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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Yet Another Executive Order Gone Wild

Executive orders seem to be coming at us one after the other, a non stop flurry that continues to slap us all the way down the road right into a totalitarian regime.

 An executive order issued by the White House last Friday seeks to bolster the government’s ability to keep its emergency communications capabilities intact during national emergencies.

But one privacy advocacy group expressed concern that the order gives government unprecedented new authority to take over wired and wireless private communication networks in the pretext of national security.

The order issued by President Obama directs agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense, Department of State and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to come up with policy recommendations and plans for ensuring continuity of government communications capabilities in a crisis.

The order authorizes the creation of a new National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Committee (NS/EP), which will consist of representatives from each of these agencies.
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