Opening Insights: Hero or Traitor
America will not be destroyed from the outside.
If we falter and lose our freedom, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
The following video was posted on YouTube.com on December 21, 2020 by John Stossel. In the video, John Stossel, American television personality, journalist, former reporter for ABC and host for Fox Business, conducts an online interview with Edward Snowden, former CIA employee who leaked classified government information to the media.
In his interview Stossel seeks to answer the question, is Snowden a hero or traitor. Watch and see for yourself.
Informational Insights: The FULL Interview
This video originally appeared on YouTube.com and was posted by John Stossel: THE FULL SNOWDEN INTERVIEW
Possibilities for Consideration: Government Power - Run Amok
No matter your position on the Snowden's question (friend or foe?) it's clear that we should all be seeking the same answer, "how much government power is too much?"
Benjamin Franklin is often referenced as saying, "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
This is the attitude that made America the land of the free and the home of the brave. This was not because we sought a protector to fight our battles for us, but because we grit our teeth, and stand up for ourselves, and do for ourselves.
If you don't want that for yourself, then America is not for you.
Add Your Insight
Take a moment and examine…
- As you reviewed the material above, what stood out to you?
- What is the potential impact, economically and/or socially?
- What action is needed to stop or support this idea?
- You may want to consider whether you:
- want to be aware of,
- should become supportive of,
- would want to be active in this topic?
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Being willing is not enough; we must do.
LEONARDO DA VINCI