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The Espionage Act and the Cult of Secrecy

(Published originally at Wrath-Bearing Tree in September 2013)

The most important compromise that allowed for the passage of the U.S. Constitution was that there be included a series of amendments called the Bill of Rights, which guaranteed certain freedoms to the individual, a counterpoint to the Articles of the Constitution itself which merely delineated the powers of the branches of government. 2,563 more words

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Pardon The Traitor??? NO WAY!

Edward Snowden is asking President Obama for an official pardon before his term ends next January.  Now, President Obama has not yet asked my opinion on this, though I’m sure he will be calling later this week to seek my thoughts on the matter.  926 more words

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How free is our freedom of the press? - [TED Talks]

In the US, the press has a right to publish secret information the public needs to know, protected by the First Amendment. Government surveillance has made it increasingly more dangerous for…

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