I am reading this wrong or are they advocating digging into not only having access to your mental health history but your medical one as well? So they will suspend HIPAA when it convenient for the government to do so?
I agree with HMJC. There's not much going on here. As I go down the list, I see that the administration is going to be:
*"Addressing" legal barriers
*Reviewing, issuing, clarifying, releasing, developing, finalizing, launching, directing and providing as to a host of othe media and activities
So I say again: I don't see a whole lot of substantive stuff here. But regardless - I'm sure that if the President directed every U.S. citizen to observe a moment of silence in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook, some anti-gun control people would find something sinister in it.
One thing that I believe we all concur with is the tragic loss of life due to gun violence in the last six months. However, I still allude to people committed these crimes. Granted the weapons were part of the equasion but cannot be solely regarded as the main reason for the occurance. As I previously stated, the list contains many opportunities to infinge on privacy without needing much latitude to do so. The violence in our country is a result of our current society's lack of moral compass. This coupled with the desensitivity to violence. Lastly, we have forgot that we have duty to be our brothers keeper. As with many problems in our country, we have a huge stake if any real change is going to happen
One of my huge concerns is granting my doctor the ability to ask if I have firearms in my home while treating my sore throat. This has the potential to be sorely abused. Consider the fact that the way doctors will report this will directly coorelate to their own beliefs. Scary stuff folks
The 4.5 billion wasted on this could have been used to hire retired policeman and sheriffs to protect the schools of the innocents and reducing disaster to a minimum. This only exacerbates the problem!
"The violence in our country is a result of our current society's lack of moral compass."
That one sentence pretty much covers the reality of where we are at this point in time.
These executive orders will further allow the breakdown of the order in which our government was intended to function.
Huge sums of money will be wasted by these executive orders.
We will lose more of our rights in the process.
You cannot legislate morality.
You can legislate immorality.
America's moral slide continues in decline.
Yeah Tot, that's right. We need to return to the good ole days of the middle ages when the church burnt non-believers at the stake. You also remember the Spanish Inquisition don;t you? Seems these church folks had a special penchant for extracting the devil from ones soul with ice picks and drawing and quartering. Lest not forget "in the name of God" Crusades that occured. Can't leave them 'moral' boys out of the discussion. Right or Wrong it now seems some of them Arab boys haven't forgot about that endeavor to save their souls from damnation.
Maybe we should talk about all them pedophile priests while we are at moral compasses and such. And throw in a few adult male scout leaders who liked sharing their tents with those merit badge seeking young men.
We SEPARATE Church and STATE in this country TOT whether it fits your 'moral' compass or not. So to use the words many on the right regarding you: Love it or Leave it.
Being a liberal Democrat I will pay for your departure ticket. We liberals like to spend money don't you know!
Jimmy, little harsh even for you...However, like it or not or whatever you call it. "We the People" are the root of the gun violence. Saying morality is a part of the issue is a true statement. with that said,being a member of a church does not make you morale... as all of us have seen differntly at one time or another. My version of the good old days is our fellow man actually being part of the human condition and at times being our brothers keeper. A tirade of new laws is not going to fix the violence. Until we as a country start policing ourselves there will not be much of change. You can take all of the guns in the world away however, you can't take crazy away; they will just find another vehicle for which to commit their despicable acts.
24. Starting with Obama, all ex-presidents and their spouse will have secret service protection for life instead of the normal 10 years.
Harsh....? On a scale of 1-10 I give the one above a 5. Harsh is when I get kicked out of here or fired like they did to me when I was with the Courier.
Anyway, Toothless Tot brought up the moral thing and all. You have not forgot him blaming me and those that think like me, for the horror of Newtown have you?
Now THAT, HMJC, is HARSH. Pure good ole day passing judgement hatefilled harshness.
Had Tot grown up in Germany in the 1930's I am more than positive he would have been a proud member of the Hitler Youth.
"Now THAT, HMJC, is HARSH. Pure good ole day passing judgement hatefilled harshness."
It's what they do, JM.
Yes Fannie, I know. To me, coming back at them is like shooting fish in a barrel. They write and talk tough, but in reality they are anonymous rock throwing cowards. Check out TOT or the newcomer Hudat's profiles.
They are hidden from public view by their choice.
JM,please don't construe my comments as personal. If they were received as such that was not my intent. Just trying to stay objective in relation to the blog topic. I have never had the illusion that all will concur with my opinion. I do enjoy objective dialouge minus personal attacks. Thanks