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Normally I steer away from Rolling Stone and their articles. However, this one makes some very good points and arguments in regards to the Obama administration’s catastrophically negative impact on the U.S. economy. As in the author of the article Obama’s Big Sellout stated, “This new team of bubble-fattened ex-bankers and laissez-faire intellectuals then proceeded to sell us all out, instituting a massive, trickle-up bailout and systematically gutting regulatory reform from the inside.” Which in my opinion, is putting it mildly. It is and has been a buy out of the major banks and automobile companies in aspirations to gain even more of a government foothold. And as the article points out, “… the extensive series of loophole-rich financial “reforms” that the Democrats are currently pushing may ultimately do more harm than good.”
It is also explains that during the campaign Obama had advisers which focused heavily on helping the poor and middle class, and condemned the bankers of Wall Street. But the day after Barack Obama was elected to office, he did away with those advisers and replaced them with the total opposite, Wall Street bankers. Which “Leading the search for the president’s new economic team was his close friend and Harvard Law classmate Michael Froman, a high-ranking executive at Citigroup.” And it wasn’t long after he was made official in his office that Obama made the $306 billion bailout of Citigroup and agreed to make taxpayers pay up to $277 billion in losses for the Citi assets.
It is very interesting to say the least to see how the web of Obama’s economic team was formed. There is no interest in helping the poor or middle class. It is about making more money and expanding government control. The author of the cited article does well showing the timeline of events and the connections of the appointees. However, he is clearly a democrat and was at one time for Obama. He also uses a fair amount of profanity, which is completely unnecessary for getting his point across. But I do think it is a worthwhile read for informational purposes if you read it to the end.
WARNING THE FOLLOWING LINK DOES CONTAIN PROFANITY (very unnecessarily)
This unofficial “czar” is one busy little bee since being approved to his office of administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Cass Sunstein has now drafted what is the equivalent to a new Fairness Doctrine. World Net Daily explains this “First Amendment New Deal”, “would include the establishment of a panel of “nonpartisan experts” to ensure “diversity of view” on the airwaves.” As we all know, the only lack in diversity exists on the side of the mainstream media not presenting any news that may conflict with the liberal or progressive agenda. So, this would undoubtedly be focused on what has been come to be known as conservative media.
But it is so far well disguised. Sunstein even has previously said, “It seems quite possible that a law that contained regulatory remedies would promote rather than undermine the ‘freedom of speech.” It is my opinion, that any restraints on media would prohibit the notion of free speech completely.
Given the wording of some of these documents like the Fairness Doctrine, and what Sunstein is calling his First Amendment New Deal, it can be misleading as to whether or not it would water down the information we are able to receive through the networks. One of the regulations, as reported by World Net Daily, says that “purely commercial stations provide financial subsidies to public television or to commercial stations that agree to provide less profitable but high-quality programming.”
With Cass Sunstein’s radical past I find it hard to believe that all the regulations contained in the “First Amendment New Deal” is as meaningless as the one previously mentioned. I will be on the lookout for the remainder of the document so that I can see what else Mr. Sunstein has in store for our freedoms.
I have been wanting to do a post on Cass Sunstein for a while now, but I kept hoping that he would not be approved. Sadly, he was approved by the Senate as President Obama’s newly confirmed administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Technically he is not what the White House would refer to as a czar because he actually had to be approved unlike the others such as Mark Lloyd, John Holdren, and Van Jones (now resigned). But he holds by far the most outlandish, unbelievably ridiculous ideas I have ever seen come across our government. This guy may need real professional help, or he just might be the biggest tree hugging animal rights kook ever!
Cass Sunstein believes that animals think, feel, and deserve equal rights and treatment as human beings. He has many times quoted authors who compare animals to slaves and say that a dog is more rational than a human baby. One of these quotes that Sunstein quoted was directly from a late 18th century social reformer by the name of Jeremy Bentham having said, “The day may come, when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny.” And then he goes on to quote more. Can’t believe it? See it for your self here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoiHIbwRhSo.
Cass Sunstein also believes that animals should be able to have an attorney and bring lawsuits against humans. He wants to ban hunting all together, which of course you can see how this would in a very huge way affect the 2nd amendment. Cass is a major supporter of gun control. Sunstein thinks we should not be allowed to eat meat, we should not be allowed to remove rodents from our home if it causes them pain, AND restrictions on FARMING to prevent unnecessary animal suffering. This man also believes that ALL human beings should be organ donors, in other words, we should not have a choice. And the list goes on. His opinions really are far from that of any democrat, republican, or independent that I know. He does not reflect the will of the people, maybe the animals, but certainly not the people.
Now, here we are one day after Cass Sunstein’s approval by the Senate and he is already trying to push a new interpretation to The Bill of Rights. And although this is a surprise to most of us just learning of Cass Sunstein, it is no surprise to those who nominated and approved him into office. He has written a book in 2004 called “The Second Bill of Rights: FDR’S Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More than Ever” which comes from President Roosevelt’s proposal for a completely new set of bill of rights in 1944. And as published on http://www.wnd.com, in 2005 at Yale Law School, Sunstein opened a conference titled “The Constitution in 2020,” which spoke about changing the nature of the Constitution by 2020. We have to let Washington know that we do not approve of this right away! This is not acceptable and we will not stand for them changing our Bill of Rights or our Constitution. They knew who they were approving into office with the partisan vote of 57-40, and with it they gave this man way too much power. Read more about him and his proposed mandates here: Obama’s Regulatory Chief Pushes New ‘Bill of Rights’.
Why all these “czars”? What does the President hope to accomplish? Who are they? These are some of the questions people started to ask about when reporters first exposed Van Jones, now former Green Czar, as not only making raciest statements against white Americans, but also admitted to be a self proclaimed Marxist. Yet even though Van Jones resigned over the weekend, not fired like he should have been, there still remains about 30 more czars in the Obama Administration.
Why does President Obama, or for that matter, any president nominate czars to their administration? Well, a White House spokeswoman for the Bush administration Dana Perino told Fox News that presidents like to appoint czars, because it is easier to do rather than putting them through congressional oversight especially when congress is increasingly partisan. One would have to wonder why then is President Obama doing this in such high frequency? Yes, congress is more partisan than ever, but the Democrats have a huge majority both in the House and Senate. One would have to lean toward the fact that the President appears to be trying to bypass those that have the authority to make laws by putting these other people into power. This includes the recently appointed Ron Bloom to over see manufacturing policy. I certainly hope that our congress steps in to evaluate the responsibilities and powers given to these czars before our country is completely out of the peoples’ hands.
You may think that the story of President Obama electing to have John Holdren as the head of his Science and Technology Policy department as old news, but with the recent fear mongering of the swine flu, global warming, and other such events, I believe it is very much still a live story in need of more research. At first glance in researching John Holdren you will find that in the 1970’s he was a major adjocate for compulsory abortions in the U.S. and a “Planetary Regime”.
Having co-authored Ecoscience, it was well known John Holdren’s stance on population control and the repercussions thought at the time of letting people breed freely. The methods to unknowingly sterilize a population included methods tried by the Nazi’s, Soviet’s, and communists such as adding infertility drugs to a national food or water supply, and forced abortion to name a few. It also goes into a radical and unrealistic stance on what could happen if population were to get out of control in reference to resources and environmental impact. Like I said before, this is all very easy to find.
Now, the not so easy to find was the recent opinions of Mr. Holdren. In 1995 he also co-authored an essay called, The Meaning of Sustainability: Biogeophysical Aspects, published by the World Bank on the need to eventually have “world of zero net physical growth” and “population limitation” to sustain economic activity (ummm…very interesting considering the current economic events). Now suddenly, upon being appointed to a position in the White House his opinions change? In his White House interview he explained as stated by www.wnd.com, “when asked if he still felt population control was appropriate, health care and opportunities for women, as well as education, naturally create families more likely to have fewer children, thus solving the potential problems of population growth.” I don’t think so. Someone holding so tightly to a belief for so many years would not let it go so easily. Not to mention, Obama knows Holdren’s past, works, and beliefs having both gone to Harvard. Obama is no dummy, he would not have manged to get elected as President of the United States of America had that been the case.
In conclusion, the question in many minds at this time is if there is a connection between John Holdren’s past and the current events with the economic instability (made worse by the stimulus and will be more so by a passing of health care reform), myths of global warming, and the fear mongering of the H1N1 virus. One would have to wonder, with his new found powers as Science Czar and only having to answer to the President of the United States, not obligated to answer to Congress, John Holdren definitely warrants more scrutiny and a watchful eye on his handling of his office. Our founders would be rolling in their graves if they knew that the President gave such unlimited powers to an unelected official.
Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment by Paul R. Ehrlich co-authored by John Holdren
The Meaning of Sustainability: Biogeophysical Aspects published by World Bank 1995 (full text available at http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/1995/01/01/0000092