Just before Barack Obama moved into the White House, his official website promised to "Protect Whistleblowers" -- praising government employees who are "committed to public integrity and willing to speak out."

"Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled," the statement added.

But since Obama's inauguration seven years ago, his administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all other presidents combined -- doing huge damage to civil liberties and the public's right to know.


This campaign is co-chaired by two people with grim firsthand knowledge of the current war on whistleblowers.

NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake and CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou were relentlessly prosecutedby the Obama Justice Department, and each paid a very heavy price

The Obama administration pursued multi-year vendettas that absurdly used the Espionage Act against those two brave whistleblowers. Thomas Drake endured years of ruthless investigation, harassment and prosecution before defeating the government in court. John Kiriakou spent two years in prison before being released last year.

The government was successful in completely wrecking the personal finances of both men and their families.

Last winter, while John Kiriakou was still in prison, a Huffington Post headline summed up: "The One Man Jailed for CIA Torture Tried to Expose It."

This week, the RootsAction Education Fund asked Thomas Drake and John Kiriakou for brief comments as we launch our 2016 campaign. Here’s what they said:

THOMAS DRAKE:
     "The Fourth Amendment is the right to be left alone -- free of government interference or intrusion -- except when the government can show probable cause via affidavit for a particularized search and seizure when presented before a judge -- a very high bar to meet.
      "Anything else that breaches this Amendment clearly violates both the spirit and the letter of the supreme law of the land in the U.S. -- the Constitution.
      "I took an oath to support and defend that same Constitution four times in my government career -- once in the Air Force, at CIA, in the Navy and at NSA -- without any mental reservation, while showing true faith and allegiance to the same.
      "Warrantless mass surveillance violates the Constitution.
      "However, as the 'reward' for upholding the heart of the Constitution and disclosing mass surveillance, billions in fraud and 9/11 intel cover-up, I was turned into a criminal for exposing government conduct and activities violating that very same Constitution, and paid an extremely high price for doing so."


JOHN KIRIAKOU:
      "The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the federal government from imposing unduly harsh penalties on criminal defendants, either as the price for obtaining pretrial release or as punishment for crime after conviction.
      "But what about the punishments that aren't in writing, like solitary confinement? The United Nations has branded the use of solitary in American prisons as 'torture.' Who will stand up for those victims?  Where are their Constitutional remedies? It's up to all of us to work to protect them.  It's up to us to educate the public and to keep up the fight."

www.RootsAction.org

Views: 75

"Destroying the New World Order"

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SITE!

mobile page

12160.info/m

12160 Administrators

 

TOP CONTENT THIS WEEK

Latest Activity

Phyllis Maka posted blog posts
23 minutes ago
Central Scrutinizer posted a blog post
3 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters favorited Less Prone's status
3 hours ago
Less Prone posted a status
3 hours ago
Mr. Sizzle commented on Bob Renner's photo
3 hours ago
Mr. Sizzle favorited James Roberts's blog post Robert Kennedy Demolishes Dershowitz With Big Pharma / Vaccine Facts In Debate
5 hours ago
Mr. Sizzle commented on Old Denmark's photo
Thumbnail

Simo vs Chris

"For those that don’t know Simo Hayha was a Finnish sniper feared by the Soviet troops and…"
5 hours ago
James Roberts commented on James Roberts's blog post Robert Kennedy Demolishes Dershowitz With Big Pharma / Vaccine Facts In Debate
"LP - I couldn't agree more. Like Lindsay Graham, or Bernard Kerik, Fox keeps inviting him on.…"
6 hours ago
Mr. Sizzle favorited Old Denmark's photo
6 hours ago
Burbia commented on Bob Renner's photo
7 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters posted a status
"We've just had lowest minimum temperature on record in South Australia. So much for global warming....."
10 hours ago
Burbia posted a video

Arsonist Caught In The Act By Officers In Ventura

08.03.2020 | 11:37 PM | VENTURA - An arsonist was caught in the act by officers responding to reports of a fire, late Monday night. Authorities responded to ...
13 hours ago
Burbia favorited Maas's photo
13 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters posted a video

The Power Of Jurisdiction

**Urgent Join Our Alliance & Communication Network - www.earthunited.global Donate To Jesse Perez Casanova PayPal Donation Link - https://www.paypal.com/cgi-...
13 hours ago
Old Denmark posted a photo
14 hours ago
Less Prone favorited Bob Renner's photo
15 hours ago
Less Prone commented on James Roberts's blog post Robert Kennedy Demolishes Dershowitz With Big Pharma / Vaccine Facts In Debate
"It tells a lot about our society when pedo creeps like Dershowitz are given any media attention,…"
15 hours ago
Less Prone favorited James Roberts's blog post Robert Kennedy Demolishes Dershowitz With Big Pharma / Vaccine Facts In Debate
15 hours ago
James Roberts commented on James Roberts's blog post Robert Kennedy Demolishes Dershowitz With Big Pharma / Vaccine Facts In Debate
"I very much believe I can cure RFK Jr's speech impediment, by th way. Simple, easy, cheap,…"
16 hours ago
James Roberts favorited Chris of the family Masters's blog post Lawful Person or Legal Person, Human or Man?
17 hours ago

© 2020   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted