This President's latest example alludes to cyber-security...Congress did not act according to Obama's liking, therefore, in his mind, is is necessary to take Executive Order actions in the name of 'protecting American citizens.' Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, is dispatched to warn an otherwise uninformed public of how catastrophic even ONE such cyber-security breach could affect their continued survival....despite years of vulnerability, with known existence of these threats, and the United States operating without supposed necessary protective shields.
Therefore, we appeal to your sense of respect for the 'fallen' of this nation Mister President.
If you feel the need to get legislation passed by Congress and it reneges, go ahead, issue your Executive Orders without casting OUR dead heroes as characters in yet another of these embarrassing scripts, delivered under the guise for national security. In other words, Panetta's analogy could very well have compared the dire need of these drastic Executive Order measures to Watergate, or even Monicagate--two blemishes on our society, which stagnated our country's progress for years because our Congress was preoccupied with bringing down one party or the other.
'The first executive order, issued by George Washington on June 8, 1789, instructed the heads of departments to make a “clear account” of matters in their departments.'* Seems as though today's executive orders have less to do with clearing up government agencies and have placed more emphasis on prying into the lives of private American citizens.
Today's cyber-security measures aimed at avoiding top secret leaks, clear the way for some government agency to begin monitoring private e-mails and hanging out at social networking sites.
When Pearl Harbor was bombed 71 years ago today, our protective government forces were asleep behind the wheel. Let us not allow some of these same protectors to drive erratically through our personal lives, leaving us behind as hit and run victims of their individual liberty pillage.