Monday, January 6, 2014

Rand Paul thinks that “a few years in prison” is a reasonable sentence for Snowden

John Vibes
Intellihub

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WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) — Politicians are very good at cloaking their violent demands in flowery language that makes it seem like they are good people with good intentions.  Some believe that Rand Paul is a politician that is looking out for the people and dedicated to freedom and peace, however this couldn’t be farther from the truth.  Rand Paul has repeatedly called for war in various areas of the middle east and spoke favorably of prohibitionist policies on many different occasions.

Now he has recommended jail time for Edward Snowden, despite speaking favorably of his actions.
“I don’t think Edward Snowden deserves the death penalty or life in prison, I think that’s inappropriate, and I think that’s why he fled, because that’s what he faced,” Paul told George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday. “Do I think that it’s okay to leak secrets and give up national secrets and things that could endanger lives? I don’t think that’s okay either, but I think the courts are now saying that what he revealed was something the government was doing was illegal.”

Paul compared Snowden’s law-breaking to the controversial testimony of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who previously testified before Congress that the NSA did not collect data from American citizens intentionally.

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