Friday, September 4, 2009

THE CZARS – And More

Since President Obama was elected, he has appointed at least 34 supposed "czars" to supervise and take charge of a lot of governmental responsibilities. These czars have been described as "super aides" (really super aids) that work across agency lines to move forward and set in motion the President's agendas and programs for different things that he wants. I thought that was what people were elected to congress for. CBS News (not one of my favorite places to get fair and balance news) says that these czars "report directly to Mr. Obama and
have the power to shape national policy on their subject area." This means they bypass the congress and the American people. The very future of this country is being shaped by people who were not elected or confirmed by congress. This should be scary to the reader! What about congress and the American people? Where do they come in during the Obama years?The lines defining the limitations of the czars' power are unclear, even to many in Congress. Let me give you one example that I found, Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said:"Who's in charge of health care? Is it the Secretary of Health and Human Services? (a person who was confirmed by congress) Or is the White House czar ( a person who was appointed by Obama and is answerable only to him)? Who is in charge of environmental and energy issues?" that is a good question and it needs an answer. Who is really in charge of this country? Is it the elected officials or is it Obama and his czars?

Czars do not need or require Congressional approval. {amazing} With most of this so called czars there are no confirmation hearings, no up or down votes, for this reason the czars are insulated and protected from accountability and for anything they do, from Congress and the American People. Did our fore fathers want this when they framed the constitution. Most Americans are very critical of these czars and have the view that such an arrangement (I would rather call it a pack) threatens to increase the power of the President (who by the way appoints these czars) beyond what is Constitutionally mandated. Read what Democrat Senator Robert Byrd, and he is just one of many, has said about the Obama Czar system: "It can threaten the Constitutional system of checks and balances … As presidential assistants and advisers, these White House staffers are not accountable for their actions to the Congress, to cabinet officials, or to virtually anyone but the president. They rarely testify before congressional committees, and often shield the information and decision-making process behind the assertion of executive privilege."
A question that I would like to ask is this: "Where are the checks and balances with these czars". Obama promised "change" and we are sure getting that! What did Obama say, just before the elections, about being 5 days away from "fundamentally transforming America"..... I guess he was right, because he sure is doing that. Why are there so many communists and Marxists in the Obama Administration? Who are these people? Whose paying them?

Why are there so many empty posts in the Administration, that was put into place by congress, and why do we have all these un-vetted people advising our President? Why does the Administration not want the FBI to check and investigate people anymore? These are questions that have to be answered. Some who read this will say that I'm a whack job, a racist, a wing nut, but when you stop and think about it, am I? Just investigate the background of some of these czars yourself using reliable web sites and you will see the same shocking things as I did. Just read these few things that I found and then search for yourself. Some of these czars believe or have openly stated that: {1} The United States was responsible for the twin towers attack on 911, {2} Illegal's have just as much right in this country as citizens, {3} Most of them have Marxist views or socialist views, {4} some believe that the constitution should be updated, and {4} there is a lot more that you can read from reliable sources. This is the change we got when Obama and his socialist views and crowd was elected to the highest office in our land. We have not only the right to ask who these people are, but, since it is our government and our country, We have the responsibility to know who they are and what they are doing.

Not only do we have these czars, that are accountable only to Obama, we also have no checks and balances in our government and to me that is very scary. We now have the most liberal President, liberal congress, and liberal Supreme Court ever. In other words there is really no way to stop their liberal agenda and one again that is scary! Make no mistake, Obama knows exactly what he is doing. This is a first-rate power grab by a power-hungry President. (don't take that lightly). You see the great thing about czars, as I have already said and feel that I must say again) is that they operate with impunity and they are "under the radar" when it comes to making policy. No one knows what they are doing until it is done. They are accountable to nobody, except the administration. So in effect we have NON-ELECTED officials, who are backed by The White House, who are given the tools and resources to do the bidding of the President and they are accountable to NO ONE! These czars don't have to undergo Senate Confirmation Hearings, they just get appointed by Obama. What is happening here?

It seems to me that Obama is creating an alternative to the constitutionally sanctioned government administrators. This, in and of itself, creates an alternative, in other words another government which is responsible to reporting ONLY to Obama. That, folks, is what happens before someone illegally takes over a country. Read your history books. Laugh if you want and call me a nut if you want. They began to deliver the goods and promises to the masses while the legitimate government is floundering..... and then, BINGO OVER NIGHT, the alternative government supplants legitimate authority. With some key changes, making them more accountable to We The People, we can bring back what Congress is suppose to be.
I learned something interesting recently. The word CZAR is actually the Russian word for Caesar. It also means emperor.

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( This article is a response by Bill Patchett to an article in the Star Democrat news paper dated February 18 , 2018. His response below ...