Assignemnt 4-Whistleblowers(CitizenFour)

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When we consider disagreements with the law, we may wonder whether or not we should blow the whistle and commit an act of civil disobedience. In this short assignment, I will examine whether civil disobedience is a justifiable act, in the “Snowden Case,” when blowing the whistle. First, I will explain which account of civil disobedience best describes the “Snowden Case.” Then, I will explain why I think Snowden was justified in blowing the whistle. Civil disobedience is when it is unclear whether the law is valid and the person believes that the law is invalid. The “Snowden Case” is a strong account of civil disobedience because Edward Snowden believed that what the NSA was doing was not valid, so he followed his judgement and disobeyed the law accordingly, resulting in him blowing the whistle. Snowden was worried that about the people’s ability to meaningfully oppose the power of state government, more specifically that if the policy that restrains these states switches or changes then, the people couldn’t meaningfully oppose that power. He talks of many people whom he
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