Is the UK Government creating more Ed Snowdens?

hBD5F5C89Bradley Manning solemnly swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”

It doesn’t matter which country it is, the State expects the loyalty of citizens. This is most clear in the pledges that new citizens are required to recite:

US: “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, … , with liberty and justice for all.”

UK: “I will give my loyalty to the United Kingdom and respect its rights and freedoms. I will uphold its democratic values. I will observe its laws faithfully and fulfil my duties and obligations as a British citizen.”

Society is best served when words mean something. Read more…

posted: 30 Jul 2013