Posted on October 26, 2012


“As long as Mr. Obama’s Administration continues to eagerly use leaks when politically convenient, without prosecuting their source, it’s difficult to take the President’s obsession with national security as much more than an intimidation tactic, save for the instances of political theatre.

While fighting a brazen and blurry enemy abroad, perhaps the most significant war waged by this government lies within its own walls. In a United States where nearly every decision worth a candle is made behind the closed doors of a self-protecting Washington elite, whistleblowers have become a final recourse for exposing government wrongdoing.”

Orwell's Avenger

No Mercy

What happens when well-intentioned individuals attempt to shine a media spotlight on government abuse and fraud?

Barack Obama came into office promising “the most transparent administration ever” and pledging to protect whistleblowers.

“[O]ften the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out,” said Obama. “Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled.”

In reality, the White House’s sanctions on whistleblowers and journalists are unprecedented in the course of American history. The growing secrecy that shrouds his administration makes Richard Nixon appear like Julian Assange’s number-one fan.

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