The Snowden ConversationSubmitted by LibertyOrDeath11 on Sun, 08/04/2013 - 01:01
Today I was visiting a new College I recently got accepted to. I got hungry and decided to visit the food court.
I was waiting in line for some Thai Food & noticed 4 people talking about the NSA. These are all college kids who are religious.
I got my food and decided to sit at a table next to them. I was with a friend of mine and my cousin. I overheard the conversation and it sounded like three of them were teaming up on the kid who thought the NSA was bad news. All 4 of them were male. I jumped in the conversation and said,
"Sorry to eavesdrop but what do you guys think about Snowden?
The man in the blue shirt said "Honestly, I think he did nothing good for this Country"
I was shocked and said - What did he do wrong? Expose what our own Government is doing wrong" So if you were a cop and one of your swat team members was going against the law; you wouldn't let the boss know?" You wouldn't expose him?
The kid that was getting teamed up on agreed and was excited finally someone was sticking up for him.
I even added and said - What if I was peeking through your window all night and day. Would you feel comfortable?
They all said No.
"Well then why is right for them to spy on us 24-7 then? Did they prevent the Boston Bombing? 9/11? Batman Shooting? Sandy Hook? Etc?"
One said, but if we got nothing to hide then what is the problem?
I said the problem is they are looking through my window. That is my problem. I never committed a crime. I didn't fly the plane through the towers. So why are they treating me like the bad guy?
They all laughed and seemed to agree.
I wasn't done though. I even added what Ron Paul said last night.
I asked them, what is the penalty for going against the Constitution? People like to say Snowden is committing treason but what about the Politicians in office today committing treason every day?
The kid in the blue shirt said - Darn. You are real good at convincing others huh?
I then said, not really. It is all common sense. If only we all would just use it.
I then handed them out some CDs which had a compilation of videos I think are great to watch. I also carry cds with me in my backpack of informative stuff!! Mostly Ron Paul videos but I have others.
One of the kids said, what are you a Ron Paul guy?
I said Of course. Who wouldn't be? He speaks commons sense.
They all told me how they like Rand Paul a lot but didn't vote for Ron Paul in 2012.
I told them all to sick with Rand to the very end because he is going to need us.
It was a long conversation, so I didn't want to get into detail or I would be typing up a term paper. In short words, I convinced them NSA is bad news. Snowden did a good thing & Rand Paul is the guy to vote for.
It felt like a win today.