Radack has a brilliant piece in The Washington Post arguing that essentially, the government ought to be open to the public and the private lives of Americans’ ought to be private, not the other way around, as it seems to be the case at present.
I’m still baffled that an almost century old piece of legislation meant for those spying against America is being used to prosecute whistleblowers in the twenty-first century and that largely (the mainstream media and the public at large) nobody seems to mind. I mean, they (Manning, Snowden, others like them) are doing us a public service. Say what you will about their personal character, their personal lives and whatever you want, but their actions should be applauded, not condemned.
Truth always wins in the end, but at the moment, it is taking a mighty pounding by the overwhelmingly brute force of the United States federal government in conjunction with an apathetic and uncaring mainstream media and citizenry.