Edward Snowden is an American hero who just blew the whistle on a massive spying regime that threatens whatever remains of our democracy.
Now he’s in hiding on the other side of the world because he rightfully fears for his safety — and he says he never expects to see home again.
Let’s make sure that he — and the U.S. government — know that we stand with him.
Our country is the midst of a struggle between the growing surveillance state and our precious civil liberties. Now a whistleblower has boldly stepped forward to expose the National Security Agency’s vast spying on our phone records and online communications.
Any employee of the surveillance state who helps the public understand the magnitude of the spying has been targeted for vengeful punishment. Edward
Snowden’s bravery is demonstrated not only by risking so much to expose the growth of Big Brother — he has also chosen to publicly identify himself as the
Explaining his actions, the 29-year-old computer expert said: “I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building.”
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