American citizens need and deserve three things from government: integrity, transparency and accountability. Without these key elements as a foundation, all policies, services and supports inevitably become inefficient and ineffective.
Not only should we have faith and trust in our national motto, but also we should not allow a tiny minority to distract us from knowing that trust has been and continues to be the foundation of our existence.
One of my favorite organizations is Institute for Justice, that defends citizens whose property rights are trampled by governments. One recent case is that of Vicki Baker, who lives in a suburb of Dallas.
If the Vermont Legislature is to represent the people of Vermont fully, one should not have to be retired, living off a trust fund, be independently wealthy, or be self-employed to serve.
Emails from a laptop owned by Hunter Biden reportedly reveal that Joe Biden wrote a college recommendation letter for the son of one of Hunter Biden’s business partners.
Government transparency, through open meetings and public records access, ensures ‘we the people’ have the tools necessary to verify our government officials are acting in our best interests, and to hold them accountable if we believe they are not.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a 10,000-page cache of documents pertaining to the Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine. An initial review shows the documents contain details about animal studies, adverse events experienced by trial participants, and more.
Focusing of the federal government’s response to the pandemic, the Government Accountability Office, the congressional watchdog, is providing Congress and the public a panoramic view of the problems.
This is a great win for transparency and removes one of the strangleholds federal “health” authorities have had on the data needed for independent scientists to offer solutions and address serious issues with the current vaccine program.
Vermont is one of only 22 states that scored above 80 on a scale of 100 in Truth in Accounting’s (TIA) latest report on financial transparency. However, the state received two out of 10 points in the category that measures the timing of pension liability reports compared to the state’s annual report.
“Why has President Biden not halted gain of function research, and why has he not fired Dr. Anthony Fauci for lying to Congress and avidly swearing that no U.S. money went to funding this kind of research. It’s a lie. Is there any accountability?”
Secretary of State Jim Condos has issued new guidance regarding compliance with Vermont Open Meeting Law provisions, following the governor’s decision to let the state of emergency, declared in 2020 in response to COVID-19, lapse.