Has the Secret Service lost respect for the Presidential detail?
Too many incidents have occurred involving Secret Service details. Have the agents become lax due to poor training and resources, lack of leadership or lax in their regard and respect for the current president?
I would HOPE that it is poor training and lack of attention being paid to their job.
I would hate to think that even if they did not like the President that they would respect the OFFICE of President and would do their best to ensure his safety as well as the safety of the rest of us.
Amen, pstraubie48, I hope the same. Thank you for answering.
Seriously,if you want people who would die or kill out of pure reverence for the Office of the President, choose the United States Marine Corps.The Secret Service is in trouble.
Honestly, I think some rogue people get into these agencies. And it's nothing new. Throughout history, you read of double agents, triple agents, etc. People will do just about anything if the price is right. I also think they could be under some form of mind-control. The Manchurian Candidate was not fiction--it's real! In ancient times, all the Kings and Queens had servants who ate first, to test their food for poison. With power comes danger and subterfuge. BUT--with Obama--it's out of control!
It would seem that they have lost respect for themselves. This process began when the Secret Service was placed under the Dept of Homeland Security and lost it's autonomy.
I hope not. He isn't "this current president," he is The President. We have only one and it is their duty to protect him, without reservation. I do not care for President Obama's policies or much of his official actions or conduct, but he is THE President of the United States and therefore due the complete devotion of the Secret Service to his safety.
Given the multiple scandals revolving around the Secret Service, not just those related to the president, I would say there is an internal, systemic problem with screening, training, leadership and accountability.
They are the ones who got caught. I wonder how many higher up powerful people in Washington DC are having affairs and just haven't been caught. Also, the Secret Service personnel should have respect for the office whether they like the President or not. It is their duty to protect the POTUS no matter who is in office or what their personal opinion is of them.
Disrespect for the President is running so high these days, with our first African American president, it's hard to say if these incidents are being caused by poor training/resources, or just disregard and dislike of this president. For our country's sake, I pray that it is something that is "fixable," because due to so many debacles, we're quickly becoming the laughing stock of the entire world. If it is being caused by disrespect for Barack Obama, it should be known that disrespecting the Office of the President with THIS PRESIDENT will become disrespect of the Office of the President with future administrations as well. If we allow disrespect/disregard/racism to dictate whether or not the Office is respected, then we're inadvertently lowering standards of respect for the Office. Period.
Yes, Dr. Middlebrook, it certainly makes you wonder. It is quite an embarrassment and travesty. Thanks for answering.
Disrespectful treatment of the President is nothing new and it has been brutal and widespread, long before the election of Obama.Check out some of the hateful things written about Abraham Lincoln or George W. Bush-it is all reprehensible,yet common
We are talking about disrespect and trying to RUIN him by members of our gvt. Not writers, not the public-fellow gvt members who have a sworn duty to serve under him. If secret service is now DHS: that answers the question. Another aftermath of 9-11.
I don't think they've lost respect because that's one of the main jobs of the Secret Service. They may not like President Obama but they should still have the respect for the Office of the President. I didn't like Bush but I still respected the Office. I think it has to do with a lot of poor training and lack attention to detail of the job. The Secret Service definitely has to improve on it because I never heard these incidents that have been happening under any presidency for as long as I remember.
The latest incident report (10/23/15) states that secret service officers fell asleep on the job. Findings indicated fatigue, overwork, etc. The detail, once again, was the White House. I hope they get the resources they need.
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