I’m not a news junkie. I’m a truth junkie and an information junkie. I want to know what I want to know. Edward Snowden broke the law and should go to jail, but I glad he did what he did. Information is power and it’s almost the only power we have against government, that and our vote. But the politicians have an intense interest in sharply limiting our access to information by changing the Freedom of Information Act. It’s quite understandable. All you have to do is look at the number of crooked Connecticut politicians who have been caught by reporters using FOI.
Which brings me to the secret legislation the Connecticut legislators drafted last year to “protect” certain people. I completely understand the legislature’s desire to protect the Newtown victims, their friends and relatives of victims, but to draft any legislation in secret like they did in the last session stinks. If that secret bill was so needed, so compassionate, then they should’ve invited the public to weigh in. They should’ve sent it through the committee process and allowed testimony. That’s the democratic way and that’s the way we the peeps want government to work. After all, what’s to stop them from drafting secret legislation to protect one of their crooked colleagues? What the legislature did last year started us all on a slippery slope. I don’t know about you but that’s not where I want to be.