“Everybody in America and everybody in Congress wants our intelligence community to do everything that they can to foil any terrorist attack. The question is what kind of nation do we want to be as we fight terrorism. Do we feel comfortable with every single telephone call made in the United States being filed by the government?” Sen. Bernie Sanders asked on Tuesday on MSNBC. The Washington Post and Britain’s Guardian newspaper recently revealed the sweeping Internet and telephone surveillance techniques that the National Security Agency has utilized in recent years. Sanders has proposed legislation to limit the NSA’s and FBI’s powers to secretly track Americans’ phone calls as part of terrorism investigations. In a report published on Tuesday by the Burlington Free Press, he warned against moving toward “an Orwellian world” in which the government and private companies would know “virtually everything we say and do in our private lives.”
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