Patrick Wood

  • published Donate 2020-05-16 08:48:29 -0700

  • signed Stop The Destruction of Civil Liberties 2020-03-26 16:35:27 -0700

    DEFEND YOUR CIVIL LIBERTIES

    SIGN THE PETITION

    WHEREAS we recognize the seriousness of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the need to take strong personal actions to combat its contagion and also the need for local communities to provide for adequate medical care for those who are infected,

    WHEREAS Governors, mayors and county sheriffs across the nation are declaring states of emergency under the guise of protecting the public from the coronavirus,

    WHEREAS these emergencies have been declared without respect to Civil Liberties contained in the First, Second and Fourth Amendments,

    WHEREAS the right to peaceable assembly has been nullified by limiting to very small groups and in some cases declaring that violators will be fined and/or incarcerated,

    WHEREAS churches are being forced to abandon physical assemblies in favor of online broadcasting that is not available to a vast number of smaller churches in America,

    WHEREAS businesses are being forced out of business because of mandated closure for indefinite periods of time,

    WHEREAS the Second Amendment is being violated when government executives, using unchecked power granted them to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, use that power to deny citizens their right to purchase arms and/or ammunition, 

    WHEREAS the Fourth Amendment is being violated when citizens are not secure "in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures [that] shall not be violated",

    WHEREAS all of these actions are preventing citizens from exercising their Unalienable Rights as guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence, including the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, 

    WHEREAS all elected leaders take an oath of office to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States",

    4,113 signatures

    OUR DEMAND

    THEREFORE the signers of this petition demand that all civil and/or elected officials who have issued any type of executive order or emergency declaration in relation to the coronavirus, rescind any and all orders that violate any portion of the Bill of Rights. including the First, Second and Fourth Amendments. Furthermore, we demand that all future orders will not violate the U.S. Constitution and that oversight be exercised to ensure that this does not happen either intentionally or inadvertently.

    THEREFORE the signers of this petition also pledge to hold any and all civil or elected officials personally accountable to remedy this demand in the most timely and expedient manner.  

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  • Want To Get Banned On Social Media? Just Criticize Vaccines

    The coronavirus pandemic has amped up vaccine makers, scientists and researchers to come up with a new global vaccine that would save the world from its virus-laden self. It's 'all hands on deck' and money is no object - just get it done! In the meantime, the pro-vaccine machine is already laying down a carpet bomb of propaganda to smear anyone and everyone who has something negative to say about vaccines. 

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  • published Regulatory Gouging Hits First Amendment in Blog 2020-03-16 10:34:53 -0700

    Regulatory Gouging Hits First Amendment

    As America panics over the fear of COVID-19, authorities and companies alike are railing against the unethical practice of price gouging, or jacking up prices to unreasonable levels during times of emergency. However, regulatory gouging by overzealous elected and civic leaders is getting a free pass in the name of curtailing the spread of the virus. As a result, the First Amendment is getting hammered.

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  • published Donate 2020-02-11 11:30:57 -0700

  • CASE Act of 2019 Could Destroy The Internet As We Know It

    Duplicate bills have been introduced into the House and Senate that could permanently destroy free speech as seen in memes and pictures. The CASE Act of 2019, or Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019provides for a $15,000 fine for sharing other people's memes or pictures, which can be levied in a "Copyright Small Claims" administrative court.

     

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  • signed up on Property Rights Network 2018-12-13 13:33:32 -0700

    APC's Property Rights Network

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    If you are ready to join the fight to protect property rights, then you are in the right place!

    American Policy Center (APC) has teamed up with Citizens for Free Speech to further enable APC's nationwide Property Rights Network to more effectively push back against odious UN initiatives like Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and New Urban Agenda. These policies are patently anti-American, anti-Free Enterprise, and very destructive to the fabric of our nation.

    Citizens for Free Speech has created a unique private and encrypted social media network called LocalActivist.org, for exclusive use by local activists who are actively engaged in the fight, such as yourself!

    LocalActivist.org is a community-centric social media platform that enables users to connect with other like-minded people in their own area, to see and post community Events and to join with local Groups that have been established for specific local issues like Property Rights! The LocalActivist network removes the biggest roadblock to achieving successful exercise of the First Amendment, that is, the inability to get connected or 'plugged in'.

    Getting started is easy. Just enter your information below and click the Submit button. Then, look for and click the red button in the right-hand column called "Local Activists Click Here..." to get more details and directions on joining LocalActivist.org.

    I look forward to seeing you at LocalActivist.org!

    Tom DeWeese, President 
    American Policy Center

     

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  • published Free Speech vs. Tyranny 2018-10-16 15:26:07 -0700

    Internet Premiere

    LaVoy: Dead Man Talking

    Exclusively for members of Citizens for Free Speech

    Lavoy Finicum

    Thursday, November 8th, 7:00PM Eastern

    Members of Citizens for Free Speech are invited to an exclusive Internet presentation that reveals the true story behind the life and times of Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum, who was tragically shot down by the FBI and Oregon State troopers on January 26, 2016 in eastern Oregon.

    This one hour documentary, LaVoy: Dead Man Talking, reveals what happens when the First Amendment is ignored while aggressive Federal overreach presses personal rights to the extreme.

    The First Amendment is a package of rights, including freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to peaceful assembly, and freedom to redress the government of grievances against them. Each one of these were methodically violated over a long period of time, leading up to the senseless and unwarranted shooting of this courageous Arizona rancher, who only wanted to enjoy the rights to his lawfully-obtained personal property without excessive government intrusion. 

    America should take this as a wake-up call as to why the First Amendment was placed first: it is the first protection against all forms of tyranny. The second President of the United States, John Adams, stated,

    “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.” (1787)

    Trailer - LaVoy: Dead Man Talking

    LaVoy Finicum was, and still is, a victim of "label-lynching" that is so prevalent in today's twisted and dysfunctional political environment. Just to set the record straight, he was never a member of any militia nor a member of the so-called "sovereign citizen" movement. Most certainly, he was not a "domestic terrorist" as was falsely claimed by the FBI.

    This documentary, free for CFFS members, will be shown live in a webinar format, requiring a computer, laptop or tablet device. You will hear from LaVoy Finicum's widow, Jeannette Finicum, as well as from the film's producer, Mark Herr, Executive Director of Center for Self Governance

    This is a must-see documentary for everyone who loves and respects the U.S. Constitution, and in particular, the First Amendment.

    If you are not already a member of CFFS but want to come to this premiere Internet viewing, please sign up below. All fields are required except for checkboxes. We protect your privacy: your information will never be shared or sold to anyone or to any other organization. 

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  • published LocalActivist 2018-09-21 13:29:02 -0700

    LocalActivist Social Media Platform

    LocalActivist.org is a project funded and developed by Citizens for Free Speech. It is an exclusive social media platform designed to support local activists who want to make changes in their local communities. 

    Membership in LocalActivist.org is limited to those who are pro-U.S. Constitution and already engaged in local activity or those who are ready and willing to engage. Thus, it is not intended to be a replacement social media platform for any other network, including Facebook or Twitter.

    The LocalActivist.org motto is: "LESS TALK, MORE ACTION". 

    First, CFFS believes that the First Amendment only has value to the extent that it is acted out where we live. It is not an esoteric concept for free speech, freedom of the press, assembling together, etc. It is only seen and experienced through our actions. 

    Second, our local cities, towns and counties are overrun with a myriad of bad policies and government overreach. Much of this stems from United Nations-inspired policies such as Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, 2030 Agenda, Common Core Education Standards, environmental radicalism, etc.

    These noxious weeds can only be removed and cleaned up by local citizens who are not only fed up, but are willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work. It's more than just talking about the problems; it's about creating and implementing solutions.

    If this is you, then you are encouraged to head over to LocalActivist.org and get involved! Connect with people in your area, locate local or area groups to join, find important events, and more. 

    When you join, you must agree to the Terms of Service, including use of your real name and posting a real picture of yourself. 


  • signed up on Join the Media Coalition 2018-06-13 11:11:24 -0700

    Join the CFFS Media Coalition

    The CFFS Media Coalition is for every radio show host, video content producer or journalist who wants a unified voice against globalist and technocratic censorship. It is essential to stand together!

    Citizens for Free Speech (CFFS) was established to promote and enable the practical exercise of Free Speech in communities across America. The battle for the mind being waged at the national and local levels with tightly controlled and biased media, is legendary and generally repulsive to American citizens. 

    The First Amendment states,

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Freedom of Speech is nearly synonymous with Freedom of the Press, but both are essential to our right to assemble, whether electronically or in person, and to address the Government over our grievances. The day that we no longer have these rights to open expression will be the day that America turns into a gulag.

    The stakes have always been this high! At the founding of our nation, Thomas Jefferson said,

    Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.

    The CFFS mission is to educate local, state and national leaders on the precise meaning of the First Amendment, and to encourage them to defend and support it with everything at their disposal.

    Please stand with CFFS as we stand for you - join the Media Coalition today!

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  • published Press 2018-06-05 08:14:59 -0700

  • published What is a Classic Liberal? in Blog 2018-06-04 20:50:36 -0700

    What is a Classic Liberal?

    Americans who still believe in the Constitution and the protections it offers are more in line with Classic Liberals than modern conservatives. Unfortunately, the word 'liberal' has been highjacked by leftists, Marxists, Socialists and Communists. It has not always been that way. Many of our founding fathers considered themselves to be Classic Liberals and the Constitution reflects many of those values. 

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  • published Blog 2018-06-04 20:48:16 -0700

    Blog

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  • published Donate 2018-06-02 19:37:31 -0700

  • published Privacy in About 2018-05-23 16:46:12 -0700

    Welcome to CitizensForFreeSpeech.org (CFFS), the website and online service of Citizens for Free Speech (“we”, “our” or “us”). We respect the privacy of our users and we are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”), which describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you use our www.CitizensForFreeSpeech.org website (“Website”), or our services (collectively, “Services”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information. This Privacy Policy applies to the data collected by us, or those working on our behalf, through information you enter or from the imported data from authorized and approved sources. It does not apply to data collected through offline means, or from other sites, products, or services not approved by us.

    By using or accessing our Website or the Services in any manner, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies described in this Privacy Policy, and you hereby consent that we may collect, use, and share your information as described herein. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website or our Services.

    What does this Privacy Policy Cover?

    This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect:

    • In email, text and other electronic messages between you and us.
    • When and where available, through mobile and desktop applications, which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and us.
    • When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.

    If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through CitizensForFreeSpeech.org. You may provide us information in user content you post to CitizensForFreeSpeech.org

    This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected by:

    • Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by us or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries); or
    • Any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on our website.

    This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of personally identifiable information. This is information which may be connected to you specifically as the individual to whom the information relates. Such information may include name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, or any other information defined as personally identifiable information (or similar term) by applicable laws (collectively, “Personal Information”). Personal Information does not include your personally identifiable information that has been deidentified, pseudonymized, anonymized, aggregated and/or otherwise processed so as to be unidentifiable (i) in such a way that the data can no longer be attributed to a specific individual, or (ii) in such a way that the data can no longer be attributed to a specific individual (by reasonable means) without the use of additional information, and where such additional information is kept separate and under adequate security to prevent unauthorized re-identification of a specific individual such that one could not, using reasonable efforts, link such information back to a specific individual (the foregoing being referred to as “De-Identified Personal Information”).

    We gather various types of Personal Information from our users, as explained in more detail below, and we use this Personal Information internally in connection with our Services, including to personalize and improve our services, to allow you to set up a user account and profile, to contact you and allow other users to contact you, to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, to provide and improve the Services, and to analyze how you use the Services. In certain cases, we may also share some Personal Information with third parties, but only as described below.

    Please note that some of our Services may allow you to provide us with Personal Information regarding your own users, visitors, supporters or voters (“Third Party Personal Information”). This Privacy Policy deals with our use of your own Personal Information, and not Third Party Personal Information that you may provide to us in connection with the Services.

    We are not responsible for the practices of sites linked to from the Services, and you are advised to review their rules and policies before interacting with any of these sites or providing them with any private information.

    Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

    We collect several types of information from and about users, including Personal Information that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as, time and date of visits to our Website, etc.; and/or, about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.

    We collect this information:

    • Directly from you when you provide it to us. When you sign up for the Services, you provide us with information such as your name and email address. We may also collect information from your public social media accounts.
    • Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies.
    • From third parties, for example, our business partners.

    Information You Provide to Us. The information we collect on or through our Website may include:

    • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, subscribing to or purchasing our services, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website.
    • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
    • Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.
    • Details of transactions you carry out through our Website and of the fulfillment of your orders. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through our Website.
    • Your search queries on the Website.
    • Information of your customers, users, and visitors, and their customers, users, and visitors which they provide or you obtain through the use of our Services, Website and our platform, including, but not limited to, Personal Information and fundraising and transaction payment data. You are responsible for obtaining any consents and permissions for the collection, storage, processing, disclosure, and transfer of any such information required by applicable law or to allow us to use, process, transfer, etc., such information as set forth in this Privacy Policy (and as revised hereafter).

    You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Content”). Your User Content is posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Content. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Content will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

    Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies. As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:

    • Details of your visits to our Website, including, but not limited to, traffic data, geolocation data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
    • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.

    We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking).  For more information on how to opt-out of advertiser tracking mechanisms, please visit www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

    The information we collect automatically is statistical data and may include Personal Information, but we may maintain it or associate it with Personal Information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including, but not limited to, by enabling us to:

    • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
    • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize and improve our Website.
    • Speed up your searches.
    • Recognize you when you return to our Website.

    The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include cookies, flash cookies, web beacons, pixel tracking, GIF and/or IP address. Each of these is discussed below.

    • Cookies (or browser cookies)
      • A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. It may contain certain data, including, but not limited to: the name of the server that has placed it there, an identifier in the form of a unique number, and, an expiration date (some cookies only). Cookies are managed by the web browser on your computer (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome).
      • Different types of cookies which have different purposes are used on our Website.

    Essential Cookies

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    Performance Cookies

      • These cookies collect information on the use of our Website, such as which pages are consulted most often. This information enable us to optimize our Website and simplify browsing. Performance cookies also enable our affiliates and partners to find out whether you have accessed one of our websites from their site and whether your visit has led to the use or purchase of a product or service from our Website, including the references for the product or service purchased. These cookies do not collect any information which could be used to identify you. All the information collected is aggregated, and therefore anonymous.

    Functionality Cookies

      • These cookies enable our Website to remember the choices you have made when browsing. For example, we can store your geographical location in a cookie so that the Website corresponding to your area is shown. We can also remember your preferences, such as the text size, font and other customizable aspects of the Website. Functionality cookies may also be able to keep track of the products or videos consulted to avoid repetition. The information collected by these cookies cannot be used to identify you and cannot monitor your browsing activity on sites which do not belong to us.
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    • We also use cookies to implement tracking technology on our Website. This allows us to display advertising that is tailored to you on our Website which parts of our content interest you the most and which service categories you request. This tracking uses De-Identified Personal Information data (i.e., data that cannot be identified as being specifically associated with you) and does not use your Personal Information. We will not combine this data with your other Personal Information without your express permission. At any time, you can prevent the use of cookies like this in the future. To do so, if you email us at privacy@OUR DOMAIN, we can provide an opt-out cookie that you have to accept once. We also list our partners that are allowed to place cookies on our Website. These also provide you with the option of preventing the use of cookies in the future. For more information, contact the relevant third-party provider.
    • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
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    • Pixel Tracking. In addition to using Cookies, the Website may employ “pixel tracking”, a common process which may be used in connection with advertisements on other sites. Pixel tracking involves the use of pixel tags that are not visible to the user and consist of a few lines of computer code. Pixel tracking measures the effectiveness of advertisements and compiles aggregate and specific usage statistics. A “pixel tag” is an invisible tag placed on certain pages of websites that is used to track an individual user’s activity. We may access these pixel tags to identify activity and interests that may allow us to better match our goods, services, and other offers with your interests and needs. For example, if you visit our Website from an advertisement on another website, the pixel tag will allow the advertiser to track that its advertisement brought you to the Website. If you visit our Website, and we link you to another website, we may also be able to determine that you were sent to and/or transacted with a third-party website. This data is collected for use in our marketing and research.
    • GIF. We may use tiny images known as clear GIFs to track behavior of users, including statistics on who opens our emails.
    • IP Address. Our servers automatically record certain log file information reported from your browser when you access the Services. These server logs may include information such as which pages of the Service you visited, your internet protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, and other information on how you interact with the Services. These log files are generally deleted after one week.

    Third-party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

    Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your Personal Information or they may collect information, including Personal Information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

    We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

    Financial information connected to payments may be collected or stored by a third-party payment processor and payment is subject to their terms and policies.

    We use the NationBuilder™ platform to organize our community of members, supporters and prospects. You can read more about that company and its features and polices at NationBuilder.com. When you visit our Website, NationBuilder may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets NationBuilder help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through our Website. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of our Website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

    We use Google Analytics to help us understand use of our Website. This service collects the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address, and their use of it is governed by their privacy policy.

    How We Use Your Information

    By providing us your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to our Website, etc., on a third party website or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you Website-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on our Website to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of our Website, or other information. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out at our “unsubscribe page” at CitizensForFreeSpeech.org

    Following termination or deactivation of your account with us, we may retain your profile information and user content for a reasonable time for archival purposes. Furthermore, we may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of our Website after termination or deactivation of your account.

    We reserve the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on our Website. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. We also reserve the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.

    We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:

    • To present our Website and its contents to you.
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    • For analyzing how the Service is used, diagnosing service or technical problems, maintaining security, and personalizing content.
    • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
    • To provide you with notices about your account, including expiration and renewal notices.
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    • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
    • To notify you about changes to our Website, our policies, terms or any products or services we offer or provide though it.
    • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website.
    • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.

    We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our Service; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with certain IP addresses; (f) help you efficiently access your information after you sign in; (h) track User Content and users to the extent necessary to comply as a service provider with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; and (i) enhance our Website security.

    We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please either check the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your data (the  order form) or adjust your user preferences in your account profile).

    We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your Personal Information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.

    Social Media Plugins

    We integrate social media application program interfaces or plug-ins (“Plug-ins”) from social networks, including Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Xing, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and/or possibly other companies, into the Website. In order to register as a user with us, you may have the option to sign in using your Facebook or other social media site (“SMS”) login.

    For example, when you visit our Website or platform, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This allows Facebook to receive information about your visit to our Website or platform with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our Website or platform to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our Website or platform to your user account. Please note that as provider of the Website or platform, we receive no notification about the contents of the transmitted data or their use by Facebook. If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our Website or platform to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

    If you do so, you authorize us to access certain SMS account information, such as your public SMS profile (consistent with your privacy settings in SMS), your email address, interests, likes, gender, birthday, education history, relationship interests, current city, photos, personal description, friend list, and information about and photos of your SMS friends who might be common SMS friends with other users. Plug-ins may transfer information about you to the Plug-in’s respective platform without action by you. This information may include your platform user identification number, which website you are on, and more. Interacting with a Plug-in will transmit information directly to that Plug-in’s social network and that information may be visible by others on that platform. Plug-ins are controlled by the respective platform’s privacy policy, and not by our Privacy Policy. You can find the privacy policy for a platform on their website.

    Retention of Your Information

    Following termination or deactivation of your account, we may retain your profile information and all information posted to public areas of the Services. Following termination or deactivation of your account, we may retain your Personal Information and other data, but will maintain it as confidential according to this Privacy Policy and as required by applicable law. We have the right to delete all of your Personal Information and other data after termination of your account without notice to you.

    How We Share Your Information

    Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to CitizensForFreeSpeech.org, such as user content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy or website customization settings. If you remove information that you posted to CitizensForFreeSpeech.org, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or saved that information.

    Personal Information: We will never rent or sell your Personal Information to others, other than as noted below under “Disclosure/Assignment of Your Personal Information”. We may share your Personal Information with third parties for the purpose of providing or improving the Service to you. If we do this, such third parties’ use of your Personal Information will be bound by obligations of confidentiality. We may store Personal Information in locations outside our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases located or co-located with hosting providers).  Any Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy or website customization settings. To change your privacy settings on the Service, you may visit your NationBuilder account settings page. If you remove information that you posted to the Service, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service, or if other users have copied or saved that information.

    From time to time, we may run contests, special offers, or other events or activities (“Events”) on the Service together with a third party partner. If you provide information to such third parties, you give them permission to use it for the purpose of that Event and any other use to which you consent. We cannot control third parties’ use of your information. If you do not want your information to be collected by or shared with a third party, you can choose not to participate in these Events.

    Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose Personal Information to any third party unless required to do so by law, court order, legal process, or subpoena, including to respond to any government or regulatory request, or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates or partners, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce our Master Terms (including for billing and collection purposes), take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of NationBuilder, our users or others.

    De-Identified Personal Information: We may share De-Identified Personal Information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain Services.

    Your Consent to Our Disclosure/Assignment of Your Personal Information

    You consent to our disclosure of your Personal Information and other information to a potential buyer or other successor for the purpose of considering a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which Personal Information held by us about our Website users is among the assets transferred. You agree to and do hereby consent to our assignment, conveyance, or transfer (whether by contract, merger or operation of law) of rights to your Personal Information and other information, with or without notice to you and without your further consent.

    Security

    We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. All personal information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers (or those of our service providers) behind firewalls. We may store, retrieve, access, and transmit your personal information in the US or in other countries. Any payment transactions will be performed using our third party payment processors, who will use appropriate security procedures.

    The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Website or Services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. You should not share your password with anyone. You must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer or device and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by other users.

    Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do try to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to us or which we obtain. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website or used with our Services.

    What You Can Access

    Through your account settings, you may access, and, in some cases, edit or delete the following information you’ve provided to us:

    • name and password
    • email address
    • location
    • user profile information, including any content you have uploaded to the Services

    The information that you can view, update, and delete may change as the Services change. If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at pwood@citizensforfreespeech.org.

    Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us annually for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and to being provided contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to: pwood@citizensforfreespeech.org.

    Notices; Opting Out

    By providing us with your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to the Services, etc., on a third party website or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on the Service to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages or content, such as, but not limited to, newsletters, additions or changes to features of the Service, or special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by emailing us your request at privacy@ YOUR DOMAIN. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, special features, announcements, or offers. You may not opt out of Service-related emails.

    You may be able to add, update, or delete information as explained above. When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. You may request deletion of your account by emailing us at pwood@citizensforfreespeech.org.

    Individuals under the Age of [18]

    We do not knowingly collect, solicit or maintain Personal Information from anyone under the age of [18] or knowingly allow such persons to register for our Services, with the exception of children [13] or older who have permission from a parent or guardian who has agreed to the [Master Terms] on the child's behalf. If you are under 18, please do not send any Personal Information about yourself (such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address) to us. No one under age 18 is allowed to provide any Personal Information to or on the Services. In the event that we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 18 without verification of parental consent, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete that information from our database. Please contact us at pwood@citizensforfreespeech.org if you have any concerns.

    Notification Procedures

    It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our Website, as determined by us in our sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

    Changes to Our Privacy Policy

    We are constantly working to improve our Services, so we may need to change this Privacy Policy from time to time as well, but we will alert you to changes by placing a notice on our Website or as part of the Services, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means. Please note that if you’ve opted not to receive legal notice emails from us (or you haven’t provided us with your email address), those legal notices will still govern your use of the Services, and you are still responsible for reading and understanding them. If you use the Services after any changes to the Privacy Policy have been posted, that means you agree to all of the changes. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected.

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at pwood@citizensforfreespeech.org, or send mail to:

    Citizens for Free Speech
    Patrick Wood
    P.O. Box 52247
    Mesa, AZ 85208

    Additional Information for non-US Residents

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: This Privacy Policy originates and is hosted on a Website located in the United States, which has different data protection laws from those of other nations, and particularly member nations in the European Union. Due to differing laws and legal practice, be aware that law enforcement agencies in the United States may have access to your Personal Information.

    If you are a resident of country other than the United States, you acknowledge and consent to our collecting, transmitting, and storing your Personal Information out of the country in which you reside.


  • published Join 2018-05-23 11:07:54 -0700

    We're Leading The Way For Free Speech!

    Americans Are Waking Up To The Destruction Of First Amendment Rights

    Many Americans realize that the radical political mandates to wear face masks and practice social distancing are egregious violations of the First Amendment. A large chunk of Americans simply cannot wear face masks because of pre-existing health conditions. Others believe that face masks pose a serious risk to their health, and do not believe the government has any authority to force such harm upon them.

    More importantly, face masks and social distancing grossly impede our right to Free Speech and Peaceable Assembly. 

    Now is the time to draw the line in the sand and say NO MORE! 

    No Government Official Can Overrule the First Amendment

    The Department of Justice recently issued a Statement of Interest brief to support a church's lawsuit against a city for Constitution overreach. The brief stated,

    There is no pandemic exception, however, to the fundamental liberties the Constitution safeguards. Indeed, “individual rights secured by the Constitution do not disappear during a public health crisis.” These individual rights, including the protections in the Bill of Rights made applicable to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment, are always in force and restrain government action. (Download here)

    Apparently, government officials missed the part about "restrain government action." (But now, that is where YOU come in...)

    CFFS Is Ready To Fight For You And With You!

    If you are fed up with government overreach, draconian mandates to muzzle your voice and First Amendment rights and putting your own health at risk, then please stand with us by joining below. There is no charge to join, but you can certainly support us by donating.

    After you join below, you will be directed to a donate page to consider receiving a card and lanyard as pictured below. This is OPTIONAL, but if you feel strongly that you must make a statement in your community, this is the card to display around your neck!

    CFFS_donate_Mask_header.png

    CFFS Members have reported very good results from wearing this card. Steve from Idaho City wrote,

    "Can I get another badge/lanyard that you sent to us? They are coming down on us heavy with the mandatory mask thing in our area. My wife has used the badge/lanyard you sent us multiple times, and it works to ward off the tyrranists"

    Many merchants and organizations will "honor" your wishes and not require you to wear a mask. For all who would dispute your rights, the First Amendment is conveniently printed on the reverse side, giving you an opportunity to educate them on THEIR Constitutional rights as well.

    Please tell a friend. Bring them here. Work with them in your local community. Don't give in and don't give up!

    Be The Solution Starting Today...

    The first step in getting started is to put yourself on record. Not everyone volunteers, but some will. Not everyone donates, but some can. Not everyone can reach thousands, but everyone can reach someone. We need each other because only together can we do great things. There is no time to wait, so please join us today! Note: CFFS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational organization.

    If you are already a CFFS member and you want more cards now, please click on the DONATE button in the right column!   


    STATUS UPDATE: We have been flooded with requests for the CFFS No Mask cards and hundreds have already been mailed out. However, if you have not received your card(s) yet, please understand that intermittent shipping delays from UPS are causing a bottleneck.  We are trying to resolve this as quickly as possible. In the meantime, please know that we will mail your cards as soon as we receive them. Thank you for your patience. 


    Yes, Count Me In!

    Sign up

  • published Free Speech 2018-05-23 09:49:29 -0700

    Free Speech

    Citizens for Free Speech (CFFS) is established to promote and enable the practical exercise of Free Speech in communities across America. The battle for the mind being waged at the national level with tightly controlled and biased media, is legendary and generally repulsive to American citizens. However, the remedy is not found at the national level, but rather in our local communities. 

    The First Amendment states,

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Note that Freedom of Speech is nestled between the 'free exercise' of religion, the right to peaceably assemble and the right to petition the Government to redress grievances. The writers clearly intended to link Free Speech to purposeful actions, and especially within peaceable assemblies for the purpose of redressing grievances. Free Speech was never intended to be just a mental exercise, but rather a practical and outward expression of your thoughts and opinions. Free Speech was never intended to be the right to shoot off one's mouth with irresponsible or vulgar rhetoric. 

    Free Speech finds its true application in your own local community. If it is not exercised, it shrivels. This is the exact reason local activism is in tatters: People of sound mind have shirked their responsibility to sound off.  


  • published Endorse 2018-05-23 08:01:16 -0700

    Please endorse CFFS...

    Your endorsement is one of the most important statements that you can make. This demonstrates your commitment to the concept of Free Speech to our national fabric and culture.  

    Endorse