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Obama Should Pardon Whistleblowers


President Barrack Obama came into office with the promise of transparency, but he has prosecuted more whistleblowers than any president before him. Instead of demonizing these whistleblowers, he should pardon them for exposing secret government policies, actions, and crimes citizens have a right to know.

Their names are Stephen Kim, Jeffrey Sterling, John Kiriakou, Thomas Drake, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, etc. Most are government officials who talked with journalists and were charged under the Espionage Act for disclosures of information that were far less consequential than the classified emails that Hillary Clinton stored on her server at home or the top-secret war diaries that David Petraeus shared with his biographer and girlfriend. Petraeus, a former general and CIA director, got a fine for his transgressions. Clinton got a presidential nomination. Many of the whistleblowers have been sent to jail or are in exile.  (For more info on these whistleblowers see https://www.popularresistance.org/obama-should-pardon-all-leakers-and-whistleblowers/)

These whistleblowers are good people who helped, not harmed, the cause of democracy by exposing government wrongdoing. It’s time that fairness for all becomes a hallmark of government and applied equally to whistleblowers. (See the movie SNOWDEN by Oliver Stone in theaters now.)

Exposing Government Crime is a Public Service!

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