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A poll from Reuters/Ipsos shows that more Americans view Edward Snowden as a patriot than a traitor. The 31 percent of the sample who viewed Mr. Snowden as a patriot is about the same percentage of the people who supported the patriots in our first American Revolution. As more scandals are unveiled in this “transparent” administration, the level of frustration is rising. But at some point, this frustration will turn to action.
The United States’ federal government has a bigger problem than Mr. Snowden. People understand that an oath to uphold the Constitution means more than an oath of secrecy. This is something that “our” federal government understands but is trying to override. With intimidation. From both parties. We need a poll that asks whether our federal government is comprised of patriots or traitors. We can start with the names of the people in the war room who watched the murder of Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty in Benghazi.
I am still waiting for Congress to hold closed door hearings with immunity for whistle blowers on Prism. But it appears that people (including Congressmen) are in fear of their lives. America has a bigger problem than Edward Snowden and we now find ourselves in the same position as our founding fathers did under British tyranny. Have you read the Declaration of Independence lately? If you are one of the 46% who are undecided, I suggest that you read it and chose a side.
“I’m neither traitor nor hero. I’m an American,” is how Snowden describes himself to the South China Morning Post, but, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released today, more Americans see the NSA Whistleblower as “Patriot” than “Traitor.” Some 23 percent of those surveyed said former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is a traitor while 31 percent said he is a patriot. Another 46 percent said they did not know.