Our elected officials — whether they be in a tiny Tennessee town or Washington, D.C. — serve at our pleasure.
We entrust them to pave our roads, buy our children’s school books, provide us with police and fire protection, give us libraries, and dispose of our waste (both rubbish and sewage).
They provide these services via our dollars, whether it’s from taxes or fees.
We choose them, they use our money to spend for us. Operating transparently is the least they can do in return.