(Photo: Bob and Cory Parks)Media Research Center Truck Advertising in downtown NYC October 1010. An article from CNSNews.com about this media campaign for truth can be found here.
Wikileaks has done it again, and again. And in a big way. Blown the lid off of US secrets.
How do you think this should be handled? Here are some quotes whose relevance to this subject may give you pause as you consider your answer.
“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”
President John F. Kennedy
Contrast that with this quote from Katherine Graham, Washington Post publisher and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
“We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know, and shouldn’t. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.”
Katherine Graham, editor of the Washington Post
These billboard trucks and advertisements of the Media Research Center traveled through the centers of media power calling for the Truth over a year ago. Now, Wikileaks demonstrates that secrecy may no longer be an option so I encourage you to ask yourself whether the truth is a good thing to know, and why?
My answer is a clear, resounding, YES! A government for the people, by the people and of the people, ought to know what the people are doing and what difficulties they are up against. To me, all of these are very important questions for US to answer clearly.
E Pluribus Unum- out of many, One.