Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date Edward Snowden Snowden’s actions of leaking NSA information portray him as a traitor. In 2013 the 29-year-old ex-Booz Allen employee exposed the secret government to the press concerning dozens of governments surveillance document to the media. The leakage of vital information according to the government of the United States infringed the Act of Espionage of June 15 1917 that identifies the exposure of secret State’s action of treason. Information that first set out that the government of the United States obtained several phone logs of its citizens with no terrorism history routinely without the court's order. NSA proceeded to court to get a search warrant or a wiretap if the Congress would foreshadow phone companies such as AT&T and Verizon for participating as information gatherers for spying agencies Attorney General admitted that “Snowden undertook a public service… Edward was aware that leaking the crucial information would place his life on the run but he decided to act upon his conviction to uphold the sanity of the values of Americans.” In spite of all the risk he undertook to make the NSA surveillance on American and infringing to the right of privacy of the citizens known he overlooked on the dangers that are involved and placed himself at greater danger. Works Cited Epstein Edward J. How America Lost Its Secretes: Edward Snowden The Man and The Theft. 2017. Print. Michael B. Kelly. Edward Snowden is both a patriot and a traitor. 2013. Web. 22 March 2018. https://www.google.com/amp/s/businesinsider.com/everybody-is-right-about-edwardsnowden-2013-6> Rachel Segal. Edward Snowden: hero or traitor? The perspective. 2017. Web. 22 March 2018. < https://www.theperspective.com/debates/politics/edward-snowden-hero-traitor/> [...]
In this, our third paper, take a position on the question, Is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor? Don’t sit on the fencepost, don’t take the middle ground. Take a stand. As you watch the videos, pay close attention to the speakers’ assumptions about what the fundamental issue or question is in deciding whether Snowden is a hero or traitor. Their perception of the issue will explain their position. Thus, as a critical thinker, you’re interested in where they stand — but you’re more interested in their perception of the problem, in their understanding of the underlying issue.