Schieffer on Snowden: ‘I Don’t Remember Martin Luther King Jr. Or Rosa Parks Hiding In China’Submitted by wellington on Sun, 06/16/2013 - 11:57
Somebody should remind him that MLK was killed by the government on record, and Rosa Parks was not being accused of Treason.
“I like people who are willing to stand up to the government,” Schieffer began. “As a reporter, it’s my job to do that from time to time. Some of the people I admire most are in the government. Men and women who led the civil rights movement— Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr.—they are true heroes. I’m not ready to put Edward Snowden in that category. For one thing, I don’t remember Martin Luther Jing, Jr. or Rosa Parks running off and hiding in China. The people who led the civil rights movement were willing to break the law and suffer the consequences. That’s a little different than putting the nation’s security at risk and running away.”
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