Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Is it More Treasonous to Violate the Constitution or to Expose Those Violations?

Freda Art
Eric Blair
Activist Post

In a free society the government is supposed to be open and transparent while the citizens enjoy privacy. What, then, do you call a society where the government is ultra secretive and all citizens are spied on by the state?

Establishment pundits are frantically attempting to make the NSA spy scandal story about whether the whistleblower is a hero or a traitor instead of debating the real issue -- whether broad government spying on U.S. citizens violates their Constitutional rights.

This divide-and-distract strategy has long been used to protect the real criminals to a free society. Some officials are taking the extreme position that the NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, committed treason by releasing proof of what most Americans already suspected, that their every move is being spied on by their government.

These officials, like Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), also happen to be the staunchest advocates for destroying the Bill of Rights, the Fourth Amendment in particular. Snowden broke a corporate disclosure contract; these officials broke their oath to the Constitution. Who are the real traitors here?

Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James Clapper, claims that a leaked court document proving the government is colluding with communications companies to spy on Americans causes 'irreversible harm' to national security, and that the leaker should be prosecuted under the Espionage Act.

This is the same James Clapper that lied under oath to Congress when Senator Ron Wyden asked him in a Senate hearing this March, "Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?"

Bradley Manning is facing espionage charges for allegedly revealing war crimes to the public, while the actual war criminals walk around scot-free. There's another case where a hacker who exposed a rapist may face more jail time than the rapist. How did our society become so inverted?

Despite the best efforts by the establishment to make whistleblowers out to dangerous criminals, the real criminals are those who are violating the rights of innocent people in a free society.

What we need now are not more whistleblowers, but more oath keepers to arrest these enemies of America.

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sooriamoorthy said...

But exposing treason is not treasonous.

Hide Behind said...

In a civilized world the whistle blowers would be lauded by the people and the perpetrators would be either double tapped or hung as demanded by the people
We do not live in a sane, rational, civilized world; We hide behind so many lies we do not lnow where to start other than by begging from the ones. that need double tapping.
In a Civilized World killers like Albright, both Clintons,Condi Rice and Powel and Kissinger would be the ones with huge bountys on their heads dead or alive.
There are so many vile persons rumning and participating in vile programs that are very well compensated for that any meaningfull movrs against them even as singular let alone as a group You?will find somewhere in fily tree one or more of your relatives is trying to lill you.

Anonymous said...

Killing the messenger has always worked to preserve a despotic tyrant, and its widespread consideration now in the case of Snowden tells us a lot about the POTUS and where America is headed.

Anonymous said...

The Patriot act was passed by the congress in 2001. In our screwy system of laws it is a law until someone challenges it, gets it before the Supreme Court and it is ruled unconstitutional. All of the Data Mining by the NSA is still passed before the FISA Court in secret so it may be constitutional, but the problem is too much secrecy, leaves room for doubt. The word treason is being used too loosely here. If it is treasonous for the congress to pass an unconstitutional law and the executive branch to enforce it, then every president and every congress would have had to have been locked up or shot. We enforced slavery for four score and 9 years. Hmmmm...... Anyone in the US that receives a confidential, secret or top secret clearance, has taken an oath and probably could be shot in extreme cases for divulging classified information. There not to be confused with a whistle blower. A whistle blower doesn't get to divulge classified information to the public with impunity. Having said that I hate much of the Patriot Act and believe it should be repealed. Too much room for abuse. During the '60s and '70s the FBI was tapping the phones of people that opposed the war in Vietnam and pro integration / civil rights.

stonemaster said...

That's a no the TRAITORS will say nothing they do violates the Constitution & the Bill of Rights... how many acts of Treason by the Obama Crew will it take before the SHTF...stinking Cretins...

Anonymous said...

Seems to me this administration is determined to decimate the Constitution...while they think we're not looking. Some is in your face.

Mark McCandlish said...

The thing that no one understands (except for the Director of National Intelligence and his colleagues) is that this type of wholesale wiretapping started in 1978 when Jimmy Carter signed FISA. By 1986, the NSA was recording and digitally storing the content of every phone call in the WORLD, 24-7. That is how far back this goes. This did not start with the Patriot Act or even with NDAA. So how do you legally get a WARRANT retroactively on 33 years worth of illegal wiretapping without a court order and probable cause? I'd really like to know.

Serf Jacobs said...

When Goverment dregs like Feinstein,Peter king and that TRAITOR Clapper are calling the shots and are so vicious in their attack on one person who divulged the TRUTH, it proves that these individuals are not only CRIMINALS, LIERS ,but have no consience or any morality at all.They are perverts of justice and the Constitution, all to console their selfish and Francenstein pride.

Anonymous said...

The real criminals are the Global Elite; our 'shadow government'. (AKA Bilderbergs, Illuminati) They are controlling everything Obama and his minions do, and have been trying to destroy the US for many decades. Obama is the tool they've used to escalate their goal, which is (no surprise here) the New World Order.

These extremely rich and powerful scumbags are the ones who should be locked up. Put them away along with Obama, his czars, etc.

midnightwriter said...

In out face is right! over half of the Government and a good percentage of state government politicians and workers, do very little to defend the Constitution or anything else. They are there for the benefits and perks with full retirement. They have so many days off including holidays that the rest of us who aren't Government connected can't get any service and work most of those days. Then on top of that, you have the ones who just take Government handouts and keep their mouths shut, they wouldn't dare rock the boat. That leaves the rest of us running a tread mill, so they can rip us off as much as they can, Without us, the Government and free loaders would whither up and die. We would be better off with out them! Who needs these parasites constantly on us?

Dyck Dewid said...

There is something subtle but no less important embedded in this topic that I'd like to see more exposure to. Courage. The courage to stand alone to uphold their values... taking responsibility to act on ones values.

It is now in vogue to 'talk' our way out of anything... yet words are not 'the thing' at all. Often they are a cowardly way to hide from what takes strength of character to do the right thing... and the right thing doesn't find oneself at the center of everything.

So government, corporations, and many individuals engage in pushing away responsibility and only pay lip service to real values. We seem to be a nation of cowards, no?

Anonymous said...

It's treasonous NOT to expose those who are violating the Constitution, if you know about it.

Just like seeing a murder committed but not reporting it is also a crime.

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