I just stopped my Google Adwords account.Submitted by Gilligan on Sat, 08/30/2014 - 18:56
I just received a notice of an "update" to the Google Adwords policies. Guns and ammunition are no longer allowed to be sold. They claim that they want to "keep people safe". (If this was already the policy I didn't know about it.)
I therefore stopped my ad and gave them this feedback:
The 2nd Amendment is an instrument of FREEDOM. It ultimately keeps people SAFER, especially from tyranny. Every genocide has been committed by GOVERNMENTS with weapons, NOT by PEOPLE with weapons.
Even though I do not sell weapons with my Adwords account, I cannot allow any of my money to go to an organization that subverts, limits, or advocates against my Constitutional rights. Therefore, I am now cancelling my Adwords account.
Google used to have a policy that said "Do no evil". Unfortunately, you are no longer living up to that worthy goal.
I like Adwords. But I LOVE the Constitution. Goodbye Adwords.
Of course, as a private organization they have every right to restrict whatever they want. And I have every right not to give them any more of my money.