Monday, November 29, 2010

The foundation comes first

In order to build anything, you begin with the foundation.
The best wall built on a shoddy foundation, will fall.

What is the foundation of government? in particular
government of the people and by the people?

How can the people control the spending of their power and
their resources, without knowledge of both?

The fountain that fills the pool of public knowledge
is transparency.

Transparency is fundamental; it is foundational.

It has to come first.

It has to come next.

It has to come before everything else.

Even if we have to fight to make it so.

Transparency is the foundation for open government.

It's worthy of a fight.

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