John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963)
Addressing the American newspaper publishers association
“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 proceedings.
We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwanted concealment
far outweigh the dangers, which are sighted to justify it.
There is little value in insuring the value of our nation,
if our traditions do not survive with it.
And there is very grave danger,
that an announced need for increased security,
will be ceased upon by those,
anxious to extend it’s meaning.
To the very limits of official censorship and concealment.
And so it is to the printing press,
for the recorder of man’s deed’s,
the keeper of his conscious,
the courier of his news,
that we look for strength and assistance,
confident that with your help,
man will be what he was born to be:
free and independent.”
John F Kennedy
(John F Kennedy werd vermoord op 22 november 1963. Empirisch onderzoek door Alex Jones en Oliver Stone toonde aan dat de conclusie van de 'Commissie Warren' dat Kennedy door één sluipschutter was neergeschoten, niet houdbaar was).