The problem is and justifiably so, he knows he won’t get a fair trial. Snowden isn’t an idiot he knows the fix would be on, the government would see to it the outcome favors the gov. Seriously, do you trust the government and the judicial system they pressure?
(CNN) – Hillary Clinton said Friday NSA leaker Edward Snowden should be able to defend himself if he returns to the United States.
“In any case that I’m aware of as a former lawyer, he has a right to mount a defense,” she told the UK-based Guardian, which published classified documents last year that detailed U.S. surveillance programs and were obtained by Snowden. Clinton is in Europe promoting her new book, “Hard Choices.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at a White House ceremony on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that the country is, and always has been, a nation of immigrants.
He said the vast range of backgrounds and experiences that made America a melting pot for more than 200 years also makes it stronger, but that the immigration system has to be retooled for the U.S. to keep its place as the greatest nation on earth.
“If we want to keep attracting the best and the brightest from beyond our shores, we’re going to have to fix our immigration system, which is broken,” Obama said after 25 service members from 15 countries raised their right hands and pledged allegiance to the United States. “Pass common-sense immigration reform. We shouldn’t be making…
President Obama is beset and overwhelmed by crises of his own making. His notion of retrenchment and “ending” wars has backfired spectacularly in the Middle East. Syria and Iraq are fast becoming the staging ground for a jihadist state. Iran remains defiant in its determination to keep its nuclear weapons program. Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas — Obama dubbed him a “man of peace” — has linked arms with Hamas and violence rages in Israel, the result of the kidnapping and murder of three teenagers, allegedly by Abbas’s partner. We have the worst of all worlds — except for the Muslim Brotherhood — in Egypt. A military government akin to Gamal Abdel Nasser’s socialist dictatorship controls the country and openly snubs the United States, which the Egyptian people are convinced was allied with the Muslim Brotherhood. Meanwhile in Europe, Russia…
America, have a safe celebration today of our Independence. With all the problems our country faces we are still the greatest of all nations. Fly our flag proudly. Reflect on our past, stay strong, together we will overcome that which divides us and the challenges before us.
This needs to be reblogged over and over by many who believe We the People have the power to make change in our government and those that govern. The power those that govern have only have as much as we allow.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
I know it was many years ago, but it was not meant to be forgotten. Remember the Alamo! Would they have given their lives if they knew what would be happening today? Probably not! Our ancestors would have expected us to defend the cause they fought. That doesn’t apply just for Texas.