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Following the introduction of legislation to allow the National Security Agency to sidestep protections in the USA Freedom Act, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:
“Senator Cotton’s bill is Big Brother on steroids. It seems like Senator Cotton and others who are willing to sacrifice our liberties on the altar of security are treating Orwell’s 1984 as a how-to-guide instead of a warning. Allowing the NSA to keep the metadata records they illegally obtained through warrantless mass surveillance is a slap in the face to all who supported the USA Freedom Act and stood up for our constitutionally protected rights.”
“Those who support NSA bulk surveillance can’t point to any successful instances of where it stopped an attack. But some people never learn, and Senator Tom Cotton is one of them. Senator Cotton’s bill won’t make use safer, but it will make us less free.”
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