Why were there documents making fun of the EU in official documents of the US? This shows that the government isn't doing their job right.
Yes, there are things government must hide such as military plans and important strategic documents. God forbid the terrorists get the blueprints for the Pentagon and figure out the vulnerabilities. But there are things that the government also should not have the right to hide such as mistreatment of prisoners-of-war and bribery.
Democracy doesn't have to be mob rule to be right, but at the very least, the people must be able to call for referendums, and not the government only.