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The Great Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden is a hero. No doubt about it.

You think you don’t have anything to hide, but you don’t know what we’re looking for. You think you don’t break the law, but you don’t know all our laws. No one does.

In a few short weeks, we’re going to be celebrating our independence, an event marked by a bold declaration of beautiful ideas, not by the installation of some new regime or the drafting of some supreme law we’ll eventually come to ignore as we see fit after we all feel safe and fat and happy and want to stay that way.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Edward Snowden is a true American hero. He is the very embodiment of what we as a country should believe in if we still intend to claim even the faintest link to the inspirational declaration that gave us our start.

While the rest of us quietly cope with sufferable evils and cower in fear of each other while a murderous behemoth tracks our every move, he exposed absolute despotism on a scale that would make us wish we’d elected a King George III.

We should honor what he’s done. Like Popehat said, “Edward Snowden, F____ yeah!”

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