The federal prosecutors want to convict Edward Snowden, who revealed documents about top-secret surveillance programs.

The federal government does not like exposure of its skullduggery to be made public. Snowden, in my opinion, should be awarded a freedom medal such as a Patrick Henry Award. He deserves the honor.

The federal government sometimes acts like a Fourth Reich, copied after the Third Reich of Germany during the 1930s.

During the Nuremberg trials, Hermann Goring explained how to persuade the public to go to war, which the German people did not want. He told one of his interrogators, “Why of course people don’t want war. … But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, fascist dictatorship, or parliament. … Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifist for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.”

This is the exact methodology being used on the American people. Is this the beginning of the rise of a Fourth Reich in America? Is George Orwell’s “1984” taking place in 2013?

This question Americans have to answer before it’s too late.

Marcel LeRoi, Belgrade

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