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Time will tell.

One thing for sure, I agree with Mark Levin, Obama has done far more damage to the U.S. than Edward Snowden ever has.

Is Snowden real? Was he duped? Is he dead? We don’t know. Is he a hero? I think so, but if it turns out he is working for China or takes refuge in Russia — both totalitarian enemies of liberty — then I will think again.
What I do know for sure is that Edward Snowden has thrown down the gauntlet.
The heroism is up to us.

Diana West on Snowden 13.6.2013Another wrong on its face, as my new book, American Betrayal, argues.

More here at Diana’s.

For another viewpoint: The Solitary Leaker (h/t: Dennis Mitzner)

“He betrayed honesty and integrity, the foundation of all cooperative activity. He made explicit and implicit oaths to respect the secrecy of the information with which he was entrusted. He betrayed his oaths.

2 Responses

  1. Quote: He made explicit and implicit oaths to respect the secrecy of the information with which he was entrusted. He betrayed his oaths.

    I would say that Snowden stuck fast to his oath to the constitution of the USA, whic trumos any other oath. it is the leaders, from Obama down who have, have btrayed the oaths they made in public.

    Using the excuse of terrorism, almost everyone is spied on, whether they are American citizens or not. This is completely unacceptable. To prevent terrorism occasionally, the USA has made installed a totalitarian structure that has no parallel in history, simply because the technology was available. It is far too high a price to pay. Jihadism could have been stopped by very simple procedures immediately after 9/11, but that was unacceptable to liberal/Marxist state.

    In Orwell’s 1984, every citizen was snooped on. The USA therefore can rightly be designated as the very first Orwellian state in history.

  2. David Brookes from the link
    Another is the rising tide of distrust, the corrosive spread of cynicism, the fraying of the social fabric and the rise of people who are so individualistic in their outlook that they have no real understanding of how to knit others together and look after the common good.

    This is not a danger Snowden is addressing. In fact, he is making everything worse.

    For society to function well, there have to be basic levels of trust and cooperation, a respect for institutions and deference to common procedures.
    David Brookes correctly identifies the reason that Western civilization in Europe and the rest of the West, including the USA, came about i.e., trust in the community, its laws, and thus the nation.

    These were taken for granted as if they had nothing to do with a people who shared a common faith, from which the laws and mores arose. The ignoranti set about the destruction of the West by importing tens of millions of unassimilable people from the Third world, and then gloried in “diversity” and Mutliculturalism. The bonds of fellowship that took a 1000 years to form, have been unglued by the corrosive fluid of “diversity” and Mutliculturalism. And now we are surprised at the incidence of rapes, terrorism, and general mayhem breaking out on the streets.

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