Why Doesn’t Bernie Ever Talk About Mass Surveillance/Civil Liberties Anymore?

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Bernie has been a strong critic of mass surveillance in the past, voting against the (un)PATRIOT ACT and its renewal. He used to discuss his opposition to mass surveillance and abuse of privacy, both from the government and corporations.

He praised Edward Snowden for his revelations, and led a chorus of public figures calling for Obama to allow Snowden to return home and grant him some sort of clemency. (I actually think Bernie was far too harsh, but it's better than you hear from any other major politician)

"…there is no debate that [Snowden] also violated an oath and committed a crime. In my view, the interests of justice would be best served if our government granted him some form of clemency or a plea agreement that would spare him a long prison sentence or permanent exile."

Why doesn't the campaign talk about this? Not only is this an important issue to me, but it's something Americans of all stripes can agree on-progressives, liberals, centrists, conservatives and Trumpers.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/14/edward-snowden-pardon-bernie-sanders-daniel-ellsberg

https://time.com/3850839/bernie-sanders-usa-patriot-act/

https://youtu.be/qUmBp-TJMvc

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Talk to your relatives this Christmas!

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I know this is probably what most of you are planning on doing. For many of us, Christmas and Christmas Eve will be our last chance to pitch Bernie to a large portion of our extended families. Talk to your grandparents, your cousins, your aunts and uncles. Sing Bernie’s praises. Tout every advantage he has and make it clear that he is the most electable candidate with the most moral platform. Show them his best speeches. Ask them to vote for him as a personal favor to you if you have to. Do everything humanly possible. If every person in this subreddit convinces at least one person, that’s 350k new votes for Bernie. Spread the word!

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Talk to your family and friends. Often times, that’s all it takes.

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If anyone in your family is undecided or hasn’t been paying attention to this election cycle, kindly ask them to vote for Bernie in the primaries and caucuses. Give them an elevator pitch. Sometimes that’s all it takes. They trust you and nothing beats word or mouth. It’s one of the best ways to get him votes. I want to get this message in front of as many eyes as possible. Will you spread the word?

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Bernie Sanders doesn’t like small talk. But he is the person who will notice when you fall and begin to drown.

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Bernie Sanders doesn't like small talk. But he is the person who will notice when you fall and begin to drown.

Check out this old Time article (linked below). For the whole article, the journalist lays out and complains of Bernie's famously gruff personality. But in the last paragraphs in the essay, we get a glimpse of the character of someone who leads on moral grounds — even if he's not great at small talk.

This is one of my favorite accounts of what Bernie is like in real life, because you get a real sense of his personality in daily life, someone who reacts viscerally to injustice and has an instinct to protect whoever is most vulnerable in a group.

https://i.redd.it/p3fjd810t6v31.png

Read the article here.

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