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Sen. Frank Church Warns of How Easily Government Can Abuse Expanding Surveillance Capabilities

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Meet the Press

Name: Meet the Press


Frank Church

Name: Frank Church

Employment: U.S. Senate

Position: Senator (deceased)

U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.

Name: U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.


"In the need to develop a capacity to know what potential enemies are doing, the United States government has perfected a technology capability that enables us to monitor the messages that go through the air ... Now that is necessary and important to the United States as we look abroad at enemies or potential enemies. We must know at the same time that capability at any time could be turned around on the American people. And no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor anything, telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn't matter. There would be no place to hide."
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