The Silencing of the Whistleblowers
The purpose of the Bill of Rights was to balance individual freedoms with the powers granted to the government by the Constitution. As our freedoms are taken one by one, the government gains reciprocal power. The more power it gains, the more freedoms it will destroy. With our government now shrouded in a envelope of secrecy, whistleblowers are almostly exclusively the only conduit between the government and the public. Without them, we will know nothing about the inner operations of our own government. In an effort to retain government power, the Obama Administration has cracked down on whistleblowers more than any prior President.