Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Open the can of worms

Senate Majority Leader
Senator Harry Reid

Dear Senator Reid

I urge you to please support democracy and open government - do not allow telecom immunity. You are sure to know more about this topic than I do. But please consider:

The secrecy of the present administration and its stifling of checks-and-balances undermines our Constitution. An informed electorate is helped when facts are established in wider forums such as assorted courtrooms and Senate and Congressional hearings. This administration has ignored many Congressional subpoena. They operate unilaterally as THE STATE, although our government should be of and by the People, with other key branches of government keeping balance.

I have no sense of enmity nor wish for severe punishment of the telecoms, but I do hope for more open and sustainable government.

Prof. Bruce Henry Lambert