Originally Posted by bluesky
Any functioning democracy includes transparent government, even if that limits the level of security it can achieve for its citizens.
CM, I truly hope you're being facetious here. If you aren't, then I say let's outlaw guns and declare martial law, because that would make us a whole lot more secure from terrorist threats. If we're gonna ignore one of our constitutional rights, might as well ignore 'em all!
Masterfully spoken, Blue.
Mike, you're talking too much and thinking too little on the issue of transparency.
We have three branches of government so no one branch can usurp power for its own devices. Giving any branch capability to do things without the other two branches (both, not either/or) watching is a no-no in this government.