Mission Statement – Lincoln Parish News Online

This weblog will represent taxpayers.  Government at all levels is too big and takes too much money from its citizens.  Government will be covered from the standpoint of how best to obtain maximum value for every dollar government seizes from its citizens.

Lincoln Parish News Online will cover and report on the meetings and activities of the City of Ruston, Lincoln Parish Police Jury and Lincoln Parish School Board.  We will insist that local governments fully disclose any and all budgets, meeting notices and minutes and promptly post them on their websites.

The condition of government, its employees and its officials is of no concern to Lincoln Parish News Online.  Government can and does take care of itself – it has always prospered and grown, regardless of the local economy and the financial health of the citizens who fund its existence.

Area print publications sufficiently advocate for government – they are often too comfortable with government and prosper from the antiquated custom of legal advertising in limited circulation paper format.  It is welfare for newspapers.  State law may require it, but there is no restriction to prevent legal advertising to be simultaneously published on government websites.

Lincoln Parish News Online will attempt to bring balance to news coverage of Lincoln Parish government.  News reporting is too important to be left to journalists.

Walter Abbott

June 2009

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4 Responses to “Mission Statement – Lincoln Parish News Online”

  1. Baldo Says:

    Glad to see Walter has taken to post his thoughts. He is a fearless proponent of free speech. Watch out Lincoln Parish!

  2. We Told You So « Lincoln Parish News Online Says:

    […] Told You So By Walter Abbott When we started this weblog, in our Mission Statement we said that “print publications sufficiently advocate for government” and “news […]

  3. Public Notices – House Bill 1212 « Lincoln Parish News Online Says:

    […] addressed this issue in our Mission Statement last June. We will insist that local governments fully disclose any and all budgets, meeting […]

  4. larry avery Says:

    skeeter mcbride told me about your site. wish you well

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