Really, we’ve got this whole thing backwards. Those people are not our leaders. They are our servants. They work for us. We pay their wages. We hired them and we can fire them anytime we want. They answer to us.
So we let them operate pretty freely without our interference most of the time, and after a while we forget we’re the ones they answer to. We are.
So every single one of those people is there because we sent them there to act on our behalf.
Why should they want to hide anything from us? Only if they are doing things they don’t want us to know about. Why would that be?
I can’t think of any good reason for a rule like this. It’s a tacit admission they’ll be doing something they want to hide. Their job is to not hide anything they do.
Maybe we citizens need to set up a committee of overseers to monitor the activities of each of our government representatives to make sure they are actually doing their job and not doing stuff we don’t want them to do. Like a baby monitor on their ankle.