“Moreover, man has a natural right to be respected. He has a right to his good name. He has a right to freedom investigating the truth, and–within the limits of the moral order and the common good–to freedom of speech and publication, and to freedom to pursue whatever profession he may choose. He has the right, also, to be informed about public events.” –Pope John XXIII, Pacem in Terris
Despite the fact that we’ve been at war for a decade in order, purportedly, to “preserve our freedoms,” troubling patterns emerge. Reporter Audrey Hudson had documents she had obtained under the Freedom of Information Act seized illegally. Armed agents seize records of reporter, Washington Times prepares legal action – Washington Times
See: American’s Security State is Apparently Trying to Hassle Its Critics Into Silence with airport detentions, unexplained visa refusals, and illegal search and seizure.
Then, there is mysterious death of Michael Hastings, the journalist who ended General Stanley McChrystal’s career with his exposé in Rolling Stone and later wrote that he was threatened with death over it. His car crashed while he was working on an investigative piece about Michael Brennan, the head of the CIA. He had been telling his editor and others that the feds were investigating his “close friends and associates.”