By Lucas Dare
“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.” ~ John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy was outspoken against the secret government growing behind the curtains of American democracy. In his address to American publishers and the media in 1961, two years prior to his public assassination, he remarked about the nature of secrecy and the dangers of allowing our government to operate without our consent and beyond our knowledge, warning the press to consider the importance of their role in protecting American liberty from the emergence of the Deep State. In essence, JFK was the first major American whistleblower.
Today, as the world hangs on every Wikileaks release, and those coming from Edward Snowden, it is clear that the role of whistleblowers in our society is critical to the survival of freedom — and it is also clear, the public demands the truth.
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