To all my Facebook friends are relatives: Clearly Mr. Snowden has touched a nerve. The US is hot on his trail. Why? Aren't we all obliged to reveal actions that may cause harm to others? Take for instance the post WWII convictions of Nazis who claimed they were only following orders. That was insufficient defense. Now we learn that not only does the Fed feel it necessary to defend the citizens of our country against those who would destroy our way of life (?) but also uses outsourcing to do so. BenjaminFranklin stated that those who would surrender their rights in order to be safe don't deserve either rights or safety (paraphrase). Remember that Snowden worked for a private company, not the Fed. He was given top security clearance (?). Our tax dollars paid Mr. Snowden and the company he worked for. He didn't just sit there and blindly accept that his employers were doing harm to Americans. He did not follow orders, instead he manned up. Now we demand that the Chinese, who we are spying on, turn him over. Then we demand that the Russians turn him over. Surely there is no way he would ever gain his freedom, or possibly, his life ever again. The NSA actions clearly violate the 4th Amendment in assuming that we are ALL guilty of something or else why are they listening? Obama laughingly says the government is not listening. Of course he can lie since it is the private corporations such as Booz, Google, Yahoo, Facebook (yes), et al that are doing it for the Fed. Plus the US and Great Britain have agreements which circumvent the laws of each country and allow spying reciprocally.
WAIT, who is that knocking on my door?
OH, Freedom of speech? Unless someone thinks otherwise.
UH OH, who just checked my FB page?
UM, why is my online banking...