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    Re: After 43 years, activists admit theft of FBI office that exposed domestic spying

    So, what's next? Justifiable political assissinations?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: After 43 years, activists admit theft of FBI office that exposed domestic spying

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Truth becomes treason in an empire of lies.
    Amen. Was that ever more applicable than today in the universally corrupt administration of Obama?
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    Re: After 43 years, activists admit theft of FBI office that exposed domestic spying

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdzeye View Post
    The problem I have with portraying people like Snowden as heroes is that some people will leak classified information for nefarious reasons as well. Remember the outing of Valerie Plame?
    Oh you can't draw that comparison at all. First, Snowden isn't a hero, he's a whistle blower on government wrong doing, whereas the Cheney/Scooter Libby outing of Valerie Plame was retribution for her husband Joe Wilsons NYT op ed exposť of George Bush's lying about Saddam Hussein's purchase of yellow cake uranium from Nigeria.

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    Re: After 43 years, activists admit theft of FBI office that exposed domestic spying

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, what's next? Justifiable political assissinations?
    Who suggested that in this thread, I missed it?

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    Re: After 43 years, activists admit theft of FBI office that exposed domestic spying

    These people are not " heroes " and neither is Snowden.

    So depending on the current political climate, almost any action can be justified, and if they truly believed in what they were doing, why not announce it sooner ?


    Snowden ran to one of the most Liberty oppressive locations in the world to confess his actions and these people hid.

    Did they not think their cause was worth the potential loss of freedom that would come with exposing their true identitites sooner ?

    They broke the law and should be forced to stand before a jury of their peers. They had the conviction to stop at theft and then hide.

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    Re: After 43 years, activists admit theft of FBI office that exposed domestic spying

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Who suggested that in this thread, I missed it?
    Several posters have supported breakibg the law, in the name of patriotism. Where do we draw the line?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: After 43 years, activists admit theft of FBI office that exposed domestic spying

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    These people are not " heroes " and neither is Snowden.

    So depending on the current political climate, almost any action can be justified, and if they truly believed in what they were doing, why not announce it sooner ?


    Snowden ran to one of the most Liberty oppressive locations in the world to confess his actions and these people hid.

    Did they not think their cause was worth the potential loss of freedom that would come with exposing their true identitites sooner ?

    They broke the law and should be forced to stand before a jury of their peers. They had the conviction to stop at theft and then hide.
    Oh goodness. Exposing wrong doing has protection under the law. As a business owner, I can tell you that it cannot be sanctioned.

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    Re: After 43 years, activists admit theft of FBI office that exposed domestic spying

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Several posters have supported breakibg the law, in the name of patriotism. Where do we draw the line?
    I don't think that's true. We have whistle blower protection laws (even though they are often un-enforced). It is patriotic to expose government corruption, why would you dispute that?

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    Re: After 43 years, activists admit theft of FBI office that exposed domestic spying

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Several posters have supported breakibg the law, in the name of patriotism. Where do we draw the line?
    And when the government breaks the law what then?

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    Re: After 43 years, activists admit theft of FBI office that exposed domestic spying

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I don't think that's true. We have whistle blower protection laws (even though they are often un-enforced). It is patriotic to expose government corruption, why would you dispute that?
    It's patriotic, if it's done the right way. Stealing and publishing classified information is the wrong way to do it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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