An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
Benjamin Franklin – 1738
I gotta tell ya, I’m not really sure what I think of this Snowden dude. On the one hand, he told us pretty much what a lot of us already suspected. On the other, if he was such a good guy, why did he sneak off to China? It’s not exactly like China is our BFF, right? Of all places to slither of to….China? Why not Iran, fer Pete’s sake! IF he’s a hero, why didn’t he go to his Congress critter? Or…this is gonna kill me…. The New York Times??? Had he done that, I’d be more inclined to consider him a Paul Revere. Sneaking off to China? I’m leaning towards Benedict Arnold. Who knows what information he took with him, and what the Chinese will pry out of his brain. They aren’t exactly known for being at the top of the list with human rights, y’know!
But, in the long run, HE is not the story, nor should he be! The story is the violation of the U.S. Constitution we suffer on a daily basis from our feckless government. The Patriot Act’s intent was to spy on suspected terrorists, not Joe Blow from Podunk North Dakota talking to granny! But you do know that this program doesn’t spy on terrorists, right? If it did, perhaps the Boston bombings would never have happened, and those 3 people would not have died, with so many others losing limbs. Nope, our feckless government wasn’t keeping an eye on the guy who the Russian government warned them had become (or already was?) radicalized. They aren’t spying on the hundreds of mosques around the country that are churning out potential murderers. Apparently, those folks are exempt! Not so Suzie Homemaker, who just wants her country back from the tyrants that have wormed their way in, and turned whole generations into slaves.
So, watch the video. Make up your own mind. Is Snowden a hero, or a traitor? Get all the facts before making up your mind.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin – 1775