I don't think enough has been said about Starchild's resolution so let me add a
few more points.
I did not support the resolution because I do not agree withs the substance of
it and I do not believe it would advance our goals. There is a difference
between the right to speak and publish your own thoughts and communications and
dissiminating other people's speech. I am sorry if people don't like this. But
it seems to that some people are allowing their feelings and impetuousness to
get in the way of clear thinking.
Also, as a practical point I do not believe that releasing all these documents
is going to promote open and limited government. It is probably going to do just
the opposite. I am sure there are going to be some new laws making
dissiminatioin of classified documents a crime. Also, I am sure there are going
to be countless bureaus set up around the government to deal with document
security. This is going to do for open and limited government what 9/11 did for
I guess if people find my views to be too unlibertarian, they can always vote in
someone else on the Ex Comm. I didnt run for this position. I was nominated and
elected unanimously because there were no other takers. Quite frankly I would
agree that LPSF would be better served if someone who is more activist than I
would be on the Ex Comm, but there don't seem to be any volunteers around. My
activism is geared more towards writing letters to the editor and economic
freedoms than in attending rallies.