Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Modbert, Sep 19, 2009.
And who are these two people?
Some other information about the two authors:
David B. Rivkin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baker Hostetler | Find Lawyers | Lee A. Casey
And before you think they are just Conservatives in Obama's back pocket:
David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey: Mandatory Insurance Is Unconstitutional - WSJ.com
The case was closed when the Constitution was written. Except for specifying that there would be a secretary of state, treasury secretary, and attorney general, the constitution has little to say about how the president should constitute his administration. The notion of a cabinet developed entirely by custom. I think it is reasonable that the heads of cabinet departments be subject to Senate confirmation, since they are clearly appointees in the sense that the Founders intended it, but I can't see why anybody is all worked up if a president wants to have high-level personal advisors in the White House who formulate policy, provided they are not the ones physically running the departments. If the White House advisors are to be subject to Senate confirmation, then virtually any White House employee would need to be subject to Senate review as well, and I think that is both cumbersome and far beyond what the drafters of the Constitution had in mind.
Get over yourselves, guys. Czars have gone back to Woodrow Wilson's time. They are executive appointments carrying out a variety of assignments. They serve at the discretion and whim of the president. Both FDR and Eisenhower used private agents in carrying out such duies. Don't think that they are doing anything unusual or unAmerican. But you all are acting in a strange, whacky way. So stop it.
Wikipedia is fine and fun for a read but not for anything critically objective. I mean according to the whackos BHO is still a secret half-Muslim alien. What a bunch of far rightoid whackos.
Obama hiring Communists and Eugenicists really opened our eyes on this. Eliminate all Czars!
What prevents Obama from hiring every registered Democrat as a Czar?
I believe this guy has it right:
Byrd: Czars are power grab by exec - John Bresnahan - POLITICO.com
The loony extremist whacko right keeps up the stupidity.
I couldn't help but notice that your post came after mine where I quoted Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving Democratic senator (who is on the LEFT, just in case you didn't know), who believes Czars are unconstitutional.
Damn - you kicked some ass right there!
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