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Is NSA leaker, Edward Snowden, a courageous patriot or has he threatened national security?


Snowden has taken responsibility for working with the NSA to direct widespread surveillance on the public. He recently told The Guardian, "I, sitting at my desk, certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal e-mail." Do you feel Snowden's exposing the truth is 1. courageous and patriotic, or 2. has compromised national security?

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Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    I agree with you. I don't think he displayed anything we didn't already know was going on since the Patriot Act - but hopefully he shook people awake enough now to care and fight back.


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Deforest (maxoxam41) says

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taburkett says

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  • Larry Wall 3 years ago

    A question, how do you separate terrorists and spies from honest citizens without checking out innocent people. Spies are not clearly marked, neither are honest people. Your neighbor could be a spy and you might be talking to him over the fence.


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John David (jdw7979) says

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H C Palting (Express10) says

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    dashingscorpio 3 years ago

    House Speaker John Boehner today called NSA leaker Edward Snowden a "traitor" who put Americans at risk by releasing classified information to the media."The disclosure of this information puts Americans at risk." It's rare both parties agree.


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Rosana Modugno says

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Brenda Durham says

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    bethperry 3 years ago

    That's fair enough, Brenda :)


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