Secrecy: the oxygen of the deep state, the enemy of democracy

An insightful piece from the Sunlight on Surveillance blog; original found here: http://privacysos.org/node/1229 .

“But this secrecy…has become a god in this country, and those people who have secrets travel in a kind of fraternity…and they will not speak to anyone else.” – Senator J. William Fulbright, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, November 1971

If knowledge is power, ignorance is weakness. Who holds the most power in the United States? Is it the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court? Or is it the deep state? Could Senator Dianne Feinstein or President Obama walk into CIA headquarters, the NSA’s Fort Meade, or an operations base run by the Joint Special Operations Command…read more

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s