Once again, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has jumped the aisle to join with the despicable progressive communist democrat, Senator Richard “Da Nang Dick” Blumenthal (D-CT), in advancing the EARN IT (Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies) Act.

The purpose of the deceptively named EARN IT legislation was to combat online child sexual exploitation by requiring tech companies to comply with a set of best practices for preventing and reporting such content.

Again, the progressive communist democrats are employing their favorite “it’s for the children” scam, this time to protect children from accessing CSAM (Child Sexual Abuse Material). Ironic because it is the progressive communist democrats who are flooding the schools with alphabet (LGTBQ+XYZ) pornography and encouraging young children to seek “gender-affirming healthcare,” which is a euphemism for chemical castration and genital mutilation.

The bill's real intent is to strengthen Section 230 and other internet protections for platform operators to give the government a larger club to demand compliance with rules and regulations that would undermine free speech and privacy protections to promote censorship and destroy any services that offer end-to-end encrypted messaging.

Ironically, the bill would disproportionately harm marginalized communities who rely on encryption to protect their privacy and safety.

What should worry you…

  1. Threats to encryption: The EARN IT Act would create a commission that would set “voluntary” (at first) best practices for online platforms to follow to combat child exploitation. However, like all government commissions, hyper-partisan or ideologically-driven commissioners could use the Act to undermine encryption standards and force companies to weaken their encryption, which could put the privacy and security of users at risk.

  2. Decreased freedom of speech: The EARN IT Act could lead to a chilling effect on free speech and the spread of information online. The Act's broad language could be interpreted in a way that would require online platforms to moderate speech beyond just child sexual exploitation, which could be used to censor political speech.

  3. Increased liability for online platforms: The EARN IT Act would remove protections from online platforms that currently shield them from legal liability for content posted by their users. This can lead to online platforms over-censoring content to avoid legal liability – or to use ill-defined reasons to censor content or de-platform dissident or contrarian voices using vague definitions of misinformation and disinformation. It should be noted that the most significant source of disinformation is always the government. Perhaps all government information should be tagged “potential propaganda” and fact-checkers publicly associated with their work.

It appears that the EARN IT Act has several potential unintended consequences that could negatively impact the internet and the rights of its users. While combatting online child exploitation is important, it's crucial to ensure that any legislation aimed at achieving this goal does not infringe upon our individual rights and freedoms.

Read S.1207 - EARN IT Act of 2023 – for yourself.

About Lindsey Graham…



The term "quisling" describes someone who betrays their own country or people by collaborating with an enemy occupying force. The term is named after Vidkun Quisling, a Norwegian politician who collaborated with the Nazi German occupation forces during World War II. Today, the term is commonly used to refer to anyone seen as a traitor or collaborator, particularly in a political or military context.


The term "aisle-hopper" describes a politician who frequently changes their political positions or alliances for political expediency. Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, has been described as an aisle hopper by some because of his tendency to switch positions on certain issues. For example, he was once a vocal critic of then-candidate Donald Trump but later became a staunch ally of the former president. Similarly, he has changed his positions on immigration reform and other issues over the years. However, it is worth noting that politicians sometimes evolve their positions over time based on new information or changing circumstances, and it is not uncommon for politicians to make strategic alliances for political gain.


"Schmuck" is a Yiddish term used to describe a person who is foolish, inept, or contemptible. It can be used as a derogatory term to insult someone, particularly when they have behaved in a stupid or ignorant manner.

A curious collection of "bipartisan" co-sponsors...

  • Sen. Grassley, Chuck (R-IA)
  • Sen. Durbin, Richard J. (D-IL)
  • Sen. Feinstein, Dianne
  • Sen. Hawley, Josh (R-MO)
  • Sen. Tillis, Thomas (R-NC)
  • Sen. Ernst, Joni (R-IA)
  • Sen. Warner, Mark R. (D-VA)
  • Sen. Murkowski, Lisa (R-AK)
  • Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon (D-RI)
  • Sen. Collins, Susan M. (R-ME)
  • Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. (D-HI)
  • Sen. Cruz, Ted (R-TX)
  • Sen. Rubio, Marco (R-FL)
  • Sen. Cornyn, John (R-TX)
  • Sen. Kennedy, John (R-LA)
  • Sen. Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)

How Ted Cruz, John Kennedy, and Chuck Grassley signed on with known progressive communist democrats and RINOs is beyond me. Likewise, Diane Feinstein, who is said to be in worse condition than John Federman and incapable of representing her California constituency.

Bottom line…

While Lindsey Graham talks conservative, pretends to be a Republican, and appears to support Donald Trump, I regard him as a quisling, an aisle-hopping schmuck that can’t wait to further the progressive communist democrat agenda -- almost like he is being coerced into compliance with the Democrats.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

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