Among sapient anthropoids, verbiage is utilised to effect transmission of concepts and perceptions from a primary ratiocinational system to a secondary ratiocinational system.

Ahem. People use words to communicate from mind to mind. Politicians, by contrast, too often appear to use words to prevent communication. While this is most frequently the result of carelessness, indifference, and ingrained habits developed after years in a culture that places no value on clarity and no to negative value on openness, it contributes to citizens’ sense of detachment from government.

Now Hawaii’s Daniel Akaka has introduced a bill to require goverment agencies to say what they mean. This is a valuable piece of legislation, as communicating with the people is an essential part of the democratic process.

Now if only we could pass a law requiring politicians to mean what they say.