First, we know that there are some things that the government needs to keep confidential in order to protect us – the big US. We don’t argue with that. But, there is a line and that line was crossed the minute we turned a blind eye to the Patriot Act. Now, we are seeing the results of our inaction and lack of involvement and we should be ashamed, alarmed, and angered.
1. Espionage and Treason? We don’t think so. Mr. Snowden should not be prosecuted for whistleblowing. He should be
applauded. How is a citizen supposed to call out the government if we are at risk of being prosecuted for speaking the truth? This is the United States and we don’t prosecute citizens for uncovering government scandals. If more of us had the guts that Mr. Snowden has, a lot would change in America.
2. The government overstepped its power under the umbrella of national security. Listening overseas, secret deals and plans, covert operations – these are actions we accept and give our government to the power to undertake in the interest of our Country’s safety. Monitoring the phone, email, and social networking of Americans is not and has never been okay.
3. We, the American People, run the government. The government does not run us. WE choose the laws and
our representatives. Government is accountable to us and it’s about time we reminded them of that.
4. We have seen quite a few references to Nixon and other irrelevant misinformation. This monitoring thing started back in 2001. Don’t chase the cheese like a mouse in a maze. All that rhetoric is just diverting you from knowing and understanding
what is really going on and why it matters. Get the right information and speak out.
Americans should be outraged and scared. Government monitoring of citizens, gun control laws, targeted tax audits by the IRS? These things don’t sound like Democracy to us. We'd love to hear your thoughts! And Bring it Strong!