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President Obama shocked civil liberties groups this week by quietly signing an executive order that allows the White House to take over all communications systems in the United States at their own discretion. While the order claims that the move would only be made in the event of an emergency, observers are in an uproar over such a vast expansion of executive power.
The new order is arguably the furthest reaching move of power expansion by the White House in recent history. It means that the government can take over anyone’s telephone, website, email account, Facebook account, cell phone or anything else that they see fit to use in the given situation. They can also shut down the ability of American citizens to communicate with one another in any way. KultureKritic.com tells more:
In a shocking revelation on RT.com, it has been reported that President Barack Obama’s White House has now quietly taken control over all private electronic communications in the United States. The move was made in the name of national security and has some civil liberties groups quite concerned.
President Obama signed an Executive Order on Friday, July 6. The order was a statement provided as the “Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions.”
This is considered to be the broadest move yet by the White House when it comes to expanding the power of the federal government.