Writer's Block: The more you know
Should websites like Wikileaks be defended for sharing confidential corporate and government information with the public, and why?
Yes, they should be defended. This is our country, and the government is ours as well. We have a right as citizens to know what our government is doing so we can make more meaningful decisions based off of what we've learned.
The government is not privately owned, and each American has a right to information should they choose to pursue it.
There are problems with security and radicals associated with that freedom, but these problems can be easily solved by removing specific names of people who would otherwise be put in danger (such as informants.) Wikileaks has shown the desire to protect these people (from the statements I've heard), and is willing to take out the names of those who would be harmed from the information becoming public.
So, really... Wikileaks is doing what we need it to. No sordid sexual scandal can take away the fact that it is information the American public should have the opportunity to see.