Excerpted from The Inquisitr:
Jimmy Carter has come out in support of Edward Snowden, saying the invasion of privacy the NSA whistleblower uncovered has gone too far and had become a restriction on civil rights.
Speaking at a closed-door event of the Atlantik Brucke in Atlanta, Carter railed against US intelligence services and said that the NSA domestic spying program uncovered by Snowden was “beneficial” for Americans to know about.
“America does not have a functioning democracy at this point in time,” the German newspaper Die Spiegel quoted the former US president as saying. There was some question on the validity of the source, however, as no American media outlets reported on the event and it was not clear where Die Spiegel got its source from.
But Jimmy Carter has been openly critical of the NSA in other settings.
“I believe the invasion of privacy has gone too far”, Carter told CNN. “And I believe the secrecy around it was excessive.”In an article for The New York Times last year, Cater also warned that the United States would “forfeit its moral authority” if it continued to strip away the civil rights of its citizens. Keep reading