Broadcast – Snowden

President Obama just agreed to end mass collection of Americans’ phone records. Congress is overhauling the Patriot Act to limit widespread sweeps of our phone, email and internet records.

Why are they doing this? Because a government contractor, Edward Snowden, had the courage to expose the massive spy operation by the National Security Agency; how the NSA violated federal privacy laws, broke into major data centers and undermined internet encryption systems; that the director of the NSA lied when he told Congress the agency wasn’t collecting data on millions of Americans.

Here’s something you didn’t know: Snowden did break the law by releasing classified documents. But he performed a great service for his country in the process. He’s on the run in Russia to avoid a lifetime prison sentence. Snowden deserves a Presidential pardon for safeguarding the privacy of each and every one of us.