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“Traitor” Saves The Constitution!

From Yahoo News:

Judge: NSA spying ‘almost Orwellian,’ likely unconstitutional

In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama’s surveillance policies, a federal judge on Monday branded the National Security Agency’s mass collection of Americans’ telephone data “almost Orwellian” and likely a violation of the Constitution……………

…………..“I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying and analyzing it without prior judicial approval,” (Federal Judge Richard) Leon wrote.

The judge also dealt a blow to the government’s argument that such surveillance programs — a source of controversy ever since Snowden revealed their reach in a series of unauthorized disclosures — are necessary to thwarting terrorist plots.

“The Government does not cite a single instance in which analysis of the NSA’s bulk metadata collection actually stopped an imminent attack, or otherwise aided the Government in achieving any objective that was time-sensitive in nature,” he wrote.

Leon said Founding Father James Madison would likely be “aghast” at the NSA’s activities………….

Even if the American people suffer the possible reversal of Leon’s ruling in a higher court, the fact that a federal official of such high office has ruled that the activity that Snowden revealed is against the law means that Snowden can not be called a traitor.  He should be protected from prosecution under the Whistleblower law, and should have his American passport reinstated with full rights to travel without harassment.

BTW, If the judge has read much George Orwell he might be familiar with this line Ron Paul likes to quote from Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language”.  I think it applies perfectly to Edward Snowden:

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act!…..Truth is treason in the empire of lies.


One Comment

  1. joegoofinoff wrote:

    faughettaboud the imbecile, o’bama. If anyone wants to see a nest of traitors, just go to a BOE (board of education)meeting. There’re plenty of them there.


    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:26 am | Permalink

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