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Rand Paul: Our DNI Lied, Snowden Told the Truth

By Eliana Johnson
June 23, 2013 9:53 AM


Reacting to the news that NSA leaker Edward Snowden has reportedly fled Hong Kong for Moscow, Kentucky senator and 2016 presidential hopeful Rand Paul on Sunday urged Americans to suspend judgment on Snowden, calling him a truthteller who came forward to correct the lies of the Obama administration’s lies for the American people.

“I do think that when history looks at this, they are going to contrast the behavior James Clapper, our national intelligence director, with Edward Snowden,” Paul told CNN’s Candy Crowley. “Mr. Clapper lied in Congress, in defiance of the law, in the name of security. Mr. Snowden told the truth in the name of privacy. So I think there will be a judgment, because both of them broke of the law.”

Clapper was asked by Oregon senator Ron Wyden in a March congressional hearing whether the government was collecting “any type of data at all on millions of Americans.” He responded, “No, sir.”

Paul said that cozying up to Putin’s Russa will tarnish Snowden’s reputation, but that if he takes refuge in a neutral country, he may be seen in history’s eyes as an advocate for privacy.


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Not many other congress

Not many other congress critters are truly on the side of the American people like Senator Rand Paul is.

Rand, thank you for standing for truth, the BIll of Rights

and the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. You are being as thoughtful on speaking on this issue as your father would be. God Speed! (But I am hopeful that you see the justice of the cause of the Fourth and Fifth Amendment defense, and that some laws are unjust, and thus justly broken)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Rand's opinion

Rand's opinion is that Snowden may have broken the law.

The Whistle Blower Act of 1989 is for a reason. Furthermore, and most importantly, any law repugnant to the Constitution is null and void, Marbury vs Madison 5 U.S. 137.

To Rand and others: Crimes against The People were committed, the agencies involved are required to be held accountable.

Mincing words, for political gain, media consent, or otherwise, serves no purpose. The people MUST know the truth.

Ben Swann, kudos to you, Judge Nap, and others, who hold to the Constitution which is the Law of the Land.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Because Rand says the guy

Because Rand says the guy "may have broken the law" doesn't infer that Rand believes that the law is "right".

Edward Snowden is Not Guilty

Edward Snowden is Not Guilty under Marbury v. Madison

"The question, whether an act repugnant to the Constitution can become the law of the land, is a question deeply interesting to the United States; but, happily, not of an intricacy proportioned to its interest. It seems only necessary to recognize certain principles, supposed to have been long and well established, to decide it."

"The government of the United States is of the latter description. The powers of the legislature are defined and limited; and that those limits may not be mistaken, or forgotten, the Constitution is written. To what purpose are powers limited, and to what purpose is that limitation committed to writing, if these limits may, at any time, be passed by those intended to be restrained? The distinction between a government with limited and unlimited powers is abolished if those limits do not confine the persons on whom they are imposed, and if acts prohibited and acts allowed are of equal obligation. It is a proposition too plain to be contested, that the Constitution controls any legislative act repugnant to it; or, that the legislature may alter the Constitution by an ordinary act."

"Certainly all those who have framed written constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental and paramount law of the nation, and consequently, the theory of every such government must be, that an act of the legislature, repugnant to the constitution, is void."

"Thus, the particular phraseology of the Constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principle, supposed to be essential to all written constitutions, that a law repugnant to the Constitution is void; and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument."


Great contrast Rand!