Very good points, George.

I’d add this: Federal officials under the executive branch are often responsible for violations of the rights of ordinary American citizens — the IRS, BATF, DEA, Transportation Security and so forth. Mr. President, you should firmly instruct all your cabinet heads that it will be expected of them that they will make it known to all their subordinates that such conduct will not be tolerated. Federal employees who violate the rights of citizens will be fired and prosecuted. Cabinet officers who fail to police their departments must be replaced. Furthermore, you should establish a White House ombudsman to whom Americans who believe they have been victimized by the federal government can complain.

An announcement that the President is going to crack down on federal lawlessness would be a terrific Christmas present for the American people.