Monday, December 08, 2003

No Consent Without Information

Informed consent is crucial to the evolving project of freedom and liberal democracy. Transparency and the freedom of information its foundations. Accountability its fruits. Nothing less is any longer acceptable. Secrecy has only led to suspicion, conspiracy, and corruption.

I'm serious. No consent without information. Without access to information. Without timely and relevant information regarding the task at hand. Like the old rallying cry, "no taxation without representation", we have a unifying message for this day and age of global angst and transformation.

No consent without information.