An Odd Citizen’s Search For Vanishing Freedoms

Go ahead. Read some or all of this inane, bureaucratic blob of an executive order. (HT Drudge) This, folks, is how our government employees spend their time, creating and complying(?) with nonsensical bureaucratic BS. To quote a little sample of this nonsense:

Sec. 5.2. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall: (a) oversee the development, testing, implementation, and sustainment of NS/EP communications, including: communications that support Continuity of Government; Federal, State, local, territorial, and tribal emergency preparedness and response communications; non-military executive branch communications systems; critical infrastructure protection networks; and non-military communications networks, particularly with respect to prioritization and restoration;

(b) incorporate, integrate, and ensure interoperability and the necessary combination of hardness, redundancy, mobility, connectivity, interoperability, restorability, and security to obtain, to the maximum extent practicable, the survivability of NS/EP communications defined in section 5.2(a) of this order under all circumstances, including conditions of crisis or emergency;

(c) provide to the Executive Committee the technical support necessary to develop and maintain plans adequate to provide for the security and protection of NS/EP communications;

(d) receive, integrate, and disseminate NS/EP communications information to the Federal Government and State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, as appropriate, to establish situational awareness, priority setting recommendations, and a common operating picture for NS/EP communications information;

And these same words and phrases words are recycled throughout this piece of self-aggrandizing nonsense. Notice, for example, that the high-falutin Federal Officials need to be able to consult with the “tribal authorities”, among others.

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