QUOTES OF THE DAY – TRAITOR EDITION

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Posted on 9th December 2013 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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“I’m neither traitor nor hero. I’m an American.”Edward Snowden

 

“America is now a less safe place. The world is a less safe place because of what Mr. Snowden unilaterally did. He deserves to be prosecuted. I hope they find him in the hole that he’s hiding in in Hong Kong and bring him home and try him.” – Karl Rove

“I hope we follow Mr. Snowden to the ends of the earth to bring him to justice.” – Lindsey Graham

“For this, some, including my colleague John Cassidy, are hailing him as a hero and a whistle-blower. He is neither. He is, rather, a grandiose narcissist who deserves to be in prison.”Jeffrey Toobin – The New Yorker

“What he did was an act of treason.”Diane Feinstein

“He’s a traitor.” – John Boehner

“I think he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I consider him right now to be a defector.” – Peter King

“There is an obligation both moral, but also legal, I believe, against a reporter disclosing something which would so severely compromise national security.” – Peter King

“I can assure you, this is not about spying on the American people.” – Al Franken

“For me it is literally, not figuratively, literally, gut-wrenching to see this happen, because of the huge, grave damage it does to our intelligence capabilities.”James Clapper (Perjurer)

“We do not see a tradeoff between security and liberty.” – Keith Alexander – NSA Director

“The national security of the United States has been damaged as a result those leaks. The safety of the American people and the safety of people who reside in allied nations have been put at risk as a result of these leaks.” – Eric Holder

“I think he’s a traitor. I’m suspicious because he went to China. That’s not a place where you would ordinarily want to go if you are interested in freedom, liberty and so forth. It raises questions whether or not he had that kind of connection before he did this.” Dick Cheney – The Dark Lord

“And I hope that he is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” – Mitch McConnell

“Now you’ve got this 29-year-old high school dropout whistleblower making foreign policy for our country, our security policy. It’s sad, Brian. We’ve made treason cool. Betraying your country is kind of a fashion statement. He wants to be the national security Kim Kardashian. He cites Bradley Manning as a hero. I mean, we need to get very, very serious about treason. And oh by the way, for treason — as in the case of Bradley Manning or Edwards Snowden — you bring back the death penalty.”Fox and Friends

“Can intelligence operate effectively if every starry-eyed analyst feels entitled to be a self-appointed whistle-blower?” – Gary RosenThe Wall Street Journal

“Edward Snowden should go to jail, as quickly and for as long as possible.” – John Yoo – The National Review.

“I think on three scores—that is leaking the Patriot Act section 215, FISA 702, and the president’s classified cyber operations’ directive—on the strength of leaking that, yes, that would be a prosecutable offense. I think that he should be prosecuted.” – Nancy Pelosi

“Who is a journalist is a question we need to ask ourselves. Is any blogger out there saying anything – do they deserve First Amendment protection? These are the issues of our times.” – Lindsey Graham

“This lens makes you more likely to share the distinct strands of libertarianism that are blossoming in this fragmenting age: the deep suspicion of authority, the strong belief that hierarchies and organizations are suspect, the fervent devotion to transparency, the assumption that individual preference should be supreme. You’re more likely to donate to the Ron Paul for president campaign, as Snowden did. But Big Brother is not the only danger facing the country. Another is the rising tide of distrust, the corrosive spread of cynicism, the fraying of the social fabric and the rise of people who are so individualistic in their outlook that they have no real understanding of how to knit others together and look after the common good.” – David Brooks

“We’ve slipped away from a true republic. Now we’re slipping into a fascist system where it’s a combination of government, big business and authoritarian rule, and the suppression of the individual rights of each and every American citizen. When it comes to any significant differences on foreign policy, economic intervention, the Federal Reserve, a strong executive branch, a welfarism mixed with corporatism, both parties are very much alike.  The major arguments in hotly contested presidential races are mostly for public consumption to convince the people they actually have a choice.” – Ron Paul

 

“Perfect safety is not the purpose of government. What we want from government is to enforce the law to protect our liberties. The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing. We need to turn the cameras on the police and on the government, not the other way around. We should be thankful for writers like Glenn Greenwald, who broke last week’s story, for taking risks to let us know what the government is doing. There are calls for the persecution of Greenwald and the other whistle-blowers and reporters. They should be defended, as their work defends our freedom.” Ron Paul

12 Comments
  1. Administrator says:

    “Further, it’s important to bear in mind I’m being called a traitor by men like former Vice President Dick Cheney. This is a man who gave us the warrantless wiretapping scheme as a kind of atrocity warm-up on the way to deceitfully engineering a conflict that has killed over 4,400 and maimed nearly 32,000 Americans, as well as leaving over 100,000 Iraqis dead. Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him, Feinstein, and King, the better off we all are. If they had taught a class on how to be the kind of citizen Dick Cheney worries about, I would have finished high school.“

    Edward Snowden

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    9th December 2013 at 8:39 am

  2. NSA Bulldyke says:

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    9th December 2013 at 8:43 am

  3. flash says:

    Neocons and Neoleftards …birds of a feather

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    9th December 2013 at 9:14 am

  4. Jay says:

    did anyone read this excellent article on greenwald and snowden:

    http://m.rollingstone.com/politics/news/snowden-and-greenwald-the-men-who-leaked-the-secrets-20131204

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    9th December 2013 at 9:28 am

  5. Econman says:

    Everyone of the phonies calling Snowden a traitor is an enemy to the Constitution & should be sent to Guantanamo.

    A bunch of fascist/communists that sound more like old Soviet conrades than the current Russian leaders.

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    9th December 2013 at 9:40 am

  6. flash says:

    hangings work as well.
    We the US need a few Godfrey Blooms in two houses of legislating buffoons

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    9th December 2013 at 9:53 am

  7. A. R. Wasem says:

    Every single one of the critics above are sociopaths (at best) or murderous psychopaths like Cheney and Graham. RP hits the nail on the head as always. BC-LR to all

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    9th December 2013 at 12:30 pm

  8. Tim says:

    And then there’s this from Faux News today:

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/12/09/nsa-spied-on-world-warcraft-other-online-games/?intcmp=latestnews

    Why would the NSA want to spy on bunch of adult male virgins?

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    9th December 2013 at 1:16 pm

  9. Christian Gains says:

    Amen “FLASH”! 1 centerfire to the temple per each idiot sevant posing as “mere servants of the people” — [when they say that, BTW, they're referring to themselves as "the people" they're serving].

    When reading RP’s two statements, it occurs to me that “We the People” are not taking Ron seriously enough…I am DEEPLY burdened by the prospect that we ALL (myself included), are suffering from years of pampering and instant gratification inculcated into our daily lives quietly & through normal means, so subtly that we didn’t recognize the dulling effect it was having on our convictions and beliefs. And now, we’re facing the on rushing destruction of our way of life, but can’t REALLY BELIEVE & GRASP the absolute significance of EVERY DAY that B.O. [da stink'a uh D.imwit C.ity] remains capable of making life changing, freedom destroying, decisions.

    I’m am NOT exaggerating when I call him “B.O. da stink’a uh D.imwit C.ity” — They THINK themselves wise, and therefore, prove themselves fools! “If ANY man think he knoweth ANYthing, he knowing nothing as yet he aught to” — IGNORANCE is the Mother of STUPIDITY, and PRIDE it it’s Father!

    I fear that “We the People” (to a MAJOR extent), are SOOOOOO far lost but do NOT realize it, that, when the events of desolution of social norms hit the personally, they’ll be overwhelmed, unPREpared, and pretty neigh hopeless….I DO PRAY that they, at LEAST, have Christ as their Savior!

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    9th December 2013 at 3:53 pm

  10. Spinalator says:

    I’m gonna print this and save it just in case I ever need to throw up quickly. Fuck…

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    9th December 2013 at 5:01 pm

  11. Westcoaster says:

    I’ll say it one more time, perhaps in a different way….all these fucks like Feinstein, Graham, Boner, King, Cheney, et. al. who publicly say Snowden is a traitor should themselves be tried for treason because they withheld this information from American citizens. Who the fuck do they think they are to pronounce judgement on a guy who risked the remainder of his live so that we might learn the truth? Snowden, Manning, and all the less headlined whistleblowers should be thanked and revered, not hunted down like dogs.

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    9th December 2013 at 8:16 pm

  12. TSA Bulldyke says:

    “Why would the NSA want to spy on bunch of adult male virgins?”

    Ho-hum, we get tired of monitoring your drivel, there hasn’t been a good shit-storm here since we picked up Smokey.

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    9th December 2013 at 9:29 pm

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