Generally speaking, it has traditionally been the Democrats that have taken up the cause for greater openness in government, and this old speech given by President Kennedy is a reminder. Times change. The Democrat led House and Senate, goaded on by a Democrat president, now press to pass a healthcare bill that The People neither understand nor want. Suddenly, this bill is more important than the people whose trust was placed in them, and they want to do their work in secret. At best, that is a shame.
"Your chiefs have gone against the Lord, they have become friends of thieves; every one of them is looking for profit and going after rewards; they do not give right decisions for the child who has no father, and they do not let the cause of the widow come before them." -Isaiah 1:23