Congress and President Obama should protect, not prosecute, whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden who courageously reveal government crimes and wrongdoing.
Why is this important?
On Sunday, 29-year-old Edward Snowden outed himself as the person who informed the public that our government is spying on us and lying to us.
Edward Snowden revealed the elements of a crime. That makes him a whistle-blower, and he deserves our full support.
Mr. Snowden revealed limited information to corroborate his allegations, without revealing details regarding a specific operation. He exposed criminal misconduct. Whistle-blowers with Mr. Snowden's courage must be fully protected -- not prosecuted.
Tell Congress and President Obama to protect whistle-blowers.