JFK Secret Society Speech

June 21st, 2006

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 unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. […]


This speech is astonishng for many different reasons. Its age, its applicability to today, the contrast between that american president and the present one. Listen to it…

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.