Congressman Darrell Issa answers questions on Reddit about his Internet American Moratorium Act of 2012 which aims to curb laws, rules and regulation of the internet for two years.
The question most Reddit users upvoted asked why Issa voted in favor of the controversial internet-regulating bill Cispa. The bill faced massive opposition from most of the Reddit community who believed it would endanger the online privacy of individual citizens. About his own bill Issa said:
What this bill is hoping to do is hold off on rule-making and implementing regulations and new laws on the internet before the federal government is prepared and ready to move forward in a way that works for everyone involved – Internet users, job creators and all Americans. I’m not advocating for no rules or laws on the internet ever. But it has been made abundantly clear to me and to a lot of other people that both legislators and regulators have gone down the road of trying to take actions that impact the Internet without knowing their full effect.