Theodore's World: Obama's Cass Sunstein Confirmed and He Seeks To Have NEW Bill of Rights ~ OMG We Need a Joe McCarthy!

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September 11, 2009

Obama's Cass Sunstein Confirmed and He Seeks To Have NEW Bill of Rights ~ OMG We Need a Joe McCarthy!

The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Harvard professor Cass Sunstein as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Budget and Management.

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.

Yea (57)

Akaka (D-HI) Baucus (D-MT) Bayh (D-IN) Bennet (D-CO) Bennett (R-UT) Bingaman (D-NM) Brown (D-OH) Burris (D-IL) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Collins (R-ME) Conrad (D-ND) Dodd (D-CT) Dorgan (D-ND) Durbin (D-IL) Feingold (D-WI) Feinstein (D-CA) Franken (D-MN) Gillibrand (D-NY) Hagan (D-NC) Harkin (D-IA) Hatch (R-UT) Inouye (D-HI) Johnson (D-SD) Kaufman (D-DE) Kerry (D-MA) Klobuchar (D-MN) Kohl (D-WI) Landrieu (D-LA) Lautenberg (D-NJ) Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) Lieberman (ID-CT) Lugar (R-IN) McCaskill (D-MO) Menendez (D-NJ) Merkley (D-OR) Mikulski (D-MD) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV) Schumer (D-NY) Shaheen (D-NH) Snowe (R-ME) Specter (D-PA) Stabenow (D-MI) Tester (D-MT) Udall (D-CO) Udall (D-NM) Voinovich (R-OH) Warner (D-VA) Whitehouse (D-RI) Wyden (D-OR)

Nay (40)

NAYs ---40 Alexander (R-TN) Barrasso (R-WY) Begich (D-AK) Bond (R-MO) Brownback (R-KS) Bunning (R-KY) Burr (R-NC) Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK) Cochran (R-MS) Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX) Crapo (R-ID) DeMint (R-SC) Ensign (R-NV) Enzi (R-WY) Graham (R-SC) Grassley (R-IA) Gregg (R-NH) Hutchison (R-TX) Inhofe (R-OK) Isakson (R-GA) Johanns (R-NE) Kyl (R-AZ) LeMieux (R-FL) Lincoln (D-AR) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Murkowski (R-AK) Nelson (D-NE) Pryor (D-AR) Risch (R-ID) Roberts (R-KS) Sanders (I-VT) Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL) Thune (R-SD) Vitter (R-LA) Webb (D-VA) Wicker (R-MS)

Not Voting (2)
Boxer (D-CA) Byrd (D-WV)


Reg. Czar Cass Sunstein: Right to Bear Arms Arguments

October 23, 2007: "My tentative suggestion is that the individual right to have guns as it's being conceptualized now is best taken as a contemporary creation and a reflection of current fears, not a reading of civic-centered founding debates. Modern gun owners who are invoking the Second Amendment on the basis of a principle they favor are perfectionists," now-Regulatory czar Cass Sunstein lectured.

Regulatory chief: Adult dog more 'rational' than baby

Cass Sunstein strong advocate of emancipating animal kingdom


Obama's newly confirmed administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has several times quoted approvingly from an author who likened animals to slaves and argued an adult dog or a horse is more rational than a human infant and should therefore be granted similar rights.

A brief video on YouTube captures Cass Sunstein at a 2002 event using the writings of Jeremy Bentham, a 19th Century social reformer and animal rights pioneer.

"You've heard a reference to Bentham, so let's listen to him, shall we," he begins in the video.

He then quotes from Bentham's 1789 primer, "Introduction to Principals of Morals and Legislation," written just after slaves had been freed by the French but were still held captive in the British dominions:

"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. The French have already discovered that the blackness of the skin is no reason why a human being should be abandoned without redress to the caprice of a tormentor," Sunstein states, quoting Bentham.
Sunstein continues quoting the author: "A full-grown horse or dog, is beyond comparison a more rational, as well as a more conversable animal, than an infant of a day or a week or even a month, old. But suppose the case were otherwise."
The rest of Bentham's sentence, not captured in the video, continued, "what would it avail? The question is not, can they (animals) reason or can they talk? But, can they suffer?"

While the YouTube video offers only a brief sound bite with no context, a WND review of Sunstein's academic writings find he used the same verses from Bentham to push for animal rights.

In the footnotes to a 2002 academic paper for Harvard University, "The Rights of Animals: A Very Short Primer," Sunstein expresses his approval of Bentham's arguments:

"I suggest that Bentham and Mill were not wrong to offer an analogy between current uses of animals and human slavery," he wrote.
Several other works by Sunstein, including his books, quote approvingly of Bentham's statements comparing adult dogs and horses to human infants.

In the Harvard paper, Sunstein even suggests animals could be granted the right to sue humans in court.

"We could even grant animals a right to bring suit without insisting that animals are in some general sense 'persons,' or that they are not property," he wrote.

The Senate today confirmed Sunstein as Obama's nominee for "regulatory czar," overcoming months of delay due to Republican concerns that he would push a radical animal-rights agenda.

Obama's regulatory chief pushes new 'bill of rights'


A government that is constitutionally required to offer each citizen a "useful" job in the farms or industries of the nation.

A country whose leadership intercedes to ensure every farmer can sell his product for a good return.

A nation that has the power to act against "unfair competition" and monopolies in business.

This is not a description of Cuba, communist China, or the USSR until 1991. It's the vision of the future of the U.S, as mandated by a radical new "bill of rights" drawn up and pushed by President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein. Until now, Sunstein's proposal has received little scrutiny.

In 2004, Sunstein penned a book, "The Second Bill of Rights: FDR'S Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More than Ever," in which he advanced the radical notion that welfare rights, including some controversial inceptions, be granted by the state. His inspiration for a new bill of rights came from President Roosevelt's 1944 proposal of a different, new set of bill of rights.

WND has learned that in April 2005, Sunstein opened up a conference at Yale Law School entitled "The Constitution in 2020," which sought to change the nature and interpretation of the Constitution by that year.


Wild Thing's comment......

"THERE IS NO LIBERTY WITHOUT DEPENDENCY." - Cass Sunstein, 0bummer's Regulatory Czar

This guy will be will be one of the most agressive communist idealogues in the Obama regime, and I will even say the number one most agressive.

Starting at the top with Obama we have somehow got to fight back and get these people out of office. I honeslty don't know if we will have our America left at the end of 4 l-o-n-g years! I feel so helpless.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67

Posted by Wild Thing at September 11, 2009 07:48 AM


If Ben Nelson of Nebraska can't vote for him, you KNOW he's a POS!!!
This was wrong to vote for this guy. He is cruel and an idiot. He wants to list humans as nothing more than animals and give animals the right to sue. He needs to be locked away and given electroshock therapy!

Posted by: Lynn at September 11, 2009 08:16 AM

obama is putting his marxist aministration in place. Sunnstein is to the Left of everything. Besides human rights for animals, he is also a very liberal anti-gun advocate. He will be working to sneak anti-gun regulations into law. The run on ammo is still going strong.

Posted by: TomR at September 11, 2009 03:23 PM

This whole administration is filled with communists. Anti-American scum who are so subversive they can't openly get a security clearance and have to be shuffeled in secret through the back door.

Sunsteins wife another communist, Samatha Power is another special advisor to obama. Where is the media, yeah, I know they're in the tank with obama. Some day it will be their turn in the barrel.

Posted by: Mark at September 11, 2009 07:04 PM

Thank you everyone so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 12, 2009 02:09 AM

Some of these lefties don't believe in God. The Earth is their God. They think that's all there is. Since they don't believe in God, they have no fear of immorality, no sense to do anything but what's good for them, and no vision at the end of their deeds.

Posted by: Eden at September 12, 2009 07:00 AM