We must restore Delaware to First State status

July 21, 2014

The public deserves access to their candidates and elected officials in a timely manner, discussing serious issues, consuming the information and then making conscientious decisions concerning their livelihoods through the electoral process.

When our administration (executive branch) and legislators display such actions as in steamrolling legislative bills through session after midnight marathons, which was evident June 30, 2014 without notifying the public or media of the nuts and bolts of such legislation, one has to ask the whats and whys of such deceptive behavior.

What’s the hurry? Why haven’t these issues been discussed in the previous six months which begs the question, are we practicing deceptive behavior by not being forthcoming with information that can affect people for the rest of their lives? And if we are, why are we deceiving the very same people who elect us into office?

Frankly, if any issues are not discussed and passed before 9 p.m. June 30, such legislative bills need to be held over to the next session, unless an emergency situation arises and a session is warranted, where the public has ample time to be notified and respond. The people of Delaware own the state and its constitution, executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government.

Elected officials in that capacity have moral and legal obligation to share pertinent information regarding the communities they serve. These clandestine activities are reminiscent of the inquisition of the middle ages. Covert midnight meetings recently conducted immediately raise serious doubts as to the nature of its content and end results. This also serves to further diminish the public’s trust in governmental process.

You get what you vote for; do your due diligence to restore Delaware to its first state status.

Lacey Lafferty
candidate for Governor of Delaware in 2016

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