After approving John Holgren as “Science Czar”—with the overwhelming support of Jay Rockefeller—who advocated forced abortion and limits on population, Obama has pushed through another controversial figure as “regulatory czar.”
According to FOX News, The Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm President Obama’s nominee for “regulatory czar,” overcoming months of delay due to Republican concerns that he would push a radical animal rights agenda.
Senators voted 57-40 to approve Harvard professor Cass Sunstein as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Budget and Management.
As regulatory czar, Sunstein will review and provide guidance for draft federal regulations at different federal agencies. It is a wide-ranging and largely unrestrained position in the executive branch.
According to Forbes.com, “More than any position in government, the ‘Regulation Czar’ is charged with balancing economic growth with social risk. To fill this position, President Obama has selected Professor Cass Sunstein, an intellectual heavyweight who is a progressive but no ideologue.”
That statement is arguable with his stance on the Second Amendment saying that people who argue against gun locks on guns in the home are in error. He claims the arguments are based on contemporary interpretation and not on a reading of the founding fathers work. A video on Infowars.com explains his argument against the Second Amendment.
Julian Sanchez explains the position of OICR in the article, “Lying about Cass Sunstein” while taking a poke at the controversial World News Daily.
While he claims he is not against hunting, the news report states he is, “…in favor of allowing people the right to bring suit on behalf of animals in animal cruelty cases and to restrict what he calls the more horrific practices associated with industrial breeding and processing of animals for food.” This is of obvious concern to the CattleNetwork and ranchers across the country.
Although if he regulates, preferably bans, the use of chemicals and growth hormones in cattle production, few will probably aruge against that.
In a letter to congress, he assured that…he does not favor and would not support giving animals the right to serve as plaintiffs in lawsuits. Instead, he said his focus would be to ensure regulations are consistent with the U.S. Constitution and the principles of laws passed by Congress are reflected in executive orders.
Executive orders constitute a legislative making power not granted to the president by the Constitution of the United States.