That's a mighty convenient assertion
People will die if we reveal the dirty games governments play!
It must be hell living in fear like you, constantly wondering which nut-job is going to push the button this week.
The truth is that more open government, more accountable government with less secrets, would have to behave better. Yes, there is a need for secret communication between ambassadors and central government, there's even a good case for espionage. What there's not a good case for is the sealing of anything and everything, for decades. because it might cause someone some embarrassing, or it might reveal that the way our governments run things does not live up to our ethical expectations.
Yes, I'm sorry, I do have a moral code, and anyone getting my vote needs to demonstrate at least a significant overlap with that.
To be able to cast my vote responsibly I need to know what's going on, unless there is an immediate and compelling security reason not to. Most of the stuff released by wikileaks does not meet that criterion.
Or are we just supposed to vote for people on the strength of what they say and how they appear?
Are we to continue to be treated as children by those in power?
And if so, what is democracy but a game used by the empowered way to put down revolution?