The Real Reason They Want Snowden Dead
Bill Quick

Making a deal with Edward Snowden: The grudging case for a plea bargain.

True, as Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of NSA, worries, if Snowden is not punished, then others like him will not be deterred.

There’s the nub of it, right there.  These people don’t give a rat’s ass about the security of the United States or the privacy of her citizens.  What they’re really frightened of is having their own depredations against the nation, its people, and the Constitution exposed to public view and recrimination against the perpetrators.

Hence, punishment as deterrence.  As several have put it, they’d like to shoot Snowden in the head, because only something like that might have enough horror to act as a deterrent against anybody ever being foolish enough in the future to expose their criminally dirty laundry.

They’d murder every whistle-blower alive, if they could.  That’s the bottom line.  Most chumps aren’t able to see, let alone understand, why that is.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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