Republicans in Raleigh are doing something Democrats should have done decades ago: attempting to enshrine "open government" into the North Carolina Constitution. Or perhaps more delicately put, this action wouldn't be necessary if the General Assembly had been doing the right thing all along. But now there's a hitch. Does the proposed Constitutional amendment extend to cover the meetings and actions of the King? Or will North Carolina's reigning political slumlord be free to continue his shadow government? Just to say it, a Constitutional amendment that doesn't address the Show doesn't address the problem of deception, electioneering, influence-peddling, backroom-dealing, and worse in North Carolina's public policy machine.