Recently it was discovered that the National Security Agency has been collecting billions of phone records. The Soviet Union had secret police. It doesn't comfort me much that we have secret courts which gave the order for the surveillance.
The CIA was secretly giving bags of $$$ to the president of Afghanistan. If it's about the Taliban or al Qaeda, by all means keep it secret. But keeping payments secret is just shady.
The NSA and Defense Intelligence Agency have classified budgets. You do know, big brother, that paper you are spending is our money, right?
We need transparency.
We need fewer cameras aimed at the people and more cameras aimed at the government.