The Whistleblower Is Not A Spy

A whistleblower is a person who exposes secretive information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within a private or public organization.  Anyone can be a whistleblower, if you learn about an illegal or unethical action and refuse to participate in it, you should report it to the relevant authorities.  Whistleblowers provide accountability and they are important backstops to abuses of authority leading to corruption.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

16 thoughts on “The Whistleblower Is Not A Spy

  1. Even most of the defenders of the President say that the “whistle blower” went through all the proper channels correctly and did things as prescribed in the law. Too many problems in our society come about from people being afraid to call out people in authority (be it politics or business) doing something wrong.

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    1. That happened to me in High School when these two boys started a fire in the Wood Shop class. I saw them throwing matches into the garbage can that they set on fire, but I never told on them and I should have because they disbanded this class and made everyone take a Study Hall instead which was real boring.

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