Patriots or Turncoats?

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by Gofirstclass, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Cigarettes and sugar. Two items we have found out are not good. it was through people releasing classified information. In WWII my parents said there was a saying "Loose lips sink ships"
  2. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    It's not an issue of wanting to know or not....or even having the right to know.

    Sure now that Assange and Snowden have confirmed what we already suspected, we should exercise reasonable precaution and do whatever we can to ensure our elected officials protect the sanctity of our Constitution.

    However, relying on rogue people, groups and nations to identify misdeeds in our government is not an effective or sustainable way to ensure our liberties are protected. I agree that legit whistleblowers should be protected. If someone gains knowledge of illegal, unethical or harmful activities through the course of their normal duties they should not be punished. However, stealing information and weakening our national security is treason or espionage. It's illegal no matter how you slice it. The means do not justify the ends.

    The answer is to not let this happen in the first place and discourage becoming a society of hacktivists bent on destroying our own country.

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