Dennis Prager Testifies Before the U.S. Senate on Big Tech Censorship
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Dennis Prager Testifies Before the U.S. Senate on Big Tech Censorship

October 24, 2019

CRUZ: Mr. Prager, we’ll start with you. PRAGER: I will take just a moment Because my opening comment is under five minutes just to respond on the issue of the Ten Commandment Ten Commandments video that was a placed on the restricted list by Google the representative from Google mentioned that in a Reason that it would be on the restricted list Was that it contains mentions of murder. So I was thinking I have a solution that will I think appeal to Google. I will re-release it as that the nine commandments. That should solve the problem of Including murder in my discussion of the Ten Commandments, and as regards the swastika. Yes, there is a swastika It is again in the commandment of do not murder wherein I show that murder there are people who believe murder is all right, even today and I use the swastika and The and the hammer and sickle has two examples. I would think we would want young people to associate the swastika with evil. That was why I had a swastika It was an honor to be invited to speak in the United States Senate But I wish I were not so honored because the subject of this hearing Google and YouTube’s and for that matter Twitter and Facebook suppression of Internet content on ideological grounds threatens the future of America more than any external enemy in Fact never in American history has there been as strong a threat to freedom of speech as there is today Before addressing this. However, I think it important that you know a bit about me and the organization I co-founded Prager University Prager you as it is often referred to I was born in Brooklyn, New York My late father max Prager was a CPA and an Orthodox Jew who? volunteered to serve in the US Navy at the start of World War two My father senior class thesis at the City College of New York Was on anti-semitism in America yet. Despite his keen awareness of the subject He believed that Jews living in America were the luckiest Jews to have ever lived He was right Having taught Jewish history at Brooklyn College written a book on anti-semitism and fought Jew hatred my whole life. I Thank God for living in America Breaks my heart that a vast number of young Americans have not only not been taught how lucky they are to be Americans But have been taught either how unlucky they are or how ashamed they should be It breaks my heart for them because contempt for one’s country leaves a terrible hole in one’s soul and Because ungrateful people always become unhappy and angry people and it breaks my heart for America Because no good country can survive when its people have contempt for it. I Have been communicating this appreciation of America for 35 years as a radio talk-show host The last 20 in national syndication with the Salem radio network an organization. That is a blessing in American life One reason I started Prager you was to communicate America’s moral purpose and moral achievements both to young Americans and to young people around the world With a billion views a year and with more than half of the viewers under age 35 Prager u has achieved some success My philosophy of life is easily summarized God wants us to be good God without goodness is fanaticism and Goodness, without God will not long endure Everything I and Prager you do emanates from belief in the importance of being a good person that Some label us extreme or quote haters only reflects on the character and the broken moral compass of those making such accusations they are the haters and extremists Praeger you releases a five-minute video every week our presenters include three former prime ministers for Pulitzer Prize winners liberals conservatives gays blacks Latinos atheists believers Jews Christians Muslims and professors and scientists from MIT Harvard Stanford and a dozen other universities Do you think the Secretary General of NATO or the former prime ministers of Norway? Canada or Spain or the late Charles Krauthammer or Philip hamburger a distinguished professor of law at Columbia Law School? Would make a video for an extreme or hate-filled site. The idea is not only preposterous It is a smear yet Google which owns YouTube has restricted access to 56 of our 325 minute videos and two other videos we produce Restricted means families that have a filter to avoid pornography and violence cannot see that video It also means that no school or library can show that video Google has even restricted access to a video on the 10 commandments as we have seen Yes, the Ten Commandments we have repeatedly asked Google why our videos are restricted No explanation is ever given? But of course we know why Because they come from a conservative perspective Liberals and conservatives differ on many issues, but they have always agreed that free speech must be preserved while the left has never supported free speech liberals Always have I therefore appeal to liberals to join us in fighting on behalf of America’s crowning glory? free speech otherwise, I promise you one day you will say first they came after conservatives and I said nothing and Then they came after me and there was no one left to speak up for me. Thank you Thank You, mr. Prager You

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  1. There is no time in history where freedom of speech is more threatened??? Are you serious? What about the slavery period?

  2. Probably one of the most important speeches I've heard in my lifetime that will change American ( still in due process ) I hope for the best. I've been watching Prager U for about a year+ and I agree with about 85+% everything they say. I stand with Prager U and other Conservative groups on this journey that's up ahead 🇺🇸

  3. When is our government going to pass laws that prevent these big Tech Giants in controlling our freedom of speech I have been kicked off of Facebook since March for exercising My First Amendment rights in other words Facebook has violated my first amendment rights as a big Tech Giant because of my views of my president and the views of the Communist socialist left which is trying to stagnate and kill America this is becoming by tyrannical situation what are the American people have no rights unless you agree with the Democratic left when is Congress going to make a wall where we can fight back against a violating our first amendment rights and still continue to do nothing but talk I want action

  4. The small government guys running to the government because a private company wont let them make money off controversial topics. The fact is if PragerU owned youtube they would just ban anybody they disagree with

  5. Google is out of line and the leftist liberals and socalist mentality is evident and prejudice haters will never stop free speech.

  6. I remember a quote from president Kennedy,
    "There is little value in ensuring the survival of our nation if our traditions don't survive with it."


  7. Mr. Dennis, I'm really Grateful by your Channel! The 10 commandments' video showed me a different perspective about God's love! I'm a Christian and I think God speaks to humanity beyond your vídeos! God bless you!!!

  8. i am not interested in anyone coming after others, i just want good people, that's it, no more hatred or intolerance towards opposing views, get along for a common good, and abandon the left so you can join America's beauty known as free speech,

  9. Swastika shouldn't be associated with evil, it's an ancient symbol used world wide across different cultures that got a broad representation in a couple decades and unfortunately this is the only association it has now, needless to say the nazi swastika is evil

  10. Congratulatons on this magnificent video! Google, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook are ENEMIES of free speech. They believe in free speech ONLY for the ones who agree with THEIR ideas. And their ideas are by no means conservative. That´s why they CENSOR us. I hope some day soon the Supreme Court will try it and rule in favor of usm champions of free speech. My name is Erico and I am writing from homeland, Brazil!

  11. The swastika represents human extermination via genocide and they don't like their symbol being dishonored.
    Google is nothing but modern technological total tyranny.

  12. Anyone notice he was testifying to about three Senators? I know its read into record but WTF vote these representatives out. Show up for work.

  13. All Prager has to offer is hate speech and fear-mongering.
    Everyday it's the same thing the left is a threat and you need to do something about it.

  14. "Do not murder" offends GoogleTube because GoogleTube believes that anyone who is white, straight and normal deserves to be killed.

  15. Luke 18:27 the things which are impossible with men are possible with God…we want peace and prosperity sure God will bring these things, guaranteed ..but he'll have to clean house first. God doesn't tolerant sin people, ANY form of sin, and this country has a LOT to answer for, for sure, but he is forgiving and merciful to all that repent (turn away) from their sins and back to God…read Acts 2:38-39 ..and you'll see there's only ONE way out of all this nonsense, and that's Jesus Christ

  16. If we just had more men like this in this country we wouldn't be in this ridiculous situation. You shouldn't even have to defend the first amendment.

  17. God is not real.
    Earth is not flat.
    Google is not a saint
    Diversity is not always good
    There are only two genders
    No one alive today is responsible for or suffering from slavery
    Just because I don't believe in God doesn't make me think it's okay to steal, murder, lie or anything like that because of one of the largest argument for religion is it reinforces the belief that murder and those things are wrong which they are but I don't need an imaginary man-made God to tell me that its wrong. We as a society just have to reinforce the unity in our own countries and for those who need it TELL them that stealing, killing, lying and all that is wrong because would you like someone to do that to you for no reason?

  18. Humanity: invents communism, kills millions and eventually collapses in on itself.

    Teenagers: "seems like a good idea!"

  19. Dennis Prager testimonyDennis Prager testimony presented no evidence of YouTube censoring. All he did was make unfounded accusations. He sounded like Joe McCarthy when he was accusing people of being communis. The only difference is Dennis Prager said it in way that was very polite and respectful manner. it seems that he learned from McCarthy's mistakes. But don't be fooled Dennis Prager and McCarthy are doing the same thing, trying to vilified those who have a different opinions.

  20. "…we would want young people to associate the swastika with evil." What about Buddhists, who associate with the swastika, as is norm?

    PragerU fails to convince the Judiciary so they try Congress. Oof.

  21. The fact this well spoken idea was shown and not 1 ounce of racism,hate or intollerant speach can be heard,the extreme leftists that are destroying the western world,including America,they sent 226 far left extremists to thumbs down the video,roughly 30% of Americans have became radicalized leftist anarchists that America would be well advised to deport from the mainland to a US territory immediately.

  22. Google has to decide if its a publisher or a platform. They can't have it both ways. Censoring speech makes you a publisher & therefore governed by the same rules as other publications!!

  23. When corruption and tyranny is rife God raises up good men to speak truth and warning to all people. Dennis Prager is one of those men. God bless and keep you
    Mr Prager……

  24. “First they came after conservatives and I said nothing. Then they came after me and there was no one left to speak up for me” Well said! What confuses me about the left and SJW’s is that they actually think in the end they will somehow be spared. Lenin referred to such people as the “useful idiots”

  25. Lmao.

    That whiny, self-pitying ending… "Because we are conservatives".

    The victimization of conservatives never stops, does it? Always making themselves out to be the oppressed ones. The victims. The ridiculed. The threatened. The martyrs.

    Bunch of right wing Pussies.

    If only you right wing pussies cared half as much about the rampant gun violence in your country…

  26. It’s unfortunate how the Swastika is looked at as a symbol of evil. It was originally a symbol of Hinduism that stand for luck and prosperity NOT nazism….

    I think YouTube should be restricted on what videos can be censored and for what reasons. I don’t think videos should be demonetized because of a swear word or a word deemed inappropriate. I hope some good comes from this case‼️🤘

  27. I dont find myself agreeing with Prager on some of his videos, yes, unpopular opinioniated people watch his content, however Google has no right to censor your freedom of speech and expression. Very well worded statements, very eloquent, Mr. Prager. Best of luck to your struggle with censorship

  28. "If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all 'part of the plan'. But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!"

  29. His closing statement may seem a bit cliche' these days, but unfortunately, inevitably may prove to be prophetic.
    Matthew 5:13.

  30. We just need to go back to public executions for the traitors in America. We would get back on the right track then. Police office breaks the law violates a citizens rights, bullet to the head. Politicians steal and lie, bullet to the head. Companies purposefully pushing anti America agendas, their CEOs and board members shot and killed. MSM that purposefully lie to mislead and divide our citizens, bullets to the heads. These people all think they're in charge and the citizens are to be controlled. It's time for civil war 2.0, and there are many traitors that need to be killed in America.

  31. My lawsuit against Facebook on Censorship that nobody wants to talk about. Pruneyard rears up to smote Facebook across the noggin.

  32. Praguer is an Jew apologist like Dr. Brown….Facts are, Americans do not want anything to do with Israel or the fake people who founded the Communist State of Israel……Ashkenaz are Gentile and it says so in Genesis…….Praguer is part of the Tribe of Christian Genocide…..Judaism is COMMUNISM……Jews are behind the move to take guns and take your first amendment rights……..Jews need to leave the USA, because they are destroying her……..Fake Christians like he and Dr. Brown will be seen for what they are, TRAITORS to the USA and her people!

  33. Generally the old people are the ones who are not worried about climate change because ……. well, they are going to die soon anyway

  34. Benjamin Franklin once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

  35. I guess the left wasn’t supporting free speech when the Republican Party was trigger-happy with censorship in the 90’s

  36. I guess the left wasn’t supporting free speech when the Republican Party was trigger-happy with censorship in the 90’s

  37. Censorship is the worst human rights violation because of our right to speak and for those who want to listen to listen this bias Is an injustice that no country should tolerate
    Dennis prager god bless you and god bless America

  38. Freeom of speech means that it is not illegal to speak ones mind. It does not mean that independent commercial companies have to publish whatever is sent to them, they have, and should have the right to run their own platform.

  39. When Dennis prayer quotes a line from a Jew who never spoke up for others being rounded up by nazis and shipped off to give an idea of the current landscape it’s scary, people shouldn’t take his testaments lightly

  40. "I promise you one day you will say, first they came after conservatives and I said nothing… and then they came after me and there was no one left to speak up for me."
    Damn. These words are real, pay attention to that.

  41. The swastika is an ancient symbol. It predates the Nazis by many thousands of years. In many places of the world this symbol is revered. In Mongolia, where I live, the swastika is associated with the creative principle of the universe and is commonly used and displayed. It is NOT an enlightened position to associate the swastika with evil. It simply demonstrates ignorance and western-centrism. That being said, this presentation does an excellent job exposing the relentless and outrageous tactics used by globalists to control public discourse in pursuit of absolute power.

  42. I don't always agree with everything PrageU posts, but that is no reason to censor them. Good work Dennis, keep it up! We can't allow big tech, or anyone, to censor our freedom of speech!

  43. I am a leftist, and I have no idea as to why my fellow leftists are calling PragerU Fascist or Nazis.
    I would actually think that at least Dennis Prager is more a Right-Wing Anarchist rather a Right-Wing Totalitarian.

  44. I have learned very much from the Prager U videos, to witch i don't find offensive at all. I know that each people can have a different point of view and that is something i respect, because that is freedom of speech.

  45. From one Christian to a great Jewish man of God! God Bless you Sir! We share the same almighty God and God has given all of us the FREEDOM OF CHOICE! Please choose wisely and HELP someone be their BEST! THEN SIT BACK AND WATCH GOD BLESS US ALL!
    Dennis God is very joyful with you and your good work!

  46. Couldn't have said it better myself. American needs to be made great again. Even though I'm British America is like a cousin it's family to me and so we will look out for you till the bitter end and beyond America ☺👍👍

  47. The swastika, hammer and sickle, but we are aiding Saudi Arabia in the genocide of Yemen and Israel in the genocide of Palestine and trying to kill people in Iran. Murder is murder, forget the symbols.

  48. God Bless you Mr.Prager. Long live 🇮🇱 🇺🇸 🇵🇱 Supporter of Law and Justice party. Greetings from Poland to USA ❤

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