Oliver Stone, John Cusack, Roseanne Barr Petition Ecuador President to Give Snowden Asylum
A group of far-left Hollywoodans has signed a petition asking Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa to grant National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden asylum.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this includes Oliver Stone, John Cusack, Roseanne Barr, and Danny Glover.
Also on the list are Amber Heard, Shia LaBeouf, musician Boots Riley, anti-war activists Tom Hayden and Daniel Ellsberg, former U.S. ambassador Joseph Wilson, and Noam Chomsky.
The petition they signed reads:
“Charging someone with espionage, who clearly did not commit espionage, is strong prima facie evidence of political persecution. The unprecedented quantity of whistle-blowers that have been charged under the Espionage Act by the Obama administration suggests that it is applying this law in a completely arbitrary fashion.
"In Snowden’s case, what he has revealed are actions by the NSA that violate the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment protections against 'unreasonable searches and seizures.' There is no evidence whatsoever that his revelations have in any way threatened U.S. national security or were ever intended to do so. Yet rather than pursue reforms that would protect the rights of people in the U.S. and around the world, the Obama administration again seeks to silence those who have brought these abuses to light.”
Isn't it marvelous how these folks seem to always be acting against America's interests?