MATT GAETZ: Transparency demands action – Opinion – Northwest Florida Daily News – Fort Walton Beach, FL

 

“The very word secrecy is offensive and repugnant to a free and open society. We as a people are inherently and historically opposed to secret proceedings.”

 

Uttered over 60 years ago, President John F. Kennedy’s statement remains relevant. Throughout my career, I have shared the American people’s deep aversion to government secrecy that President Kennedy described, as well as the conviction that transparency and openness are not, and should never become, partisan issues — rather, they are pillars of a free society.It’s why as a lawyer, alongside now-United States Attorney, Lawrence Keefe, I prosecuted civil litigation cases against corrupt politicians who destroyed public records and illegally schemed back-room deals. In Walton County, they remain under court-ordered remedies that my team litigated and

Source: MATT GAETZ: Transparency demands action – Opinion – Northwest Florida Daily News – Fort Walton Beach, FL

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