Rod Blum’s reaction to CISPA- the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Dubuque, IA – On Thursday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3523, the
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, commonly known as CISPA. The vote was 248
ayes to 168 nays, with 15 not voting. CISPA was passed with the “intention” of detecting cyber
threats say proponents of the bill, however its opponents say that this bill could allow private
internet providers to provide the government any amount of information, from the content of
private emails to your medical, financial, and educational records online.
Republican Candidate for U.S. Congress from the First District of Iowa, Rod Blum condemned
the passage of the bill, stating “The U.S. government continues to pass legislation that infringes
upon the rights of everyday Americans.”
“The passage of bills that violate our privacy and civil liberties such as CISPA are simply
unconstitutional,” added Mr. Blum. “The ability to peer into private activity on the Internet has
no foundation in the Constitution. Far too often Americans are asked to sacrifice their liberties
for the sake of ‘safety’ – I believe we can be safe AND hold dear our individual liberties.”
Mr. Blum went on to encourage conservative members of the U.S. Senate to uphold the
Constitution in making their vote on CISPA. “Protect our freedom on the Internet, protect our
privacy as citizens, and protect our Constitution,” he implored.

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