We need to have a place where individuals like Edwin Snowden and other whistleblowers can go without repercussions, when they feel that the government is committing actions that are unjust. People who work for the government are most likely to see abuses that need to be corrected, yet they fear if they speak out they could lose their job or face even more serious ramifications. We the citizen lose when whistleblowers don’t have an avenue to voice their concerns. Here is how we solve this problem (below) .
1) An independent judicial board selected by Republicans and Democrats is set up.
2) Government officials can send their complaints to this board anonymously and will be guaranteed to receive a response within 30 days.
3) The independent judicial board must confidentially review the complaint and make a recommendation within that 30 days period.
4) If the government employee feels that they have not received an adequate response within 30 days they have the right to have the board send an anonymous general letter of their complaint to the press and government officials for their review. The government employee will have to approve the letter before it is sent out.