AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IS AT RISK
“No one—conservative or liberal—should be comfortable with a few Silicon Valley oligarchs having a monopoly over the marketplace of ideas, and with it, democracy itself.” — Senator Ted Cruz
When the Founding Fathers drafted our Constitution, they had no idea there would be a “Big Tech” – nor any concept of the immense power these companies would wield over our people. But the Fathers did provide mechanisms — a system of check and balances — for the people to stop dangerous monopolies like Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon from suffocating our business and political life. Few know more about these mechanisms than Rep. Ken Buck, who has been a leader in Congress fighting against the unchecked power of Big Tech.
In CRUSHED: Big Tech’s War on Free Speech, Buck exposes the bullying and predatory behavior from the Big Tech giants who have used their technologies and their unbelievable market shares to stifle commerce and censor free speech. He spells out the inside details of how these companies restrict free markets, stop competition, increase prices, and ultimately hurt consumers. Even worse, Big Tech companies like Google, Twitter, and Facebook are actively censoring conservative news and views, as they openly manipulate information provided to voters. Ken Buck shows how these tech giants are true monopolies and their concentrated power pose a serious danger for our democracy.
In contrast to the robber barons of the Gilded Age who simply posed a threat to commerce, Big Tech threatens the very core of our political system. They control the flow of information shared with the public for their own financial and political gain. In CRUSHED, Ken Buck argues that while Americans are under siege by Big Tech, we are not destroyed. We can still take on Big tech, fight back and even win. The future of our nation depends on it, he says.
IT IS TIME TO FIGHT BACK!
Praise for CRUSHED: Big Tech’s War on Free Speech by Ken Buck
“Makes the unassailable case that we must unite to stop Big Tech billionaires from censoring speech, stopping the exchange of ideas, manipulating voters, filtering information, and quashing their political opponents.” — From the Foreword by Senator Ted Cruz
“These Big Tech platforms have a dangerous agenda to kill American values. Ken Buck has been leading the fight in Congress to stop them. He is a courageous man as CRUSHED proves. Make sure you read it.” — David Horowitz, New York Times Bestselling Author of FINAL BATTLE
“Big Tech’s war on American values is real, and Ken Buck’s CRUSHED shows us a pathway to fight back and beat them.” — Mike Huckabee
Praise for DRAIN THE SWAMP: How Washington Corruption is Worse than You Think by Ken Buck
“Congressman Ken Buck pulls back the curtains of Congress to deliver this must-read for anyone who wants to actually drain the swamp in Washington—including President Trump. If you love freedom and liberty, you’ll love how my friend Ken exposes the arm-twisting and back-room deals in the Capitol, then offers constitutional solutions for Americans to take their country back!”
—Mark Levin, New York Times bestselling author and host of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Mark Levin Show
“It’s rare to see any politician really shed light on just how corrupting Washington can get. It is even rarer for a sitting member of Congress to do it. Congressman Ken Buck offers a refreshing take on his time in Washington, how the culture in Washington incentivizes a corrupt status quo, and how the American people can change things. This is an eye-opening read.”
—Erick Erickson, host of Atlanta’s Evening News with Erick Erickson and co-author of You Will Be Made to Care: The War on Faith, Family, and Your Freedom to Believe
“Congressman Ken Buck is a strong conservative with a courageous record of standing up to the bipartisan corruption in Washington. He is a friend and a warrior for liberty, fighting to defend the Constitution and restore power to the American people.”
—Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator, Texas
“In this pull-no-punches explanation of what’s wrong with Washington, Ken Buck tells it like it is. Every American who wants to drain the swamp should read this book.”
—Mike Lee, U.S. Senator, Utah
“Today, American democracy is threatened. Political fundraising—and the power it awards the big funders—has come to dominate Congress as never before. Congressman Buck’s book is an important exposé that should incite real action for change, both on Capitol Hill and in congressional districts throughout the land.”
—Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator, New Jersey
About the Author
KEN BUCK is a Republican Congressman representing Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. He was first elected to Congress on November 4, 2014, and is currently serving his fourth term in the United States House of Representatives.
Congressman Buck is the Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law. He also serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee; the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship; and on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, The Pacific, and Nonproliferation.
Buck learned the value of hard work from his grandfather, who opened a shoe repair store in Greeley in the 1930s. One of three brothers, he worked his way through high school, college, and law school as a janitor, truck driver, furniture mover, and ranch hand.
After law school, Buck worked for Congressman Dick Cheney (R-WY) on the Iran-Contra Investigation and then became a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. In 1990, he joined the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office where he became the Chief of the Criminal Division.
In 2002, Buck joined Hensel Phelps Construction Co. in Greeley as a business executive. Starting in 2004, Buck was elected Weld County District Attorney three times. He led a staff of more than sixty people with a strong record of criminal prosecution and crime prevention. Under his leadership, the crime rate in Weld County dropped 50%, one of the best records in the country.
Congressman Buck is a Christian and a leader in his profession and community. He has volunteered and served on the boards of many important community groups. As District Attorney, Buck brought together community leaders to create the Juvenile Assessment Center. The Center has helped more than two thousand kids and their families get back on the right path in life.
Buck’s son Cody graduated from West Point and served in the U.S. Army and his daughter Kaitlin works as a business executive in Colorado.
He lives & works in the Boulder, CO metro area and Washington, D.C.