

In September, Twitter censored a tweet from the President urging voters in North Carolina to mail in their ballots early, and to check with the polling places that their vote has been counted.  There is nothing wrong with saying that, especially when it’s always been suspected that Democrats cheat in elections by “magically” finding just enough “lost” ballots that are needed for the Democrat to overcome a defeat.

In August, Twitter censored a tweet from the President warning that Democrat demands for ballot “mail drop boxes” would be a voting security disaster. Earlier this month, a number of break-ins were reported at USPS mail boxes in Virginia, a swing state.

Twitter has taken the recent position that it is their duty to stop the spread of “misinformation” with regard to the safety and security of mail-in voting, which hammered the President with a warning label for his tweeting out his problems and concerns with the mail-in voting system, which he has publicly stated is completely different from the absentee system, because under the absentee voting system the voter asks for an absentee ballot, while this crazy mail-in voting system automatically sends ballots to voters, apparently even those who have died.  The problem with social media rules is who makes up the definition of “misinformation,” because I can tell you straight up that I’ve been suspended for posting 100 percent fact that the Left disagrees with.

The suspensions in this manner make the tech giant a publisher rather than a platform.  A platform allows people Free Speech rights while a publisher decides who gets to say what on their media.  For example, I can’t post my stories on the New York Times website, because they would decide that I’m too conservative for their liking, so they would reject anything I send to them.  However, a platform is supposed to be speech neutral, with  very few exceptions, like limiting racist language or personal threats.  Other than that, Free Speech is thwarted on Twitter if you say something they don’t agree with politically, whether what you say is truthful or not.


Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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