Ron Paul says U.S. Gov’t Considers its Citizens to be the Enemy

By on June 28, 2013

by Anthony Martin

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has leveled a stinging and heavy indictment against the U.S. government in the Edward Snowden case.

Snowden is the former NSA intelligence official who blew the whistle on the agency’s broad-based surveillance program aimed at tracking over 100 million American citizens.

The U.S. government now considers Snowden to be a fugitive from justice who will be charged with espionage once he is extradited, if ever, back to U.S. soil. Snowden is on the run and seeking asylum reportedly in Ecuador.

But Ron Paul disputes that notion. Espionage is a crime involving divulging government secrets to the enemy, not to U.S. citizens. And since Snowden is not even suspected of sending U.S. secrets to our enemies, then he could not be guilty of espionage in any way whatsoever.

The problem with the government’s case against Snowden is manifold. So far the only thing he has done is to release information proving that the NSA spied on U.S. citizens to the tune of hundreds of millions, all without due process of law, proper court warrants, or probable cause. Neither were these citizens suspected of crimes. Thus, Snowden has shown that the U.S. government engaged in illegal activity that, according to the definition of term the Framers used in the Constitution, qualifies as “tyranny” or “despotism.”

In short, the government broke a string of Constitutional laws in conducting a massive spy operation on American citizens.

Even Republicans have joined Democrats in condemning Snowden, in addition to the Obama administration. But why? Are they saying that it is a crime for a government whistleblower to disclose to the American people that their government is not only engaging in illegal activity but that the target of this illegal activity is the citizens themselves?

This should be the stuff of front page news.

But once again the usual suspects in the Republican Party have joined Democrats and the Obama administration in dismantling, plank by plank, the precepts of this Constitutional Republic. Not only should elected officials such as McCain, Graham, Boehner, and McConnell be ousted from office but they should be hanging their heads in shame along with Obama, Hillary, Kerry, Reid, Schumer, Pelosi, and Feinstein.

Paul goes one step further, however, in sealing the true nature of the views of these charlatans for all of posterity. He declared, “My understanding is that espionage means giving secret or classified information to the enemy. Since Snowden shared information with the American people, his indictment for espionage could reveal (or confirm) that the U.S. government views you and me as the enemy.”

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  1. Carl

    June 28, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    For their acts, their heads should not be hanging, they should be hanging by their necks. To those surely monitoring, sorry if the truth hurts.

    • leemulcahyphd

      October 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      The truth is often violent. So is Lester Crown. Who banned me for calling him a greedy bully. The elites are completely deaf.

  2. George Orwell

    June 28, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Well they’re 22 million strong and living fat off our taxes… it’s a modern day Animal Farm. It’s only getting worse…

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