Thursday, July 23, 2009

It strikes me as discordant that;

even in the most inconsequential of circumstances in our
interaction with our government, we must begin by promising
that we will tell the truth. And if not at the beginning, then
at the end, we are expected to certify that we have told the truth.

Yet when an elected public servant takes over the control over our power and our resources, we cannot compel them to promise to tell us the truth about how they are spending them, even in the most consequential of circumstances.

It strikes me also, that elected public servants like it that way, and further, that they are unlikely to change anything of their own accord.

"The only thing necessary for evil to prevail in the world, is for voters to see nothing, hear nothing and then to do nothing.
edmund burke derived

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