Facebook Post: 2020-07-16T11:11:13

I don’t care what your personal stance on COVID or masks are, that’s not relevant here. What does matter is making sure that our government, under any administration, remains transparent and accountable. Or, at least, doesn’t become less so. Anytime a government demands that people not have direct access to important public information, that it must go through their filters first, that’s a problem.

Remember when the Georgia governor deliberately put infection rates out of order so that the graph would look like there was a decline? Yeah, he was caught because the public had access to that information too. Well, that and the governor was a damn moron, but you can’t depend on that being the case every time. There’s no beneficial reason here for our government to control the information, to massage the narrative. None.

By Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

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