Posted by ShaneG on Nov 16, 2013 in Politics | 1 comment
You hear this constantly now. Whatever you want to know, you can’t, because it’s classified. Where do you draw the line?
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Being secretive about a military strategy or an invention – that’s one thing. But public policy? Justice? That’s the kind of thing that MUST be out in the open. But it isn’t. Consider this, for example. A provision in the Patriot Act allows a law officer to serve you with a self-written warrant which you are secrecy-bound not to show to ANYONE. And that includes your lawyer too! And this is just one small example of the kind of insantity that passes as law these days.
Secrecy is routinely used as the EXCUSE to cover things up. And the standard explanation is that revealing this secret – WHATEVER it is – would… help the terrorists. THIS is how stupid they think we are! But the opposite is true, if you think about it. Secrecy HELPS the terrorists. The terrorists are already prepared. They already know most “secrets”. So the only one suffering from not knowing is the public. Additionally, the very policy of secrecy right across the board is DESTRUCTIVE to the civil society and promotes lack of any accountability by the elected officials. And, boy, do they KNOW that!
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