Monday, January 24, 2011

Esquivel calls for more secrecy.

School Board candidate Marty Esquivel thinks government
it too open, link.

Esquivel will regret his continuing efforts to hide his public service from public knowledge.

The question is;

Are there times when politicians and public servants
can sit around and make decisions about our interests,
and where we have no seat at the table?
The answer is yes, and for good and ethical reasons.
The people cannot have a seat in a meeting for example,
where classified military information is being discussed.

That not withstanding, who decides which meetings are closed and which open?

The terms of public service are the prerogative of the people.
They are in fact, they are the prerogative of the people exclusively.

In a government of the people, by the people and for the people, it is the people who draw the line on transparency.

If we let politicians hide whatever they want,
they will hide whatever they can.

Mr Esquivel,

Please give us a hypothetical but specific example
of a conversation that you and someone else might have
about the public interests, and to which, the public
should not be privy.

Esquivel will not answer. He will stonewall as he has
for four long years.

The only defense of an indefensible position, is to hide it.

When the question is,
Will you tell us the truth about our
interests and about your public service?
any answer except yes, means no.

The irony of it all is,
he calls himself an
"open government"

He and Winston Brooks
are both Dixon Award

They are "heroes" of transparency.

and a pint of Häagen-Dazs serves four.

photo Mark Bralley

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