Monday, July 27, 2009

34 Czars Later....

It's time to get involved!!
On July 15th Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) introduced HR 3226, Czar Accountability and Reform (CZAR) Act of 2009. When I first learned about this bill yesterday there were 29 co-sponsors, today there are 31. We The People need to support this in every way we can. I don't see any Missouri Representatives on the list of co-sponsors. Let's make some calls.
It's about time Republicans got off their duffs and started doing something about this novice and his thugs trying to take over our country and disassembling our Constitution. And from what I've been reading there are also some high profile Democrats not liking the way this smells.

Republicans file the Czar Act of 2009 It's time to tell Obama "Hell no you can't!"
by Kimberly Morin
July 25, 2000
Republican Representative Jack Kingston (GA) and 29 Republican co-sponsors filed legislation that would force Obama to actually be accountable by vetting his Czars. This is probably one of the most needed pieces of legislation that we will see in our lifetimes. Obama has a list of 34 Czars – some ‘positions’ that still need to be filled but of that number 27 have not been vetted by Congress. In 6 months Obama has taken it upon himself to bypass Congress and the American people by appointing his very own ‘shadow government’. The Czars report directly to him and are not held accountable to Congress; therefore, not held accountable to the American people – who pay their salaries.

From the United States Constitution - Article II, Section 2:

“[The President] shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.”

This clearly states that what Obama is doing by appointing Czars left and right is a violation of the Constitution. I realize that Obama doesn’t seem to think much of our Constitution but we, the people, DO. The only government officials who can make policy are the members of Congress who WE nominate. The ‘Pay Czar’ cannot tell anyone what their salaries or bonuses will be limited to, it has to be legislated by Congress. Yet Obama seems to think that his Czars can do whatever they want and most people probably don’t understand that his ‘Yes we can’ is really our “Hell no you can’t”. Finally someone is standing up for us against Obama’s outrageous appointments.

I am currently researching Obama’s ‘Shadow government’ appointees and so far I am finding that some of these people are clearly radicals like Obama. There is at least one Socialist (Carol Browner), a fellow ACORN organizer (Adolfo Carrion Jr.), a complete nut job who wrote a book about sterilizing people to quash the growing population (John Holdgren) and his latest appointment Cass Sustein who believes that animals should have the same rights as people, including bringing lawsuits against people. These Czars are clearly not representative of America or Americans. They should not be anywhere NEAR the White House or Capitol Hill other than to attend one of Obama’s Wednesday night soirees.

Presidents in the past have had Czars but they usually act as advisors and do not make policy. Obama has specifically appointed these people to make policy. The most Czars in any administration was during George Bush’s reign who appointed 14 Czars in 8 years. Obama has appointed twice the amount of Czars in 6 months as Czarist Russia had in 300 years! As Kingston points out on his website: “At this rate, we will have: 272 czars in Obama’s fist term (48 months) 544 czars if he lasts two terms (96 months)”. This is obviously Obama’s attempt to bypass Congress to further push his radical agenda by appointing radicals to make policy.

We all must push for this Act to be brought to a vote and passed. This is for our present and our future. We cannot let the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sit on this. After reviewing some of the representatives who are on the Committee, it is clear that this may be a battle as it is filled with partisan party-line-voting Democrats -Tierney, Maloney, Kennedy, Kucinich - are some examples. Email, call, write, fax every member of the Committee to let it be known that WE, THE PEOPLE, are aware of the Act and fully support it. The Republicans have brought this Act forward, it is now up to us to tell Obama “Hell no you can’t”.

A few more interesting articles:

Obama's Czars Draw Criticism From Both Sides of the Political Aisle
by Wendell Goler
July 15, 2009

Not Obama's Czars but his Commissars
by Bruce Walker
July 20, 2009

Senior Democrat Says Obama's Czars Unconstitutional
by KenKlukowski
June 15, 2009

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