Should the president have the right to keep secret from the public sensitive information?Like the disclosure which will endanger national security and make us vulnerable to attack?

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dano7744 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Yes, I believe that the President of any country has the right to keep secret information that he and his staff deem secretive. I also believe and know that this is practiced in America. All information is not public nor should it be. One of the reasons the government keeps some information secretive is that they fear mass hysteria. Wide spread panic should be avoided at all cost. The public at large can not tolerate being aware of some sensitive information because the rumor mill would exacerbate the problem and make the situation worse than it really is. In the United States there is a freedom of information act and citizens can request information but these requests do not have to be fulfilled.