Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 2 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H2'ed 5/15/09

DOJ opposes national security whistleblower protections

By       (Page 3 of 3 pages) Become a premium member to see this article and all articles as one long page. (View How Many People Read This)   4 comments
Author 1384
Message the web

I am the "poster child" of what federal employees can expect if they have the courage to blow the whistle on waste, fraud or abuse – a lost career with the inability to wage a meaningful legal challenge. I believe my former Commander, Lt. General Carl Strock, got it right when, during his weekly staff meeting of his office chiefs, top military officers and senior executives, he announced, in my presence, that the Corps had a "whistleblower," but that there was no need for concern because the system would take care of itself.

    - Bunnatine Greenhouse, USACE whistleblower

"Protecting those in government who honor their duties to serve and warn the public" is the goal of the Make It Safe Coalition, a "non-partisan, trans-ideological network of 50 organizations whose members pursue a wide variety of missions that span defense, homeland security, medical care, natural disasters, scientific freedom, consumer hazards, and corruption in government contracting and procurement," writes Tom Devine.

As of this morning, 286 NGO’s, community organizations and corporations have signed a letter to President Obama and Congress to give those who defend the public the right to defend themselves through the same model as HR 1507 -- no loopholes, best practices free speech rights enforced through full access to court for all employees paid by the taxpayers.

    – Thomas Devine, Government Accountability Project

I urge all Americans to add their voices to those of the 286.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3


Must Read 1   Supported 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

the web Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

anonymously sourced from either the web or a forwarded email.
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Jim Cramer Uses CNBC to Manipulate Stocks

Video: Is Bristol Palin Baby Trig's Mother? Evidence & Pictures

BabyGate: Explosive New Details and the Smoking Gun Photo

Romney's Storm Tips

Feeding The Homeless BANNED In Major Cities All Over America

Most Massive Natural Disaster in US History-- and you don't know what caused it.

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: