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Ron Paul--a welcome voice of reason

I confess I am stunned to hear Ron Paul of all people show some American backbone in l'affaire Assange.

“In a free society we're supposed to know the truth,” Paul said. “In a society where truth becomes treason, then we're in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it.”

Amen. I will again cite the Douglas concurrence to the Pentagon Papers case:
"Secrecy in government is fundamentally anti-democratic, perpetuating bureaucratic errors. Open debate and discussion of public issues are vital to our national health. On public questions there should be 'uninhibited, robust, and ...wide-open' debate."

&c.