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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

King Donnie Wants To Execute Snowden

I read an article on the internet last week (so it must be true) that King Donnie's man crush, Vladimir Putin, is willing to turn over Edward Snowden to SDA authorities as a "gift" to our new King and as an act of good will to the citizens of this immoral land.  For his part King Donnie has made his position on Edward Snowden clear.  Last summer he said, "I think he's a total traitor and I would deal with him harshly.  And if I were president, Putin would give him over." In October 2013, Trump tweeted: "Snowden is a spy who should be executed."  Well there you have it.  Our King wants to kill Edward Snowden. Our King believes he is a traitor to the Socialist Democracy of Amerika and the punishment for being a traitor is death.  On the other hand, if Snowden is not a traitor, in fact, if he is truly a hero, then the King's desire to kill him is nothing more than a desire to commit premeditated murder.  Let's consider this for a while today.
According to the article found here, "For his efforts, about 64 percent of Americans familiar with Snowden hold a negative opinion of him, according to KRC Research poll results shared with U.S. News. Thirty-six percent hold a positive opinion, with just 8 percent holding a very positive opinion. The survey was commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union, which provides legal representation to Snowden, who received asylum in Russia after the U.S. canceled his passport."
According to the article found here,  "Few believe Edward Snowden is a hero for revealing that the federal government had innocent Americans under surveillance, according to a Rasmussen poll.

In the poll:
  • 15 percent of likely voters believe Snowden is a hero.
  • 30 percent say he is a traitor who endangered lives.
  • 48 percent believe he is somewhere between a whistleblower and traitor
The article went on to say, "Members of the House Intelligence Committee did not agree, and said in a letter to Obama that Snowden's leaking of stolen records was 'perhaps the largest and most damaging public disclosure of classified information in our nation's history.'"
So which is it?  Is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor?  If Snowden would or could be tried in the court of public opinion he is most certainly a dead man.  If it were up to the career politicians and bureaucrats who run this country Snowden would be executed for exposing their activities.  Not surprisingly, the answer to my question is determined by your presuppositions about the role of civil government in our lives.  If you believe that it is the job of civil government to "protect" us from all enemies, both real and imaginary, then you will gladly give up your 4th Amendment rights and allow the government to spy on you in order to "protect" you.  On the other hand, if you believe in freedom you are willing to assume the risks associated with living in a world in which the government of the SDA would not attempt to protect you from anything at all.  You realize that government is incapable of providing protection, just as the Supreme Court of Jokers determined many years ago in regards to alleged "police protection."  If you are not aware of that story, look it up.  The court determined that the police have no responsibility to protect the citizens of a particular geo-political zone whatsoever. Good for them.  I prefer it that way as well.
Let's consider what Snowden did.  According to Wikipedia:
"On June 5, 2013, media reports documenting the existence and functions of classified surveillance programs and their scope began and continued throughout the entire year. The first program to be revealed was PRISM, which allows for court-approved direct access to Americans' Google and Yahoo accounts, reported from both The Washington Post and The Guardian published one hour apart.[105][114][115] The Post's Barton Gellman was the first journalist to report on Snowden's documents. He said the U.S. government urged him not to specify by name which companies were involved, but Gellman decided that to name them 'would make it real to Americans.'[116] Reports also revealed details of Tempora, a British black-ops surveillance program run by the NSA's British partner, GCHQ.[114][117] The initial reports included details about NSA call database, Boundless Informant, and of a secret court order requiring Verizon to hand the NSA millions of Americans' phone records daily,[118] the surveillance of French citizens' phone and Internet records, and those of 'high-profile individuals from the world of business or politics.'[119][120][121] XKeyscore, an analytical tool that allows for collection of 'almost anything done on the internet,' was described by The Guardian as a program that 'shed light' on one of Snowden's most controversial statements: 'I, sitting at my desk [could] wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email.'[122]
It was revealed that the NSA was harvesting millions of email and instant messaging contact lists,[123] searching email content,[124] tracking and mapping the location of cell phones,[125] undermining attempts at encryption via Bullrun[126][127] and that the agency was using cookies to 'piggyback' on the same tools used by Internet advertisers 'to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance.'[128] The NSA was shown to be 'secretly' tapping into Yahoo and Google data centers to collect information from 'hundreds of millions' of account holders worldwide by tapping undersea cables using the MUSCULAR surveillance program.
(Note:  My ignorance prohibits me from correcting the font and spacing changes that take place in this post.  Please bear with me.)
Nobody denies what Snowden did.  There is no dispute about the veracity of the information he revealed.  In addition to the items mentioned above he also revealed that spies within the civil government of the SDA had been spying on our allies around the world.  That accounts for the fact that Snowden is deemed to be a hero at a much higher rate in Europe than he is in the SDA.  If you really want to understand what Snowden revealed just take some time to click through the links in the above quotation.  Every single item described in the above section details how the civil government of the SDA is spying upon the citizens of the SDA, all in the name of protecting you from "terrorists."  
The 4th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States (a document all elected officials swear an oath before God to uphold and then throw into the trash can the moment after they are installed to office) says, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."  I ask you a simple question, or series of questions...are the activities engaged in by your government and revealed by Snowden examples of violations of the 4th Amendment or not?  Are ongoing surveillance programs that probe into your personal life without your knowledge examples of unreasonable searches or not?  Are wiretaps and the reading of your personal electronic communications a violation of the 4th Amendment or not?

Now I will answer my questions.  Everything Snowden has revealed is a direct violation of the 4th Amendment.  Therefore, everything that the spy apparatus of the SDA was doing that was revealed by Snowden is illegal.  It also therefore follows that those who declare Snowden to be a traitor simply because he exposed their illegal activities are the real traitors.  Nevertheless, their treasonous activities will never be punished.  The majority of the terrified citizens of the SDA prefer to remain slaves to their government handlers and all of the government handlers prefer to have slaves as citizens, thus guaranteeing that the 4th Amendment will never be enforced and we will all be spied upon by our rulers.  There was a time when the citizenry would object to what is taking place today.  That time is long gone. 

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