Computer Security Act of 1987: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundre[d]th Congress, First Session, on H.R. 145 ... February 25, 26, and March 17, 1987

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Page 619 - When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master—that is all.
Page 628 - I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion.
Page 595 - on a law or laws to be passed by Congress. And it is the Constitutional right and duty of the House of Representatives, in all such cases, to deliberate on the expediency or inexpediency of carrying such Treaty into effect, and to determine and act thereon, as, in their judgment, may be most conducive to the public good.
Page 549 - Technical data means information of any kind that can be used, or adapted for use, in the design, production, manufacture, utilization, or reconstruction of articles or materials. The data may take a tangible form, such as a model, prototype, blueprint, or an operating manual; or they may take an intangible form such as technical service.
Page 623 - qualities which are peculiar to a democracy— [A democracy] cannot combine its measures with secrecy or await their consequences with patience. These are qualities which more especially belong to an individual or an aristocracy." In the United States this precept translated into a strong executive bureaucracy.
Page 592 - very delicate, plenary and exclusive power of the President as the sole organ of the federal government in the field of international relations,
Page 421 - While the Constitution diffuses power the better to secure liberty, It also contemplates that the practice will Integrate the dispersed powers Into a workable government. It enjoin« upon Its branches separateness but Interdependence, autonomy but reciprocity.
Page 595 - the first President refused to accede to a request to lay before the House of Representatives the instructions, correspondence and documents relating to the negotiation of the Jay Treaty—a refusal the wisdom of which was recognized by the House itself and has never since been doubted.
Page 593 - both in respect of their origin and their nature" because the powers of external sovereignty "passed from the Crown not to the colonies severally, but to the colonies in their collective and corporate capacity as the United States of America.
Page 627 - Absent a claim of need to protect military, diplomatic or sensitive national security secrets, we find it difficult to accept the argument that even the very important interest in confidentiality of presidential communications is significantly diminished by production of such material for in camera inspection with all the protection that a district court will be obliged to provide."** A

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