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What representative government?


By Frank J. Tamel

Czar Administration not Following the Will of the People

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According to the Rasmussen poll, 67% of Americans opposed the bailout of General Motors. 72% of Americans say that the auto companies should decide which dealerships to close, and not the government. More than half of Americans want us to drill for oil and natural gas in Alaska and off shore. A majority of Americans don’t believe that global warming is caused my human beings. By more than two to one, Americans surveyed say Guantanamo shouldn't be closed. Only a third of Americans support the war in Afghanistan. Most Americans want to keep their present health care provider. 58% of Americans say that America is heading in the wrong direction. But in every case, the will of the people is not being done because they aren’t being properly represented.

Where is Congress?

Our elected representatives sit in Washington, and their purpose is the do the people’s bidding. But they are so busy trying to protect their jobs by sucking up to special interests that they seem to have lost sight of their purpose. Since he took office Barack Obama has usurped more power than any previous President representatives by selecting czars (unelected people who are accountable only to the president) to oversee major portions of our society. They have more power than his cabinet members, and none of them have been vetted by congress. So Obama can relax with his feet up because he has an army of czars to do his bidding.

An ABC News Political Hotsheet blog, written by Igor Kossov, makes the following observation:

“Robert Byrd, the longest serving senator in history, criticized President Obama's appointment of numerous White House advisors, also called "czars," saying the presence of the czars gives the president too much power. These czars report directly to Mr. Obama and have the power to shape national policy on their subject area. So far, Mr. Obama has recruited czars on health reform, urban affairs policy, and energy and climate change. Unlike Cabinet secretaries, they do not have to be approved by Congress.”

In case you have never heard their names, here is a partial list of Obama’s czars.

Executive pay (appointed Wednesday): Kenneth Feinberg

Regulatory czar: Cass Sunstein

Health-care reform: Nancy-Ann DeParle

Efficiency: Jeffrey Zients

Southwest border czar: Alan Bersin

Energy: Carol Browner

Urban affairs: Adolfo Carrion

Economics: Paul Volcker and/or Lawrence Summers

Government performance: Nancy Killefer

Drug: Gil Kerlikowske

Car czar: Steve Rattner

Bank bailout: Herb Allison

Iran: Dennis Ross

Mideast: George Mitchell

Afghanistan/Pakistan: Richard Holbrooke

Cyber security: To be named

Distressed auto communities: Ed Montgomery

Climate change: Todd Stern

God Czar (no kidding!): Joshua DuBois

The idea of appointing czars is not a new one. FDR had advisors that he referred to as “czars.” But Obama has taken the appointment of czars to an entirely new level. All of his czars function and provide mandates in social areas outside the presidential powers that are enumerated within the Constitution. In other words, with the appointment of czars, Obama is operating outside his constitutional authority. If Congress doesn’t regain control of the government, Obama’s czars will eventually oversee everything from how much pay executives can receive to what kind of cars we are allowed to drive. The Constitution doesn’t even give Congress that much power.

Could it be that Barack Obama doesn’t have enough experience to mange a nation so he has to rely on others to make the important decisions? Or, worse, will he ultimately need the czars to help keep the people in line as he leads us down the steep path toward government control of every aspect of our lives? Does God really need a czar?

I don’t have the answers to those questions. Go ask your congressman.

Comments (2)
  • Barbara Payne  - Board member

    You would think that Congress knows this, but it appears that they are turning a blind eye! Are they afraid or are they a part of the overall picture: The NWO!
    One would rightly assume that Pelosi, Reid and Franks would raise voices to high heaven about this "over throw" of their powers, but again they are not saying a word! What have they been promised!? A place at the "messiah's table"?
    It is my belief that we are in the last days and we can see the prophecies being fulfilled.

  • John  - First Contact; Compliments / Concerns

    Thank you for your views. These are very troubling times. I read material like yours, and forward to a 100 plus mailing list, add a comment or so, add web sites with reinforcing information and in turn the information may be further forward.
    It is my belief that this is an exceedingly dangerous time when the CIS is being undermined.
    The very fact that Congress is being by past in favor of Executive Czar appointments. People are being played against each other. Votes are being bought, ACORN, SEIU, Census control, Stimulus awards all used to attract votes. Two Very Important names that you should have on your Czars list are Mark Lloyd and Van Jones. If you have an e-mail list I would appreciate being a recipient. Respectfully John Gnagi. To the Hispanic Conservative
    http://www.thehispanicconservative.com/contact-us.html

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