There’s Another Edward Snowden… And God Bless Him

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Source: Outsider Club, by Jason Simpkins

The Outsider Club makes no apologies for being fans of Edward Snowden. For a democracy to properly function, its citizens must be informed about what their government is doing.

Obviously, not every single aspect of our security apparatus can be made public, but generally, we ought to know for certain that the constitutional rights of American citizens are being respected. Clearly, that’s not happening.

Over the past decade, in particular, the U.S. government seems to have decided that constitutional rights take are malleable. And in that way, ironically, the U.S. government is currently the biggest threat to national security today.

And if it weren’t for whistle-blowers, like Edward Snowden, we would never know the true extent to which our rights are being violated.

Unfortunately, he’s been driven into exile, in Russia. But the good news is, his courage seems to have inspired more…

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