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Tell U.S. Senators: Stop CISPA!

Please, help Conservative Action Alerts keep your information safe and private, and away from government agencies!

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act would annul each and every American’s natural right to privacy by giving big businesses the power to hand over their users’ private, sensitive information to government agencies.

The bill, S. 624, unashamedly states that big businesses are exempt from honoring and abiding by privacy laws: On page 4, line 5, the bill says that “notwithstanding any other provision of law," businesses may share user information "with any other entity … or other appropriate agency or department of the Federal Government."

This means your emails, text messages, chat logs, bank statements, web searches, eBay purchases, documents in the cloud, etc. are all subject to being turned over to government for any reason under the sun, so long as the information can be construed as a “threat” to cybersecurity.

>The crux of the matter is this: you have a natural right to privacy and government has no authority to violate it. The right of privacy – or, what our founders called “security” – existed long before the formation of the United States and is not a gift of government, but of God. This is why the founders codified this right in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, which states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

CISPA clearly violates the Fourth Amendment, thus, Lawmakers – those individuals who swore an oath to defend the Constitution and serve the people – have absolutely no business supporting the terrible piece of legislation. 

Congress is bound to protect our privacy – or, as Justice Louis Brandeis called it “the right to be left alone” – not trade it in for a scheme of false security.

Take Action! Sign the petition and message your U.S. Senators demanding they OPPOSE the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act” and DEFEND digital privacy!

Votes: CISPA passed the House of Representatives 228-127 on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Public Comments
Apr 19th, 2013
Robert S. from Holt, MO signed.
Apr 19th, 2013
Greg B. S. from Helix, OR signed.
Apr 19th, 2013
Jonathan F. from Columbus, OH signed.
Apr 19th, 2013
Someone from Westminster, MD signed.
Apr 19th, 2013
William Lucas H. from Longmont, CO signed.
Apr 19th, 2013
BONNIE K. from Helena, MT signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Someone from Foresthill, CA signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Someone from Tonasket, WA signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Someone from Altoona, WI signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
LOU G. from Colorado Springs, CO signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
David P. from Wichita, KS signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Anne J. from Prescott, AZ signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
James V. from Denton, TX signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Philip S. from Sacramento, CA signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
jeff v. from Dwight, KS writes:
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My business not yours.
Apr 18th, 2013
Pavel T. from Stamford, CT writes:
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If you have at least a shadow of respect to our civil rights, you will vote this down. S. 624 is an anti-Constitutional Law in more than one way. In particular, not only does it break the right of the People to be secure in their papers and effects against unreasonable searches but it also creates a kind of unlimited and unexpired General Warrant by which the government is granted permission to search the people's e-mail (which have become "papers" for all practical purposes by now). This keeps in contempt both the letter and the spirit of the Fourth Amendment because the Amendment was adopted as a response to the abuse of the "writ of assistance", which is an analogue of general search warrant. By its nature, running e-mail scanners does not and cannot "particularly describe .. things" (in this case, mails) to be searched and therefore they exercise general warrant, written or not. This alone shall be enough for anyone sworn to defend the Constitution to make everything possible to avert this bill. If this is not enough, please be aware that I am fully intent to include the vote of my elected legislators on this issue to their scorecards for all future elections.
Apr 18th, 2013
Andy C. from Ostrander, MN signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Ginger D. from Houston, TX writes:
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The threat to cybersecurity does not give the government the right to invade our privacy anymore than 1 single "shoe bomber" gives the TSA the right to sexually assault anyone who wishes to fly.
Apr 18th, 2013
Virginia C. from Warrensburg, MO signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Someone from Carson City, NV signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Tammy M. from Charleston, IL signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Ron & Margaret F. from Omaha, AR signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Nicole S. from Corpus Christi, TX signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Frank P. from Ann Arbor, MI writes:
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"It is better, so the Fourth Amendment teaches us, that the guilty sometimes go free than the citizens be subject to easy arrest." Justice William O. Douglas Source: Henry v. United States, 1959
Apr 18th, 2013
Vickie M. from Gulf Breeze, FL writes:
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I feel as though this bill is unconstitutional and anyone that votes for it, is disgraceful!!
Apr 18th, 2013
Someone from Fort Mill, SC writes:
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Politicians that voted for this need to be voted out the next time they come up for election. Wake up America/Americans!!
Apr 18th, 2013
Rosemary M. from Cuyahoga Falls, OH writes:
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This bill is unconstitutional. Intrusive and a violation of the 4th amendment of the Bill of Rights. DO NOT approve of this unconstitutional piece of dung. AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACT IS NOT LAW.
Apr 18th, 2013
Zach B. from Plant City, FL writes:
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Tell me ONE thing that's RIGHT about this bill!!! Why are there very few of you in Congress that represent the PEOPLE. All hail and bow down to the dicktatorship!!
Apr 18th, 2013
Someone from Cincinnati, OH signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Stanley S. from Watervliet, MI signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Vance T. from Baldwin City, KS signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Someone from Baldwin City, KS writes:
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CISPA is disgraceful! All of the politicians that voted or vote for this, should be ashamed of yourselves. Imagine what you would have thought about some politician doing this to YOU when you were in college...you would have been ****ED!!
Apr 18th, 2013
Norma P. from Eloy, AZ signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Rhonda R. from Batavia, IL signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Joseph R. from Maynard, MA signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Ronald S. from Warminster, PA writes:
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This CISPA bill is clearly a violation of the 4th Amendment.
Apr 18th, 2013
Someone from Davenport, IA signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Edna H. from Salem, IN signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Someone from Three Lakes, WI signed.
Apr 18th, 2013
Someone from Henderson, MD writes:
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please vote against CISPA.this bill is a 4th amendment violation and does nothing but erase privacy.