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Sun Jun 9, 2013, 04:21 PM

47. From the article ...

 


"I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things … I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under."


So Snowden's disclosure was not based on exposing a crime or corruption or wrongful governmental conduct; but rather, his personal sense of what should or shouldn't be? That doesn't make him a whistle-blower; but rather, a person acting on his own sense of right and wrong.

So based on this ... If I were in possession of the nuclear codes or other classified nuclear secrets and one day woke up having a strong moral conviction that nuclear weaponry was a moral and existential threat to America ... would I be hailed as a whistle-blower hero, when I were to make public my knowledge?

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