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    When Snowden received his security clearance he swore an oath.

    The first part of his pledge is to protect the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.The final part is to follow the orders of his chain of command and perform his duties, as assigned.

    Snowden was put in a position where following the last part of the oath would violate the first part, and following the first part would violate the last part.

    Like the founding fathers, he made a choice to confront power and reject the authority of the State.  It takes brass balls to do that.

    And, like our founding fathers, the full weight of the State is descending upon him.  And just like our Revolution, the Tories among us are calling for the blood of the traitor, because they see the last part of the oath as more important than the first part.

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