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Should a country/government give all its information to the citizens/public? If no, what information should the country not release?

This question is inspired by WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. I was wondering if you guys think there is some information about your country that the government can keep to itself. Or should you be granted access to all information regarding your country? This question is mainly about transparency and the government's right to have privacy from its citizens.

After some Googling, it seems this question is about open governments and how open they need to be for "effective public oversight" (thanks Wikipedia).


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    Oct 23 2013: Governments in a democracy are elected by the people. Our elected representatives are put in the positions they hold because we believe that they have the skills to collectively ensure effective administration of our country and its affairs. These are people who supposedly have been elected because they have the "required" skills to govern a nation. We trust their judgement and have democratic safeguards in place to ensure that issues of national importance are debated upon by elected bodies before being acted upon.

    So yes, since we trust our elected representatives, it is not necessary that all state secrets are disclosed to the public - the public is made up of people with varying levels of intellect; they are not necessarily going to understand and make sense of this information with the same level of intelligence. In most cases, the outcomes of such information dissemination (including leaks) are less than desirable. Depending on the intelligence and emotional quotient of the population in general, the outcomes can range from sensible protests to widespread anarchy.

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