Secret Laws

Secret Laws: “

Almost 2000 years BC, Hammurabi put Babylon’s laws in writing for the first time ever “so that all men might read and know what was required of them.” 4000 years later, the U.S. government is making public laws passé, according to an excellent article by Steve Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists. When former Representative Helen Chenoweth-Hage (R-Idaho) faced a security guard pat-down before flying, she demanded to see the regulation authorizing the search. One government official responded “That is called ‘sensitive security information.’ She’s not allowed to see it, nor is anyone else.”

(Via The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) Blog.)


there can’t be secret laws in a free society. there cannot.