Trump Should Award Assange The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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President Trump should award Julian Assange of WikiLeaks the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contribution to the security and national interests of the U.S.

President Trump and Congress should award Julian Assange of WikiLeaks the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contribution to the security and national interests of the United States.

Has a journalist ever played such a key role in exposing the rampant  corruption of the powers that be, while under such enormous pressure?

Mainstream media and the establishment may be uncomfortable with WikiLeaks’ open model of journalism, but it is perfectly harmonious with the First Amendment and makes sense in the internet age.

Julian Assange, writing on Election Day, said: “Wikileaks remains committed to publishing information that informs the public, even if many, especially those in power, would prefer not to see it. WikiLeaks must publish. It must publish and be damned.

But they should also be rewarded.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award of the United States. It recognizes those individuals who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors“. The award is not limited to U.S. citizens and, while it is a civilian award, it can also be awarded to military personnel and worn on the uniform.

The Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom are the highest civilian awards in the United States. It is awarded to persons “who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient’s field long after the achievement.” American citizenship is not a requirement.

Don’t these descriptions fit with what Julian Assange has achieved through his fight for truth, justice and freedom with Wikileaks?

We the people await the awarding of the Presidential Medal of Honor or the Congressional Gold Medal to Julian Assange. And throw in a pardon, too.

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry is a writer at The People's Voice. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter has travelled in over 80 countries and won arguments in every single one. Live without fear.
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  1. Julian Assange absolutely deserves those medals and probably the Nobel Peace Prize as well since he likely averted World War III. I hope with all my heart that it happens for him. We owe him more than we could ever repay. Only those who were exposed or those who condone corruption think otherwise.

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