Posted on November 2, 2013 by WashingtonsBlog
What Inspired Snowden to Speak Out?
There have been numerous theories batted around for why Edward Snowden leaked NSA materials, such as:
But that’s not why he did it.
Snowden has said that he was inspired by their courage. (He also learned that you can’t correct unconstitutional behavior in government by going through internal channels.)
Courage Is Contagious
Here’s an example … of a navy sailor standing tall in the middle of last year’s Oakland tear gas attack holding the constitution and a veterans for peace flag … moments after Scott Olsen was hit in the head.
Here he is a couple of minutes before, standing with marine veteran Scott Olsen before Olsen was hit in the head and nearly killed by a projectile: