On September 17, 2019 an interview with the world renowned whistle blower Edward Snowden was
published. Snowden who is largely regarded as an American hero with many young American military
servicemen, constitutional scholars, attorney's, and self proclaimed Patriots. Snowden, by many since his
unveiling of corruption in our government has been dubbed the de facto hero that informed us that our
Constitutional rights were illegally violated by the people that we put in power and pay to keep our
personal and constitutional interest safe.
This assertion of Snowden's discovery was substantiated by the United
States Supreme Court. Our government sends our kids to war in the name of the constitution; justifying
the murder of people globally; enemies and in some unfortunate cases civilians in other nations.
However, when the US government wants to spy on the American people to make us more slave-like,
Snowden is somehow wrongfully modeled into an enemy using the 4th estate that should be used to
inform us of the governments attempts at over reaching and violating our rights as Americans. We have
the best Constitution out of every nation that has one, and if we allow this man to be treated like his rights
do not matter then we collectively do not deserve ours. The American people should be outraged at how
he has been treated without the consent of the people. He sacrificed his life so that we would know
about unconstitutional actions in our government that seems to be connected to behavior that is
progressively becoming more tyrannical and ultimately making us a less free and empowered society. We
are still monitored illegally through corporations partnering with the government and these tax funded
government agencies themselves, and Snowden still is not home because he is being denied his
constitutional right to a fair trial where he would be subjected to a ruling that is determined by a jury of his
peers. Gail stated at the beginning of the interview that the NSA broke the law and violated the United
States Constitution "In the name of national security" however, since the implementation of the
surveillance there has not been one instance of terrorism that was actually curtailed as a result of the
monitoring. This begs the question, why is a program authorized without the consent of the people while
being funded by the tax dollars of the Americans that it disenfranchises?
They justify the things that control people instead of
empowering them through the founding documents of this nation. This is not right and should be stopped
at all cost. I will end this very short passage on this note because as time progresses this statements
to resonate more violently than ever.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."