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Comment Re:Prosecute, convict, and imprison him first. (Score 4, Insightful) 179

After Snowden's in prison, do the same to those whom have aided and abetted the release of such information - including those at the Washington Post(if the NSA does its job right, that newspaper should have wished that it had done the right thing by not publishing national secrets).

Given the evidence that he not only broke his trust to keep secrets, he also did so in a manner that harms this country entirely. If there should be any pardons and praise, they are to be reserved for anyone who may be prosecuted in bringing Snowden to justice. In addition, reward and protect them from any retaliation that may occur from any Snowden fanatics.

Of course, this won't all go well with those that worship Snowden as some idol and not rightfully consider him as a betrayer of one's country. However, I do not recognize any value in destroying the country or ensuring that it cannot protect itself from threats within and without.

Harmed the country or harmed the Administration? Which is the greater harm: revealing to our enemies that they are being spied on or hiding from every American that they are being spied on?

Comment Re:Save the immunity for anti-Snowden citizens. (Score 1) 179

Amendment IV

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.

Aside from an overzealous use of commas it seems pretty clear that the US Gov can't just scoop up everything, or require the Telecoms to retain records so that they can see them later. First the data gets used because we have an immediate terrorist threat. Next week its use will be justified for other purposes in the same way that the Patriot Act has been abused.

Comment Re:Free Market? LoL and more LOL (Score 1) 688

The Whiskey Rebellion wasn't about who got to make whiskey. Anyone could if they were willing to pay the tax. A better example would be the Opium Wars in which foreign businesses wanted special rights to sell opium in China, against local law, a trade not permitted to native Chinese.

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