What is clear from the reaction to the NSA leaks is that, when it comes to the size and scope of government, there is little difference between the political left and right. Representatives from both parties, instead of expressing dismay and anger at the NSA and the culture of governmental overreach that made its program possible, are directing their condemnation at Edward Snowden.
Their anger is misdirected since Mr. Snowden has done the people of this country a favor by exposing the extent and intrusiveness of the government we have all consented to live under. As Thomas Jefferson wisely stated, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” Our elected leaders need to stand up and declare that this time; the government has really gone too far.
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