Monday, August 19, 2013

Whistle Blowers: Let Us Speak of Them with Praise and Teach Their Names to Our Children

Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning have gotten a lot of press lately, and deservedly so, for what I consider to be acts of bravery, patriotism, and selflessness.  But as we've been discussing their actions over the past several months, it occurred to me that there have been countless others in the past who have made similar sacrifices in the name of educating Americans on the actions their government is taking in their name.  Many of them have paid a heavy price for their acts of conscience, and I thought I owed it to them to at least learn who they are, and pass some of those names on to those who share my concerns about liberty. 

I'm not about to write a definitive treatise on whistle blowers.  Others have done some of that.  I'm simply going to provide a short list of names that I was able to develop over the space of one evening.  The names will be linked to a Wikipedia article where one is available, or a Google search where one is not.  I encourage you to browse through the list, and click a few links to learn about some latter day patriots whose deeds have not yet received the recognition that they deserve.  If you find any of the stories particularly compelling, do some research of your own to learn more.  That's what I've been doing.

And why not post some of your more interesting or inspiring discoveries on Facebook and share them with the rest our liberty community.  While you're at it, don't forget to teach your children well. 

In no particular order:

JonCallas  or see Silent Circle
Mike Janke  or see Silent Circle

I apologize for any omissions.