Sunday, August 23, 2009

This Is How the White House Knows Your E-Mail Address

Per the attached FOX News article by Kimberly Schwandt the White House hired a private communications company based in Minnesota to distribute mass e-mails, helping to shed light on how some recipients received e-mails in support of President Obama's health care plan without signing up for them.

The White House revealed to FOX News that it hired Govdelivery to distribute mass e-mails after acknowledging this week that people were receiving unsolicited e-mails from the administration about health care reform. The revelation comes after the White House acknowledged this week that people were receiving unsolicited e-mails from the administration about health care reform and suggested the problem was with third-party groups that placed the recipients' names on the distribution list.

FOX News viewers complained they received these e-mails even though they had never requested any communication from the White House. On Monday, the White House implemented several new changes to its Web site, apparently aimed at reducing the number of people who receive unsolicited e-mails and at fighting charges that it's collecting personal information on critics.

Even the ACLU questions this approach for marketing ObamaCare out of the White House. Chris Hansen, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union told FOX News that if the White House used the private firm, it's the same as if it had sent the e-mails.

Given the public intrusion policies of this White House, e.g., firing the CEO of GM and taking over its operations, corporate socialization through the stimulus bill and it's legislation to know everything about our health through it's public medical records initiative are we not surprised this White House now has your e-mail addresses and will track your personal e-mails?

Where is the ACLU's outrage and voice indicting this White House for such seemingly unconstitutional intrusion into our public lives as they were with the Bush White House when the Patriot act provided for phone and Internet monitoring. At least the Patriot act has strict guidelines as to when and how it can be enforced.

Our Orwellian White House at work again. Will it ever cease? Not too soon. This White House's policies and behavior is, at a maximum socialist (and borderline fascist) and at a minimum presumptuous of it's constitutional reach and paranoid of public insight into it's socialist agenda. However, as we must be reminded, socialists do not respect the U.S. Constitution.


ALSO, WHO DO YOU THINK PAID GOVDELIVERY TO DELIVER THE WHITE HOUSE'S E-MAIL BASED MARKETING MESSAGE ON HEALTH CARE REFORM? THE TAXPAYERS.

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