Totalitarianism is defined as, a modern autocratic government in which the state involves itself in all facets of society, including the daily life of its citizens. A totalitarian government seeks to control not only all economic and political matters but the attitudes, values, and beliefs of its population, erasing the distinction between state and society. The citizen's duty to the state becomes the primary concern of the community, and the goal of the state is the replacement of existing society with a perfect society. In a controlling environment, secrecy is always critical.
A free society requires a limited and transparent government. This is a government who is a servant of the people and not a ruler of the people. This is a government of objective law with the law applied objectively and not based on political belief. A free society requires that all people in the government understand their sole purpose is to protect the individual rights of the citizens. When this is understood and believed by the government servants, there is no reason for secret emails. Any tolerance of this activity by BO, which is in direct contrast to a free society, is just more proof of who and what he is; a devout Marxist.