Ron Paul: Whistleblowers Are True American Patriots

by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

Ron Paul says whistleblowers are true American patriots

Ron Paul has issued a scathing attack at the mainstream media, accusing them of shunning government whistleblowers who he says should be regarded as “true American patriots.”

Amid a political climate that borders on mccarthyism, where politicians and media outlets label anybody who dares to tell the truth as a “danger to society”, Ron Paul wrote an Op-ed for USA Today outlining why he believes whistleblowers play a crucial role in a free and open society:

It’s deeply troubling that so many in the news media and in both political parties attack the efforts of whistle-blowers and those who publish their revelations. These individuals risk it all, not for their own wealth and glory, but to inform us of what is being done to us and in our name.

Their releases are both heroic and pro-American.

We are told that the government must be allowed to operate in secret in order to keep us safe, but how much security do we really have if we allow the government to deprive us of our liberty?

What have we learned from whistle-blowers Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning or WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and others? We now know that our government views the Fourth Amendment as a mere suggestion, rather than a constraint on its actions.

Our consumer products have been turned into listening devices that the government can turn on and off at will. Those who ruled East Germany could only fantasize about such technology and its potential for controlling anyone who disagrees with the government.

Revelations last week that our televisions may actually be watching us? Has the CIA been reading George Orwell’s 1984 as an instruction manual?

If we are to be a free society, we must demand the right to know about government malfeasance. We must reject the anti-American notion that the government has the right to know everything about us, but that we have no right to know anything about the government. We cannot entrust our life, liberty and happiness to an unelected shadow government that operates in secret and is accountable to no one.

History teaches of the horrors that result when a people are willing to sacrifice their liberty for the false promises of government-provided security. Totalitarianisms of the left and right have thrived in such an environment.

Whistle-blowers are the truth-seekers, and we must demand the truth. Who does not want to know the truth? Sadly, in an empire of lies, the truth has become treason.

Activistpost.com reports:

In the wake of so many of WikiLeaks revelations about the deepening secrecy and maliciousness of publicly funded government activities, it is crucial to rethink our approach to supporting and protecting whistleblowers. During the Obama presidency, government whistleblowers experienced an unprecedented level of official persecution.

As noted by renowned journalist, John Pilger:

Obama, the constitutional lawyer, prosecuted more whistleblowers than any other president in history, even though the US constitution protects them. He declared Chelsea Manning guilty before the end of a trial that was a travesty. He has refused to pardon Manning who has suffered years of inhumane treatment which the UN says amounts to torture. He has pursued an entirely bogus case against Julian Assange. He promised to close the Guantanamo concentration camp and didn’t. ~John Pilger

It appears we are in danger of maintaining this precedent under President Trump; however, people like Ron Paul are unafraid to speak truth in the empire of lies.

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  • TellTheTruth-2

    Dear President Trump:

    As an independent, I changed my voter registration (California) so I could vote for you.

    Today I watch the school yard bullies (Congress and the ZioCON media) beating up on you and lying about how we’re being watched more today than the people behind the Iron Curtain in Communist Russia were ever watched. If it was wrong for Russia, it’s even worse for the USA!

    Today I wish I had your ability to declare a NATIONAL EMERGENCY and go on every TV station and tell the American people a simple truth: EVERYTHING IS RECORDED and they all know it.

    Sadly, they’re using semantics and refusing to admit a wiretap covers every form of surveillance today. The truth is, when the “average American” wakes up to what they’ve done, they’ll tar and feather every lying member of Congress that won’t come to your defense and admit they have allowed the NSA to collect ALL THE DATA on everyone, all the time, everything! Even this letter, because it is typed on a computer connected to the internet, is likely “key stroke” saved.

    In truth, I have come to the realization the FISA Courts and Warrants are a COVER UP for the massive spying on every American who is guaranteed privacy under our great Constitution.

    The flow chart goes like this: All the data is collected and stored … it is then data mined … when something is found they get a FISA Warrant to COVER UP THE SPYING … or they leak it to the public and then claim there is NO FISA Warrant and lie and claim it never really happened.

    Sadly, these new breed of liars don’t care about the Constitution. They are hell bent on selling us out to their New World Order. Even my Congressman, Tom McClintock is part of it. I found out this morning when I called his Washington office and could NOT talk to a real live person. Sadly, that’s the NEW TREND in Washington, D.C., to isolate themselves from the people they are supposed to represent. I called “both sides” of the House Intelligence Committee instead.

    PLEASE JOIN THE WHISTLE BLOWERS PRESIDENT TRUMP!

    Declare a national emergency! Go on national TV and expose these traitors of our Constitution.

    May God BLESS you President Trump and SAVE our Republic, the United States of America.

    • collette.robert@yahoo.com

      Excellent insight. Sad but true. We have half the population spying on the other half.