Editor,

It’s time that we the people do our civic duty and due diligence, and read the Mueller Report for ourselves. Thomas Jefferson wrote that, “wherever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government, that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.”

This sentiment, that a well-informed electorate is vital to the function of our democracy, has been echoed repeatedly throughout our history.

Our right to have transparency and accountability in our government strikes at the very core of our identity as a free and self-governed people.

There are a lot of people right now, in the government and media, telling us what the Mueller Report says. Some cherry pick information while others mischaracterize the report altogether. Some give an honest effort, but none can offer us the understanding of the full scope of the nearly 500-page document that we can achieve by actually reading it.

We should not let anybody; not the president, the House speaker, Mitch McConnell, the Attorney General, anyone on Fox, MSNBC, or CNN, or anyone running in 2020; tell us what is in that report.

The Mueller Report is available for all of us to read. I bought a copy on Amazon for $9. Mueller himself has asked that we let the document speak for itself. We cannot do that unless we read it.

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