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Weekend Open Thread
by Karl Bode 08:09AM Sunday Jun 01 2014
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dliw
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Noah Vail
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said by Domestic :

said by hortnut:

The Congressional Oath of Office

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;

With emphasis on "defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic".

People seem to forget that last part "AND DOMESTIC". Spying on domestic terrorists is also part of the oath. They need spying on too.

Bulk unconstitutional surveillance of most US citizens isn't a very good way to defend the US Constitution.
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Noah Vail
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said by Kearnstd:

Traitor to the government, Not the American People. And the People are more important

There is a word for that philosophy - anarchy. Where the PEOPLE are in charge without elected representatives.

Kearnstd See Profile is reminding us that the government must be accountable and subservient to the voters.
That isn't anarchy, it's reasonable.
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I hope you're just trolling.

said by No :

No. He is a traitor and is now spying for Russia. And he lied about whistleblowing internally to superiors 1st before releasing info.

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This country was formed by a bunch of Traitors.

How about the Oath that is given in this form by almost every Federal Elected Official, Civil Service Employees, those in the Military and others. 5 U.S. Code § 3331 - Oath of office
»www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/3331

The Congressional Oath of Office

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

With emphasis on "defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic".

Seems that the Constitution is taking a beating lately for the enrichment of some and/or some other questionable goals.


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Snowden is a hero who looked out for the American people. He has essentially given up any chance at living a free life, he'll always be looking over his shoulder, knowing that sooner or later he'll meet an untimely death. He had nothing to gain by his actions, just sacrificed for standing up for is right. It's a shame that it happens so infrequent that most people don't even recognize it!

How many coach potatoes bloggers would sacrifice thieir freedom in an effort to protect the freedoms of fellow American strangers?

If our current fearless dictator would only put forth half the sacrifice that Snowden did, this country could be on the rise instead of decline.


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The NSA/CIA have actually, and unintentionally, verified the claims made by Snowden. Snowden has proved they are liars, blatant liars, not only to Congress but to the American public, as well. The Congress critters like Rogers and Feinstein are so deluded as to be ridiculous. Snowden is no traitor, he's a hero.
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He is a traitor to the US Gov and the massive corruption that drives it.
I understand how upset that must make you feel.
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I've always felt that what Snowden did was the right thing to do, that exposing Government abuse and malfeasance is a valuable and yet very dangerous thing for him to do. Prosecute him? How about we give him a medal, instead!
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Now, I just need to find out how much 8 phones lines (incoming only) will cost. Yes, I will be allowing Telnet and SSH access as well.

I will be using Synchronet on a Gentoo box since I can't use my WC! disks (too old).