Quote Of The Day — February 6, 2015

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Don’t ask me why it was top secret, or even restricted; our government has gotten the habit of classifying anything as secret which the all-wise statesmen and bureaucrats decide we are not big enough girls and boys to know, a “Mother-Knows-Best-Dear”, policy. I’ve read that there used to be a time when a taxpayer could demand the facts on anything and get them. I don’t know; it sounds Utopian.

Robert A. Heinlein, (7 July 1907 – 8 May 1988) , The Puppet Masters (1951)

 

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6 Responses to Quote Of The Day — February 6, 2015

  1. captbogus2 says:

    They have slipped into the habit of classifying “Secret” anything they don’t want an investigative committee to see.

    • Grouchy says:

      Right, Capt.,,, but this is also true just as Heinlein wrote it.
      The government feels like the line in “A Few Good Men” — “You can’t handle the truth~!”,,, but the MAJORITY of the people are not panty-waisted sissies~!

  2. Clyde says:

    Talk about “abuse of power. Heinlein nailed it. Good one, GF.

    • Grouchy says:

      Thanks, Clyde. I believe you and Capt both pretty well nailed it
      What about that alleged carburetor that would get fantastic amounts of mileage? And what about Tesla’s work in electricity? Just for starters,,,

  3. Just Gene says:

    Move along – nothing to see here.
    luvya