Skip to comments.Judge Napolitano: NSA Leaker Andrew Snowden "An American Hero" (Video at URL
Posted on 06/10/2013 4:36:24 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO: I would describe this man as an American hero, as a person willing to risk life, limb and liberty in order to expose to the American people one of the most extraordinary violations of the American principles, value judgments and the Constitution itself in all of our history.
A person so familiar with the intelligence community, as you just heard from the excerpts that you just played. He's aware of the personal danger to himself. He knows of the likelihood of prosecution. But he also understands that the government listening to half the country is not what was bargained for when statues were enacted in the days and weeks after 9/11...
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
Snowden is a sounding board for established political bias.
Andrew or Edward?
It is supposed to be Edward, but RCP has Andrew in the title to the article at the website...
Then enemy of my enemy is my friend.
This one is splintering the right isn’t it. Bolton sees it just the opposite.
This person is an Obama supporter. A liberal.
The most dangerous threat to this country is not the CIA monitoring telephone numbers (though it IS a threat)
The greatest danger to this republic is pervasive liberalism and the accompanying socialist and Marxist underpinnings. Those underpinnings will destroy this country more thoroughly and completely than any monitoring program possibly could.
Monitoring programs and invasion of privacy can be stopped via oversight if there is the political will on the part of the citizenry and the government to do so.
Advocating and supporting liberal left policies that have as a goal the destruction of property rights and the ability to keep the fruits of your own labor will demolish the political will on the part of the citizenry and the government because destroying our wealth is the equivalent (with respect to freedom) to a farmer destroying the seed for next years crops.
Once that is gone, liberty and freedom go with it.
Because this person Snowden is like a blind squirrel that finds a nut by accident isnt going to make me support or admire him. I think it is a fine circumstance that he did see fit to spill his guts, but I wouldnt trust him or admire him.
I view him the same way I view an enemy traitor in a time of war who provides my side with information. The traitor may have all kinds of reasons for his actions (I felt I wasnt getting the appropriate recognition or promotion, I didnt agree with the direction of the war, etc) but he still supports the basic beliefs of the side he betrays.
In this case, the guy may be a disenchanted Obama supporter, but by all accounts, he still believes in everything a radical Obama believes in, and that makes him my enemy.
Such a time we live in, where I have to admit to myself that I can view some Americans as enemies, but it is true that I do, as in Enemies Foreign and Domestic.
The dude is our conscience He really is people.
Brett Baier's panel continually referred to calls coming into or going out of the US. Nobody seems to realize that terrorists don't sign a contract with Verizon or AT$t. They use disposable phones. This program isn't going to touch them.
Bolton seem to be a RINO.
Not all the Leftists. There’s a guy posting on that RCP comments sections that believes, in a nutshell, that Snowden is a traitor because disclosure threatens Dear Leader.
I think it is a case of if you are for big government, Right or Left, you hate this guy. If you are for little government, Right or Left, you support this guy.
The Left, although not monolithic, pretty much support big government - so they are nearly unanimous in their hatred for Snowden. The Right is more split between its big government and little government supporters.
Now we have to listen to all of these talking heads and the Bush Patriot Act supporters defend the (un)constitutional basis of gathering our personal information without our knowledge. Oh, doesnt it make their loyalty of this program to Bush validated. The people on Fox (The Five) really proves their loyalty to the government. Very alarming to hear most of the panel except Beckel think the leaker was being so bad to defame their precious government.. The law was not intended for snooping on all of the citizens. They want to see who is opposed to their government, I assume. I think it will come down to those who support liberty and those who think government will protect them. This government is out of control and have the permission from most talking heads to keep it up. Bolton is making a fool of himself which from time to time, he does. I agree with the Judge here.
Surveillance will be harnessed to subject everyone to unending leftism.
So take care what power you allow in anyone’s hands.
If you are referring to Snowden, he contributed to Ron Paul more than once.
Very good point.
He’s seemed pretty solid to me up to this point. I don’t remember disagreeing with him stridently in the past.
I admit that’s worth keeping in mind as you think about this one. I agree.
I say bull shit to that... this guy is a traitor...And if the majority of FRpers are seeing that way, then I’m out of here.
If Snowden gave up 200k per year, he had a good reason to come forward.