Skip to comments.Amash: Snowden is a whistleblower
Posted on 08/04/2013 11:04:28 AM PDT by yoe
Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said on Sunday that he believes National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is a whistleblower, not a traitor.
"He may be doing things overseas that we would find problematic, that we would find dangerous," Amash said on Fox News Sunday. "But as far as Congress is concerned, sure he is a whistleblower. He told us what we need to know."
Amash explained that although members of the intelligence committees were informed of the details of the NSA's surveillance, most lawmakers were in the dark about the programs.
"Without his doing what he did, members of Congress would not really have known about it," the Republican lawmaker said.
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But what is being done about the abuses?
By his own admission Amash says he is clueless.
For all we know, they are not happening, and due to secrecy we will never know the truth.
All we do know is Snowden is ratting on his country.
This is damaging our abilities.
I Guarantee they are not listing to you talk to Aunt Mabel about your Christmas plans.
And the data collected on citizens will some day be abused for political purposes, just as the IRS was abused in such a manner.
Our own government creates guys like Snowden because they are out of control.
Why do you believe if they missed Tsraneav, they are watching you?
I am not saying they are watching me now. I do firmly believe that this data will be abused in the future for political purposes. After all we have seen this administration do - how they have ignored the law and perverted institutions to do political bidding while pretending Muslim terrorism is workplace violence - I don’t see how any other rational viewpoint is possible.
Oh, and Obama and his flying monkeys clearly consider Tea Partiers to be more of a threat than Islamists. Heck, Obama likes Islamists, embraces them, thinks like them. And DHS draws up memos on how conservative causes are terroristic.
The key is to get them the hell out of office, and clear out their low level lackeys.
The O Admin is focused on white Christian Conservative Tea-Party people.
When they start dragging us away in dead of night for differences of opinion, then we have a problem.
You are taking Snowdens word for that.
The saddest part is that our government and their toadies aren’t even trying to convince us that its right or legal for them to conduct this kind of surveillance. Instead they’re just trying to convince us to accept it anyway.
If they can simply ignore one part of the constitution, they can ignore it all.
The GOP-E hates the Tea Party almost as much as the Dems. I don't trust the establishment in either party not to abuse the NSA data collection that, under the Constitution, they have no business gathering without due process and probable cause. It needs to end.
Amash says he is clueless.
Obama made sure that Snowden has been forced to defect to Russia where Putin will relive him of all the NSA secrets he has with him. Obama prevented Snowden from seeking asylum in Iceland and other decent places where USA-NSA secrets would have been safe even if Snowden used some as bargaining chips
Look how the CIA is following Obama orders ro keep the Benghazi survivors away from congressmen who want to talk to them. The treachery and treason is pervasive in the 0-regime
One day we will find out that Valerie Jarrett was behind a lot of this treason and criminal activity
Sorry, some of us aren't going to wait until that starts before fighting against such abuses of power. Because we know that is what the hard left really wants. Why allow them to assemble the tools to facilitate such?
Even Sensenbrenner, who drafted the PATRIOT Act, says this gathering is way beyond the scope of that act.
Congressman Sensenbrenner: As the author of the Patriot Act, I am extremely troubled by the FBIs interpretation of this legislation. While I believe the Patriot Act appropriately balanced national security concerns and civil rights, I have always worried about potential abuses. The Bureaus broad application for phone records was made under the so-called business records provision of the Act. I do not believe the broadly drafted FISA order is consistent with the requirements of the Patriot Act. Seizing phone records of millions of innocent people is excessive and un-American.
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