Threats to the fundamental rights of American citizens and businesses take many forms:
- Legislation and regulations designed to threaten the political engagement of business groups and others.
- Outrageous fines being legally extorted from companies by prosecutorial agencies in violation of due process.
- Abusive efforts by agencies like the IRS to single out and punish organizations that have a different view of what is right for our country.
- And, a disturbing lack of respect for other voices and viewpoints.
The Chamber believes we have a responsibility to preserve, protect, and defend the rights and freedoms that make this the greatest country on earth.
The Chamber is fighting to ensure that all Americans have the right to petition our government without fear, intimidation, or undue regulation. We're fighting for due process under the law, free of abusive tactics by federal and state agencies and prosecutors who have the entire resources of the government amassed behind them. We're fighting for everyone's right to speak and even to voice controversial opinions without being tarred and feathered in the public square. And we're fighting to preserve the spirit of enterprise in America that begins with the right to risk, to fail, to try again, and to succeed.