This came through on email today, I’m taking the liberty of quoting it nearly in toto: Intense debate continues to rage over the legality, constitutionality and morality of the National Security Agency’s data collection, as well as the status of Edward Snowden, the contract employee who leaked the documents to a British newspaper last week. Is he a Patriot or a traitor? (Regarding the program itself, read Mark Alexander’s essay, It’s the Profiling, Stupid! One noteworthy addition to the essay is that the administration’s surveillance seems to have excluded mosques, which are often jihadi programming centers. Target conservatives with the [...]
READ. What say we? Is he different from that detestable little worm, Manning? If so, how? Has he done a great service to the cause of Liberty, or has he dealt a serious blow to national security? What would become of you, all of you who have clearances, if you did what he did? (One thing’s clear to me. We need to get him back on US soil, before a none-too-friendly foreign power offers him a deal he can’t refuse.)
Over the weekend, C-Span asked the question is there a divide between those in the military and civilian sectors. While the answers were interesting, perhaps the more important question which should have been asked, has the military become a separate caste which sees itself as being superior to the other citizens of our nation? I am undecided as to my answer to the question proposed. Your thoughts would be appreciated.