By George Phillies
Published June 24, 2013 on LibertyForAll.net
We have bipartisan agreement.
Vice President Dick Cheney: Snowden is a “traitor”.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calf.): “I think it’s an act of treason.” …
Republican Speaker of the House Boehner: Snowden is a “traitor”
Democratic Senator Bill Nelson on Snowden: an “act of treason.”
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton: “Edward Snowden is a “traitor” who has “committed an act of war against the United States”
Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss “If he is not a traitor, then he’s pretty darn close to it”.
But if Snowden’s deed was treason, who was the enemy he helped?
The people most affected by Snowden’s revelation are not foreign spies. They know that no communication lines are secure.
The people most affected by Snowden’s revelations are us, the people of America. We’re the ones just now learning that we live in a police state. The NSA records all our telephone calls, all our internet messages, and all our bank and credit card transactions.
The NSA may search electronically for anything, anywhere. Cheney, Feinstein, Boehner, Bolton, Chambliss, Nelson, and all their friends have revived the Writ of Assistance, the general search warrant of King George III that was a primary cause of the American Revolution.
We the People are the ones who just now learned that Democratic and Republican politicians, standing together behind Cheney, Feinstein, Boehner, Bolton, Chambliss, Nelson, and all their friends, have shredded our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
We’re the people who Snowden helped.
Cheney, Feinstein, Boehner, Nelson, Bolton, Chambliss, and all their establishment friends have made very clear:
Americans are the people they do not trust. Americans are the people who must be watched and monitored and spied upon. Americans are the menace. Americans are the enemy.
Cheney, Feinstein, Boehner, Nelson, Bolton, Chambliss, and all their establishment friends prove by their deeds that we are their enemies. They wage electronic warfare on all of us.
But that coin has a second side.
If we are their enemy, it must be the case:
They are our enemies.
Cheney, Feinstein, Boehner, Nelson, Bolton, Chambliss and their establishment cronies. They’re the enemies of all Americans.
We need to correct matters, with the boxes that count: The soap box. The donation box. The ballot box.
George Phillies is a contributing editor for Liberty For All. He was a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination in 2008. The Phillies 2016 and Phillies2020 URLs were recently purchased. You can contact Dr. Phillies at firstname.lastname@example.org.