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Tom Morello

I'll Pay to Keep

Snowden in Hiding

6/25/2013 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tom Morello's so pissed about the worldwide search for Edward Snowden that he's willing to foot the bill to help the man behind the NSA leaks escape the U.S. government.

We brought up the Snowden scandal to Rage Against the Machine's guitarist last night ... and he absolutely unloaded on the Obama administration, and recommended Snowden -- who's been charged with espionage and theft of government property -- never return to the U.S.

Morello explained, "I think he should live a happy life in Ecuador. That's what I think. I think he's a hero."

He added, "He exposed the crimes of the government. That we're all being spied on. all the time by the Obama administration? If anybody deserves to be in jail ... it's not Snowden."

Tom goes on to say he'll personally pay for Snowden's flight to South America -- and you've gotta hear his choice words for President Obama and his emails soliciting money.

Agree or disagree with him -- the guy is passionate.

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sandin    

I just created this account just to click on the hate button to the haters saying bad things about Morello.

451 days ago
62.

The Ean    

STFU and try and put together a guitar solo.
Any guitar solo.

451 days ago
63.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

The USA tells you what you're going to do.....and it is none of your business what they do behind your back....GO EDDIE!!....maybe the Obama admin will be passing feathers!.......looks like they already are.

451 days ago
64.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

The White House and everything in it belongs to the people...........not the president!

451 days ago
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bobmarley42    

The government had been spying on us every since it was created. Kennedy, King, RAPPERS!

451 days ago
66.

eqquesz    

"Thou watch that", say the Amish with the Quaker.

451 days ago
67.

Dave    

If there is another terrorist attack in the US one can only hope that Morello is personally impacted by it; then we will see if he still has the same view.

451 days ago
68.

waves    

what most folks on here dont realize is that Morello graduated with honors from Harvard with a Political Science degree...He just happens to be known for his artistic talent ;) Educate yourself

451 days ago
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waves    

what most folks on here dont realize is that Morello graduated with honors from Harvard with a Political Science degree...He just happens to be known for his artistic talent ;)

451 days ago
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cadbass    

Those of you that think its ok what the govt is doing is exactly what is wrong with our country!

451 days ago
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waves    

What some people don't realize is that Morello graduated with honors from Harvard with a Political Science degree. Ultimately, if we cannot speak out against government crimes then this is not a "free" country afterall. The government is supposed to be "of the people, by the people, for the people" not the other way around.

451 days ago
72.

Lallum    

To the people that say "HURR DURR IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE WHY ARE YOU WORRIED?", would you be okay with the government installing cameras in your home?

The US was founded on an innate distrust of the government. Now look at you. Fat, content, happy to do whatever the government says as long as you can keep your cable TV, McDonalds and pills. The founding fathers will be spinning in their graves.

451 days ago
73.

Fabricio    

You are so damn right Tom!

451 days ago
74.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

Just remember folks, don't ever storm YOUR White House front steps to speak your mind.....that would be a big no-no.....probably get shot.

451 days ago
75.

DJ    

Anyone that voted at all voted for the government to stay in power. Wake Up. Free Snowden, Free Manning.

451 days ago
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