Nation of Czars
There are so many things about this administration that leans Russian. How about the excellent Russian title of ‘czar’. Did you know that President Obama has appointed 34 czars already. The privilege of appointing as opposed to electing is very troublesome. Elections represent the will of the people, appointing represents the will of one man. It is a tremendous power that can be easily abused.
Glen Beck has been hammering the appointment of ‘green’ job czar, Van Jones. He is an openly avowed communist and revolutionary, so devout he named his son after a communist leader. He seems to be a socially challenged, anger filled individual who had no qualms using a descriptive term to refer to Republicans that I choose not to repeat on this blog. Are we to feel comfortable while our President, who sat for 20 years under Black Liberation pastor Jeremiah Wright, is appointing czars with anti-American sentiments?
Our founding fathers created a three tier government. Each branch designed to balance the power of the others. Many times throughout history there have been power grabs by one branch over the others. The executive appointment of czars is a blatant power grab over the legislative branch of government. Obama’s attempt to govern through appointments rather than election is taking power away from the voting public.
To discover what powers the executive branch is vested in just review the 34 czars: AIDS czar, energy czar, climate czar, intelligence czar, Iran czar, science czar, education czar, economic czar among many others. Each of these appointments make about $175,000 per year. A Republican congressman (Jack Kingston) from my state (Georgia) has introduced the Czar Accountability and Reform Act to regulate the activities and salaries of these Obama appointments. But, with a Democratic controlled Congress, it won’t see the light of day.