Government keeps real estate rules secret

Opinion: Housing agency should let industry, public, Congress read RESPA proposal

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We here highly resolve that…government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the Earth. –Abraham Lincoln

It’s unoriginal, but nonetheless true and worth saying that government agencies shouldn’t act in secret. Whether it’s the vice president of the United States, the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department or even the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the public has a right and a responsibility to know and understand governmental decisions and actions.