Patrick Lalley did a great article on the lack of transparency in Sioux Falls and State government;
When you’re spending several hundred million, justified though it may be, answering a few taxpayer questions (a.k.a. transparency) seems a wise expression of freedom.
Silence infers the opposite.
I often wonder if Noem knows the definition of Freedom and Liberty;
First of all, let us look at official definitions. Liberty is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life, behaviour, or political views.”, while freedom is defined as “The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.”. These two concepts evidently seem to go hand in hand and overly mean being unconstrained – not restricted, forced and bound to obligations implied by authorities and hierarchies.
As a Democratic Republic we cannot be free unless we are provided the information that makes us FREE. We own the institutions.