Recent decisions have shown citizens that transparency is a myth propagated by politicians in order to placate the masses.
The news that the Supreme Court of Virginia made the decision to not provide records relating to the Virginia death penalty is the latest death knell for a law that was intended to make government more accessible, more “open.”
You don’t need to look far to see violations of the idea and the law of the Freedom of Information Act. Every week, sometimes every day, a report or other information is denied for release, often with an explanation that defies the law itself.
If the law in the Commonwealth can’t be followed regarding this, isn’t that the same as the justification for wanting the freedom of the information in the first place? If our government does not follow the very law written for these purposes, shouldn’t we wonder what other laws they have decided not to follow?
There are as many prescription drug problems as there are people looking for a cheaper prescription. The problem here, evidently, is that changing the propellant is good enough reason to jack the price up, since it is a “new” drug.
Does Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have these kinds of problems, being rich and Senators? Ask them, I have.
- The traditional media talking about how much the media “…talk about Trump.”
- Politicians that love you during election time and then forget who you are.
- The NFL’s utter cluelessness and transparency.
- Politicians who refuse to audit their own campaign finance reports.
- A Governor who talks transparency and acts like he’s a secret agent.
- Roads that magically repair themselves right before the big races.
- Spineless politicians who give lip service to transparency but act like they’ve never heard of it when a citizen asks for information and/or documents
- Self-assured fans of politicians who are just certain their candidate can do no wrong, no matter what party.
- The ability of those previously mentioned fans from excusing obviously bad behavior and management surrounding whatever their “favorite” politician did.
- People who believe polls at 14 months before the election.
- Politicians who only want to ask you for your opinion, but then ignore it and are timid in their fights for issues that matter to all of the citizens. (Legislative Priorities)