I bear no love for Big Government. Big Government allows for the existence of the N.S.A. with neither meaningful oversight nor accountability to the American people. In my opinion, the United States should not get to bully other nations with threats of trade sanctions because someone spoke up. Seeking asylum is an honorable act. If the American government had its' way, Ed Snowden would be arrested and brought back here to face charges of espionage. If the American government had its' way, another Bradley Manning would be born. Bradley Manning has existed in solitary confinement and is now facing the judgement of a kangaroo court. Both men saw something and said something. I don't know whether or not Bradley Manning can be saved from the injustices perpetrated upon him. I am hopeful that Ed Snowden will be able to flee to freedom. Whether or not he succeeds in darting past those that would kill him or torture him in the name of justice, Ed Snowden will go down in the tomes of learned historians as a hero. He is certainly my hero.