Snowden’s father defends his son’s courageous actions

Ityrannyn a moving open letter published this week, Edward Snowden’s father, Lon Snowden, paid tribute to his son’s courage and determination in exposing the National Security Agency’s massive and illegal spying operation on the American people and the people of the world.

The letter, written in collaboration with lawyer Bruce Fein, drew upon the traditions of the American Revolution in ending oppressive and arbitrary British rule and establishing fundamental democratic rights in the American constitution. Addressing his son, Lon Snowden wrote: “You are a modern day Paul Revere summoning the American people to confront the growing danger of tyranny and one branch government.”

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The full text of the letter can be found here.

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