Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunshine on everything, except the names.

The House is struggling with the Sunshine that Lt Governor Diane Denish and State Senator Sander Rue have placed on their table, link.

They want to parse the truth.

At issue; whether the people have a right to know the names of their public servants and their salaries; who are our servants and, how much are we paying them?

Arguments against individually identifying public employees and their salaries, while valid, at least to some, are not overriding arguments. They do not compel us to parse the truth.

They are not more important than the most important arguments of all; that the people have a right to know the truth (unless and until, they surrender it following informed decision making).

The right is the people's to surrender, not the government's to usurp.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I get the feeling the only "sunshine" Denish has to offer is that which she wants to blow up our ass to make us smile.
Denish hasn;t provided, suggested nor implemented anything of substance for the common New Mexican.
She's just an extension of Bill Richardson, it seems