Obama promised as candidate that as president he would strengthen whistle blower protections, but in fact I believe he has prosecuted more than all his predecessors, perhaps combined.
In addition, I can say that as the owner of a medical billing company, besides HIPPA and a host of other regulations we have to abide by, we are forbidden by law to block or attempt to block any of our employees from reporting a violation of any laws, rules or regulations to the authorities. And that's not all, we are REQUIRED to provide our employees a map for doing so. Yes! Each one of our employees has in a file in their desk (along with other materials) detailed instructions of who to call, along with the phone number/s to report the violation/s they have witnessed or been instructed themselves to commit.
But isn't it always the case that the government imposes upon the citizenry onerous rules that they themselves never intend to be held accountable.
And we have people visit this board almost daily to inform us that Snowden is a traitor. I agree with another poster that they are the real enemy.