Yep you guessed it! Time for one of the Professor’s historic perspectives. (and the peasants weep)
There is a wealth of opinions around those people that have leaked information to Wikileaks….to some they are heroes to others they are traitors….
My first experience with a whistle blower was Daniel Ellsberg and the release of the “Pentagon Paper”(you may dash for the Google button now you need the exercise)….then there was other major “blowers” Manning and Snowden….there have been others but they were minor compared to those three.
you may call these people anything you like but the fact is that whistle blowing is a duty to the nation…..
John McCain and Paul Ryan and numerous other super-patriots condemned President Obama’s pardon of Chelsea Manning.
In 1778 the Continental Congress ruled that “it is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States to give the earliest information to Congress or other proper authority of any misconduct, frauds, or misdemeanors committed by any officers or persons in the service of these states.”
Apparently too many do not understand the term “duty”…..
Our nationalist leaders don’t care about any of this. They just want to make sure no one’s “gonna mess with us.” But as more of our misdeeds go unreported, more and more of the world is learning to hate us.
Personally, I have no problem with whistle blowers….any time we can expose the governmental darkness to the public light then they should be celebrated.