In a world where information from the government is getting to the population quicker and easier. How much information is too much? Obviously western countries are better at this than lets say, China or Russia. But how much does the population need to know? Do they need to know about every law? is it the governments responsibility to give this information to the population or is it best to leave it to the newspapers? There are pros and cons to both. Obviously making military operations public is a blatant risk factor to those operations, but shouldn't the population have a chance to learn about it after its over?
I'm not some hard core liberal, that wants all information open to the public, i'm far from it, I see the benefits to need to know information. But in certain terms, I feel that our politicians should explain their reasoning and what they hope from the future from certain laws. e.g. Tax Cuts, 'we are cutting tax to improve competition and to boost business in our country. Poor example, I know but hearing a politician say this will give us an idea to their plans for our country and to show us if they have thought about their laws or are just stupidly naive. Yeah politicians say why they are making a law, but I bet the majority of the population, know 99% of politicians are saying what they can so they can win an election.
My point is, is that we need better communication between our government and the population. Yeah we can use news companies but they all have an angle, an agenda. Would it be so hard for the government to have a clear website which they update constantly about new laws and updates. They can keep an archive, yeah they could be biased but then news companies can analyse this information, see if they are speaking the truth or trying to con us. Either way there needs to be better communication about certain aspects. Laws would have better public opinion if the government explicitly said why or why not with a reason.