Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - CISPA
H.R. 624 - Roll Call 117
Liberty for All's PositionLaws like CISPA directly challenge our self-ownership and represent a major threat to the principles upon which are nation is founded. Liberty For All recognizes the need to keep America safe, but CISPA makes the nation weaker, further erodes our founding principles, and, as many experts have recently noted, does little to make us safer. In addition to being a bad law, CISPA is a wholly unconstitutional violation of the Fourth (and potentially Fifth) Amendment rights of U.S. citizens. The law is vague, can be employed for almost any purpose, shields companies from legal liability for spying, and will be used for a variety of uses that have nothing to do with security threats to our nation. Personal privacy, self-autonomy, and the derivative rights that grow from both are core values of our nation and CISPA would undo both for little to no benefit. As Benjamin Franklin once said - those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither. Liberty For All stands for public safety measures that not only protect us from threats but also preserve and defend both the Constitution and the principles upon which it stands.