Letter: Defending Snowden after his leaks

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I am stunned to see that so many people still consider Edward Snowden a traitor ["Good things come from curbs on NSA," Letters, June 2]. Our public officials get caught in lie after lie, yet there are still people who remain confident in them.

I would like to give a brief history lesson to those who have either forgotten the past or wish to ignore it. In 1933, the German Reichstag passed the Enabling Act in response to a terrorist attack. It gave Chancellor Adolf Hitler the power to enact laws without the involvement of the legislative body.

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We know what came next.

Robert Dirmeir Jr., Baldwin

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