If anyone ever had any doubt that “big brother” was watching your every digital move and that your privacy and freedoms had disappeared and we have just an illusion of freedom now, Edward Snowden put those doubts to rest.
For those who have had their heads in the sand, Edward Snowden is the National Security Administration contractor that blew the whistle on all the unconstitutional eavesdropping that our government is doing to us. Emails, phone calls (cell and landlines), internet searches and almost anything that’s digital is being recorded and saved to possibly use against you all in the name of “safety and security.”
Well, I for one don’t want that kind of “safety and security” where my Constitutional rights and my privacy is thrown away and anyone that does should be ashamed of themselves. The age of an intrusive tyrannical government is here, make no mistake. Anyone wants to make it a partisan issue, shame on you.
The Republicans and Democrats who are in power and allowed this to happen ought to at least lose their seats and at most should be tried for treason against the Constitution they swore to uphold. These people have taken your tax dollars to the tune of billions to setup a spy network to violate your Fourth Amendment rights. If you don’t know what those rights are then you certainly don’t deserve them.
Edward Snowden is a patriot in my eyes and should be in yours. The man has given up everything: a high paying job, family, home, girlfriend and his country, and now, with a drone and a missile, he can lose his life for what he has done.
Our government no longer has to arrest Snowden, build a case against him and try him in a court of law for what he has done. He’s not on US soil (and I’m not sure that would matter either) and just as those American citizens in the Middle East were targeted and killed without due process by our drones, so too can Mr. Snowden be. God be with you, Edward Snowden and thank you!
As for me, “…is life so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?”*** No, I will speak out against my government, because I have the right… no, the duty to say “ENOUGH!” Impeach all from the lowest congressman to the president who knew of these traitorous acts. Fire and bring charges against all NSA, CIA, FBI personnel, managers, supervisors and directors who took part in these crimes. Reclaim our rights as Americans or cower like the sheep I pray we aren’t and be lead to slaughter.
I hear some of you reading this now, saying I’m overreacting to say that. I say, you are not reacting enough. I say I will use all non-violent means at my disposal to speak out against the tyranny that has overtaken our land. Ask me not to march in the streets because I think my government is cutting too much money from the budget and it will hurt this group or that, but ask me to march because my government has become so corrupt that they willing to usurp the Constitution and call it patriotic.
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism*, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”**
And if my government comes after me for standing up and saying “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore” then so be it as “…I only have one life to give for my country.”***
*“Despotism is a form of government in which a single entity rules with absolute power. That entity may be an individual, as in an autocracy, or it may be a group, as in an oligarchy. The word despotism means to “rule in the fashion of a despot” and does not necessarily require a singular “despot”, an individual. Despot comes from the Greek despotes, which roughly means “master” or “one with power”, and it has been used to translate a wide variety of titles and positions.” – Wikipedia
** Declaration of Independence
*** Patrick Henry