It Is Treason To Call WikiLeaks TreasonSubmitted by LatinsforPaul on Thu, 12/23/2010 - 12:57
It Is Treason To Call WikiLeaks Treason
by John Jay Myers / antiwar.com
Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. Now get over it.
You might believe some speech gives away national secrets, for instance how we prop up puppet dictators in foreign countries, or how we have been training troops who are now turning against us in droves, or how we are supplying billions of dollars to countries who supply those who want to attack us, or how we back companies that supply men with young boys for sex slaves in Afghanistan, or how the leaders of the countries we manipulate are now scared that we aren’t bombing Iran. Surely no one should become privy to this.
Or should they? I am shocked to realize that the American people don’t stand up and say, "Why are we putting in these puppet dictators? Why are we arming and training troops to fight us? Why are we giving billions to those who want to do us harm? Why are we pimping young boys? Why would we want to bomb Iran in the name of Saudi Arabia?"
It seems to me we have an ostrich mentality in America. Americans can choose to have information, or they can go lock step with their favorite news channel and fight for the right to keep their heads buried in the sand.
They say knowledge is power. Would we rather cede that power to the same government officials 87% of us are completely dissatisfied with? Do you really believe that in matters of foreign policy this corrupt group of ninnies somehow becomes more competent? Is it possible that their secret actions actually put our nation, the American people, and our military personnel in more danger?
We have to make a choice, do we want to know these things that could save countless lives and restore America as the shining light on the hill, or should we sacrifice our greatness for what may harm a few? Would our leaders put those few in harm’s way in the first place if government actions were truly public?
It’s pretty odd that a foreigner who exposes unconstitutional secrets that enable a dangerous foreign policy of belligerence should be accused of treason and condemned for risking the safety of our nation. Instead, WikiLeaks actually needs to become a permanent policy for American government. I think all government correspondence that does not involve missile codes or troop locations should be public, and any government correspondence that isn’t made public should be labeled as treason.
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