Friday, January 06, 2012

A hundred years not enough, apparently.

If the goal following statehood in 1912, was to create a state government with standards, accountability and transparency enough to protect public power and resources from abuse;
they failed.

"They" failed because, for a hundred years, the people who elected them, didn't watch over them and direct their spending of power and resources that belong fundamentally to the people.

The solution, eluding "them" for a century now, beyond
the people retaking control over the spending of their power
and resources, is government that is transparently accountable
to the people, by systems beyond undue influence and powerful
enough to hold even the most powerful accountable, and
even against their will.

Make it impossible to squander the public trust and treasure
without being exposure and prosecution to fullest extent of the law.

Create casino security on the spending of the people's power and resources.

Give "them" no opportunity to hide their corruption and incompetence.

"They" have being doing it their way for a century now without success. It's time for new leadership and a new direction. It's time for government of, by and for the people whose power and resources they are.

The terms of public service are the prerogative of the people,
not of their servants.

Least among those terms are transparent accountability to meaningful standards of conduct and competence within their public service.

"The right time, to do the right thing, is always right now." unk
Or, we could give "them" another hundred years
to come up with something.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen! This Hebrew word means, "It is true!" You continue to tell the truth, but, alas, you are a lone shepard among the rest of us sheep in APS. Many of us hold distinguished degrees in education and provide quality education to our students, yet our monetary compensation for our professionalism is nonexistent. The obscene monetary compensation goes to the superintendent whose experience in the educational trenches consists of his merely being a Catholic elementary school principal and of his "leadership" in Wichita, half the size of APS' student population. Why do we, the APS sheep, continue to remain silent while the board continues to laugh at us with their reckless action of extending Brooks' contract year after year? Why are there often zero or a very few comments on the truth you reveal to the public about corruption in APS? Enough is enough. Spread your gospel more forcefully to the rest of us sheep at APS. I beg you.