Executive Order 12333 Open for Public Comment


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By Cheri RobertsChallenging the RhetoricCheri Speak

On July 23, 2014, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board’s (PCLOB) announced at a public meeting that they were examining counterterrorism activities conducted under Executive Order 12333 pertaining to the United States Intelligence Activities and the implications on it’s citizen’s privacy and civil liberties. According to the Federal Register — the Daily Journal of the United States Government, the PCLOB has now opened the debate seeking public comment. The supplemental statement by PCLOB Executive Director, Sharon Bradford Franklin, dated March 16 says,

The PCLOB seeks public input to inform the Board’s examination of activities conducted under Executive Order (E.O.) 12333—United States Intelligence Activities. Although the Board recognizes that much information about activities under E.O. 12333 is classified and/or not publicly available, the Board seeks comments regarding any concerns about counterterrorism activities conducted under E.O. 12333 based on the information that is currently unclassified and publicly available, as well as suggestions for questions the PCLOB should ask as part of its inquiry.”

EO 12333, also known as, The Reagan Rule, is the law that enables the NSA and other alphabet entities to spy on us and the law that allowed the Govt. to quickly expand their reach into our private lives and data after the attacks on 9/11. From the Patriot Act to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and everything in between, the laws would have been more difficult to expand upon without the vague language is The Reagan Rule.

Per typical corporate media reporting, there is no reporting to be had on this ‘open to the public’ soap box to voice your concerns about domestic surveillance and what it means to you and your children or family.  According to the statement, written comments may be submitted at any time prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on June 16, 2015. Be sure to submit all comments with the notice number PCLOB-2015. You are free to submit your comments here online or by postal mail at:

General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB)

ATTN: Ms. Hada Flowers RE: PCLOB-2015

1800 F Street N.W., 2nd floor

Washington, DC 20405

For more information and ways to participate, please see the notice posted on the Federal Register here.


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