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View Diary: David Brooks channels all of the Beltway down onto Edward Snowden's head (181 comments)

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  •  "For society to function well, there have to be (10+ / 0-)

    basic levels of trust and cooperation."

    Yes, David.  Which are violated when the government spies on me and lies about it to my elected representatives.

    He betrayed the Constitution. The founders did not create the United States so that some solitary 29-year-old could make unilateral decisions about what should be exposed. Snowden self-indulgently short-circuited the democratic structures of accountability, putting his own preferences above everything else.
    Frankly I think that is exactly what they had in mind.  They did not want the imperial privileges of a star chamber.

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