Forget steaks, hamburgers, hotdogs, lamb chops, pork, chicken, quail, venison. Wipe out the Oklahoma cattle industry, the pig industry, the poultry industry, the hunting industry. Eliminate horse racing. Radical thoughts, you ask? Not so to this Barack Obama confidant, whose animal rights views would overturn all of human history and destroy the world economy.
His name is Cass Sunstein and he is President Obama's nominee to become the nation's regulatory czar, the most important government position most Americans know nothing about. He's about to become the most dangerous man in America.
The Most Dangerous Man In America
Opinion By Mike McCarville
[Note: This first appeared on March 5th and is reposted following requests that we do so.]
Sunstein, 54, has been appointed as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). The post, often referred to as the “regulatory czar,” is charged with coordinating the alphabet soup of federal agencies, including the EPA, Energy Department, and OSHA.
Among top officials, this is the most important position that Americans know nothing about. All major regulations—from rules on clean air to airline safety to the administration of public lands—will pass Sunstein's desk. He will become, in essence, the nation's Bureaucrat-in-Chief. Sunstein is a Harvard Law School Professor with long ties to Obama through the University of Chicago Law School. He's a radical animal rights extremist who would overturn all of human history to ban the eating of meat and hunting. He would grant legal rights to animals and allow attorneys for them to file lawsuits.The Center For Consumer Freedom examined Sunstein's record and asks of Sunstein's radical animal rights agenda: "Don’t believe us? Sunstein has made no secret of his devotion to the cause of establishing legal 'rights' for livestock, wildlife, and pets. '[T]here should be extensive regulation of the use of animals in entertainment, scientific experiments, and agriculture,' Sunstein wrote in a 2002 working paper while at the University of Chicago Law school. “Extensive regulation of the use of animals. That's PETA-speak for using government to get everything PETA and the Humane Society of the United States can't get through gentle pressure or not-so-gentle coercion. Not exactly the kind of thing American ranchers, restaurateurs, hunters, and biomedical researchers (to say nothing of ordinary consumers) would like to hear from their next 'regulatory czar.' "A version of the same paper also appeared as the introduction to Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions, a 2004 book that Sunstein co-edited with then-girlfriend Martha Nussbaum (he's shown above at Obama's inaugural with his new friend, also an Obama confidant). In that book, Sunstein set out an ambitious plan to give animals the legal 'right' to file lawsuits.
"Animals should be permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives, to prevent violations of current law....""We're not joking: '[A]nimals should be permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives, to prevent violations of current law … Any animals that are entitled to bring suit would be represented by (human) counsel, who would owe guardian like obligations and make decisions, subject to those obligations, on their clients’ behalf.' "It doesn't end there. Sunstein delivered a keynote speech at Harvard University’s 2007 “Facing Animals” conference. (Click here to watch the video; his speech starts around 39:00.) Keep in mind that as OIRA Administrator, Sunstein will have the political authority to implement a massive federal government overhaul."
"We ought to ban hunting, I suggest, if there isn't a purpose other than sport and fun. That should be against the law. It's time now."
Consider this Sunstein tidbit: “We ought to ban hunting, I suggest, if there isn’t a purpose other than sport and fun. That should be against the law. It’s time now.”
Sunstein also argued in favor of “eliminating current practices such as greyhound racing, cosmetic testing, and meat eating, most controversially.”
He concluded his Harvard speech by expressing his “more ambitious animating concern” that the current treatment of livestock and other animals should be considered “a form of unconscionable barbarity not the same as, but in many ways morally akin to, slavery and mass extermination of human beings.”
Concluded The Center's report: "As the individual about to assume 'the most important position that Americans know nothing about,' Sunstein owes the public an honest appraisal of his animal rights goals before taking office. Will the next four years be a dream-come-true for anti-meat, anti-hunting, and anti-everything-else radicals? Time will tell. For now, meat lovers might want to stock their freezers."
[Originally posted on March 5th. Thanks to the numerous local and national blogs that have linked to this commentary, including The Liberty Sphere, Cocked And Loaded, Fair And Biased, Southwest Radio Ministries, BatesLine, Every Blade of Grass, Red S Tater, the Oklahoma Rifle Association, The War On Guns, Leverguns, Snow Flakes In Hell, Crotchey Geek, Under The Tree, FeedBurner, Full Of Sound And Fury, Alabama River Fishing, Joke, Talk Weather, Other Dark Sides, The Mental Militia, Reason, Prison Planet Forum, Facebook, Ramblings Of Oz and others.)
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