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Reversing the Erosion of Civil Liberties

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Abuses and failures are enabled through excessive over-classification -- see "WikiLeaks and 9-11: What If?", through the use of "State Secrets" privilege to keep cases out of the courts and through lack of government whistleblower protection.

The English historian Lord Acton, who figured out that power corrupts, also realized that, "Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity."

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Retired FBI Agent and former Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel.

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