reply to post by manmental
When we start worrying about if it is OK or not to post or discuss ANYTHING that has been written, reported or spoken about then that is the day we
would be Damning Ourselves to allow others to determine what is or is not in our best interests.
I know we have all agreed to certain conditions dictated by ATS to be able to use this Privately Funded Board and since it is their show we must abide
by those conditions or cease to use this board...that's fair. But when people here start feeling afraid or hesitant to post something reasonable
because they feel that the subject may not be sanctioned...I start to worry.
I myself have gone out on a limb on many occasions for the purpose of expressing my support of Free Speach. I have been warned by my sometime
employer to take it easy if I want to continue posting here and if it was not for the fact I am needed on ocasion...no one here would be able to read
Still...although safety of certain people is always first in my mind...the safety and ability for people to discuss and debate the everyday going
on's of the World is very important. And it is true that if I or anyone else was to be so stupid as to talk about something that would be
detrimental to National Security or be Classified in it's Nature and not be in the publics general consciousness as there are many things here
discussed that remain classified but are still well known as this information has leeked out over many years...such people doing something so stupid
should be held accountable especially when other peoples lives are on the line.
So I guess it is all about balancing Rights with Responsibility. It may be our Right to do something and I encourage people to excersize their rights
but at the same time I believe people should understand that their are people out there tasked with the responsibility of preventing knowledge that
places some in harms way from becoming public....but these people have no rights WHAT SO EVER to use that as an excuse to coverup wrong doings and
illegal actions all under the guise of National Security.