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October 09, 2009

Czar Sunstein: Americans Too Racist for Socialism

He could have stepped out of that wonderful old Monty Python skit, "Upper-Class Twit of the Year."


Sunstein: Americans too racist for socialism


The U.S. should move in the direction of socialism but the country's "white majority" opposes welfare since such programs largely would benefit minorities, especially blacks and Hispanics, argued President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein.
"The absence of a European-style social welfare state is certainly connected with the widespread perception among the white majority that the relevant programs would disproportionately benefit African Americans (and more recently Hispanics)," wrote Sunstein.

The Obama czar's controversial comments were made in his 2004 book "The Second Bill of Rights," which was obtained and reviewed by WND.

In the book, Sunstein openly argues for bringing socialism to the U.S. and even lends support to communism.

"During the Cold War, the debate about [social welfare] guarantees took the form of pervasive disagreement between the United States and its communist adversaries. Americans emphasized the importance of civil and political liberties, above all free speech and freedom of religion, while communist nations stressed the right to a job, health care, and a social minimum."
Continued Sunstein: "I think this debate was unhelpful; it is most plausible to see the two sets of rights as mutually reinforcing, not antagonistic."
Sunstein claims the "socialist movement" did not take hold in the U.S. in part because of a "smaller and weaker political left or lack of enthusiasm for redistributive programs."
He laments, "In a variety of ways, subtle and less subtle, public and private actions have made it most difficult for socialism to have any traction in the United States."

Sunstein wants to spread America's wealth

WND first reported Sunstein penned a 2007 University of Chicago Law School paper in which he debated whether America should pay "justice" to the world by entering into a compensation agreement that would be a net financial loss for the U.S. He argues it is "desirable" to redistribute America's wealth to poorer nations.

A prominent theme throughout Sunstein's 39-page paper, entitled "Climate Change Justice" and reviewed by WND, maintains U.S. wealth should be redistributed to poorer nations. He uses terms such as "distributive justice" several times. The paper was written with fellow attorney Eric A. Posner.

"It is even possible that desirable redistribution is more likely to occur through climate change policy than otherwise, or to be accomplished more effectively through climate policy than through direct foreign aid," wrote Sunstein.
He posited: "We agree that if the United States does spend a great deal on emissions reductions as part of an international agreement, and if the agreement does give particular help to disadvantaged people, considerations of distributive justice support its action, even if better redistributive mechanisms are imaginable.
"If the United States agrees to participate in a climate change agreement on terms that are not in the nation's interest, but that help the world as a whole, there would be no reason for complaint, certainly if such participation is more helpful to poor nations than conventional foreign-aid alternatives," he wrote.
Sunstein maintains: "If we care about social welfare, we should approve of a situation in which a wealthy nation is willing to engage in a degree of self-sacrifice when the world benefits more than that nation loses."

In his book, Sunstein laid out what he wants to become the new bill of rights, which he calls the Second Bill of Rights. Among his mandates:

1) The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;

2) The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

3) The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

4) The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

5) The right of every family to a decent home;

6) The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

7) The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

8) The right to a good education.

Wild Thing's comment............

Sunstein invents "The Second Bill of Rights" "BWAHAHAHA!"

Cass Sunstein is a 100% academic buffoon. Let me see… the last time I looked the Constitution does not grant rights but inhibits government from infringing upon them. The first 10 amendments are the original Bill of Rights which the Constitution does not grant but protects.

9th Amendment US Constitution: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

So Sunstein’s Marxist Manifesto Rights are already freely available to everyone, as long as you want to work, pursue and reach for them.

"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." ~Ben Franklin.

Cass Sunstein is an idiot, Communist and traitor to the United States Constitution. And Obama for picking him and every single senator that confirmed this lunatic is a traitor to the United States Constitution.

....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 October 9, 2009 02:40 AM


This group of Marxists and radicals obama is putting into government should be a wake up call to Americans. We are in danger of becoming what we defeated in the Cold War. The big question is if there are enough Americans that realize and care. If the majority of Americans prefer the snake oil we are doomed.

Posted by: TomR at October 9, 2009 12:03 PM

Sunstein also associates with friends in his amimal rights circles that have advocated human righs crimes greater than any commited in all history. Their belief that 90% of the human race need to be done awaay with for environmental reasons is as scary as an idea as I have ever heard.

Posted by: Avitar at October 9, 2009 12:10 PM

Who's next? Ward Churchill as BIA Czar.

Posted by: Jack at October 9, 2009 01:59 PM

Tom, I hope it does, I wish it would do that.
Too many are still in denial though.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 9, 2009 07:58 PM

Avitar, I agree, that is VERY alarming
and scary.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 9, 2009 08:00 PM

Jack, probably. They would fit right in.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 9, 2009 08:01 PM