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Paul: “Whistleblowers” Like Wikileaks Are Heroes, Patriots

Ron Paul: “You know, talking about giving sovereign immunity to our government officials — and I would remove it all — but what about giving immunity to the whistleblowers? They’re the ones who need immunity. We have a few brave souls, especially in the foreign policy area — it came up in Vietnam, it’s come up more recently, Wikileaks. Information that, technically yes, they’re breaking a rule, but what is the government doing? They’re breaking the law. And they’re doing these horrible things. So, if we have an American citizen that is willing to take the consequences and practice civil disobedience and say, ‘This is what our government’s doing,’ should he be locked up and imprisoned? Or should we see him as a political hero? Maybe he is a true patriot who reveals what’s going on in government.”

Paul: “Whistleblowers” Like Wikileaks Are Heroes, Patriots.

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