Lois M. Collins: Lawmakers' imperious view of public access

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  • Joe Bauman Salt Lake City, UT
    March 10, 2011 12:36 a.m.

    Lois, Thank you for a fine column. Those with nothing to hide don't try to hide it. This legislation reeks, as does the little trick of passing it just for now, because they're going to make it all better by July 1 -- sure. That ruse let everybody off the hook, governor and legislators. Except that there are others in this state, aren't there? The people. We the people have a right to know what is going on in our state government. Freedom of information is the most basic freedom; it's the basis for the First Amendment's Freedom of the Press. If we don't know what is going on we can't make good choices. Without freedom of information there is no real freedom. The legislators who supported this, and the governor who signed the bill, should be deeply ashamed of themselves. I know I'm ashamed of them.

  • frelsi Salt Lake City, UT
    March 9, 2011 9:15 p.m.

    I appreciate how you can put into words how I feel. Thank you.

  • Not So Fast Salt Lake City, UT
    March 9, 2011 9:08 p.m.

    Keep writing and keep reminding people about what they have lost. I read here often comments from readers about all the rights Obama or Bush took away from the people. This is much more concrete and real to me by far. I hope the people don't let this rest.