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Sarah Palin is right, Assange should be “hunted like a terrorist”

The recent headline about whether Reagan was a “snitch” and Sarah Palin calling on the Obama Administration to hunt down Julian Assange as terrorist got me to thinking about how far we have come since the days when Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were tried for espionage and executed for passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.

The Rosenbergs were executed in 1953–just four years before I was born–but in my lifetime it is astonishing to me how far we as a society have gone down the tubes in this regard.  To understand how we got here, I believe a brief history lesson is in order.  Continue reading