Government thinks it's your right not to know
All kinds of reasons are given for why we can’t know the truth. I am immediately put in mind of Jack Nicholson’s movie line, “You can’t handle the truth!’’ And I am sure there are some public officials who actually think that.
In Manchester last week, a reporter learned that a middle school principal had been placed on leave. Why? The school district wouldn’t say. The school board wouldn’t say. Mayor Ted Gatsas wouldn’t say. The Union Leader did find out, and said so.
Sadly, some people in government think the public is either stupid or apathetic or both. If the public lets them get away with withholding public information, then perhaps the government is right.
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