With the passage of secrecy bill HB477 Utah legislators, many religiously affiliated, have given modern meaning, albeit perhaps not in a pleasing manner, to old text.
Marking the heinous legislation, exempting government officials from publicly disclosing a broad range of electronic communications, David Cuillier representing the 8000 member national Society of Professional Journalists laid a black wreath symbolizing the first ever Black Hole Award given, on the steps of the Utah State Capitol building.
Mr. Cuillier is quoted as saying, “Unanimous decision. Slam dunk. We have to give this award to Utah .” “This was so egregious. The worst legislation we’ve ever seen, probably since World War II.”
Ancient texts near and dear to many early settlers of Utah as well as many of it’s decedents and modern day immigrants, describe a government which destroyed its own regulations, contrary to basic human decency, because of secret combinations very much like HB477 which former Mayor Rocky Anderson calls “a complete evisceration of Utah’s sunshine law, known as GRAMA, the Government Records Access and Management Act.”
Tea Party supporters and Progressives like David Kirkham and former Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson and others across the nation are waking up to a sense of the awful situation caused by this legislation and expressing their rebellion against it, in the form of a dark wreath, an appropriate symbol of public officials legislating more secretive government than is currently practiced in places such as Mexico and Kyrgyzstan.
The Worldwide United Foundation has no need for such secrecy and provides full transparency of how to solve global poverty: there is nothing to hide from-there is nothing secret to be hid. The rich can become richer, the poor can become wealthy and those who are poor and wish to remain so will simply be taken care of; minus the poverty.