The public needs to awaken to the threat to its own freedoms from the Obama crackdown on leaks and, by extension, journalism and free speech itself.
A “traitor” to what? To the United States… only if the United States is to be a warfare state, where we “cannot make informed decisions as a public.”
Members of Congress took turns criticizing and defending the N.S.A. programs they could not have mentioned in public at all before the illegal leaks of Mr. Snowden.
All three branches of the U.S. government are now largely under the control of forces with stunning contempt for basic legal processes required by the Bill of Rights.
The NSA turns its giant machine brains to the task of sifting through unimaginably large troves of data. But ask the NSA, as part of a freedom of information request, to do a simple search of its own employees' email? The agency says it doesn’t have the technology.
I could go on and on about how misguided that whole 1776 thing was, and how we’ve now given up almost everything it was originally about. The empire, as you’ll one day understand, always comes first.
Why should you be concerned about the inhumane conditions of prolonged solitary confinement with all the social, emotional and mental deterioration that it entails? Well, every year men from supermax prisons are released directly from the vacuum of their cells into free society.