I’m a Patriot, but F*ck our Government.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 10, 2013
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I’m a patriot, a voter, a taxpaying citizen…and I’m ashamed of the current course of action by our Congress, Justice Department, & President Obama.

We fund our Government. It serves us, not the other way around. I was brought up to love our Constitution, and our Constitution does not allow our Government to spy on citizens without just cause. That’s not liberty.

Time to reverse course, President Obama, Congress, and now our Justice Department. Mr. Snowden, the whistleblower, is an All-American hero, not a criminal. NY Times:

U.S. Preparing Charges Against Leaker of Data: “As Justice Department officials began the process Monday to charge Edward J. Snowden, a 29-year-old former C.I.A. computer technician…”

For the rest of the story, with constant updates (that are fascinating, I guar-an-tee) here.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “I’m a Patriot, but F*ck our Government.”

  1. oz_ says:

    Worth reading as back-up – a rebuttal to the 'whattya got to hide?' argument:

  2. Ben_Ralston says:

    Good for you Waylon.
    Always loved Obama, but his "you can't have security *and* privacy" line is bullshit.
    You also can't stop the 0.00001% of mad people who want to blow themselves up by compiling decades worth of information stolen, illegally, from the sane.
    Does. Not. Compute.

  3. BennyB says:

    Grr. One shouldn't feel they need to use a VPN on a public network to keep the gov't off our ass.