Why are the President's henchmen called The Secret Service?

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  1. Roca

    Roca Banned Banned

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    We all know about them, that is a terrible secret.

    May as well just call them The Service.

    It would save on ink.
     
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    SS would save even more ink costs.
     
  3. Roca

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    I think it gives the connotation that they're very ninja-like, and you're not always aware of their presence.
     
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    Big Ink might have more influence than we thought :eek:
     
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    Because they secretly service the president, know wha I sayin'?
     
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    What's weird is that the Secret Service is actuslly an agency created to investigste and combat currency counterfeiting. They simply moonlight as the President's security. I'm not sure when exactly that began or how it came about.
     
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    well they are in the open and called "secret service" so you actually dont bother to think about the actual secret services, its genius
     
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    They started after President McKinley was assassinated. It was requested by Congress, not sure why they picked the Secret Service out of anyone though.
     
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    Turtlejuice Free Wang

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    Lots of things are called "the service". Not many things are called "the secret service".
     
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    Yup I am really curious how the Service got involved with presidential security. I thought they were like private security in origin.
     
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    I like the term "The Service" because it sounds like something from the sex industry.
     
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    It is weird, but it makes some sense. The Secret Service were basically our only counterintelligence experts, and their jurisdiction was huge, so they were the only organization in the country that was ready to handle presidential protection. Plus they were probably looking for more work due to getting the post-Civil War counterfeiting problem under reasonable control. Their new mission was also formed as sort of an emergency in response to another assassination, so that accounts for there not being a slower, separate process to form a new organization.
     
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    Why are they called the Secret Service? It's a secret.
     
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    Because the cigaws n the women.
     

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