Whether it be a transcript of a phone call, a picture, or a serious intelligence leak; the very fact that sensitive information is being circulated to the press and the world has implications for America. Playing politics is getting dangerous for the nations security. Or do you think 100% transparency should be the plan?
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Who decides whether the govt is doing something wrong. Can you name any recent examples?
Sorry, I didn't realize I'd be required to draft legislation if I answered the question...
I agree with Lisa that there should be a distinction between whistle-blowing and national security. It does present a problem because sometimes there is a gray area between harm to the many and harm to the few.
I also have to agree with Lisa. Bad things do happen in government that need to be exposed. A whistle-blower should not be punished if what he/she divulges proves to be true..
Didn't realize this was gospel. "If a person leaks something the government is doing that's wrong or illegal, that person should be treated as a whistle blower, and protected, rather than charged."
Not gospel. Just my answer, which you clearly want to argue with. Why not just post your own answer to the question instead, so we get many viewpoints, without picking at each other?
Your answer is an opinion with no specifcs.It is vague and ambiguous and all I asked was clarification. Without that clarification how can your viewpoint be distinguished from your bias.
There are all kinds of different leaks?
Yes, it's my opinion. That's what the question asked for. If you have a different opinion, write your own answer.