Originally Posted by La literatura
Why is an executive order against assassination necessary/useful?
The theory behind it is that if we have a public policy against assassination then our enemies will be less likely to target our leaders. I think it's baloney and I suspect that in practice, we've always been willing to assassinate if the stakes were high enough. It probably dialed down the likelihood that some senior level bureaucrat in the CIA would order an assassination without the President's approval though.
"After voters re-elected an administration that added five trillion dollars to the nationís debt, left 23 million Americans unemployed, surrendered Iraq to Americaís enemy Iran, and enabled the Muslim Brotherhood to gain control of the largest country in the Middle East, the one lesson Republicans should agree on is that elections are driven by emotions, not reason." - David Horowitz