Letter To Henry David Thoreau's 'Letter From Jail'

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Samantha Dunbar Ms. Kitchens AP language and composition 17 November 2014 Letter from jail Lindsay, I do not deny that what I did was wrong, However, I also do not deny that it was not morally correct. If anyone was in the wrong here it was the NSA. Could you imagine if the NSA was eavesdropping in on your phone calls? I do not imagine that you would be to please to hear that. All I did was take documents, top secret documents, and make them available to the public. While I did steal USA government property, I did not have it published in the USA; thus why I left you without saying a word. I could not tell you where I was going or that I was even fleeing the country. I do hope you will forgive me on that one. As Henry David Thoreau…show more content…
I am begging you to get this information out to the public. If they so choose not to do anything with it that depends on the people, However I will rest easier knowing I’ve done as much as I could. “It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will” Only man has the power to change what they do not like about our government (Thoreau). Yet again, I am sitting in this prison on my own behalf. I am here because I wanted and still do want the people to have justice, I want the people to know. If I could go back and do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a single thing I did. I wouldn’t change a thing because there is nothing to change when one is doing something on the behalf of the public. Many might call me a traitor, others a hero, but titles do not matter. I know what I did, I know why I did it, and I do not half to explain my actions to anyone who challenge them. Yours truly, Edward Snowden Work cited King, Dr. Martin Luther. “Letter From A Birmingham Jail”. Letter to The Clergymen. 16 April 1963. American identities. N.p.; Wiley-Blackwell, 2005 N. Pag. Print. "Edward Joseph Snowden." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 17 Nov. 2014. Henry David Thoreau. Civil Disobedience. N.p.: Henry David Thoreau, 1849.

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