Only a few pieces of recent legislation have had any impact on the efforts to release the growing classified archives that mark the theft of our own history by the national security state. The Nazi War Crimes Records Act and the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Act have released over 15 million pages of classified documents relating to key pieces of our history, and have far outstripped the ineffective Freedom of ...more »
Many citizens have posted questions asking for obama to prove his citizenship but it seems obama's moderators are locking oe deleting these VERY VALID QUESTIONS. WHERE IS THE TRANSPARENCY?
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Increasingly, government officials evade accountability by refusing to document their activities in written form, whether through memos, emails, fax logs, or whatever. Supervisors even forbid subordinates from sending them written materials. There should be a government-wide standard instructing agencies on what to document and preserve for the National Archives. There also should be a government-wide minimum time for ...more »
Many arguments about government programs, particularly national security-related programs, come down to a tradeoff between open government and (supposedly) national security concerns. I propose a "time lock" concept whereby if the government claims an issues is too sensitive to disclose for national security reasons, then the issue can be put in a figurative or literal "vault" to be released without question in a fixed ...more »