Obama's Secrets

From latimes.com - One of the most disappointing attributes of the Obama administration has been its proclivity for secrecy. The president who committed himself to "an unprecedented level of openness in government" has followed the example of his predecessor by invoking the "state secrets" privilege to derail litigation about government misdeeds in the war on terror. He has refused to release the administration's secret interpretation of the Patriot Act, which two senators have described as alarming. now his Justice Department has proposed to allow government agencies to lie about the existence of documents being sought under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA.  More News New Mexico


Anonymous said...

Just a note: There is no "state secrets" clause in the Constitution. The only secrecy allowance is in Article I and allows ONLY Congress to keep secret such parts of its journal as the Congress deems necessary. Our government is not granted authority to keep secrets from the bosses, We the People.

This is what you get when you don't know the Constitution and what it allows. Everything not granted is withheld.

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