Yep. Never liked the czars anyway.
Its one thing to put someone in place for a few months oversight in the event of an emergency. Its another to put someone in place without oversight permanently.
“Paul asserted that government operating in secrecy is nothing new and pointed to the existence of czars since the 1970s “
Uh huh.....Mr. Paul, who previously had 34 Czars??
Most or all of them communist?
Bypassing the confirmation process required by the legislative branch is the taking illegal and unauthorized power by the Executive Branch.
Anyone who has anything to do with directing budget items, which are the people’s money, have to be qualified by congress through the hearing process. If they are purely in an advisory capacity, with no authority to administer or direct policy or money, they become the personal responsibility of the White Hose. But they can’t administer policy.
There goes that “crazy old man” making sense again....
Interestingly, if we called them ‘emissaries’ rather than ‘czars’ then they would probably not be getting any attention at all.
It’s like the old joke about prostitutes but it is too serious to be funny:
“We already know what you are. We’re just talking about price now.”
In this case, we already know that most politicians are unscrupulous whores. We’re just talking about a matter of degree.
Politicians of both parties are always only too willing to break the law and ignore the Constitution for a short term advantage benefiting them and their party.
And once again they hold true to form.
That’s exactly what the democrats have done in voting against even minor oversight for Obama’s Czars, even though they are trading away even more of their constitutional authority and responsibility to support Obama.
But if the tables were reversed, the republicans would do the same thing.
And Obama is doing the same thing his predecessors have done. He is walking down an unconstitutional path; one that republicans helped carve out.
The big difference here is that he is taking his power grab it to new heights (or lows) no one else thought was possible, and he is using his power and authority to further destroy Constitutional protections.
It turns out that our vaunted concepts of separation of powers and constitutional protections have been illusionary, held up by honor alone and ready to fall when a big enough scoundrel stomps on them.
Obama is that scoundrel and there isn’t even a squeal from the other two branches.
The Founders knew a scoundrel like Obama could come along.
They knew that greedy arrogant toadies could control the legislature, as they now do. They knew that weak, resentful, narrow minded people could sit on the Supreme Court as they have for years.
This is what concerned Thomas Jefferson and others. And this is why there is a second ammendment and other constitutional protections, thankfully not yet completely eroded. Will the Bill of Rights work to preserve the Republic as intended? That remains to be seen.
Thanks for the thread..
Shadow Government? Only accountable to NObama !!!
It would be interesting to watch the Liberal reaction to the next Republican President who decides to do the same exact thing except they would be titled Supreme Senators. I’m sure the libs would go along with it just like they are with the Obama Czars.