Snowden: Hero, not traitor
I applaud Edward Snowden. He is a real hero. He actually made the Obama regime blink.
Snowden, once a low-level contractor for the National Security Agency, disclosed disturbing aspects of Big Brother.
I don't object if the Obama regime tracks conversations between terrorists or criminals. However, I suspect these groups already knew the regime was spying on them, so no harm was done.
Snowden and many American citizens are more concerned about the regime spying on political opponents, conservative lawmakers and private businesses.
Illegality neither bothers nor stops this regime. I believe it listens to private communications. If it has the means, it will use them. Blackmail is a very effective tool.
Snowden is not a traitor; he's a whistleblower. He disclosed no national secrets. He disclosed only how information is gathered.
The Obama regime, in defending itself, disclosed more secrets than Snowden. The regime's disclosure of foiled terrorist plots after Snowden went public looks like damage control.
This is a question of national security versus privacy. Put another way: Are you more afraid of the terrorists or the Obama regime? I'll take my chances on the terrorists.
Big Brother is here and he wants to destroy our country. We must stop him before it is too late.
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