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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 03:49 AM

8. I want to get rid of the Patriot Act terribly but I think I disagree with what Snowden did

I had an interesting chat with a British colleague of mine who is absolutely baffled that Snowden fled to Russia. He fully 100% supports what he did and said that if Snowden had stayed in the States, he would be leading the marches to protest his freedom.

He also felt that the only real issue was what the surveillance programs are doing and that was by far the only interesting and relevant part of the story. But again, he felt that Snowden fleeing the scene made the story about him instead of these "insidious programs" to use his language.

I agreed with him in large part. I disapprove of what Snowden did but I completely disapprove of the Patriot Act and think the surveillance is and should have always been the story.

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