Letters to the Editor

Martin Samuel: Politicians should heed transparency

I was fascinated by the March 15 column “Stalling to keep public in the dark,” but it reminded me of this famous phrase, “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.” This preamble to the Declaration of Independence seems to have been forgotten by our own politicians whom we had appointed to protect our liberties.

No government can ensure safety and happiness when it keeps secrets from its constituents. Gary Pruitt said, “Government works better when the people who put it in office and pay for it with their taxes have an unobstructed view of what it is doing.”

As spring approaches and long warm days of sunshine abound, we too “need to let the sunshine in.”

Martin Samuel