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9/11, Snowden, and the America that once was!

23 Jun

On September 11, 2001, nineteen young Muslim men changed America; one can only hope that in time the United States would return back to being its true self, with liberty and freedom for all. The 9/11 action, to cheers of the Islamic world yielded nineteen martyrs, but also created the Patriot’s Act.
Will the brave Mr. Snowden be able to return to the United States? That is going to depend on a number of things. Should what he leaked prove that the Government is indeed acting in an illegal fashion, and heads role, he could come back as a hero. After all, the world accepts the finding of the Nuremberg Trials and acting against authority when the authority demands illegal, or immoral acts is a requirement, not a misdeed.
Will America ever return to be as free as it once was? One must hope, but the hope hangs on whoever assumes power, and how power hungry they may be. Ben Franklin said: “Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.” His words sure ring true today!