Saturday, May 5, 2007

Freedom and Pravda

Information flow is vital to a free society. The first and second amendments to the Constitution are arguably the most important. With freedom to speak the truth comes the freedom to tell everyone country or worldwide what is happening. With the freedom to own protective devices, we can help ensure we retain our freedom to tell the truth near and far.

Militarily, the only information that should be restricted involves operational security: future operations, security, and capability, essentially. If there is a requirement for every statement- free speech- to be "rubber stamped", it means there is fear that an unpleasant truth will be known.

These are dark days.


Chris said...

That gives us both something to jump for joy about in getting ready to leave the 'stan: the restoration of our first amendment rights.

My wife and I both work in Information Assurance (infosec) and are well versed on all of the opsec concerns, but this latest crap is right up there with the TSA groping the elderly - all flash and no substance - a complete cockup of micromanaged stupidity.

The only thing common about sense is the lack of it.

J.R.Shirley said...

"Amen, brother, amen..."