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Re: Cybersecurity bill fails in U.S. Senate
said by Blackbird:+1
It makes one wonder why bother running things through Congress for passage... it's so much simpler just to have the chief executive (of either party) make up the rules as he goes along, just dictating them directly to the nation. And we all know what that
form of government's called...
President Obama has signed a secret directive that effectively enables the military to act more aggressively to thwart cyberattacks on the nations web of government and private computer networks.
The policy also lays out a process to vet any operations outside government and defense networks and ensure that U.S. citizens and foreign allies data and privacy are protected...
Legislation to protect private networks from attack by setting security standards and promoting voluntary information sharing is pending on the Hill, and the White House is also is drafting an executive order along those lines. ...
Many of these executive orders are unconstitutional.
Fans of the current administration are happy to overlook that fact, ignoring that by establishing this precedent future chief executives from the other party will surely use same. They'll cry then, of course, but it'll be too late.
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So long as Congress abdicates its responsibility under the Constitution, the President can do virtually anything he wants, even flaunting Supreme Court rulings. Andrew Jackson famously did this in relation to a ruling in favor of certan native Americans.
It is easier for a camel to put on a bikini than an old man to thread a needle.