Edward Snowden knew what the National Security Agency was doing while Bush was in office. But he decided there was nothing he could do with Bush as president. So he decided, he’d wait to see what the next president would do. He assumed, wrongly, that the next president would find out what was happening to American citizens and stop the program. He waited for the next president, Obama, to stop the program. Four years went by, Obama did nothing. He again waited for the next president. Obama, again. After all the waiting, he decided that Obama was just like Bush and would nothing to stop the monitoring of American citizens and other countries. This is when Snowden knew he had to do something to stop the program. He decided he had to let the American public know what was going on. He leaked information to a British newspaper, and the paper published the information. After that, others papers also published Snowden’s leaks. And then all the media got into the act and talked about all the spying going on by the National Security Agency.
So Snowden waited a long time before coming out with the information he had. It was not a done deal when he gathered the information. He seriously thought of the consequences of what he was doing. In my opinion. Snowden is more of a hero than I thought. He’s as much a hero as those who fought the British to get America’s independence. Not like the perps who are traitors to America’s freedom.
And it doesn’t matter what man wins an election, Democrat or Republican, they’re all controlled by the 1% and will do nothing to change the system from within once they get into office. No matter who gets into office, it’s be the same old same thing. Nothing will ever change. Nothing. The 1 percent run the country. We every day people have no say in what a president does. I don’t even know why I bother to vote at election time.