Most Americans Believe Edward Snowden Did the Right Thing
One year ago June 5 we found out intelligence analyst Edward Snowden leaked secret files belonging to the National Security Agency to expose a warrant-less surveillance program called PRISM. He was forced to flee the country and found a new home in Russia -- disconcerting considering we learned last week he was a former U.S. spy.
Only 18 percent said he made the wrong decision (others were uncommitted).
I would love to be able to say I have an informed opinion. But in many, many stories of any kind in this day and age -- especially considering the subject matter -- who are you supposed to believe?
I don't do anything wrong, I've got nothing to hide. The government can spy on me, they'll just be horribly bored.
They won't infringe on my rights. It's a price to pay for living in America.
On the other hand, everybody this guy has contacted are now being investigated.
If terror plots have been thwarted, good enough for me. There's a Catch 22 of espionage versus double agent. Who do you believe on this matter.
I don't know if what he did was right or wrong, but it was time for this issue to come out.
Ultimately, it was a good thing because it made us examine ourselves and discuss what is right and wrong and what we're willing to tolerate in America in 2014.