The Right to Know
In North Carolina and other states, we have what is known as the “open meetings” law. This law is in place to keep the people informed of their business, and the honesty and integrity of their elected officials.
Any violation of this law, no matter how small, brings on screaming and gnashing of teeth by the press, which in most cases is justified.
However, we now have in Washington a situation known as “Fast and Furious,” which involves the selling of weapons to drug cartels south of the U.S. border to track the whereabouts of these cartels. As a result of this operation, a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed with one of these weapons. The parents of this young man justifiably want answers to what happened.
The Attorney General of the U.S., even though subpoenaed, has failed to turn over the requested documents. The president could solve this problem by requiring the attorney general to simply turn over what was requested. Instead of doing this, the president has invoked “executive privilege,” which indicates they both have something to hide.
The biased liberal press thus far has conveniently swept this matter under the rug with very little coverage. If the president and the attorney general were Republican, I guarantee you they would be all over it.
I say to my friends in the press, the people have the right to know, and where are you on this one?
A. C. Robertson
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