National security is the last refuge of scoundrels

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December 22, 2010
Center for a Stateless Society
by Kevin Carson  
Posted in Commentary

"'National security' is the last refuge of scoundrels. If you license government to decide what we do or don’t need to know, based on the 'national security,' you’re trusting the fox to decide how much we need to know about what’s going on in the henhouse. If government could be trusted, there would be no need for transparency. If you trust the government -- the government over which we’re supposedly expected to exercise popular vigilance -- to decide what we’re allowed to know about its actions, why even bother with all that pretense about a Constitution?" (12/21/10)  

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