The question is simple. Should it be legal for federal government to keep secrets from the people? This does not include confidential information such as social security information, medical history, etc. I'm asking if secrets such as who we assassinated today, weapons trade deals, the infinite conflicts and "missions" our military members and CIA members are involved in that we have absolutely no flipping idea about should all be kept secret from us. The reason I'm asking is because it is my opinion that close to 99% of our national security issues originate from the actions being kept secret, whereas the government tells us that we are somehow being kept "safe" from these secrets. I'm not even flipping sure what the heck that means, but it sure doesn't agree with logic. It only seems reasonable that some random joe over in the Middle East would have motivation to want to attack me over here if the government somehow pissed this dude and his buddies off majorly. I'm guessing it's not because I have the freedom to sit on a couch in my front yard eating dangerously cheesy Cheetos. If the government wasn't allowed to keep secrets, our voters would actually have access to valuable information that would enable them to vote for candidates that could better represent the people and the nation. It would encourage a system of honesty, among other benefits. I don't want to hear how the operations and abilities of the U.S. military will be "hurt" if there were to be no more secrets. As far as I'm concerned, and the reason I'm posing the question in the first place, is because they are part of the problem. They are directly contributing to making this nation unsafe by creating enemies each and every day, while killing primarily only those that some rich white guy (not me, the people) has decided is threatening. How is this a "government for the people, by the people" if we aren't even allowed free access to information that would make us, you know, actual informed voters?