Sources: Ron Paul [on Fox News], Guardian [Snowden Q&A]
quote: It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace – but there is no peace... What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
quote: Guess it's safe to say now that the United States is.... NOT the freest nation in the world now.
quote: Unless he sent sensitive files to an enemy nation/terrorist organization, he cannot be tried for treason, considered a traitor, or a terrorist. The most they can do is call him a defector.
quote: They never tried anyone in the court of law before performing a drone strike
quote: However they would perform a drone strike in China especially since we are not at war with that country, nor have any basis for performing a strike on their soil.
quote: Though an "accident" or "sudden heart failure" or even "polonium poisoning" wouldn't surprise me at this point.
quote: What I don't understand is why people think the US will just take out people.
quote: Their "procedures" about how they would determine who to target is a closely guarded secret, and of course could be changed at any time at the whim of who is in charge.
quote: Unfortunately, he broke the cardinal rule...From the bottom of one of the slides on the report from The Guardian today.... "Top Secret Strap"As soon as he released that particular and all adjoining documents. Done. He is cooked. There is no where for him to hide now.He signed the NDA's, now he violated them. Free game.
quote: Y'know, in certain parts of Europe in the 1940s, sheltering or aiding Jews was illegal. Does that make it wrong too?
quote: He should have taken his concerns to congress, that's the sort of thing your congressman is for.
quote: It seems like everyone is running around with the latest smartphone but they're too dumb to use the search function.
quote: What a sad place we're in right now.
quote: It's only politicians talking
quote: Even the author of the patriot act never intended for it to be used to spy on everyone.
quote: The Obama Administration's Attorney General (AG) Eric Holder and President Obama have already endorsed the use of drone death strikes to kill Americans in "extreme" cases where "national security" is threatened. Given the harsh rhetoric from both Congressional Democrats and Republicans (and the White House) some fear that Mr. Snowden could soon be targeted by such a strike, if his location is determined.
quote: So Dick Chenney ..emphasis on the DICK.... says his home on Google Maps is an invasion of privacy but PRISM is ok.
quote: Because the suggestion that the US government would kill Edward Snowden with a drone is just plain moronic and sensational. If they wanted to kill him they would have done it long ago in much cheaper and less fantastic ways.