Now is the time for you to take action; as much action as you can possibly muster. Your
freedom, privacy, and security are at risk. WE could all lose protections granted us by the
Founders in the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution. The vague
wording in H.R. 3523, the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act” (CISPA) leaves doors open for abuse by Congress and others in government.
The bill passed in the House on Thursday after eleven amendments were added to make it
palatable to the members in sufficient quantity to get the bill passed. Now, we must stop
this bill, and the much worse version being considered in the Senate. You have to know
that if Harry Reid has anything to do with a bill that will take from American citizens and
grow government, it cannot be any kind of good for America or Americans.
Believe me, CISPA is not good for America or Americans. Passage of the House version
or the Senate version will add many more bricks to the wall that Obama is building to
entomb America and the American way of life.
You have got to take action now. I don’t care if you have never gotten involved before you
have to do so now. If you don’t help stop CISPA you will be complicit in allowing exposure
of your private information to almost anyone in the businesses given free rein to expose
your private information without fear of litigation by CISPA.
Who will be the first targets for abuse by CISPA? People that purchase firearms and ammunition over the Internet. NOW ask yourself what gives American citizens the right to purchase arms and ammunition (own and bear arms)? Ever heard of the second amendment to the Constitution?
Do you know what you and your family will be if we lose the protection of the second amendment…. SLAVES/SUBJECTS to which government can then do whatever it wishes with you and them because you will have no means with which to resist.
Check your history, folks. This has happened many times in history and each time millions of citizens were murdered by the leader in power each time. Do you trust Obama, Reid, and Pelosi enough to give them total control over your life and the lives of all of your family members, now and in the future. I hope your answer is HELL NO.
Read the following and please participate as much and in as many ways as possible….for all of our sakes!
From: Campaign for Liberty (C4L)
Thanks to your quick action this week, C4L helped generate intense heat on a bill once thought to be guaranteed smooth passage.
As it turns out, the Republican Leadership was so “confident” in H.R. 3523, the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act” (CISPA), that they had to ram it through at the last minute Thursday night after an entire week of portraying the vote as taking place today.
Ultimately, the legislation passed 248-168.
House Leadership knew the opposition to CISPA was growing in both numbers and intensity as groups like C4L got the word out on their latest attack on our privacy.
So they were only able to pass it after adopting 11 amendments on the House floor to tweak the language.
If a bill needs to be changed that much, it’s pretty obvious it should go back to the drawing board instead of on to the Senate.
Though we fell short of stopping CISPA in the House, the vote was much closer than it was expected to be even a week ago, and I again thank you for your response to our calls for action.
With so many amendments being adopted just before the rushed vote on final passage, it was not possible for representatives to get a full picture of what the bill will do until after they passed it.
Though an examination of the Frankenstein legislation CISPA became reveals some useful narrowing of certain language, the final bill still contains broad provisions that could open the floodgates for what government can see about our online activity.
And, despite so many amendments, CISPA still contains the “notwithstanding any other provision in law” clause that trumps current privacy laws and the immunity guarantee that allows private companies to get off scot-free if they misuse our information or falsely accuse us.
The battle to guard our privacy online now turns to the Senate, where CISPA faces an uncertain future.
But it’s a guarantee that any refusal on Senator Harry Reid’s part to bring CISPA up for a vote won’t be because of a love for liberty.
But friends of freedom have a powerful ally in Senator Rand Paul as we oppose this bill, and C4L will need your help again to provide him with the critical grassroots reinforcements necessary to guard our privacy and civil liberties.
So be sure to stay tuned to your email and CampaignForLiberty.org for more information on this bill in the coming days.
Though it can seem discouraging when a bill so fiercely attacking our rights passes a chamber of Congress, you and I must never let such news knock us out of the fight.
The statists know which way the wind is blowing in this country, and that’s why they’re pulling out every possible stop to enforce their agenda.
If your representative voted for CISPA, I urge you to call Congress and let them know you will be sure to tell your fellow constituents about their refusal to stand for freedom.
If your representative voted against CISPA, I hope you will remind them that we expect loyalty to the Constitution on every other vote, as well.
As we look ahead, let us redouble our resolve and press on in defense of liberty.
For those who are able to give right now, I hope you will chip in $10 or $25 to help C4L continue to fight CISPA, the Lieberman-Collins bill, and any other legislation that threatens Americans’ cherished freedoms.
If the only action you can take today is to call Congress, write a quick note to your elected officials, or spread the word to your family and friends, I hope you will do so.
Every step we take to act on our beliefs moves us closer to our goal of Reclaiming the Republic and Restoring the Constitution.
P.S. In the face of growing opposition, House Leadership rammed CISPA through last night by a vote of 248-168.
Even though 11 amendments tweaked the bill’s language, the final product still threatens our online privacy and exempts private companies from being held liable for abusing our personal information.
Although CISPA is currently unlikely to gain much traction in the Senate, another bill, proposed by Senators Lieberman and Collins, can only be summarized as CISPA on steroids.
Your chip-in contribution of $10 or $25 will help C4L turn up the heat on the Senate to reject both pieces of legislation.
If you cannot give right now, please continue to contact Congress and spread the word to your family and friends so they can also take action.
- House Passes Cispa in Surprise Vote (blippitt.com)
- CISPA Bill Quickly Passes in the House (pcmag.com)
- CISPA danger escalates as bill receives approval (ivpn.net)
- Congress Just Threw You Under a Bus (blawgit.com)
- Congress Passes CISPA (readwriteweb.com)
- Imagining the Web, Post-CISPA (internetevolution.com)
- CISPA: A vaguely-defined bill against an imaginary threat – commentator (rt.com)
- Should we be as worried about CISPA as we were about SOPA? (gigaom.com)
- CISPA: Sacrificing our rights in order to protect them (piedtype.com)
- Everything You Need to Know about CISPA Before it Heads to the Senate (bostinno.com)
- CISPA passes House in unexpected last minute vote (seeker401.wordpress.com)
- Insanity: CISPA Just Got Way Worse, And Then Passed On Rushed Vote (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- Insanity: CISPA Just Got Way Worse, And Then Passed On Rushed Vote (projectbrainsaver.wordpress.com)
- Insanity: CISPA Just Got Way Worse, And Then Passed On Rushed Vote (punpht.wordpress.com)
- Insanity: CISPA Just Got Way Worse, And Then Passed On Rushed Vote (worldwright.wordpress.com)
- Stop Congressional Passage of Cispa ~ Hr3523 (nebraskaenergyobserver.wordpress.com)