Given the Congress’ job is to represent the American people in overseeing the government operations, I wonder how effective it is going to perform that function post Trump’s impeachment? After-all its subpoena power has been clipped by the White House.
And by extension, how much transparency can we, the people, see in our government operations? Sure, there is a budget. But what if funds are withheld? Or spent for other than intended purposes? Are we supposed to just “trust” the government?
Even with trust, how do we know how good a job is the government doing without transparency? Trust but verify. How do we do that?
In Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address, he declared, “these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.“
How we do that without the transparency in government? Maybe it is time for a wholesale changeover of the elected officials, so called “swamp drain” in Congress? White House?
Do you feel we have transparency in the government?