Sunday, October 28, 2012

Another new Obama executive order

A new executive order from President Barack Obama reads like a vehicle to further co-opt local law enforcement and other local government and private entities. The order appears to create a council that finds excuses to funnel more federal money and White House influence into local entities.

And you can bet the money and alliances will come with strings that will seek to bend your formerly local police or sheriffs, the stores where you shop, or the places where you work into something more in line with the political will of the White House.

The Executive Order -- Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council says, in part:
Sec. 2. White House Homeland Security Partnership Council and Steering Committee.

(a) White House Homeland Security Partnership Council. There is established a White House Homeland Security Partnership Council (Council) to foster local partnerships -- between the Federal Government and the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, community-based organizations, and State, local, tribal, and territorial government and law enforcement -- to address homeland security challenges. The Council shall be chaired by the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (Chair), or a designee from the National Security Staff.
The White House wants a mechanism for a direct role in planning and implementing domestic security. It takes a lot of nerve for the White House to do this now.

The State Department has a partnership with the White House to keep our diplomats safe overseas. Both failed to protect our ambassador in Libya, and abandoned the ambassador and those who dared try to rescue him when they came under attack in Benghazi.

The White House didn't fulfill a security obligation it already has. Yet the president wants more influence in how we police and otherwise protect our cities and local neighborhoods.

Is anyone foolish enough to fall for this?

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