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Nation's Largest Bank Guilty of Discrimination

While private businesses have the right to do business with whomever they please, Missouri will not do business with financial institutions who discriminate against its customers based on their mainstream political ideology.”

-Scott Fitzpatrick

Those who, to this day, still don’t believe that cancel culture exists may be shocked to learned that JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, made a decision to suspend services to The Defense of Liberty in Missouri, citing their Terms and Services. The political action committee contracted with WePay, which is a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase, to process tickets for their Dec. 3 event in St. Charles.


The Defense of Liberty received a message from WePay saying that they were going to shut down their services and refund all ticket purchases. Former Congressman Paul Curtman, who hosts the speaker series, said that he has never hosted an event that violates the private company’s terms and services, and this one was no exception.


JPMorgan Chase’s terms and services prevent the company from processing for “hate, violence, racial intolerance, terrorism, the financial exploitation of a crime, or items or activities that encourage, promote, facilitate, or instruct others regarding the same.”


Former President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., was expected to speak at the event on Dec. 3rd. While the processing company didn’t go into the details of how the event fell into one of these horrific categories, it’s hard not to assume that Trump Jr.’s attendance played a major role in their initial decision.


Former President Trump is viewed by the mainstream as the depiction of intolerance. Every word he said during his four-year presidency was taken out of context and stretched by mainstream media outlets to paint him as the enemy. I suspect his son is relatively viewed in the same light.


However, it appears that we are forgetting that President Joe Biden didn’t win by a landslide. Trump still represents nearly half of voting Americans, according to 2020 election results. So is JPMorgan Chase suggesting, similarly to how CNN’s Don Lemon has in the past, that Trump supporters fall into one of these troubling categories?


The bank ultimately reversed their decision, but the damage has already been done. The Defense of Liberty IX will not be held on Dec. 3, and organizers are currently working with Trump Jr. to reschedule. If this is how conservative organizations are being treated regularly by major corporations, it shouldn’t be surprising when Republicans claim that social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are also targeting their views.


The left appears to be working on creating two separate economies. If major corporations don’t want to do business with people who hold rational, mainstream political views, then we the people need to stop utilizing their services. We should only patronize companies that respect our human rights, regardless of what side of the aisle we stand on. Actions like this illustrate that the left is not actually interested in unity. They’ll preach it, but actions speak louder than words. We can hear loudly and clearly that our money is no good to you. With inflation on the rise and wages remaining stagnant, we’d be wise to redistribute our wealth within a circle of businesses that don’t sell out their customers for political views.


A decade ago, JPMorgan Chase would have been deemed the enemy by the socialist left. Their CEOs clearly qualify as wealthy elites, and their greed would have been put on blast by both MSNBC and CNN. However, now that these major corporations are marrying capitalism to social justice issues, the left doesn’t even seem concerned that the wealthiest own nearly 70 percent of the country’s total wealth. As long as they are preaching the script, they get a pass on their illiberal behavior.


Trump Jr. doesn’t fall into any of the categories that would violate the Terms of Agreement. The image of him and his father created by the media might, but anyone who has heard the former president’s son speak knows he doesn’t get on stage and start calling for violence. While he certainly doesn’t waste his breath being a a voice box for the dictated script, his speeches typically focus on what he believes is currently wrong with our country and what he thinks we need to do to fix it. If caring about your country’s future is a crime, deem me a criminal.

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