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Revealed: The REAL Reason Snowden Leaked Spying Documents

Revealed: The REAL Reason Snowden Leaked Spying Documents

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:

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But that’s not why he did it.

Remember, high-level NSA employees Russell Tice, William Binney, Thomas Drake, Kirk Wiebe blew the whistle on unconstitutional mass surveillance by the government over the course of many years.

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

Courage is contagious.  And studies show that even a single dissenter speaking their mind empowers others to think for themselves.

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:

via Revealed: The REAL Reason Snowden Leaked Spying Documents | Washington’s Blog.

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