Obama Holds Closed Door Meeting on Government Openness

In a story of irony, President Barack Obama held a closed door meeting to the public on the transparency of government.

From the AP:

It’s hardly the image of transparency the Obama administration wants to project: A workshop on government openness is closed to the public.

The event Monday for federal employees is a fitting symbol of President Barack Obama’s uneven record so far on the Freedom of Information Act, a big part of keeping his campaign promise to make his administration the most transparent ever. As Obama’s first year in office ends, the government’s actions when the public and press seek information are not yet matching up with the president’s words.

“The Freedom of Information Act should be administered with a clear presumption: In the face of doubt, openness prevails,” Obama told government offices on his first full day as president. “The government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears.”

Openness in the government is the key to keeping tyranny away, and so far nothing has been done to reverse this course by the current administration.

They have been one of the most closed off presidencies in awhile, and that includes the Bush Administration.

It is time for the American people to take back their government….R3VOLUTION!

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