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S. 754 / H.R. 2029

Privacy and Control: CISA

CISA was reintroduced and passed -- secretly buried in a 2000 page budget bill.

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"If It Could Speak"

Amazing. Thanks to Brandon Scott for finding this David O. McKay message from history among the archives of paper. May this inspire us all to continue this fight with invigorated determination.


by David O. McKay

Mckay quote

Today the Bill of Rights is in jeopardy. If it could speak, I believe it would have this to say: I am your Bill of Rights. Don't take me for granted. As man brought me to life, I can be slain by men, and I will be slain unless you, the plain people of America, organize to defend me.


I am freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly. I am the privacy and sanctity of your home. I am your guarantee of trial by jury, and I am the custodian who guards your property rights. I am your signed lease to spiritual, mental, and physical freedom.


My existence depends on how vigilantly you watch those who administer your government. Put every law proposed in Washington into the crucible of my ten commandment. Your question must always be: "Not what does a law give me, but what does it take away from me?"




Comments






Eric
AZ
25 Aug 2013
at 08:33AM

These days most folks seem to value handouts more than they do their freedoms...

Jeremy
UT
25 Aug 2013
at 09:38PM

Eric, that is a great point that you have made. Everyone wants the government to provide free handouts all day, and they don't care what they give up to get that. Our society is increasingly looking for the easy way out.

Luke
UT
25 Aug 2013
at 10:09PM

my dad has been saying for years now,"the government enables us until we feel entitled, and that not long after entitlement, comes in enslavement." the crazy thing is that it is just as many of the founders warned, our servitude will be a voluntary one. we've GOT to start accepting full accountability and responsibility for our freedoms as we are warned in this passage-- because if i am not accountable then I have abdicated ability to choose

Ryan
UT
27 Aug 2013
at 02:57PM

Yup

Susan
UT
27 Aug 2013
at 05:20PM

Thanks for re-surfacing this powerful quote from such a trustworthy source!


So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.

- Voltaire, 1764




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L9 Member Highlight


Most important from that [David O. McKay] quote: Your question must always be: "Not what does a law give me, but what does it take away from me?"

- Mark, CA