John F Kennedy's address to newspaper publishers April 27, 1961
"The very word 'secrecy'
is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently
and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret
"We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted
concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers, which are cited
to justify it."