I don't know you, so I am going to guess you are about 18 years old. The above is hands down the dumbest thing I have ever read on this forum. I can't imagine a single guy in the service or ex-service that would agree with you. There are many, many things that are classified that do not have to do with a particular mission or person that are vital, such as equipment capabilities, personnel locations, how much info and what kind we have on the bad guys, and on and on.
As far as personal privacy:
1) The best gov't is that which governs least. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the single greatest threat to your freedom is the US gov't. Why would you want them to have access to your personal info? They have their shitty fingers in enough pies already.
2) My life is MINE. Not the gov'ts. Not yours. Not any group of carefree fuckheads or political hacks that want to give it away.
3) And yes, I put my money where my mouth is. I just passed on a job at a nearby military site because the release they wanted me to sign was intrusive, to say the least. I don't need the FBI crawling up my ass with a microscope. It's MY ass, after all.