The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society. This nation was formed on the values of an honest and open government that is held accountable to the public. Over time, the quality and transparency of the Federal government has eroded to unrecognizable levels. Never, in my wildest imagination, I thought I would live to see the day that American citizens can be murdered (assassinated) by their government. The decision to murder civilians is, of course, decided in a backroom meeting with a few individuals.