Seems like a good executive order...but clearly it does nothing.Submitted by go213mph on Sun, 05/12/2013 - 10:41
I'm no fan of EO's but this one from May 9th regarding government transparancy seems like one I could get behind...until you read the last paragraph. lol
Section 1. General Principles. Openness in government strengthens our democracy, promotes the delivery of efficient and effective services to the public, and contributes to economic growth. As one vital benefit of open government, making information resources easy to find, accessible, and usable can fuel entrepreneurship, innovation, and scientific discovery that improves Americans' lives and contributes significantly to job creation.
Sec. 4. General Provisions.(d)Nothing in this order shall compel or authorize the disclosure of privileged information, law enforcement information, national security information, personal information, or information the disclosure of which is prohibited by law.
On another note...I think The United States and The United States of America are 2 separate entities. At the begining of this EO, Obama States:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows...etc.
In closing it is noted that:
This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
I've been trying to wrap my head around the whole corporate US vs USA the country for several years. At a minimum we are intentionally being confused.