In Soviet America, Patriotism is a Prosecutable Offense

by Will

Liberty Minute January 3 2014

In an inexplicable but welcome break with the Establishment consensus, the New York Times editorial board has demanded leniency for whistleblower Edward Snowden. For the better part of a year, the former NSA employee has lived in exile after disclosing huge amounts of information regarding the agency?s illegal electronic surveillance operations. He also proved that National Intelligence Director James Clapper committed a felony by lying to Congress under oath when he denied that the NSA routinely conducted surveillance on millions of American citizens.

In recent days, thanks to the Snowden disclosures, we have learned that the NSA ? with the cooperation of terrified manufacturers and shipping companies ? intercepts newly-ordered laptop computers in order to install malware that can be used to track the users once the computers reach the customers. This is the behavior of a totalitarian secret police organization, and it cannot be defended or allowed to continue.

Snowden?s detractors insist that he violated a confidentiality agreement by publicizing the NSA?s illegal activities. The same charge can be made against any principled person who defected from an oath-bound criminal syndicate, such as the Mafia or the KKK ? or from a totalitarian political organization.

By defying the surveillance state, Edward Snowden acted like a patriot. In proto-Soviet America, that?s a prosecutable offense.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. 

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