Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Quotation of the day for October 7, 2014

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Quotation of the Day for October 7, 2014

"Without adequate oversight, or penalties for abuse, the only protection that citizens have comes not from Congress or the courts, but from whistleblowers. As one myself, albeit in the most minor capacity, I understand what motivates someone to expose wrongdoing masquerading as patriotism. There is no graduate school for whistleblowing and no handbook for whistleblowers. It's an imperfect science, and whistleblowers learn from the mistakes of their predecessors. Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Tom Drake, Bill Binney and Kirk Wiebe all came from different backgrounds and worked in different fields. None joined the intelligence community to become a whistleblower, but each was driven by unchecked government abuse to tell the public what they knew to be true."

- James Bamford, author of The Puzzle Palace, the first in-depth examination of the National Security Agency.


Submitted by: Mike Krawchuk
Oct. 6, 2014

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