One of the most common complaints I hear about contemporary politics is that the two primary political parties are always at each others’ throats. “If only we could all work together, then we could finally get something done and solve this country’s problems!”
As I’ve said before, I do not want our two parties to work together. The only thing our two parties really agree on is screwing over the American people for the sake of maintaining & growing their own power. When they do work together to get stuff done, the rest of us lose. The on-going NSA controversy is a clear example of this.
“Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday called Edward Snowden, the contractor who leaked details of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance programs, a ‘traitor.’ ‘He’s a traitor,’ Boehner said on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America.’ ‘The disclosure of this information puts Americans at risk. It shows our adversaries what our capabilities are, and it’s a giant violation of the law.'”
The “conservative” speaker finds himself in good company:
On Monday, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Snowden’s leaking of NSA information was treasonous. ‘I don’t look at this as being a whistle-blower. I think it’s an act of treason,’ Feinstein said.
At the end of the day, nothing will be done about reigning in the government’s intrusion into the lives of its
enemies citizens. But we can all agree that we need to get the guy who told everyone what was going on. Isn’t bipartisanship great?
Do we give Snowden a ticker-tape parade after we get him? (And am I on the NSA undesirable list for suggesting that?)
Whether or not he’s a hero, I can’t really say. All I know for sure is that we have a lot more to fear from the NSA than we do from Snowden revealing what he’s revealed.