Senator Mike Lee writes for the Daily Dot:

There are no easy answers when it comes to keeping Americans safe and protecting civil liberties.

The American people have a right to be secure in their persons and property. Thieves need to be found before they steal again. Murderers need to be brought to justice. Terrorists need to be stopped before they launch an attack. In order to provide security, sometimes government needs to intrude on a person’s privacy.

Today, Congress is being asked to infringe on individual privacy rights through a federal government mandate on device manufactures to include an encryption key for government use. I believe that those asking for this mandate have not shown that the potential benefits outweigh the costs to individual civil liberties.

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