Between Snowden and This Guy? I Pick Snowden
Bill Quick

The NSA, invited to TED, takes a swipe at Snowden | Ars Technica

Ledgett said that oversight of the NSA is real, not just a rubber-stamp, and that Snowden’s decision to leak “shows amazing arrogance that he knows better than the framework of the constitution.”

The Constitution was written so that ordinary people could read and understand it and, if necessary, enforce it against tyranny.

If this NSA factotum thinks that John Adams would have countenanced giving the US government the power of ubiquitous surveillance exercised by the NSA and the rest of the alphaget agency snoops, then he is ignorant of both the history and the intent of the Founders and Framers.

It is not “arrogance” to interpret the Fourth Amendent as prohibiting in large part what the NSA is doing.  In fact, I consider it tyrannical arrogance to interpret it otherwise.

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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