That would require recovering from our collective ennui.
To avoid complaints about the use of a foreign term:
[ahn-wee, ahn-wee; French ahn-nwee] noun
A feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom
All I can conclude is that your are a "blind patriot" and for that reason can not see the woods because the trees are blocking your vision. A Congressional Committee can go into closed session for classified info and if the leader of the NSA did not have the info, he would be inept, incompetent, unqualified, or possible comatose. PRISM is a NSA program and don't make excuses for a perjurer. You lower yourself to that level. You've got too much "yes sir, no sir" in your mentality. Step outside the box.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
For me, it's too early to tell what Snowden is. His motives may have been as simple as what he stated, but I'm not quite ready to buy the whole "fell on my sword in the name of freedom and for the good of the country" bit just yet.
I voted against your idea because if there were not rules and punishment for divulging certain secrets the government needs to keep, we'd put a lot of good men and women's lives in jeopardy. I think the threat of punishment is just right. If you are truly just in revealing a secret, punishment generally won't follow.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”