An ACT of WAR – So the WWIII Internet War’s Begin – Let it be known that Little ‘Lava-Bit’ was the incendiary force to Start Internet USA WWIII

The government strikes again, but finds yet another American willing to fight. Applause is not enough!

9 August 2013

Summary:  As the Second Republic fades away, the Constitution abandoned, the government grows more powerful and bolder. As we see in its latest strike against Edward Snowden. But this time something strange happened. They came up against yet another American. A real American, willing to fight for the Republic against the government even at great personal cost. Don’t treat this as a spectator sport, with yourself as a consumer of news. Write your representatives. If you can, support the organizations on the front lines.

Lavabit

“Indeed, the safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”
The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis, Chapter 12 (1959)

Contents

  1. The Empire strikes at Lavabit
  2. About Lavabit
  3. About National Security Letters
  4. What was the Liberty Tree?
  5. For More Information

(1)  The Empire strikes at Lavabit

Lavabit was founded circa 2004 by Dallas programmers to provide (from their Features page) “a priceless level of security, particularly for customers that use e-mail to exchange sensitive information.”  They claim to have 350 thousand clients, reportedly one was Edward Snowden. Lavabit appears to have been served with a National Security Letter by the US government. Unlike the big telecom companies, however, Lavabit took the high road.  The Founders cheer!  Their home page now reads:

My Fellow Users,

I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit. After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations. I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to my decision. I cannot. I feel you deserve to know what’s going on–the first amendment is supposed to guarantee me the freedom to speak out in situations like this. Unfortunately, Congress has passed laws that say otherwise. As things currently stand, I cannot share my experiences over the last six weeks, even though I have twice made the appropriate requests.

What’s going to happen now? We’ve already started preparing the paperwork needed to continue to fight for the Constitution in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. A favorable decision would allow me resurrect Lavabit as an American company.

This experience has taught me one very important lesson: without congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I would _strongly_ recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States.

Sincerely,
Ladar Levison, Owner and Operator, Lavabit LLC

Defending the constitution is expensive! Help us by donating to the Lavabit Legal Defense Fund here.

Lavabit deserves our support!

(2)  About Lavabit

From Wired:

LIberty Tree

Let’s watch while they cut it down!

 

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Based in Texas, Lavabit attracted attention last month when NSA leaker Edward Snowden used an email account with the service to invite human rights workers and lawyers to a press conference in the Moscow airport where he was then confined. A PGP crypto key apparently registered by Snowden with a Lavabit address suggests he’s favored the service since January 2010 — well before he became the most important whistleblower in a generation.

… Reading between the lines, it’s reasonable to assume Levison has been fighting either a National Security Letter seeking customer information — which comes by default with a gag order — or a full-blown search or eavesdropping warrant. Court records show that, in June, Lavabit complied with a routine search warrant targeting a child pornography suspect in a federal case in Maryland. That suggests that Levison isn’t a privacy absolutist. Whatever compelled him to shut down now must have been exceptional.

… Lavabit has 350,000 users who aren’t Edward Snowden, and some are decidedly unhappy with Levison’s decision, judging by a flood of angry comments posted to Lavabit’s Facebook page this afternoon.

“Too bad that I payed some years in advance to keep up the good work that now turns out to be terminated without any warning,” wrote one user. “I relied on this service which is basic for my private as professional online communication and have no idea how to migrate mails and recover mails being sent that never reached me in the past 18 hours.”

“I have my Steam account and EVERYTHING on Lavabit,” wrote another. “Please have the servers running so that we can migrate our services.”

“How am I supposed to migrate?” a third user added. “Some services require a confirmation sent to the old email address to be able to switch. I can’t believe this. I just switched to Lavabit only a couple of weeks ago to get away from Hotmail snooping my shit.”

A minority of commenters were more supportive.

“Holy shit, you guys are crying over your Steam accounts. Just change your email to something else. Lavabit either had to roll over for the government, compromising our privacy, or shut down service. Be happy Ladar shut it down instead of rolling over.”

(3)  About National Security Letters

(a)  From the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (“defending your rights in the digital world”):

Of all the dangerous government surveillance powers that were expanded by the USA PATRIOT Act the National Security Letter (NSL) power under 18 U.S.C. § 2709 as expanded by PATRIOT Section 505 is one of the most frightening and invasive. These letters served on communications service providers like phone companies and ISPs allow the FBI to secretly demand data about ordinary American citizens’ private communications and Internet activity without any meaningful oversight or prior judicial review. Recipients of NSLs are subject to a gag order that forbids them from ever revealing the letters’ existence to their coworkers to their friends or even to their family members much less the public.

Donate to the EFF here!

(b) What It’s Like to Get a National-Security Letter“, The New Yorker, 28 June 2013

In the summer of 2011, while he was fighting an indictment for alleged computer crimes, Aaron Swartz, an information activist, read Kafka’s “The Trial” and commented on it at his Web site.

A deep and magnificent work. I’d not really read much Kafka before and had grown up led to believe that it was a paranoid and hyperbolic work, dystopian fiction in the style of George Orwell. Yet I read it and found it was precisely accurate—every single detail perfectly mirrored my own experience. This isn’t fiction, but documentary.

His words came back to me in force last week when I spoke with Brewster Kahle, the founder of the nonprofit Internet Archive, perhaps the greatest of our digital libraries, and of the Wayback Machine, which allows you to browse an archive of the Web that reaches back to 1996. He is one of very few people in the United States who can talk about receiving a national-security letter. These letters are one of the ways government agencies, in particular the F.B.I., can demand data from organizations in matters related to national security. They do not require prior approval from a judge, only the assertion that the information demanded is relevant to a national-security investigation. Recipients of a national-security letter typically are not allowed to disclose it.

Kahle’s experience has new purchase in light of recent stories of secret courts and mass surveillance; the machinery of our government seems to have taken on an irrational life of its own. We live in a surreal world in which a “transparent” government insists on the need for secret courts; our President prosecutes whistle-blowers and maintains a secret “kill list”; and private information is collected in secret and stored indefinitely by intelligence agencies.

(c)  Google’s “Transparency Report“, listing orders to them from the US government.

(d)  Articles by the American Civil Liberties Union about National Security Letters. Donate to the ACLU here.

(4) What was the Liberty Tree?

The Liberty Tree (1646–1775) was an elm tree that stood in near Boston Common, providing a rallying point for the rebellion of the American colonies. In the years that followed, almost every American town had its own Liberty Tree, a living symbol of people’s support for the resistance to tyranny.  {paraphrased from Wikipedia}

“They who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety.”
— From the title page of An Historical review of the Constitution and Government of Pennsylvania (1759); written by Richard Jackson and published by Benjamin Franklin

(5)  For More Information

A few of the posts discussing our gradual loss of rights:

Posts about Edward Snowden:

  1. The Empire Strikes Back: The Demonization of Snowden Begins, 15 June 2013
  2. America’s courtiers rush to defend the government – from us, 22 June 2013
  3. Thoreau reminds us about one of the few tools we have to control the government, 24 June 2013 — About civil disobedience
  4. Will a wave of leakers undercut America’s national security?, 8 July 2013
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Keeping yourself out of the EYE of the NSA – Like the Retired NSA People do abroad – Here we will explain exactly what the NSA looks for in Targets

Somene asked me about why I don’t watch video on the internet … ok

Nope sorry I don’t view VIDEO on the internet,

I’m a wild&crazy guy, but I have strict limits on what I do on the internet, my limits include plain vanilly HTML, and text, and few jpgs,

I NEVER do youtube, … my opinion is that if I wanted to watch the tilly (tv), then I should go kill myself,… talking heads, … not a thanks,

So much bullshit, I use this avast virus detection cuz I think its best, and notice that its ‘sandbox’ that I don’t use, uses ‘chrome’(google) I mean what the fuck, what’s the point of a sandbox if its wrapped by the worst spy-wear on the planet?? Nope I only use a version of firefox where I have the source code, its stripped down for only static read html,

Not that I’m paranoid and I have nothing to hide, … its just that I don’t want some fucking asshole sending my hard-disk to heaven.
Same as the fuck spyware like google or adobe(flash) youtube,… not so much that want to spy on me but more that they want to steal my bandwidth to send my hard-disk to there server farms.

None of these company’s can get enough data, that why google will give the new GLASSES away for free, which turns everyone into a data collection device, … ditto for the new GOOGLE-CHROME-CAST if you use it you turn your TV into a data collection device, because you give it your password to your WIFI, and IP security enable, the new stuff about reconfiguring the WIFI-ROUTER to be used as an inhouse X-RAY scanner to keep track of location of all warm-bodys in those also can be enabled.

I mean there will come a time that it will smart to have a sign on your house that says “PLEASE REMOVE ALL GOOGLE DEVICE BEFORE ENTERING MY HOUSE”

Given that I live in a place that most people could never spend their money on such hardware, … all this is really bad for some like myself because it makes me stick out like a sore thumb being the only using such service on or near my island.

It’s easy to get 3G hell I can get 3G anywhere in ASIA for $5/month anonymous,… that’s the easy part, but if your doing some strange in a place where nobody else does anything such then you bring up and NSA gaydar, one of my ex-nsa buddy’s make me take the battery out of my phone miles from his house, … just because he doesn’t want them to know that ‘white guy’ goes to this house, his filipino wife has a phone and its her name, … fine, … but if he had a phone, then the nsa would know that a white-guy goes to that address and then the HOUSE automatically put in a list in a 3rd world country.

Ok, now this all goes back to youtube, its owned by google, and everytime you go to youtube and watch a movie all your locale goes to the nsa,

Like ALL my NSA friends say ‘We’re NOT watching YOU, we’re watching PATTERNS of MOVEMENT”

You all really need to understand NSA think, … nobody is watching an individual, they’re watching who goes to and from location, …

This all goes back to cold war with russians, the NSA guys learned early on that if you plotted the migration geese you would know there was an alert, a call, where they were forming and everything it gave you heads up on all MIL activity.

Now same-same if a group ‘gun nuts’ gets together at a house, .. then all their cell phones become microphones, … this is the algorithm of activation.

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If you have no cell phone or computer use at your home, and you prevent other, then your home becomes invisible to the system.

That’s how all my spooks live.

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I think that’s why the cops are now photo-graphing car plates all the time, just another way to track movement. I ride a bike and live in a place with no cameras.

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The system is loaded against the people, if you play on the net and carry a cell phone, and go to the wrong house,then you go on the list of ‘interest’ forever, and once they know you have something worth stealing then you’ll get a visit, and your good shit will be gone forever.

You have been fore-warned.

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For law enforcement, I’m not writing this as law breaker, I’m not writing this to advocate breaking the law. I’m simply writing this how to explain to people how to avoid a ‘knock and talk’ where a bunch of assholes kick your door in a 5am in black armed to the teeth and rob your house and molest your wife and family and hog-tie them for hours, and then apologize, …

No thanks … That’s why I thinks its good to stay OFF the SPY GAY DAR

SHTF: Here we Tell You Exactly When the US Government Will Collapse

‘Collapse’ will ONLY come when there is NO food for the mass of ass ( US PUBLIK),

Given that 1/2 of ASS in the USA are on food-stamps, this could continue forever,

It will ONLY end when the US PETRO DOLLAR is worthless, then the US government cannot pull paper dollars out of its ass and import food abroad, … until then NORMALCY will continue.

Rome went from gold to lead coin ( MONEY ) in 500 years USA went from GOLD to paper  in 40 years, … NO paper in history lasts on average more than 27 years, ..

The USA has beat all odd’s for FAR TOO LONG,… BUT these things take a LONG TIME TO UNFOLD.

EVEN CHINA dumping their $2Trillion US in TBILLS by buying GOLD was said to take 15 years a few years ago, .. this year they bought 1,000 tons of GOLD. It’s still years off until they have liquidated that worthless paper into real value.

Pragmatically, at the top we are ALL diverisified we hold euros,yen,aud,cny,sgd,chf in equal amounts an USD thus nobody at the top really gives a fuck who goes down, …

The USA is a paper – tiger, to the world. OBAMA and his people are FULL of SHIT.

SO there you have it so long the US gubmint can feed its people for FREE it can live on.

ROME had the SAME problem, once the money became worthless the farmers quit sending the wheat to ROME, then there was no bread, in about 500 AD Rome Collapsed because there was no food.

Given that the CIA forces pussy,oil,cocaine to be traded in US DOLLARS, this value abroad the green back could last forever.
Given that the NSA spy’s on the world and knows where everybody hides their drugs, gold, cash, banking, and all valuables, they can pass this data to FBI, DIA, DHS, TSA, and local cop shop, and they can rob any body any time they want, any where in the world.

Even in INDIA or CHINA the USA can rob, by NSA simply sharing data with local’s cops  in that country, and promising a KEEP in the action.

The USA MAFIA could keep going for a long time, … so long as they can print free paper money and turn that into food stamps to keep all the USA ASS on the couch watching TV and eating micky’d.

In Egypt and everywhere else, folks ONLY hit the street because they had no food. So long as the USA can keep belly’s full of SHIT, the USA PONZI can go for another generation.

Ever Wonder Why BATF is under US-TREASURY? Do you Understand that the US-MILITARY’s SOLE Purpose is to BACK the US TREASURY

I remember well back in the 1980’s I used to go to SOF every year in VEGAS, I think the year was 1988,

Secord and North were giving a talk in one of the rooms, anybody could go in and listen, but they check everybody for cameras and recorders,

In the room Secord was asked “how much money did you make”,… he laughed and Said “MILLIONS”,

He made millions of US dollars selling stinger missiles to Afghan using Nicaragua cocaine dollars from Mena, Arkansas.

Everybody in the room smiled.

SOF is soldier-of-fortune, I used to go every year to teach knife fighting as at that time I was a escrima(flipino knife fighting expert), so I could teach or at least show advanced technique to folks who had never seen a what a real knife fighter can do. You know the term ‘leather neck’ came from the fact that in the early 1900’s in the Philippines that a single MORO warrior with a machete could kill a dozen marines by cutting their heads off before they could zip up their trousers. So the MARINES were issued COLT-45’s and Leather around their necks and that brought parity. My point is that a trained Filipino knife fighting man is one of the most advanced killing methodology’s ever developed, a very worthwhile past-time, should dis-arming ameriKKKa come about.

There was no doubt to anyone that the entire USA mission is to monopolize DRUG money, OIL money, prostitution, gambling, and its all to maintain the US dollar reserve status. SO LONG as the entire world black-market uses the US dollar then everything is fine.

The US MIL has been operating 100% with the US treasury since 1932, ever wonder why BATF is under treasury? It’s because the US-DOLLAR is kept in power by the GUN.

Want to Understand the USA Government? Me thinks you cannot handle the truth

Look at EGYPT today a CIVIL-WAR, and SYRIA… WHY? Because of the CIA ( FACEBOOK,GOOGLE), but why were people pissed? They have no food, … why? Because the US-dollar has forced food prices up, in poor regions folks were already spending 90% on food, so when food price went up 100% ( twice ) in a few months ( courtesy of Bernanke QE ), then now folks have LESS TO EAT. So they’re mad, … then give all the kids access to FACEBOOK & GOOGLE and you have a mess.

Why not here in USA? Well 1/2 of the USA is now on FOOD-STAMPS, … that’s why. Take away the free food for 1/2 the USA public and things would go south in a few days.

On morsi ( last weeks fairly elected president of Egypt ) let’s just say one thing, he was supported by the muslims, and Assad ( egypts last president, USA sock-puppet ) was supported by the USA,

Last time the free elections elected a muslim in that part of the world was Algeria what 10 or 20 years ago, and their was a CIA coup very quick to re-install a non-muslim government.

Enough said,

The only MUSLIM government that I know of in the middle-east is Iran,

Did the CIA ( google, facebook ) engineer ‘arab spring’ hell yes, but occupy-wall-street also came out of a vancouver-bc group with DEEP cia connections.

With regards to SYRIA there is only one issue and its called the PIPELINE, back in the 1950′s the USA paid for a pipeline from KIRKUK(IRAQ) to Israel, to move oil, but the muslims always destroyed that pipeline, now that the USA owns IRAQ, they need to own SYRIA in order to safely move their OIL to the EURO market, all of this is ONLY to force the world to stay on the dollar.

He who controls, OIL, GOLD, DRUGS and PUSSY, decides who controls the reserve-currency, he who controls the reserve currency, gets to print money (power) from nothing.

ALL anti-muslim rhetoric is about the US-DOLLAR, and its hegemony on the world,

ONLY one thing brought down IRAQ,LIBYA, .. IRAN, SYRIA, … is because they threatened to GO OFF THE DOLLAR. They ALL demanded GOLD for their OIL, and if you do that you will bring the WRATH god ( obama ) down upon your children. ( DRONES )

Bin-Laden ( CIA USA trained engineer ) was smart, he knew that if the DOLLAR can be destroyed, then the USA is toast. So muslims are doing all they can to take the dollar down and USA supremacy as well.

USA brought bin-laden to power, and then bin-laden turned on his USA mafia don’s ( the USA is a MAFIA FASCIST government ), for 20 years bin-laden went free-lance, and finally the mob tracked him down and killed him, but it doesn’t matter, he educated 1,000’s of young men world-wide to carry on his dream,.. the De-stabilization of USA hegemony.

It’s coming to USA sooner than you may think, most in the USA don’t have a fucking clue, or care, but the world’s POOR do care if their daughter’s have to sell their pussy to stranger’s to get money for food.

So long as their is injustice anywhere there is injustice everywhere. The USA (MAFIA) has had a license-to-kill, and rape&rob worldwide for 50+ years, and the world is slowly uniting to oppose the USA MAFIA.

Sadly for those remaining the USA, you daughters will have to sell their pussy to cops, soldiers ( those with money ), in order to feed the family’s of those who don’t work for government in the USA ( DHS, FBI, CIA, NSA ), … basically the future of the USA is you either work government your your a sex worker.

In time the parasites of the USA will tire of the new paradigm and they too will shake their shackles, … but by then nobody will care or pity the USA and entire world will say “THEY ALL HAD IT COMING”.

Snowdens FATHER Rip’s OBAMA ( USA ASSHOLE ) – Calls’ for Nuremberg Trial and Imprisonment for Obama

Letter to President Obama from Edward Snowden’s father, Lon Snowden

by News Sources on July 29, 2013

Re: Civil Disobedience, Edward J. Snowden, and the Constitution

Dear Mr. President:

You are acutely aware that the history of liberty is a history of civil disobedience to unjust laws or practices. As Edmund Burke sermonized, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

Civil disobedience is not the first, but the last option. Henry David Thoreau wrote with profound restraint in Civil Disobedience: “If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go: perchance it will wear smooth certainly the machine will wear out. If the injustice has a spring, or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the evil; but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter-friction to stop the machine.”

Thoreau’s moral philosophy found expression during the Nuremburg trials in which “following orders” was rejected as a defense. Indeed, military law requires disobedience to clearly illegal orders.

A dark chapter in America’s World War II history would not have been written if the then United States Attorney General had resigned rather than participate in racist concentration camps imprisoning 120,000 Japanese American citizens and resident aliens.

Civil disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act and Jim Crow laws provoked the end of slavery and the modern civil rights revolution.

We submit that Edward J. Snowden’s disclosures of dragnet surveillance of Americans under § 215 of the Patriot Act, § 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments, or otherwise were sanctioned by Thoreau’s time-honored moral philosophy and justifications for civil disobedience. Since 2005, Mr. Snowden had been employed by the intelligence community. He found himself complicit in secret, indiscriminate spying on millions of innocent citizens contrary to the spirit if not the letter of the First and Fourth Amendments and the transparency indispensable to self-government. Members of Congress entrusted with oversight remained silent or Delphic. Mr. Snowden confronted a choice between civic duty and passivity. He may have recalled the injunction of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.” Mr. Snowden chose duty. Your administration vindictively responded with a criminal complaint alleging violations of the Espionage Act.

From the commencement of your administration, your secrecy of the National Security Agency’s Orwellian surveillance programs had frustrated a national conversation over their legality, necessity, or morality. That secrecy (combined with congressional nonfeasance) provoked Edward’s disclosures, which sparked a national conversation which you have belatedly and cynically embraced. Legislation has been introduced in both the House of Representatives and Senate to curtail or terminate the NSA’s programs, and the American people are being educated to the public policy choices at hand. A commanding majority now voice concerns over the dragnet surveillance of Americans that Edward exposed and you concealed. It seems mystifying to us that you are prosecuting Edward for accomplishing what you have said urgently needed to be done!

The right to be left alone from government snooping–the most cherished right among civilized people — is the cornerstone of liberty. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson served as Chief Prosecutor at Nuremburg. He came to learn of the dynamics of the Third Reich that crushed a free society, and which have lessons for the United States today.

Writing in Brinegar v. United States, Justice Jackson elaborated:

The Fourth Amendment states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

These, I protest, are not mere second-class rights but belong in the catalog of indispensable freedoms. Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and putting terror in every heart. Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government. And one need only briefly to have dwelt and worked among a people possessed of many admirable qualities but deprived of these rights to know that the human personality deteriorates and dignity and self-reliance disappear where homes, persons and possessions are subject at any hour to unheralded search and seizure by the police.

We thus find your administration’s zeal to punish Mr. Snowden’s discharge of civic duty to protect democratic processes and to safeguard liberty to be unconscionable and indefensible.

We are also appalled at your administration’s scorn for due process, the rule of law, fairness, and the presumption of innocence as regards Edward.

On June 27, 2013, Mr. Fein wrote a letter to the Attorney General stating that Edward’s father was substantially convinced that he would return to the United States to confront the charges that have been lodged against him if three cornerstones of due process were guaranteed. The letter was not an ultimatum, but an invitation to discuss fair trial imperatives. The Attorney General has sneered at the overture with studied silence.

We thus suspect your administration wishes to avoid a trial because of constitutional doubts about application of the Espionage Act in these circumstances, and obligations to disclose to the public potentially embarrassing classified information under the Classified Information Procedures Act.

Your decision to force down a civilian airliner carrying Bolivian President Eva Morales in hopes of kidnapping Edward also does not inspire confidence that you are committed to providing him a fair trial. Neither does your refusal to remind the American people and prominent Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate like House Speaker John Boehner, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and Senator Dianne Feinstein that Edward enjoys a presumption of innocence. He should not be convicted before trial. Yet Speaker Boehner has denounced Edward as a “traitor.” Ms. Pelosi has pontificated that Edward “did violate the law in terms of releasing those documents.” Ms. Bachmann has pronounced that, “This was not the act of a patriot; this was an act of a traitor.” And Ms. Feinstein has decreed that Edward was guilty of “treason,” which is defined in Article III of the Constitution as “levying war” against the United States, “or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”

You have let those quadruple affronts to due process pass unrebuked, while you have disparaged Edward as a “hacker” to cast aspersion on his motivations and talents. Have you forgotten the Supreme Court’s gospel in Berger v. United States that the interests of the government “in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done?”

We also find reprehensible your administration’s Espionage Act prosecution of Edward for disclosures indistinguishable from those which routinely find their way into the public domain via your high level appointees for partisan political advantage. Classified details of your predator drone protocols, for instance, were shared with the New York Times with impunity to bolster your national security credentials. Justice Jackson observed in Railway Express Agency, Inc. v. New York: “The framers of the Constitution knew, and we should not forget today, that there is no more effective practical guaranty against arbitrary and unreasonable government than to require that the principles of law which officials would impose upon a minority must be imposed generally.”

In light of the circumstances amplified above, we urge you to order the Attorney General to move to dismiss the outstanding criminal complaint against Edward, and to support legislation to remedy the NSA surveillance abuses he revealed. Such presidential directives would mark your finest constitutional and moral hour.

Sincerely,

Bruce Fein

Counsel for Lon Snowden

Lon Snowden

source: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/sections/tvnews/dateline%20nbc/obama.pdf