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Voting in the dark

Transparency enables us to know what we are voting for.  However: 
  • “One person one vote” — not true…if you don’t know what your voting for;
  • “You vote your conscience” — not true…if you don’t know what your voting for;
  • “You verdict is justice” — not true…if you don’t know what your voting for.
We have important decisions to make.  All we ask is you give us the truth to make these decisions.  
 
If people are guilty, then we will vote guilty.  If people are not, then we will let them go.  Either way, we just need the facts.  So why are we fighting about getting the truth?  Whether its video from a body camera, emails, or evidence of malfunctioning equipment in a crime lab, we just want the facts.
 

“Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases.  Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants;  electric light the most efficient policeman.”

JUSTICE LOUIS BRANDEIS

 
Why do some people want us to vote in the dark?  
 
More importantly, why do we ever accept voting in the dark?