Interesting Timing: Senate Passes Federal Whistleblower Protection Bill

from the as-we-torture-one... dept

We were just highlighting how the government is terrible at protecting whistleblowers -- with particular attention to the horrific treatment of Bradley Manning. As all of this is going on, it's worth pointing out that the Senate (apparently without much sense of irony) has passed a "Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act," which would seek to grant greater protections to government employees who blow the whistle on government wrongdoing. Of course, some have concerns with the new bill, in that it specifically weakens some protections for "the intelligence community," while increasing protections for other government employees.

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  1. identicon
    Haris, 17 Dec 2010 @ 7:20am

    Re: Re: Whistleblowing vs. Treason

    Well, this statement would be true, if the US drafted him. However todays ARMY is a 100% volunteer army, and it is not mandatory to serve. There hasnt been a Draft since Vietnam if im not mistaken.

    First you volunteer to join, second is you dont have to deploy if you dont want however there is consequences if you go AWOL.

    When you sign on the dotted line nobody is threatning you with jail time or has a gun to your head.

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