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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Full Disclosure Only Required When Participating In Democracy

For some reason, I found these three unrelated articles - related.

#1. The process to draw political district maps was kept secret and public comments were to be ignored, GOP memo shows.

#2. Republican proposes legislation to eliminate full disclosure for political campaign donors based on unfounded concerns for safety.

#3. Signatures on petitions are subject to public scrutiny because ...any concerns regarding personal safety and privacy may not have been considered when signing.

Personal safety won't be taken into consideration for public disclosure when signing petitions, unless of course it concerns the safety of campaign contributors? So, not only are we dealing with the spectre of a bought politician, the contribution also bought some protection from full public disclosure.

MacIver - Grothman Calls for Ending Campaign Contributors Disclose Their Employers

JS Online - Lawmakers were made to pledge secrecy over redistricting

GAB - Personal safety not an issue when participating in the public process

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