This site features a picture of a blond in a Tee shirt which reads "I'd Rather Be Waterboarding."
I am unclear why a person would in fact need to use their computer to be in touch with the white house, should they be nervous about having "cookies' attached to their communications. U.S. Mail doesn't require a return address in communications with the White house as far as I am aware.
The sort of message one would wish to send to the white house without return address is something of a puzzle to me, unless you wish to communicate something you are ashamed to have your name connected with. The point of sending that sort of message evades me. Threatening messages directed at government officials may well be illegal anyway, and being upset that one cannot send them without impunity seems to have something of the same sense to it as does the resentment at not being able to do other illegal activities without consequences. Being critical of the government or of governmental activities, of course, is a freedom we cherish.
The fear of Homeland Security following up on one's messages to the government is very real.
I would point out that Homeland Security and The PATRIOT ACT and the various pieces of legislation that have helped make the threat of the Security State more real were pushed through over the past eight years. While I wish these things were purely Republican creations, I am ashamed to say that this is not the case, and that many parts of The PATRIOT ACT were encouraged by Democrats, and that Democrats certainly helped pass that bill. I too worry about the various possible consequences that that legislation exposes the public to, and I believe that it is not President Obama we need to worry about here, but the very existence of these laws themselves. They created paranoia during the Bush administration among Democrats and they help create paranoia among Republicans in the current Democratic administration.
Action must be taken against the laws themselves. They must be repealed so that the partisan fears that they create may diminish, and a reasonable climate of political trust can establish itself.
Otherwise, I don't care how lovely the blond may be, as long as there's somebody who gives the impression that they'd rather be waterboarding, there are going to be other folks around who are going to be reasonably certain that they may be the people that the blond wants to get her practice hours completed on. And such situations do not many a happy camper make.
Yours, Bob K.