Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Open Government?

"The Obama Administration took its first major steps toward implementing its promise to make government more open and transparent, with two presidential memoranda covering freedom of information, transparency and open government. The first memo directing all agencies to "adopt a presumption in favor of disclosure." This is a 180-degree turn from the policies of the Bush Administration. Most interesting for e-democracy fans: The memo says "all agencies should use modern technology to inform citizens about what is known and done by their Government."

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PZ says: I like the sound of Open government, and hope America's Commander-In-Chief will be successful in installing a direct democracy that respects the true human rights of 'the people'. I've had my concerns with his vote in favor of FISA, and his Pro-Israel stance, but I will be among the first to applaud if he effects true improvements for the 'common' people that are longlasting and spread beyond 'borders'.

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