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Happy Independence Day! Remember we are Free when we are Open and Transparent

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” – Patrick Henry

“Information is the currency of democracy.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.” – Ben Franklin

“Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe.” – Abraham Lincoln

“A popular Government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.” – James Madison

“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Ben Franklin

“Secrecy is for losers.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan

“Sunshine is the greatest disinfectant” – Louis D. Brandeis

“Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.” – Lord Acton

Happy Independence Day!

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Ben Franklin is my favorite founding father, a champion of FREE speech and beer guts.

This is probably my favorite holiday, because it has to with being an American. That and you are not expected to do anything on this day, except drink beer and eat hot dogs, and maybe burn your hands on a firecracker. All other holidays expect something out of you, like going to church, giving gifts, or pretending you like your relatives.

PBR Silos, here I come!