"Arnold Burns, former United States deputy attorney
general, has said that federal grand juries can be used as a "vicious tool."
They can be used to violate Constitutional rights and basic standards
of fairness, while all records are secret forever.
We should unseal
records after 10 years so that abuses can come to light." - Elaine
Central to the global right to information
movement is the belief that information held by government should be publicly
available unless government officials can make a good case that legitimate
interests perhaps the public interest in
preserving national security or
the need to protect citizen privacy
would be harmed by releasing that information.
Even though citizens may assume that transparency is a
basic principle of representative government
access to information
has always been closely tied the distribution of political
philosopher Jean Bodin
revived the term used by the Roman historian Tacitus to describe the "secrets of imperial policy" that had to
be protected against prying: the arcana imperii.
Jean Bodin and other supporters of absolutist
rule argue that the ability to
maintain the integrity of the state will be undercut if arcana imperii is not
Revolutions in England (1688) and France (1789) ended
the concept that the true purpose of laws must be kept secret for the state to
Social philosophers of the time noted secret law led to
The right to free speech became
gradually entrenched, legislatures improved their capacity to monitor taxing
and spending, and the process of lawmaking became more open to public scrutiny.
1789 Drafters of the Constitution of the United States of
America emphasize the need for open lawmaking by requiring publication
of a "regular statement of account of
the receipts and expenditures of all public money," as well as a journal of
House of Commons acknowledges the right of the press to sit in the public
gallery and record debates.
Hansard, the daily record of British parliamentary debates, begins
Western democracies have achieved
a level of basic transparency.
rule of law is established, the
process of lawmaking is open to public view, and the right to speak freely
about government affairs is protected.
Within the bowels of government,
secrecy is still very much the rule.
concept of the "official
secret" is the specific invention
of government and nothing is so
defended as the "official
Every government seeks to keep knowledge
and intentions secret to shield
actions from critical
examination by the general public.
Government naturally welcomes
a poorly informed populace
in so far as ignorance
agrees with the government's interests of concealing
intentions behind the
Veil of the "Official
John Yoo pens Justice Department
memorandum on torture which is followed by the administration when it came to
"The law in this country includes not just statutes and
regulations, which the public can readily access, it also includes
interpretations made by courts and the
Interpretations are increasingly
being withheld from Congress.
The code of secrecy also extends to
yet another body of law:
changes to executive orders.
The administration also takes the position that a president can "waive"
or "modify" a published executive order without any
public notice -
simply by not following it.
president's prerogative to change an executive order, but
doing so without public notice works a secret
change in the law.
Because the published order stays on the books,
Congress and the public have no idea that it's no longer in effect.
Keeping the law secret doesn't enhance
national security, but it
does give the government free rein to operate without oversight or
accountability." - Senator Russ Feingold
Information Security Oversight Office reports the cost of implementing
the national security classification
system in government and industry reaches an all-time high of $9.91
This classification cost figure includes physical security,
computer security and other aspects of classified information security is a
4.6% increase over the year before and is the highest amount ever reported by
the Information Security Oversight Office.
September 15, 2009
Director of National Intelligence Admiral Dennis C. Blair, discloses
that the current annual budget for the 18 agency US "Intelligence Community"
(IC) is $75 billion and employs some 200,000 operatives world-wide, including
Admiral Blair states that
the "traditional fault
line" separating secretive military programs from overall intelligence
activities "is no longer relevant."
Domestic enemy watchlists can be accessed by
law enforcement personel through the
Homeland Security Data Network or the Secret Internet Protocol Router
Network (SIPRNet) at a fusion center.
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