Writing in the Christian Science Monitor, Sheldon Richman says that Bradley Manning is a hero. I agree.
How can the American system be regarded as participatory if the most potentially explosive government conduct is hidden? Are “we the people” really in charge or not?
Or is “government of the people, by the people, for the people” so much pabulum to keep us contentedly ignorant?
The same Obama administration that condemns the leaks has said: “Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing.” But if the government decides what constitutes transparency, how can it achieve either objective?
Read the rest of Richman’s op-ed piece here: WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning isn’t a criminal. He’s a hero.