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Another Lesson in Trusting Politicians

In an editorial in last Thursday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote, “In 2001, school and city officials (in Cleveland) promised active citizen oversight if voters would approve a $335 million (bond) levy. The taxpayers came through, but the politicians broke their promise by putting together an anemic body. Then, even that was allowed to fade away.” The body was a new Bond Accountability Commission.

Remember Ronald Reagan's words, "Trust, but verify!" They obviously apply to politicians, and not just international treaties.