posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 10:52 AM
I think we have a right to know everything about the people who we elect to also help us make the best decisions when electing them. After all, these
officials determine how our tax dollars will be spent (hopefully wisely) and vote to decide if we should go to war (moral issue's), you would
definitely want somebody who is thinking clearly and with the countries morals to make these decisions for us.
Another thing I think should be public knowledge is their personal business dealings, and what lobbyist groups have contributed to them, mainly
because I think these would have an impact on how they vote on certain issues and should bar them from being on certain council's. Maybe all this is
disclosed somewhere, but I haven't seen this info. anywhere yet.
I also think it would be a good idea to put this sort of info in the voters booth next to the candidates name as a short biography of the candidate's
personal business interests. Most voters don't have the time (or the willpower) to investigate all the candidates and this would help them to make a
better decision as to what candidate would best represent them best.
For example, a candidate that has business dealings with a defense contractor and/or is being lobbied by other defense contractors should not be on
the security council in my book. That is a conflict of interests!
[edit on 4/10/06 by Keyhole]