posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 04:17 PM
I can't agree or disagree entirely here.
First, I'm not sure what he means by contact politics
per se, nor can I seem to find a definition of it. Given that I don't know what that
means, I can't comment on whether it can be done in a bipartisan way. Anyone care to illuminate?
He draws a false analogy by citing the founding fathers. They were not running a government, but creating one. Huge difference there, and they
themselves would probably disagree with him that a government of the people and by the people should be run out of the glare of light.
We need more transparency, not less, as frustrating and as difficult as it may be at times to let the fourth estate, protected by that same
Constitution, do its job or answer to the people, it must be done.
I understand his frustration might come out of the partisan bickering and divisiveness that is preventing progress and priorities in this country, but
we can't cast aside our principles just because they're not working correctly. Fix it instead.
Maybe revisiting and redefining the fourth estate would be a very good place to start. Exclude the pundits and talking heads and leave it to the
public press as in professional journalists.
Overall, Powell seems to me to be a timid and reluctant shell of the man he used to be. Makes me wonder even more what happened to him during his
experience in the Bush administration.
[P.S. FlyersFan, you're right...the title of the YouTube video is inaccurate and sucks. But you have the power to change it for ATS...I beleive it's
only in BAN that you have to put the exact headline of the news.]
edit on 1/23/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)