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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.

  • Their decisions do influence us.

    Governments do their decisions and thus they do affect the normal life of the individual. We should have the right to know that what government is doing in order to maintain our privacy and self-determination. I am not a sheep and I do not accept some greedy politicans as my shepherds. Human is free since s/he is born.

  • Their decisions do influence us.

    Governments do their decisions and thus they do affect the normal life of the individual. We should have the right to know that what government is doing in order to maintain our privacy and self-determination. I am not a sheep and I do not accept some greedy politicans as my shepherds. Human is free since s/he is born.

  • If everyone could build battleships, the ocean would be a mess of unceasing combat

    As we all know, the government might be concealing schematics for mass atomic conversion.
    Supposing the terror group ISIS or just some random citizen could do this as soon as it was uncovered, without any technologies for countering it, a citizen going berserk for whatever reason could be MUCH more catastrophic than someone just shooting an officer, though both are rather malevolent of a human.

  • Information to the public means information to the whole world

    What does it mean when government don't keep secrets? It means they release all information out into the public. When something is released to the public, everyone has access to it, so will bad people. People with unlawful intentions will try and exploit these information and use it against the government, making a threat to not only the legal branches but also to us citizens. Also, information here is not simply financial affairs, it could also be military, social and more.

  • Some secrets would end society

    If the government told you that in 12 years (Example) that a chunk of rock from mars was going straight in the direction of earth, society would break down and as time goes on people would have a reason to do whatever they want because mass extinction was nigh. Secrets such as the CODE TO THE INTERNET being public would let anyone do mass hacks, your email would not be secret, your passwords and browser would be completely editable to those who would access and hack our government by the secrets such as nuclear codes and everything that protects the government. A secret is something that you hold and know and no-body else knows, put that for everything in the government including passwords, nuclear codes and lots more that would influence your everyday life.

  • No they should not

    We as the people should have the right to know what is going on with our country. If we can't trust the government then is everything a lie? What if we are at stake from nuclear war? We should be able to know inorder to do something to protect ourselves and feel safe. Like the Cuban missile crisis. Kennedy did not tell the people we were close to nuclear war. How are we supposed to be prepared? The government should not keep secrets

  • 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.

  • Keeping secrets doesn't protect people, it divides them.

    The government dislikes it when the people hold secrets from it, so why should they be hypocritical and do the same thing? The line will be drawn between the two groups, the ones who believe the government is doing what's best, and the ones who lose faith in their government, thus leading to losing faith in their country. Its true that some people can't handle the truth, but those people don't have to know it. Like everything else in the world, it should be up to the individual person whether they would like to know the truth about the world in which they live in. This way, if the government is open and honest then the people won't have any reason to create conspiracy theories. As long as there are secrets, the country will never be able to become a whole.

  • Keeping secrets doesn't protect people, it divides them.

    The government dislikes it when the people hold secrets from it, so why should they be hypocritical and do the same thing? The line will be drawn between the two groups, the ones who believe the government is doing what's best, and the ones who lose faith in their government, thus leading to losing faith in their country. Its true that some people can't handle the truth, but those people don't have to know it. Like everything else in the world, it should be up to the individual person whether they would like to know the truth about the world in which they live in. This way, if the government is open and honest then the people won't have any reason to create conspiracy theories. As long as there are secrets, the country will never be able to become a whole.

  • Educate the uninformed

    I agree and understand that people are not able to comprehend the intensity of some of the information being withheld from the general public and in all honesty most would likely choose to over look the information because it would be too much for them that they would simply ignore it.
    However thats all because we have been taught to do so, we have been taught to look the other way and not to ask questions.
    If we were raised to understand the issues that this world faces it wouldnt come as such a shock.
    Either way it should be up to the individual to decide whether they want to embrace the information or not.
    Rather than having a minority dealing with the worlds problems and keeping it from the majority, would it not make sense for the majority to work together and keep it from the minority who chooses to keep their heads in the sand.
    If individuals had the opportunity to participate in government funded classes to slowly reveal classified information as they learn to cope with it, would be a good start and could only be beneficial for all of us to have more outlooks and ideas.

  • We need to know

    We need to know things, so we can feel safe. And we trust the government if they gonna keep on keeping secrets. If they don't tell us the truth, than the United States is a fake country to all the citizens and to the world. People need to know the truth.


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