Publicity is the very soul of justice. It is the keenest spur to exertion, and the surest of all guards against improbity. It keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial.
In the darkness of secrecy, sinister interest and evil in every shape, have full swing. Only in proportion as publicity has place, can any of the checks, applicable to judicial injustice, operate. Where there is no publicity. there is no justice. [Hence The Secrecy in Family Courts should be lifted NOW! petition.]
This quote stems from Jeremy Bentham who lived from 1748 until 1832 as a legal and social reformer.
Given that the mainstream media are controlled by the Rule of Money, it is up to free spirited and voluntary web publishers to re-balance imbalances that are being caused by the ever growing increase of non-compliance with the Rule of Law, espcially in 'authorities' and 'respectable organisations'. But when dishonest money is in circulation, what can you expect?
Actually, most people are born with a conscience. So one could expect ethical behaviour and compliance with the moral highground that 'authorities' and 'respectable organisations' like to adopt...2012 will tell!