Category: Governance

Once public trust has gone, it is hard to build it back

There is nothing wrong with lobbying politicians as long as it is done openly and transparently so we, as affected citizens, can use our votes to support or reject it. When it is done behind closed doors, they deny us the ability to respond. How often has this been happening? What other groups have been lobbying them behind closed doors?

The number one concern people have with politicians is that they don’t listen to, or act in our interests. In many cases that is unfair, but once public trust is eroded it is very difficult to build it back. Whether it is cash for curtains, or private influence in backroom meetings, we have the right to know who has access to the politicians who control our lives.

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Good Governance

If you are fed up with politicians who never listen to you, don’t do what they say they will, have one set of rules for them and another for you, and make you feel disenfranchised and disconnected to the decision making that affects your daily life, then you need to be interested in good governance.

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