In this barely viewed video shot for UK Screen, Matt Damon answers a journalist’s question about Edward Snowden, admitting while he hasn’t read all the material Snowden leaked, he thinks the whistlerblower

did a great thing

and that Snowden seemed like a:

conscientious guy.

The actor goes on to say:

If we’re going to trade our civil liberties for our security, then that should be a decision that we collectively make, it shouldn’t be made for us.

He then further discusses the sacrifice of personal liberty for security.

H/T: CNET.com

In this barely viewed video shot for UK Screen, Matt Damon answers a journalist’s question about Edward Snowden, admitting while he hasn’t read all the material Snowden leaked, he thinks the whistleblower

did a great thing

and that Snowden seemed like a:

conscientious guy.

The actor goes on to say:

If we’re going to trade our civil liberties for our security, then that should be a decision that we collectively make, it shouldn’t be made for us.

He then further discusses the sacrifice of personal liberty for security.

H/T: CNET.com

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.