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  • people cant handle the truth

    Some people cant handle such graphic detail in life. Society would go crazy making riots everywhere across the nation. There is a limit on things that people need to know. If everyone knew everything everyone would be paranoid and would be stressful every single day. Its right that some knowledge must be kept to them. NOT EVERYTHING THOUGH. We have a right to know what is needed.

  • Yes, the government should keep secrets

    The government should keep secrets in order to protect the security of the nation. If all the classified secrets of the government is released, it can become a disaster. For example, the terrorist may gain access to important military information and use them to harm the nation. It is very important to keep the secrets safe.

  • Yes,they do anyways..

    My opinion is that the government has to have secrets. However, I believe that the government often gets to be too interested in keeping things secret when they do not need to be kept from the people.

    I do not think that the people should have all the information that the government has. For example, the people should surely not know the names of spies that our country has who are working in other countries. Disclosure of this information would lead to these spies becoming worthless (or getting killed). The people should also not know the specifics of our military plans or the exact capabilities of our weapons. This would allow our enemies to have more of a chance to defeat us.

  • Yes.

    The government should and needs to keep secrets from the general public. These secrets are usually concerned with national security issues. If everyone knows what is going on in terms of operations, with social media, there is no way that the information would not be leaked overseas and to potential terrorist groups. It isn't an option for the government to be open and honest about every single action they take.

  • Yes, the Government Should Keep Secrets

    Of course the government should keep secrets because certain secrets might protect the nation against terrorists as well as ourselves. Terrorists should not be given any aid in their efforts to terrorize, and disallowing them from knowing every detail about governmental actions might help to prevent inadvertent aid. In addition, the citizens of each country are simply better off not knowing certain things to which the government may be privy. For example, if the government had proof of contact with extraterrestrial beings, said proof should be kept a secret. No one could predict how people would react to such information, it might cause widespread panic.

  • Terrorism, and lack of understanding the truth.

    Sometimes it's best to be kept in the dark, because especially in this post 9/11 world we don't know who to trust anymore. There are plenty reasons for secrecy because, if vital info and intelligence gets into the wrong hands, it will be hell in a hand basket. That's why.

  • Keep Secrets from us.

    The government should keep secrets from us to protect our nation and save lives. The less you know the better. Just stay quiet and live your life. No reason for you to be all up in the governments business. This is the United States of America love the country fight for the country and shutup.

  • Do we need to know?

    Think about it: How much do we really need to know about the secret innerworkings of the government? Do we need to know about atrocities, weapons, secret missions, secret experiments performed by the agencies of our country? The answer is no. If the government wanted us to know about these things, they would tell us. Do we want to release ways to make nuclear weapons that could be used to devastate the nation? Or would you rather keep that secret? It's essentially the same thing as doctor/patient confidentiality: they tell you nothing because it's none of our business.

  • Think about yourself

    I believe that people need only to look to themselves to realize why they should. Everyone has secrets, but not every secret is bad or kept secret for bad reason. Think about your own secrets and why you don't blurt them out to everyone you meet. The government is not full of idiots either, many of them are educated professionals. I mean how many parents lie to their kids because they aren't ready to learn there isn't a Santa Claus or the reality of sex. A peoples government takes into consideration ALL people, so even if some could handle the truth, perhaps ALL people cannot.

  • Well of Course!

    Why should the government share top secret information with us? Telling us information about this stuff will most definitely get overseas to potential terrorist groups and they will no longer be "secrets". It's not like the government will trust 7billion people to not tell anyone else. Some people can't handle the truth. They could start uprisings and rebellions.

    For example, if you knew the juiciest gossip in the schoo about a person from a rival schooll, would you tell everyone in your school and expect them not to tell anyone else? Even if you did, people would get mad and start fights and end up getting kicked out of school.

  • It's not right

    As the government we have here in America it's supposed to be a government for the people and by the people so if it's by the people the people deserve to know. The people have the right to know what the government is doing, whether it is hard to understand or hard to take it all in, the people need to know what it is doing! They need to know what the government is doing so if they disagree with it they can change the people in charge. But military circumstances are different.

  • Hidden truth causes obvious ignorance

    The government keeping secrets only shows how low it's expectations are of its citizens. Not only does it undermine the overall maturity of how citizens will react to new information, it also forces the citizens into a belittled mind state. We the people are what make this nation and its government; so we the people also have the right to be aware of all government activity. There is no justification for these secrets. Not only do government secrets make the people of this nation feel below the government it also makes the other nations of the world feel more defensive against us. We, as well as the rest of the world, already know that the US is accepted as the strongest nation in the world but the greed and insecurity of our government makes us seem weak. We need to realize that we all live in this world together as neighbors. There should be no reason we are fighting one another anymore; we are moving into the age of a global economy..It time we come to a global consensus

  • No. As our employees they should not keep secrets from us or violate our right to privacy.

    This should especially be true for our employees who we vote to represent us in office.
    No secrets, no spying, no taking away our privacy or taking away our rights. Why is it that the constitution which is the foundation of our rights is so easily ignored? Why don't they teach the constitution in school anymore? The right to privacy, the right to free speech, the right to bare arms and protect ourselves from those that take away our rights.

    We are Americans and should hold our government accountable for upholding the constitutional rights that our forefathers died to protect and put in place for us.

  • Certainly never in a multiverse

    It's a free country, not an authoritarian regime like North Korea. Knowledge should be available to the public at all time no matter what. It will actual benefit the country and knowledge and freedom makes a country prosper no matter what. The government is corrupt when it wants to hide secrets.

  • No.

    A nation that keeps secrets and prosecutes whistleblowers is a nation that is devastatingly corrupt and has an agenda different from the one being conveyed to their people. We shouldn't be living in a world were secrets are kept for our own good. We shouldn't have governments that support the interests of big corporations.

  • Why should they keep secrets and lie to or faces instead?

    If we don't know about something, there is nothing we can do to help out. Take Nazi Germany for example, because Hitler kept lying to the people and keeping secrets, he was able to take over and there was barely any resistance from the people of Germany. Everyone believed what he said because he was an important man with a lot of power. He lied, kept the truth from the German people, and ended up destroying his own country and many surrounding countries too. If you cant handle the truth, that's not anyone's problem but your own. You just need to grow up and learn that life isn't ever going to be perfect. There will always be problems and when people share the burden together, it isn't as heavy as when they carry it alone.

  • They think that we can't handle the truth so there for don't tell us.

    Who the hell decides what the world can't handle, because they all seem to handle it exceptionally well. I mean, what exactly could be so horrible and shocking that it must be kept from us? People believe that everything in the bible is true and about 90% of that is literally impossible but we handle that pretty well, except when there are disagreements. I say let this country actually vote on this, let us decide what we can and cant handle, not some power hungry old person who is so stubborn that he thinks stupid things like Aliens or weird phenomenon are so serious that it must be kept secret, Why?

  • We can work together!

    The more people know about a problem, the more everyone can help to solve a situation. If you think about it most of the biggest problems were solved by people of the public and not the government. This doesn't mean that we have to know everything like weapons and such, it just means we have the right to know what is going on in the peoples country.

  • Open community is the only way

    Just like the Linux kernel every one can use it everyone can see what it has in it. If a COUNTRY FEELS THREATENED by another it should be open for the rest of the world to see. Then you would see who really starts the war. Secrets in government kill our youth everyday. And say it is a secret. National security. Very simple how to handle things but the people want chaos not transparency.

    If you are a large wealthy country and you keep secrets from the people that run it how can a country be ran. It will go in debt it will kill lives and it will have a wall to hide behind.
    There should never be a country secret a cia mi5 mi6 nsa. There is no need
    we the people make it easy you hurt us we will protect our self we can do that in open. And trust me. If the president or prime minister could actually speak for the people to other country's face it would be a breath of fresh air. If there is no secret you think some one is a jerk then the two both know it. If you favor one country over another so what it happens it is transparent. Look secret create lies that build the walls that kill people. Look at WW1 WW2. Vietnam Korea. Iraq etc etc etc.
    So your telling me a rag tag bunch of men living in a cave brought down the world trade centers omg. Secrets mmmm.

  • Don't we have the right to know?

    If the government that we established back when we signed the constitution "for the people, by the people" and if we are not informed and educated on the decision our government and court makes then basically we seem to be ran by a government that we have no idea or clue of what or when something is taken place. Freedom of press is the ability for all the media to communicate with the people of the US about not only "celebrities, pop culture, etc." but political decisions and government decisions that we have the right to know about. Isn't that was a DEMOCRACY is suppose to be?


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