The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): Edward Snowden, from his asylum in Russia, continues to broadcast his message against the activities of his former employer, the National Security Agency. With more information about NSA’s spying, has your attitude toward Snowden changed since his first leaks were disclosed?
He’s a hero and a patriot. The DOJ and administration can justify it however they want, but the domestic mass surveillance programs were/are a clear violation of our Fourth Amendment rights. Additionally, we saw that there wasn’t enough oversight if the programs were to remain in place. Jake Laird
Snowden is a cowardly traitor! If he had the courage of his convictions he would have stayed in the U.S. and fought for his right to “reveal” the extent of U.S. surveillance. Larry Wheelan
Had Snowden stayed in the U.S., nobody would have heard a thing about the NSA. As soon as he attempted to tell anyone he would come down with a mysterious case of “not living.” Anyone who thinks he would have gotten a fair shake is deluded. Jeff Dunlop
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Like it or not Snowden did the American people a favor. The men and women of the NSA took an oath to uphold, protect and defend the Constitution and law against all enemies. Melvin Willis
If he is ever allowed to return, he should be put in prison for a long time. Whistleblowers should never share information with other countries. This should never have happened. Hazel Mitchell
Not a bit! Wasted expense on his broadcast. No one wants to listen to him. Marie Frazier
I respect him even more now. If I hadn’t learned yesterday that the CIA was spying on a congressional intelligence committee I might have felt a teensy bit different. We would never had known about metadata collection if it hadn’t been for Snowden. Ellen Sweets