Obama’s Orders: Turn Doctors Into Government SpiesSubmitted by McWilly on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 16:03
President and would-be Dictator Obama once again tapped into his favorite tactic of oppression for the cessation of rights from the American people, the Executive Order, to attack gun ownership in the United States. However, do to that damnable enemy of his – the Constitution – Obama can’t directly ban guns in the way he would like. Instead he’s taking a roundabout path, which could result not only in the loss of legally owned firearms, but also in the release of what was formerly a protected matter of personal privacy (your health records) and the redefining of “sanity” as dictated by the federal government. Let’s look at a few pertinent orders and explore their intent, stated or otherwise and then sum it all up and tie it off with a bow.
- Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.
Of course, with Obamacare, federal agencies are involved in quite a bit more of our lives than they would have been previously, but this could also include any local police force, Homeland Security, etc – an entire legion of government cronies who define what relevant means. Will a misdemeanor in your town for public urination may disqualify you for gun ownership? Will the government spooks decide that sharing an article on Facebook that criticizes FBI raids on Raw Milk farms constitutes “relevant” data that could label you as a danger in a background check? Who knows how far this could go.
- Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.
So Obama wants to tear down these “unnecessary” legal barriers (protections for you and me) relating to the HIPAA, including Protected Health Information, which is supposed to be a completely private matter between you and your health practitioner.