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Author: Subject: The Snowden Principle by John Cusack

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  posted on 6/18/2013 at 12:51 PM
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I agree with the priciples of both articles. I wish we lived in a Utopian world like John Lennon's "Imagine". But we don't. We have terrorists trying to kill us. I wish American rights were never trampled by our government, but if that were the case, we might be in a lot more trouble than we are today. This Prism program does invade our privacies, and does go against the Constitution, but it is in our best interest. They are not "out to get" anyone except terrorists. What harm has been caused? What damaged has been caused to the American people, other than some people feeling uncomfortable?

As for Snowden...he willfully pursued a career with the American government. More specifically, he voluntarily pursued a career with the CIA! Everyone knows what the CIA is about, and when you accept that position, you are expected to adhere to the oath. I don't understand this "conscience" crap....nobody with a conscience/integrity would pursue a career with an organization like the CIA, known for its infamous espionage tactics, and expectations as an employee. If someone is so concerned about fairness and upholding rights, the last place you'd apply is the CIA. It seems to me he wanted to cause trouble for the government before he ever applied to work there. I don't know what the appropriate result is for him, but he is no hero.


The real question is how a loose canon like this got access to classified information so easily.


I think part of the answer to your question lies in the fact that our military and intelligence infrastructure is more and more being sold off to the private sector. A private sector that is first and foremost seeking profit and actual devotion to the nation's safety not necessarily being the primary objective. This fact is briefly mentioned in the USA Today article Fuij posted above. If you haven't done so, read it as it's quite enlightening and shows that Snowden is just the latest person who's risked life and career to blow the whistle about what we've allowed to happen in the name of our security.

 

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  posted on 6/18/2013 at 06:40 PM
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In all seriousness, is the US out to punish him? I haven't heard anything about that.


Snowden should be getting fitted for a rope around his neck.

 

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  posted on 6/18/2013 at 07:42 PM
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In all seriousness, is the US out to punish him? I haven't heard anything about that.


Snowden should be getting fitted for a rope around his neck.


Are you serious?

 

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