I also feel 9/11 was an inside job. It's a win win win win win, situation. The owner gets insurance. The government gets to have the war they wanted. The Bush family gets to take out competition and further their oil business. Dick Cheney get's to set up shop, aka his construction business Halliburton. The Federal Reserve gets more war, which just puts more money into the pockets of people who are already in power. The government gets to employ their Patriot Act, which is where we as American citizens, start to loose our basic constitutional freedoms, which the NSA has made use of & abused. Sure they may have been written back in the day, but that doesn't mean we should loose them because there is technology that allows the government to grey area our privacy.
Innocent until proven guilty, now its guilty until proven innocent. With these new rules in play, every American citizen is treated like a terrorist and is only off the hook if you're not. Just because something is illegal, doesn't mean people should be treated like criminals for breaking the law. Look at marijuana for instance, people are getting charged with felonies just for having more than an ounce and a half of bud. On a law that was made 70+ years ago.. Now that is criminal to me. How are we going to be able to change laws such as that, if the government has the capability of stemming the "criminals" before they can even make an impact on society.
I shouldn't be afraid to be who I want to be when using my mobile or computer devices. I shouldn't have to live in fear. I think I'm a good person at heart & shouldn't have to live of the fear of being persecuted for my beliefs & these laws only enforce the loss of freedom.
I agree that people in high positions like that, need to keep secrecy, but when it comes to my personal freedom & something that directly pertains to my life, then I am glad someone stood up for it. He leaked every bit of information he had & continues to be an outspoken person against the government, for the American people. I very much agree with Lipbalm, it is just one of many instances where we should have revolted, people have for less in the past. I have said it many times, we are in need of a modern French Revolution. 1% owns 50% of the worlds money.. Revolt!
I have the right to say that, but those words could brand me as a terrorist, how could we ever set up a "militia" and properly overthrow our government, if we chose to do so, we couldn't. Because we would be branded as "terrorists" instead of much needed rebels. Even though it's our right to do so. Those who have power are afraid to loose it & will do what it takes to keep it, at our expense.
As Benjamin Franklin stated: "Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one"