Who should go to prison for Prism,
Edward Snowden or Barack Obama?
UPDATE JUNE 12th: In what is certainly the most epic presidential fail in history, the scandal of Obama et al's illegal spying on the American people has bloated overnight to include swarms of litigants, including the ACLU, parents of an assassinated Navy SEAL and the founder of Freedom Watch.
All of these aggrieved parties are suing to end and be compensated for the widesweeping illegalities posed in the ongoing NSA and Prism surveillance of every citizen in the United States.
Overseas as well, nations await an explanation from 'Big Brother' Obama himself as to the extent of his unlawful intrusions on their own citizens' privacy rights, while, domestically, major tech firms that falsely lured customers with promises of confidentiality vainly attempt to distance and defend themselves for handing over millions of people's personal info stored in their databanks.
It is an unprecedented political meltdown that, without much doubt now, is bound to result in a Nixon-style exodus of a president and administration up to their necks in high crimes and misdemeanors. It's just a question of time.
ORIGINAL 6/10/13 STORY BELOW - NO SIGN IN REQUIRED TO COMMENT
This week White House officials are trying desperately to convince everyone that snooping 24/7 under the guise of "national security" is really no big deal. That it is, in fact, totally "necessary" in this dark age of nonstop "terrorism."
But the truth is they know they've stepped way out of bounds this time -- internet spying on hundreds of millions of Americans via computer records, e-mail exchanges, and even telephone and banking data, without cause or a warrant, is criminal.
The disclosure by ex-CIA and NSA employee, Edward Snowden, that these illegal acts reach all the way to the Oval Office, is not just a little alarming, either. It speaks of unprecedented wrongdoing, and the leak concerning it surpasses even that of the unauthorized release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 by former U.S. military analyst Daniel Ellsberg.
These revelations exposing the United States government's clandestine and completely unlawful internet spying on its own people not only place a courageous young American's future in jeopardy today, but also that of an already ailing presidency.
For, without a doubt, conspiring and engaging in a scheme to circumvent the Constitution, the very document which one has publicly sworn to always uphold, is definitely an impeachable offense:
"In my estimation, there has not been in American history a more important leak than Edward Snowden's release of NSA material, and that definitely includes the Pentagon Papers 40 years ago. Snowden's whistleblowing gives us the possibility to roll back a key part of what has amounted to an 'executive coup' against the U.S. constitution." - Daniel Ellsberg
Little wonder then that Obama and his shadowy cabal are scrambling to find and put away whistleblowing Snowden. Yet in this illicit ambition too they demonstrate their deep contempt for democracy, because citizens can't be imprisoned for simply reporting a crime.
Not in America anyway.