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Some Words about Mr. Edward Snowden

Posted in First Amendment, Government, In the News, Politics with tags , , , , , on January 4, 2014 by Xajow

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I am libertarian and of my opposition to the spying on U.S. citizens being performed by the NSA. So when I say I have a response to those who keep saying Edward Snowden is a traitor who has done much damage to U.S. national security, it should surprise no one. I am not saying everyone has to agree with what Snowden did or his reasons for doing it. But let us be honest about the situation and dispense with the political posturing, the propaganda and the like. Don’t worry. This should not take long. Continue reading

Project August: Day 19 – Wherein I Object to NSA Spying

Posted in Government, In the News, Libertarianism, Politics, Project August with tags , , , , , , , on August 19, 2013 by Xajow

I will give you a fair warning up front, this will be a political post. I am going to talk about politics. From a libertarian perspective, of course. And what, more specifically, is the topic today? The National Security Agency spying on people. Yes, I said spying. You have been warned. Those of you offended by libertarianism and/or expressed concern over abuse of government authority should consider turning back now. Continue reading