This article originally appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Friday, March 18, 2016
Rhyne: FOIA requests shouldn't pit government against the public
Here’s a two-question test for you:
Question 1: Are government employees and public officials (a) always trying to hide something, or (b) of the purest hearts and noblest of actions?
Question 2: Is the “public” (a) always trying to stir up trouble, or (b) of the purest hearts and noblest of actions?