Al Franken 5

I get satisfaction when I write something I like, when I’m happy with it.
Al Franken

We owe an historic debt to American Indians. They have a unique set of concerns that haven’t been addressed, and I’d like to stand with them. Also, I’d like to get their views on immigration.
Al Franken

The Minnesotans I talk to are really concerned about what the future holds for their families. They’re trying to pay for health care and send their kids to college, they’re worried about declining home values, they’re scared for a loved one they have serving in Iraq.
Al Franken

I’m sure I’ve devoted enough thought to Rush Limbaugh for one lifetime.
Al Franken

I believe in not attacking a country pre-emptively unless you’re sure of what you’re doing and you’re working with allies.
Al Franken

At ‘SNL,’ I wrote political stuff, but I never felt the show should have an axe to grind. But when I left in ’95, I could let my own beliefs out.
Al Franken

I believe people have a right to know what’s going on with their information and how it’s collected, how it’s stored and who gets it.
Al Franken

Google’s screen for privacy settings does give you more options for what you share than Apple’s does. But it’s not a complete list, and people aren’t aware of whether or not that information will go to a third party.
Al Franken

When people talked about protecting their privacy when I was growing up, they were talking about protecting it from the government. They talked about unreasonable searches and seizures, about keeping the government out of their bedrooms.
Al Franken

When the Constitution was written, the founders had no way of anticipating the new technologies that would evolve in the coming centuries.
Al Franken

Technology is an incredible tool – it connects people to each other, creates jobs all over the world, and makes life easier for millions of Americans.
Al Franken

I think that the default for collecting any kind of personal data should be opt-in consent.
Al Franken

I think the government has a role in protecting the fundamental rights of its citizens.
Al Franken

Anybody who deliberately propagandizes with lies should be held up to scorn and ridicule.
Al Franken

Liberals like me love America. We just love America in a different way.
Al Franken

Grown-up love means actually understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad and helping your loved one grow. Love takes attention and work and is the best thing in the world.
Al Franken

I’m for Israel’s right to exist.
Al Franken

To ask whether the mainstream media has a conservative or liberal bias is like asking whether al-Qaida uses too much oil in their hummus. It’s – I think they might use too much oil in their hummus – but it’s the wrong question.
Al Franken

Demagoguery sells. And therefore, radio stations will put it on. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t do something else and also make it sell.
Al Franken

I’m from the Vietnam generation. I didn’t serve.
Al Franken

Bill Clinton is the greatest president of the 20th century because I played touch football with him.
Al Franken

In our political system, money is power. And that means a few can have a lot more power than the rest. That’s bad news for everyone else – and for our democracy itself.
Al Franken

Changing technologies, changing marketplaces, and even changing trends in anti-competitive practices have all presented challenges to antitrust enforcement.
Al Franken

Most Americans don’t think about antitrust law when they look at their cable bill, flip channels on TV, or worry about what their favorite website knows about them. But they should.
Al Franken

Net neutrality has been in place since the very beginning of the Internet.
Al Franken

Net neutrality isn’t a government takeover of the Internet, as many of my Republican colleagues have alleged.
Al Franken

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