Is NSA leaker a traitor or a patriot? – Larry Mendte

Posted at 9:06 AM, Jun 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-10 11:02:30-04

Some are calling Edward Snowden a traitor who needs to be extradited an charged. Some are calling him a patriot and a hero.  They are both right.

He is a patriot for exposing an unconstitutional surveillance program that spies on innocent US citizens without cause or provocation.  I just wish he wouldn’t have run to Hong Kong.  If you believe in a cause, stand up and fight for it.  Allow yourself to go to trial and put the entire program and the NSA on trial.

Snowden broke the law and be brought to justice.  But let his peers, the ones the government spied on, decide his fate.  I think they will find him to be a patriot, not a criminal.