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  • Jul 27th, 2013 @ 7:51am

    Why not petition the White House to adhere to Obama's 2009 "Ethics Agenda"?

    Here's an idea that, IMO, could catch-on like wildfire. Any opinions on it?:

    Why not take Obama's (now-disappeared) 2008-election-plus "Ethics Agenda" -- specifically, the "Whistleblower Protections" portion as quoted in the TECHDIRT article above -- and post it, with an introduction, as a PETITION on the White House's own "We the People" petition-site?

    For example, perhaps the petition could say:

    "Whereas, We, the People of this great nation, being justly proud of our freedoms-based heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those freedoms and human rights to which this nation has traditionally (until now) been committed, HEREBY PETITION the United States Government -- and particularly the current Administration in the White House, and the person currently sitting as President of this nation -- to now FULLY AND WITHOUT RESERVATION (and without intention to deceive, inveigle, or obfuscate) ADHERE TO A PARTICULAR SET OF ETHICS-BASED PRINCIPLES THAT HE AND HIS ADMINISTRATION PREVIOUSLY PROMINENTLY ESPOUSED -- principles that have now apparently been "disappeared" from the Obama-related "Change.Gov" website -- as to the positive importance of and positive need to support the rights of persons who, by dint of their own courage and often at risk to their own futures, seek to expose malfeasance and corruption in our nation's Government: "WHISTLEBLOWERS". Those principles, as previously (but apparently not quite currently) espoused by the person who now sits in the Presidency, had reportedly been stated on the "Change.Gov" website as follows:

    "Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process."