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End Institutional Secrecy

Secret decisions and actions on the part of public institutions is not compatible with a democratic society. Henceforth all institutions of government and all legally recognized corporations must promptly satisfy requests for information unless it violates an individual citizen's right to privacy. "National Security" and "Proprietary" secrets are abolished.

joe , 17.10.2011, 07:10
Idea status: under consideration

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Ulf Erlingsson, 06.11.2011, 01:42
The text can be adopted from Chapter 2 of the Swedish constitution's Freedom of the Press Act, which you can read in English translation here: http://www.riksdagen.se/templates/R_PageExtended____6332.aspx
Kevin Conner, 02.02.2012, 00:09
What, so the Defense Department would have to had over the blueprints for nuclear warheads to anyone who asks for them? Please, come on.

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