Sunshine Is The Best DisinfectantNovember 2, 2007 - Author: newscoma - Comments are closed
It’s not journalists who are under attack.
It’s the people of Tennessee.
It’s always been about John and Jane Doe having the right to know.
And if the Open Meetings Law is gutted, then this is just one more right taken away. One we need.
Politicians, hear me now, an informed citzen is a scary thing to you, I get that.
But it’s not your government.
(Write your elected officials here.)
Bloggers. You are the 21st century’s new watchdogs. The General Assembly goes back in session in January 2008. Do us all a favor and keep a close eye on any attempts to cut you out of public decisions and the decision-making process at the local and state levels. If you post something on this topic, e-mail me the link and I’ll post it, too. I will also create a new category on the right rail to store all the postings on the Sunshine Law.
This is not a partisan issue. It is a public’s right to know issue.
Frankly, I think it would be political suicide to tamper with the 33-year-old Open Meetings Act. Then again, nothing with the General Assembly surprises me anymore.
Well said, Michael. Well said.