Friday, December 2, 2011

Withholding Information from Voters? You Should Get the Boot!

As Americans, our first Amendment gives us freedom of speech. This Politico in Stilettos whole-heartedly believes that it is the responsibility of those we elect be our voice in government to speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about what actions are taking place to help solve the problems we face.

Withholding information, especially positive information, is unacceptable. If someone knew there was a Chanel sample sale and specifically withheld that information from me, I would give them the boot (a Louboutin boot that is)!

Some of our elected officials are taking initiatives to get to the bottom of West Virginia’s most serious issues, like the prescription drug problem. Thanks to one senator’s request, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin created the Substance Abuse Advisory Council that consists of a comprehensive group of stakeholders to take a 360-degree approach to finding solutions to the drug problem.

This is an enormous step forward that a delegate failed to be mentioned at a recent town hall meeting.

Why would any elected official fail to tell their constituents that positive steps are being taken and that solutions are on the horizon?