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Freedom of Information Act...good or bad?
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ironknee
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Nov 1, 2012, 07:27 PM
 
Freedom of Information Act...good or bad? And why?
     
subego
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Nov 2, 2012, 03:49 PM
 
This is sorta like "freedom of speech, good or bad?"

Yes, good. Clearly so. Why are you asking?
     
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Nov 2, 2012, 07:52 PM
 
In some instances it cuts both ways, but overall it's good.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
ironknee  (op)
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Dec 12, 2012, 08:11 PM
 
Hi, sorry for the delay

I am for it like you'll do

I agree with Shaddim it cuts both ways.... I mean years from now there will be information from the AIF about our "heros" ... JFK. Reagan, Bush 1 and 2, Obama etc... and they may be negative.

I say more info the better no matter what
     
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Dec 13, 2012, 05:44 AM
 
Like any legislation it can be-and has been- abused, but I think the benefits far outweigh any negatives.

Did you have a more specific question in mind?
     
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Dec 17, 2012, 08:09 AM
 
Government transparency is more important now then ever. I'm actually in favor of stronger rules for "government secrets" and an easier process for declassifying documents.
     
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Dec 19, 2012, 07:59 AM
 
Huge goods, and huge negatives.

I'm actually in favour of not making many decision-making processes more transparent. I say this because I believe having more access to information usually results in more paralysis by the eventual decision-maker. With more people having knowledge, there are more opinions, more analyses, and especially more influences brought to bear......i.e. the increased presence of lobby groups.
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Dec 19, 2012, 07:01 PM
 
Should have been public.
     
   
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