I have read and heard people I admire and trust in media judge Edward Snowden as a traitor. I’m not talking about Speaker Boehner who called the man a traitor today. I don’t have very much admiration for our House Speaker.
Two of the people on the morning show, Fox and Friends, believe Mr. Snowden should never have released this information. They believe he’s a traitor. There have been several other conservative commentators that judge him a traitor also.
Of course, the left wing of America is happy with the vast collection of private data on Americans (as long as it’s not Bush doing it). They call Mr Snowden a traitor.
But Tea Party proponents, constitutional attorneys, many conservatives believe that though Mr. Snowden went against the promises he swore before he started work for the CIA and did commit a crime, he is still a patriot, a whistle blower. The information he has revealed has opened the eyes of Americans to the massive crime of our federal government. The law is stated here:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
I am heartened that Mr. Snowden released this information.
At the time of President Bush’s term, after 9/11, I didn’t see any problem with the law that was passed to protect us from further terror attacks. Emotion was high. We went to war. Muslim organizations that were supporting terror were found and removed from IRS charity rolls. It all felt right.
But now this administration has stepped on my religious rights, put pressure on my faith to ‘shut up’, made Christians, conservatives the focus of IRS’s persecution and our president refuses to call terrorism a Muslim extremism end product. I see that this kind of spying on me and my fellow citizens is a lawlessness and I want it to stop.
It is important who is doing the data collection, or is it? NO ONE has the right to collect this data and use it against us. The Founding Fathers had great wisdom in setting down our foundation of law in The Constitution and Declaration of Independence. When we allowed the federal government to step on these laws we allowed a geometric increase in federal power and the growth of a tyrannous federal government.
I believe we stand in great danger right now and not by terrorists.
By our own government.