We all know the answer to the headline question. The truth hurts a government dedicated to secrecy and criminal behavior. If you…no matter who you are…are doing honest things…moral things…ethical things…then most of the time, the truth will not hurt you.
Yeah, I understand that truth can be said at the wrong time, and can become uncomfortable for some. But aren’t we taught from the cradle to tell the truth? Why is it so hard for government to tell the truth about EVERYTHING? Further…why does the government lie about EVERYTHING, even when they don’t have to lie?
Wikileaks has become known as the home of the whistleblower. Daniel Ellsberg must be proud. Remember him? Ellsberg was a Harvard Ph.D., a former Marine officer and a military analyst at the Pentagon. He leaked the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times in 1971, which helped bring the Vietnam War to a close.
Commenting about his time in government, Ellsberg said: “The public is lied to every day by the President, by his spokespeople, by his officers. If you can’t handle the thought that the President lies to the public for all kinds of reasons, you couldn’t stay in the government at that level…(for) a week. The fact is Presidents rarely say the whole truth…essentially, never say the whole truth…of what they expect and what they’re doing and what they believe and why they’re doing it and rarely refrain from lying, actually, about these matters.”
You might not remember this, but The Federal Government had a moment of conscience back in 1989 when it enacted The Whistleblower Protection Act.
The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a United States federal law that protects federal whistleblowers, or persons who work for the government who report agency misconduct. A federal agency violates the Whistleblower Protection Act if it takes or fails to take (or threatens to take or fail to take) a personnel action with respect to any employee or applicant because of any disclosure of information by the employee or applicant that he or she reasonably believes evidences a violation of a law, rule or regulation; gross mismanagement; gross waste of funds; an abuse of authority; or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.
The law created the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), charged with investigating complaints from bureaucrats that they were punished after reporting to Congress about waste, fraud, or abuse in their agencies. The OSC has jurisdiction over allegations of whistleblower retaliation for made by employees of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
But then in 2006, Washington came back to its senses and gutted that law, this time using their Supreme Court to do the dirty work.
From Wikipedia again:
The U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Garcetti v. Ceballos, 04-473 (2006), ruled that government employees do not have protection from retaliation by their employers under the First Amendment of the Constitution when they speak pursuant to their official job duties.
The outcry among whistle-blower advocates and First Amendment advocates was particularly extensive. Whistleblower lawyer Stephen M. Kohn called the ruling “the single biggest setback for whistleblowers in the courts in the past 25 years.” Under the ruling, Kohn says, public employees—all 22 million of them—have no First Amendment rights when they are acting in an official capacity, and in many cases are not protected against retaliation. Kohn estimates that “no less than 90 percent of all whistleblowers will lose their cases on the basis of this decision.”
Washington, including all civilian and military functionaries, represent mendacity and criminality throughout the world. They deserve to be exposed for their deeds.
Also, don’t miss the lesson you can learn about the lapdog US Media as it spins out the lie making Wikileaks the bad guy in this story. I haven’t heard much from the talking heads that lends support to whistleblowers, and certainly not Wikileaks.
And another thing. Just like the 9-11-01 “attack” has resulted in draconian Federal intrusion into individual’s lives, massive over-regulation, and a breathtaking loss of individual liberty…these Wikileaks and other Internet websites and blogs railing against Washington tyranny will result in Chinese-style censorship of the Internet. You just wait…there may come a day when websites like DumpDC.com are simply blocked permanently. All you’ll see when you click on the URL will be a blank white page…just like you get today when you go to Wikileaks.
I don’t know what possessed Julian Assange, the owner of Wikileaks, to begin releasing government documents. And Washington will likely make him pay a high price for doing so…either fines, imprisonment or he’ll conveniently “get suicided”. But we have been provided a peek behind the curtain, and what we see ain’t pretty. For a secessionist, it should only reinforce one’s resolve to separate from the USA and form a new nation. The dream of separation from the most corrupt government in human history to start afresh and anew on a new nation must be the driving force and ultimate goal for lovers of individual liberty and property rights.
Secession is the hope for humanity. Who will be first?
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