John Stockwell Quote

“The major function of secrecy in Washington is to keep the U.S. people ... from knowing what the nation’s leaders are doing.”

~ John Stockwell

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Anon    10/2/09

National security gives them the excuse to cover up anything they want. You're the only one that is not allowed to have any secrets and once the "chipped" cash or the cashless society appears you will have no secrets that can be covered up even if "secrets" are personal problems and secrets within your own family and even though not criminal, are still considered private and therefore secret. With "chipped" cash or a cashless society with a chipped I.D. card or an implanted chip within the body, our government will be the only one able to keep secrets. Funny how they agree to more transparency and in the little more they do show I have to wonder how many more secrets they are creating and keeping to keep the subjects, that which we are now, in the dark. Hmmm.

jim k, austin

What we do know about what they are up to, is scary enough.

J Carlton, Calgary

Anon, there is a further comparison to add. In a cashless society or where citizens are chipped (RFID)...we are no longer citizens...we are no longer even people, we're cattle, we're inventory. (Yes we can yes we can...)

Roxy, Olympia


Waffler, Smith

Most of what government does is law enforcement. Most law abiding folk never hear from government. Break the law whether it be IRS, FBI, or environmental law and you will probable get a phone call. And thank your lucky stars and your government that they will not broadcast the secret that you are being investigated unless of course your case goes to court which is always of a public nature. Communist China use to haul its victims in front of the ;public in street trials. Maybe the Major and y'all would admire that system more.

E Archer, NYC

Spoken like a true coward and house slave, Waffler.

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    Anon    10/5/09

    Waffler, it's the word enFORCEment where the crime lies because in a free America, an individual cannot be FORCED to do anything unless he violates (endangers the free exercise of) the right of another, ANYTHING!

    Waffler, Smith

    Law without force is of no effect. The slogan Support Your Local Sheriff is not a meaningless expression. No law without an enforcement agency is of any use. Maybe that is why Border Patrol Officers have been hired. When the inner city gets more cops crime goes down. When force is lifted you know what happens if you have watched the mobs during Katrina, or during the fall of Baghdad etcetera. Cops and force exist all over the world for a very good reason. Quit being so naive Anon.

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      Anon    10/6/09

      Natural law regarding the natural individual rights of the individual with the force to punish ANY violations of such are the only laws that need enforcing in a free society. Quit being so naive Waffler. Support your local sheriff. --------------------------------


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