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Members of Congress Stand Up for Property Rights

In rare but refreshing bipartisan good news out of Congress, Senator Thom Tillis (R – North Carolina) and Representatives Ben Cline (R - Virginia), Theodore Deutch (D - Florida), Martha Roby (R - Alabama) and Harley Rouda (D – California) have just taken a firm stand protecting property rights – copyrights specifically – and merit our praise.

As we’ve long highlighted, property rights constitute a central pillar of “American Exceptionalism,” and that includes intellectual property (IP) rights – copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets.   Our Founding Fathers considered IP so important that they deliberately and explicitly singled it out for protection in the text of the Constitution.  As a direct result, we’ve become the most innovative and prosperous nation…[more]

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Home Press Room Broad Coalition Expresses Strong Opposition to S.J. Res. 19
Broad Coalition Expresses Strong Opposition to S.J. Res. 19 Print
Wednesday, September 10 2014

In a letter sent this week to every member of the United States Senate, the Center for Individual Freedom (“CFIF”) joined with a coalition of 173 businesses and organizations to express strong opposition to S.J. Res. 19, a resolution that would effectively eliminate free speech and association rights currently guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
 
The letter points out that the resolution: 

  1. “goes against the First Amendment’s bedrock principle that the government should not restrict expression based on its message, ideas, or content.”;

  2. “would dramatically increase the scope of federal and state speech regulation.”; and

  3. “significantly curtail the constitutionally protected right of freedom of association.

To read the entire letter, click here.

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