posted on Dec, 18 2016 @ 12:40 PM
So we have a lot of people who think they have the “right” to “the Truth” irrespective of what it is. There are a number of problems with
this. The biggest one is that you wouldn’t know what the Truth was if it bit you in the butt anyway. Why? Because too many times your “Truth” is
a political truth that has nothing to do with reality. “Never a Straight Answer” NASA is a good example. If NASA told you the Truth, how would you
know? At this point you require NASA to concede to your speculation of what the Truth is. The “Truth” you THINK is out there runs the gamut from
“NASA found life on Mars and isn’t telling us.” To “But Ben Rich said we can already travel among the stars” and “Aliens are abducting us
by the millions.” Basically unless NASA agrees with your fantasies you won’t believe they are telling “The Truth.”
Now where did this idea that you have a “right to the Truth!” come from? When we talk about “rights” as a citizen they come from several
places. The Declaration of Independence says: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by
their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” According to Jefferson, who
granted these rights? The Creator. Somebody, i.e.: God, GAVE us these rights. The US Constitution is another source, specifically the Bill of Rights,
so we have the “right to keep and bear arms” maybe, as long as this is defined as a personal and not a collective right. Who defines that? The
Supreme Court, by a single vote. Who GAVE us these rights? The framers of the Constitution under pressure from the States.
These days we pass laws to grant us rights. Who does that? Normally legislators themselves, and sometimes the people by initiative or referendum. So
these days you have the right to be gay, but you don’t have the right to refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay wedding because that is
“discrimination” but you DO have the right to refuse to sell propane to Trump supporters, at least most places. Who “gave us” these rights?
Legislators and the Court system. They are not “inherent.” “God” didn’t grant them to us. In many cases, they were forced down our throats.
Ask the baker.
So where is the “Right to Truth” in any of this? It doesn’t exist. The closest you can get is the FOIA which seeks to give citizens the
“Right” to a transparent government by making most written (and electronic) material accessible to citizens by request. But when you actually READ
the law (a burden to most who find the task too onerous) it provides numerous loopholes and reasons where the government can prevent disclosure of
such material on grounds of national security, personal privacy, e.g.: personnel records, and a variety of other reasons, many of them quite general.
In other words, if NASA decides not to disclose something, there are a variety of boxes to check as reasons for that action which are perfectly 100%
So, no, you do NOT have “The Right to the Truth.” But this begs the question entirely. If NASA tells you something and you don’t BELIEVE it is
“The Truth” that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. Yet because of your BELIEF you continue to proclaim that NASA lies to you. Is this because they
are withholding the truth? No, it’s because you are delusional and ill-equipped and not sufficiently educated to discern what The Truth is. So if
some idiot tells you he was on Mars when he was ten years old and there he saw a Sasquatch, points out a NASA picture and says, “That’s a
Sasquatch,” unaware that the rock he is pointing at is 2cm in diameter, and you are so gullible as to believe him, whereupon NASA says that isn’t
true, where do you get off calling NASA a liar? NASA is not obligated to continually deal with the Arrogant Idiocracy that doesn’t have half the
“rights” it thinks it does.
Plus NASA doesn’t work for you and does not report to you directly. NASA works for the Executive Branch and reports to the Legislative Branch for
funding. If NASA ever did find life on Mars, for example, they are not obligated to tell you directly. They are obligated to inform the Executive
Branch and that Executive Branch will inform you if they so choose. The President will get on is pulpit and say, “Hey, we found life on Mars.”
That’s how it works. That’s the protocol.