The nature of governance at the local, state, and federal level is simple. All else being equal it’s better to keep information close, quiet, and opaque. Bureaucrats who are other wise good, hard working people, slip into the mindset of withhold, delay, or deny. Indeed, in many cases so-called ‘shadow‘ entities have been given life. The un-elected (appointed) Officials leading these organizations often have the power to tax, borrow, and spend without any direct voter accountability. This writer seeks to do his part in keeping the system working for the people.