He broke the law; if every single worker decided they had a right to spill secrets about our government, we would end up with so many operatives in danger. As far as it should have been, one thing if he had taken info about the domestic spying, but he’s taken a lot more than that. If he has given information about our operatives (where they live, their position in the agency) then he has placed so many others in danger.
Then he mouths off occasionally and thinks that a lack of pardon will endanger democracy? Talk about egomania.
Red herring. The old “expose that they are spying without giving away any secrets”. The problem is the government has gone completely off the deep end, not that they might be exposed.
The law was broken? Trite point when stated by those who utterly flipped off the 4th amendment, and rely on secret courts to enforce secret law.
You don’t get to break that law all day long, then bitch that Snowden broke a law.
Ozzie and Harriet are dead.
If every single worker leaked everything we would seriously deter corruption in high places.
“National Security” has become a joke when our “leaders” are working 24-7 for a one-world government of, by, and for the very rich.
Respect must be earned.
Rebellion against tyranny is obedience to God.
the surveillance state breaks the stated words of the Bill of Rights, violating not only the intent, but the very text of our governing document.
exposing the treasonists who perpetrated this, by whistle blowing...should be rewarded... and those who support the surveillance state as it was running at that time... need to be incarcerated at the very least.
When they violated the Bill of Rights, there should have been a bloody revolt.
And putting it in perspective, Hillary did more to damage our national security than anybody and folks want to throw the guy who exposed her and obama’s violations. Snowden is somehow a criminal?
Sorry, Snowden is a GREAT American hero. Single handedly he FORCED the termination of illegal phone tapping, wire tapping, phony fisa courts, illegal collection of papers and personal data by a government agency, without obtaining the constitutionally required documentation of checks and balances. His actions, forced the changing of the laws, probably the only thing that saved us from Obama’s plan of wiping his opponents out.
Snowden should get a hero’s welcome and a ticker tape parade.
On the flip side - the lawmakers constantly break the laws with impunity and then create new laws making it illegal to point out their tyranny.
Hell of a conundrum - ain't it?