When FreedomWorks and Anonymous come together on a day of action, it’s a sit up and take notice event.
The Day We Fight Back day of action was conceived of by the Electronic Freedom Foundation which has been legally battling against spying on Americans by the NSA. The day of action includes calling and emailing lawmakers and urging them to reel in the NSA. Social media has picked up the mantle.
FreedomWorks is supporting #TheDayWeFightBack. It’s time to #StopTheNSA! https://t.co/xmIh8KUzft
I invite you to join me in the fight against the NSA surveillance program. Today is the day we begin to fight back: http://t.co/8BSVf49CIi
YOU CANNOT STOP WHAT HAS BEEN STARTED “@TRXPlC: #TheDayWeFightBack #StopTheNSA”
Ironically, backers have embraced Google’s participation in the day of action even though the search engine behemoth actually hoovers up more everyday information about you than probably the NSA.
MT @davidsirota: BREAKING: Google blasts out mass email in support of todays anti-NSA protest to potentially millions http://t.co/4f8Uc9W6rC
While it looks like many of these folks hold Edward Snowden in high esteem, I’m afraid I can’t join them. He’s done harm to American national security and has emboldened our enemies. He’s a traitor to this nation. That said, there’s plenty of reason to hold our leaders accountable for any abuses to our privacy. For that reason only I would support this effort.