View Poll Results: Patriot, Traitor, or something else?

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Thread: Is Edward Snowden a traitor or a patriot?

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    Is Edward Snowden a traitor or a patriot?

    As the question asks, is Snowden a traitor, patriot, or something else in your eyes? Why or why not?

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    Re: Is Edward Snowden a traitor or a patriot?

    When you choose to break the law, you are a criminal.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

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    Re: Is Edward Snowden a traitor or a patriot?

    I wish people who stop using the word 'patriot' like it's a sock at a college dorm room full of WoW players.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: Is Edward Snowden a traitor or a patriot?

    In my view, Snowden is neither a traitor nor a patriot - had he disclosed the information while remaining in America, a true act of civil disobedience in order to shine a light on government misdeeds, he may have been a patriot, but by fleeing the country he lost that moral high ground.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Is Edward Snowden a traitor or a patriot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    When you choose to break the law, you are a criminal.
    You can be a patriot even while the state brands you a criminal. You should know that from a depth of American history.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Is Edward Snowden a traitor or a patriot?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You can be a patriot even while the state brands you a criminal. You should know that from a depth of American history.
    ... and you can be a criminal even if you do something important.

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    Re: Is Edward Snowden a traitor or a patriot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    When you choose to break the law, you are a criminal.
    Are there any instances where breaking the law is the right thing to do?


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    Re: Is Edward Snowden a traitor or a patriot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Are there any instances where breaking the law is the right thing to do?
    There are many instances where breaking the law is the only right thing to do.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Is Edward Snowden a traitor or a patriot?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    There are many instances where breaking the law is the only right thing to do.
    Many would agree, but you can also be judged by what you do after breaking the law. Snowden isn't making himself look better.

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    Re: Is Edward Snowden a traitor or a patriot?

    George Washington was a criminal too.

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