Who Is The Traitor In America?

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Editor:

The word traitor has been thrown around a lot in recent days. But who is the real traitor here?

Who was it who promised a generation “hope” and “change,” only to betray those promises with actions inimical to either hope or change?

Who took an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution, only to feed the invisible beast of secret law devouring it alive from the inside out?

Who is it that promised to preside over the most transparent administration in history, only to crush whistleblower after whistleblower with the boot-heel of espionage charges?

Who combined in his executive the powers of judge, jury and executioner, and claimed the jurisdiction of the entire earth on which to exercise those powers?

Who arrogates the power to spy on the entire earth — every single one of us — and when he is caught red handed, explains to us that “we’re going to have to make a choice.”

Who is that person? Let’s be very careful about who we call traitor.

Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning are part of the fabric of America. They are young, technically minded people from the generation that Barack Obama betrayed. And by trying to crush these young whistleblowers with espionage charges, the U.S. government is taking on a generation, and that’s a battle it is going to lose.

This isn’t how to fix things. The only way to fix things is to change the policies:

Stop spying on the world.

Eradicate secret law.

Cease indefinite detention without trial.

Stop assassinating people.

Stop invading other countries and sending young Americans off to kill and be killed.

Stop the occupations and discontinue the secret wars.

Stop eating the young: Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning and the other young whistleblowers whose names don’t make the headlines.

Larry Brophy

Comments

don evans 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Part 1.

An Open Letter From Charlie Daniels:

The Press and Paula Deen - Soapbox 07/01/13

I think that if anything exemplifies the overt prejudice and determination of the American media to report only the news that suits their social and political interests and concept of what does and does not fit their agenda, it’s the totally overblown coverage of something Paula Deen said 20 years ago during a robbery, and some party she planned that she wanted to resemble a plantation scene featuring black male waiters in period dress.

If Hollywood plans a movie featuring black waiters in a plantation scene or portray women as prostitutes or cast minorities in caricature roles does the media get upset and start calling the movie moguls racists?

Is there any grown person who could truthfully declare under oath that they have never uttered something that someone might find personally offensive no matter what your race?

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

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don evans 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Part 2.

Do the twenty-year-old words of a lady with a television cooking show trump the lie an Attorney General told Congress, or officials at the IRS usurping the rights of the American public and pleading the fifth amendment when confronted about it or the hiding of the facts surrounding the murder of four Americans at a Consulate in Libya or the incredibly shabby image of a president taking a one hundred million dollar vacation in this economy while closing down tours of the White House or the NSA invasion on the privacy of millions of unsuspecting citizens?

I think not, and yet these and other stories of the utmost importance were either ignored or given a back seat to the Paula Deen story which, when taken in context with the high level scandals, Putin's snubbing of an American president, the potentially explosive situations in so much of the world the story was certainly not newsworthy enough to be featured five nights in a row on network news.

Wouldn't a week-long investigation into the life of Lois Lerner, the things she's done and the reason she's pleading the fifth be more meaningful to the American people?

What about what's going on in Israel? The media has been strangely quiet on that front lately, is there nothing worth reporting in that volatile part of the world?

How about the coming catastrophic tidal wave the effect of Obamacare is going to have on America, is there nothing worth questioning in the over 30,000 pages of regulations?

How about the fact that due to federal over regulation it's nearly impossible to live in the U.S. without breaking some law?

How about the Christian pastor who is being held in one of the worst hell hole prisons in the world in Iran for nothing more than sharing his faith?

How about a whole way of life that's being destroyed in West Virginia by the president's war on coal?

I think you get the picture.

No wonder the mainstream media has fallen so far in the trust of the American people.

Why is the Paula Deen story worth so much airtime if not to take attention off the truly important issue, the life changing things that really affect the lives of Americans?

The news is not about news anymore. It's about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.

What do you think?

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

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Meria Heller 9 months, 2 weeks ago

the NSA is the traitor for spying on all of us and the whole world, surely not the brave man who exposed them. That's what an American is supposed to do when they take an oath to protect & defend the Constitution.

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