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8/16/21  7:29 pm
Commenter: John L Whitley

Continuous and Constant Engagement Is Not An Option

For the people, by the people should guide the initiation, planning and implementation of regulations of government. To assure engagement of ALL of the people must be the primary criterion and needs to assure diversity, inclusion and equity within the systems, functions and processes. Those people directly impacted by the outcome of a regulation must be the ones engaged in creating the prescription. Anything less is authoritarian manipulation and cannot be allowed to exist. 

Question: Do you want decisions about your well-being, your future, your quality of life, decided by people who do not know who you are and your expectations? HELL NO!

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