Glenn Beck strongly defends Snowden and says we’re on about the last exit before complete government surveillance over our lives. He says we must act now to end this and that the worst possible solution would be to pick up a gun because chaos is precisely what the government wants. If you sneer at this because it’s from Glenn Beck then you don’t get it about civil liberties and freedom. This isn’t about left vs. right.
“My stance on Edward Snowden – I came out over the weekend and said, ‘This guy is a hero.’ At least what he is doing is an act of heroism,” Glenn said. “What he is doing coming out and speaking to the press – he has issued himself a death warrant… He had a decent life. He was making $200,000 a year, living in Hawaii with his girlfriend. He decides, ‘This is wrong and somebody needs to speak out.’ This is, I believe, the first act of real heroism that we have seen.”
As a country, we are running out of time. “I do believe this is the last exit. I could be wrong… Hopefully there’s more,. If the American people, however, see that what he has done was right, we have a chance of changing things.”
Snowden has now shown the world that the United States government has access to just about every aspect of your life – from phone calls to emails to credit card activity, they have it all. The media and Washington may try to spin these leaks into some sort of political debate stemming from the PATRIOT ACT, but the implications of government overreach in this situation are far more dangerous than any political scandal.