Parents are traditionally challenged by awkward questions from young children concerning the reality of symbolic figures, such as
Father Christmas, monsters, and the like.
The leaders of society are faced with other kinds of questions, for which the available answers are equally unsatisfactory -- when set against how these elders urge people to behave
Why is so much information classified? What confidence can people have that the truth is not completely otherwise and that official public assertions are not invalidated by withheld information?
Why would some assume that questions, such as those above, deserve to be answered?