Monday, June 7, 2010

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, AND FREEDOM FROM GOVERNMENT

While I am not one to look kindly on any government legislation whatsoever, I would have welcomed the passage of the Freedom of Information bill at the House of Representatives last week. By allowing easier and faster access to government agencies' records, the level of accountability would have been raised somewhat, keeping theft of taxes in check. But of course, we never really expect Congress to forge ahead in the path of cleaning up our political institutions.

However, if the FoI bill does eventually get passed in the next Congress, and signed by our new hero Noynoy! Noynoy! Noynoy!, I don't expect much of an improvement in the lives of our people.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

PERMANENT GUN BAN, ESTE, 'REGULATION,' IS GOOD FOR US

Today's Inquirer editorial praises the idea of extending the election gun ban. But we're told this isn't really a ban but more like 'regulation.' Thank goodness. I thought they meant people would be deprived of their means of self-defense.