Thursday, 1 March 2012

Democracy - how can we see if they have made the right decision if they are hiding.

When people meet who have been given authority to act on our behalf, then their behaviours and actions should be entirely open to us. If there are secret meetings, closed door meetings, secret votes, then this is not Democracy.
All meetings should be open door and recorded on video and published in a public place when the voting public can view. Our leaders should have nothing to hide when they are acting on our behalf. What ever reason they provide for their not being open, it can never be greater than the benefits of a free and open society.

From John Kennedy's Inaugural Address.
"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings."

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