Executive Sessions

Essay by iamzeroJunior High, 8th grade April 2004

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Executive Session - A session, as of a legislature or committee, often closed to the public, in which executive business is transacted.

Deliberation - Discussion and consideration of all sides of an issue

Public - Of, concerning, or affecting the community or the people

When America invaded Germany in World War II, were the plans congress made broadcast over the radio? What if they were? Adolph Hitler could right now, at this moment, rule us if it wasn't for the executive sessions. We need executive sessions because we should trust our congressmen, congressmen shouldn't be falsely accused, and in times of war we need privacy.

First of all, if we don't trust our congressmen, we don't trust America. People of the United States elected our congressmen, and with our vote we are saying that we put our faith in them. It is a contradiction to vote for them, but then not trust them.

Being paranoid like that is no way to live. Our congressmen are respectable people, and deserve to have privacy.

Secondly, a congressman could be falsely accused for having a vote bought out. For example, a congressman might have a certain view on a subject. Then a lobbyist could talk to them, give them some money, and talk about their position. If they are convincing, a congressman may change their vote, but not because of the money. If people see this they might think the congressman was bought out. With executive sessions, this will not happen.

Lastly, in times of war, our congressional sessions should not be public, because it may lead to the peril of our country. If we were talking about our war plans and it was on live television, the enemy could be seeing this. We wouldn't even want average citizens to be seeing...