Ron Paul and I are usually poles apart politically, but we do agree on one thing--i.e. the importance of truth and transparency in a free society. Here's a quote from what Paul had to say last week about Wikileaks and the ongoing Cablegate. situation. I think he is right on the money.
"At its core, the Wikileaks controversy serves as a diversion from the real issue of what our foreign policy should be. But the mainstream media, along with neoconservatives from both parties, insists on asking the wrong questions. When presented with embarrassing disclosures about U.S. spying and meddling, the policy that requires so much spying and meddling is not questioned. Instead the media focuses on how authorities might prosecute the publishers of such information. "
Ron Paul has a lot more to say. You can read the entire text on his website or listen to the video below. Here's another snippet to whet your appetite.
"State secrecy is anathema to a free society. Why exactly should Americans be prevented from knowing what their government is doing in their name? In a free society we are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, however, we are in big trouble. The truth is that our foreign spying, meddling and outright military intervention in the post-World War 2 era has made us less secure, not more, and we have lost countless lives and spent trillions of dollars for our trouble."Meanwhile, Julian Assange is readers choice for TIME's annual person of the year award and there is talk of a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize Something quite big is in the air. I can feel it. Whatever is going on, Ron Paul is right--"in a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble " You betcha!