Cass Sunstein: The Heartlessness Of Ideas

Because people ascribe a degree of respectability to academics, intellectuals, philosophers and scholars, they can disregard the rights of the people much easier than a naked tyrant. In fact Rousseau, Darwin and Nietzsche can go places, Hitler, Stalin, Chavez and Obama could never dream.

As “I have written many times” that the Obama administration are the masters of misdirection and chaos theory, therefore, while the America people last week were transfixed on the resignation of green czar, Van Jones, another even more dangerous fascist from the academy quietly slipped through the portals of power.

Last Thursday Cass Sunstein, a former colleague and mentor of Obama’s at the University of Chicago Law School, was confirmed by a Senate vote of 57-40 as the new Director of Regulatory Affairs and Information; an obscure, but powerful agency within the Office of Management and Budget. Here is what the “regulatory czar” does: He regulates laws — past, present and future. This isn’t my first “article on Cass Sunstein.”

Sunstein is a friendly fascist who only “nudges” people to bow to his will. TV host, Glenn Beck, says of Cass Sunstein, that he is “the most powerful invisible man you'll ever see.”

Judge Richard A. Posner, an intellectual mentor of mine and former colleague with Sunstein and Obama at the University of Chicago Law School, said the following about Peter Singer, a Princeton professor and a leading scholar on animal rights whom Sunstein is often associated:

Since the publication of Animal Liberation [1975], Singer has received a wide-range of philosophical challenges to his formulation of animal rights… Richard Posner challenged that Singer failed to see the "radicalism of the ethical vision that powers [his] view on animals, an ethical vision that finds greater value in a healthy pig than in a profoundly retarded child, that commands inflicting a lesser pain on a human being to avert a greater pain to a dog, and that, provided only that a chimpanzee has 1 percent of the mental ability of a normal human being, would require the sacrifice of the human being to save 101 chimpanzees.

Indeed Sunstein has written in his books on “animal rights” that "Animals should be permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives…." In other words Sunstein believes that animals should have their own attorneys in a court of law, paid for or course by the abused taxpayers.

While Sunstein spent his entire career inventing rights for rats, dogs and pigs that would make the Constitution’s framers spin in their graves, he is even more despicable in casting dispersions against constitutional rights plainly delineated in the Bill of Rights. For example, here is Sunstein views on the Second Amendment right to bear arms: "My coming view is that the individual right to bear arms reflects the success of an extremely aggressive and resourceful social movement and has much less to do with good standard legal arguments than [it] appears."

In 2008 Sunstein co-authored Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness with economist Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago. Nudge discusses how public and private organizations can “help people” to make better choices in their daily lives since apparently to Sunstein and his busybody socialist colleagues of the academy think that We the People are too stupid to live your own life, your own way and accept the consequences. Thaler and Sunstein argue that:

People often make poor choices – and look back at them with bafflement! We do this because as human beings, we all are susceptible to a wide array of routine biases that can lead to an equally wide array of embarrassing blunders in education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, happiness, and even the planet itself.

Space will not allow me to adequately detail the utter tyranny and naked assault on our Constitutional rights Sunstein plans to launch against American capitalism in his new role as regulatory czar. Here is a summary of the autocracy Americans can expect from Czar Sunstein:

• Sunstein advocates a “Second Bill of Rights” even more totalizing and all-consuming than initially proposed by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” in the 1930s. Among these rights are a right to an education, a right to a home, a right to health care, and a right to protection against monopolies;

• His 2001 book,, he argued that the Internet may weaken democracy because it allows citizens to isolate themselves within groups that share their own views and experiences, and thus cut themselves off from any information that might challenge their beliefs, a phenomenon known as cyberbalkanization.

• Sunstein notes that personhood need not be conferred upon an animal in order to grant it legal standing for suit.

• Sunstein has argued that “we should celebrate tax day.”

• Rumor has it that Obama is grooming Sunstein as a future Supreme Court Justice. Last week Fox News legal analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano said, “he [Sunstein] is to the left of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”

The leitmotiv of Sunstein’s entire legal philosophy and worldview is encapsulated in two very evil and failed philosophies of the past: 1) Social Darwinism [evolution]; 2) Moral relativism— A theory, especially in ethics or aesthetics, that conceptions of truth and moral values are not absolute but are relative to the persons or groups holding them. In other words nothing has more intrinsic value than anything else.

Sunstein’s ideas on judicial minimalism and behavioral economics belie the fact that for almost 30 years Sunstein has assaulted the Judeo-Christian traditions of Natural Law so venerated by the Constitution’s framers to preserve America’s republic.

To Sunstein ideas like “liberty,” “freedom,” “Natural Law” is irrelevant and counterproductive to his grand, socialist view of law rooted in moral relativism and social Darwinism. That’s how Sunstein can have a scholarship named after his dead dog while concurrently mandating environmental policies that will put tens of thousands of American farmers out of business by fostering ever expanding environmental, land and water regulations which will de facto make farming too cost prohibitive.

What Mussolini, Stalin and Mao did in the light to harm their citizens and deny them of their fundamental human rights, Cass Sunstein, as Obama’s regulatory czar will do in the night by slowly, irrevocably regulating America to death. Sunstein reminds me of Shakespeare’s “Othello” when the sinister Iago repeatedly whispered his verbal venom into the receptive ear of Othello (Obama) which lead to his demise. Indeed, Sunstein said it best:

“There is no liberty without dependency.”

12 Sept. 2009

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