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Edward Snowden on terrorism and rights

Excerpt from Tom McCarthy, “Edward Snowden: breaking law was only option, says whistleblower,” The Guardian, 5/29/14:

“I take the threat of terrorism seriously. And I think we all do. And I think it’s really disingenuous for the government to invoke and sort of scandalize our memories, to sort of exploit the national trauma that we all suffered together and worked so hard to come through to justify programs that have never been shown to keep us safe, but cost us liberties and freedoms that we don’t need to give up and our constitution says we should not give up.”

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