Rep. Quigley Votes to Spy on You

Imagine this: It’s worse than 1984.  Now Big Brother is in your computer. It’s 2013, and the U.S. Treasury, National Security Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security are monitoring and recording all your emails, Internet searches, and Facebook posts. Everything you read, write, and think about can be tracked by the government, without the permission of any court of law.

Let me be clear, this nightmare scenario has not yet actually come true. But the bill that would allow it to happen passed the House on April 18 and Mike Quigley, my opponent, voted for it. 

The ACLU has been fighting against passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which it calls “the dangerous privacy-busting cyber security bill.”

The ACLU goes on to say, “CISPA threatens Americans' privacy and civil liberties by allowing for companies to share our private information, like our internet records and the content of our emails, with the government…CISPA would allow for the militarization of the internet by allowing domestic cyber threat information to be shared with the NSA or other agencies in the Department of Defense.” 

According to the ACLU, CISPA “lets the [online] companies decide whether they will share it [your personal online information] with other companies or with the government. In the latter scenario, companies even get to decide whether your information can be delivered to civilian agencies like the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Treasury, or Energy, or whether it can go to military ones like the National Security Agency (NSA). Under CISPA, the same companies holding records on what we read, where we go, and what we're thinking about get to decide who else can see those records.” All done without our knowledge or consent. All done without due process of law and ignoring our constitutional right to protection against unreasonable search and seizure.

Our country is in a dangerous slide toward militarization and, with CISPA, the literal policing of our thoughts.  With his vote in favor of CISPA, Mike Quigley has taken a clear stand in favor of continuing down this awful, unconstitutional path.  Support my campaign and stand with me against bringing blanket surveillance to this country.

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Rep. Quigley Votes to Spy on You