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JFK "Secrecy & National Traditions"

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President John Kennedy's April 27, 1961 speech directed to the press. (5min19sec) Includes:

"We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive & unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweigh the dangers which are cited to justify it."

"...there is little value in insuring the survival 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 seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship & concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control."

"Government at all levels must meet its obligations to provide you with the fullest possible information, outside the narrowest limits of national security."

Dr. J.M. Peebles via Summer Bacon, Jan. 2015: "This is going to be a year of reviving the understanding of what freedom means...There's going to be a change in the organization called your United States Government...due to the people in the country here who are going to unite, stating very clearly, very loudly...to be free of the pressure, the encumbering pressure that has come by so much regulation..."

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