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  1. I stand with you in opposition to this perennial attack on our security. Please let me take the liberty to chip in speaking for myself here. While I haven’t reviewed this legislation in detail, simply based on principles, my own statement would strengthen the last sentence of the opening paragraph.

    “The bill’s language as drafted is seriously flawed and could endanger public and national security.”

    1. Encryption backdoors fundamentally undermine security. I would not characterize this as a defect in the language of any bill. A key point where we remain at loggerheads with law enforcement leadership is exactly that there is no language or technique to remedy the downside.

    2. I don’t see any way of implementing mandatory backdoors that would not endanger our security: “would” rather than “could”.

    Tamping down these efforts we be an unending struggle I fear. Upton Sinclair explained this when he said, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

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