Who voted for Edward Snowden?Submitted by VietVet4Liberty on Sat, 06/15/2013 - 18:39
by Elizabeth Coady - IN AN EDITORIAL ENTITLED, “WHO VOTED FOR SNOWDEN?,”the Wall Street Journal preposterously argues that the NSA systems analyst’s exposure of the massive U.S. surveillance system thwarts democracy.
“What he himself is doing is profoundly antidemocratic,” rails Joseph Sternberg, “in the contempt it shows for the preferences of millions of fellow citizens expressed at the ballot box—and even for those citizens’ right to have a definitive say in the matter at all.”
The claim is ludicrous — mendacious propaganda — because we expect elected officials to seek public opinion before enacting legislation. Instead, Obama, and Bush before him, at every turn have stymied reporters and criminalized whistleblowers who unveiled the NSA’s chilling surveillance machine...
"The issue is not whether Edward Snowden is a “traitor," as Republican House Speaker John Boehner pronounced him Tuesday. "The issue is whether his claims are true."