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No, a lot of you here have been adamant about him giving more information to countries. If so, lets see it.
Since when did holding our own Government accountable for their misuse of power make an American citizen a traitor?
What the guy above this post said... He announced what the NSA was doing which was classified (even though we all knew it unless you're dumb)
Other countries have spies anyway. What is the big deal? We aren't at risk.
He did what was right by exposing this sorry government for what they are.
No, the government is wrong. You don't spy on your own citizens.
I am on your side of what he did was wrong. But announcing the NSA was spying on us wasn't that bad. Publishing info that we were spying on China, Russia, France, the EU, etc was what crossed the line for me.
But, are we supposed to believe the gov't controlled media on this? Weird situation
Yes, technically, the man committed espionage. That said, What the NSA is and was doing IS WRONG. It's a gross invasion of privacy and and absolute trampling of the 4th amendment. You're a poor, sad, and pussified excuse for an American if you can not see that. "Those who would give up liberty for temporary security deserve neither" That's YOU, you little punk. You sissy little weasel. You deserve NEITHER. I, and deep down you, wish you had half the heart that man does. Go stand up for something once in your life you spineless prick.
And that goes for all your other trolls in here with the same views.
What good comes from telling the EU that we're spying on them? It's gone way past telling Americans we're being monitored (duh)
You don't think they don't know already? Come on
Wow. There's something wrong with you.
But that doesn't change the fact that the information was classified and it was given to other countries. That's treason by the textbook definition.
He's not a supreme court judge or lawyer and doesn't need to try to decide what is right or wrong for the government to do. Some people believe all countries or no countries should have nukes. Doesn't mean if I have access to the plans I'm allowed to give them out because I feel it's right.
What the NSA was doing was wrong, you're right. But your first sentence sums it up: It was treason. He should be punished.
Classified or not, if the government is doing crap that they shouldn't be, they deserved to be exposed.
Treason is treason.
I wasn't and I'm not fine with it. For the hundreth time, I'm not willing to give up freedoms for security AT ALL.
May be, but wrong is wrong as well and what the government IS doing is WRONG.
Give me the lil hipster with no repercussions and I will take care of him.
This is my thought as well. Who honestly thought that our government wasn't spying on us. I'm not sure why people act like this guy is some sort of hero for announcing something 90 percent of the country was aware of.
You, clearly, need a legal and history lesson on what the word treason is and what is has historically meant.
Do you understand how back ass-wards this is? He is a spy, because he told other countries, our ALLIES, that we were spying on them? On our own citizens? Bugging the EU? Fck that shit and fck your circular argument.
I REALLY hate to go here - but would you be against German dissenters in Nazi Germany that helped the Allies? Lot's of those folks were TRAITORS too. Do you sit there with a straight face and say, "yes, what Germany was doing was wrong, but those men gave the enemy of Germany German secrets and should be punished by death"
Your point is logically flawed because I am not German. If an enemy spy turns and gives secrets to me, that's a plus for us. For the Germans, however, I'd bet they called that treason. In this case, the debate is whether or not Snowden gave out classified information about America to other counties. In your example we are not the U.S., we are Germany.
It's not flawed, you're just missing it. Wrong is wrong and I don't care what laws he broke in the process. You're just blindly obeying the laws because, why? His oath to the constitution is higher than any other he took.
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