The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By JON STONE GOFF
Former Jefferson County Commissioner Candidate 

To Record or Not to Record: Is That the Question?

 

August 31, 2022



Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter on January 8, 1789, “that wherever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government.” Jefferson’s intent was that if citizens were well informed, they could have the information needed to adequately participate in their government. It is, after all, our responsibility. This sentiment coincides with Article II, Section 9 of the Montana State Constitution which declares, “No person shall be deprived of the right to examine documents or to observe the deliberations of all public bodies.”

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