Ronald Bailey Urges President Obama to Pardon Edward Snowden Now

Snowden and ObamaLast week the German magazine Der
published “A Manifesto for the Truth,” Edward
Snowden’s explanation of why he revealed the National Security
Agency’s surveillance programs. In his manifesto Snowden says such
programs are “not only a threat to privacy” but “threaten freedom
of speech and open societies.” He further argues, “Society can only
understand and control these problems through an open, respectful
and informed debate.” Reason Science Correspondent Ronald
Bailey argues that Snowden is right and that President Obama should
pardon him immediately and then quickly repeal the laws under which
the government presumed to prosecute him.

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