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Making Government Operations More Open

Kelo was an abomination - White house should support legislative correction

The judicial system tried to escape their obligation by tasking congress with failure for defining eminent domain. That was a judicial failure.

 

Now, congress fails to correct. That is a congressional failure.

 

The executive branch should support Kelo reform by use of a public posting of use:

 

Who initiated eminent domain

When

Why

Succeed Fail

What public use was made of the property.

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Do-It-Yourself Government

Chilling Open Government -- Method Two

Rather than permitting discussion of what was presented in stage one, limit the conversation in stage two. Obama offer three concepts. Transparency, participation, collaboration. There is no proper foundation for ignoring the dominant issues presented by the people. Do not permit them to sabotage this process. It is our government. Continue to notify the White house that we await a truly open discussion, and an... more »

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Chilling Open Government -- Method One

The OSTP Blog demands full names on the internet. This is a known security risk, and an improper request. The public is not sitting behind federal security guards. Politics is a volatile issue, it is simply unwise to put a genuine name out there. Yes, we could lie, but it weakens our credibility to demand open and honest government when we are compelled to begin with a lie. That is a setup. It isn't an accidental... more »

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Where is Participatory? Where is Collaboration?

Who decided that this website was a proper exercise of Obama's memo? It isn't. Like it or not, demanding accountability from government is a proper use of a public forum. The fault lies with NAPA, not those who demand the birth certificate. (I am not one of those) The most minimal effort in design of this website could have saved it. There was no genuine support for the idea behind Obama's memo. The discussion... more »

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