“I don’t believe we owe loyalty to a government that lies to us. I do believe we owe loyalty to our fellow Americans who are in danger of being killed by the incompetence of this government.”–Howard Zinn 1967

There are many ways to serve our country, many ways to stand for its founding principles, sometimes, unfortunately, alone against a tsunami of power that would instantly crush a man or woman with any doubt whatsoever int he integrity of one’s actions.

Happy Fourth of July, Edward Snowden. Your “whistleblowing appears to have ignited a movement to restore the Fourth Amendment, the fundamental right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, of which the NSA routinely violates through its warrantless collection of citizens’ personal data.” [Kevin Gosztola, “The Dissenter” at Firegoglake.com]

There are many ways to sing an American tune. Here’s this one: