The Voice of the White House
Washington, D.C., May 22, 2010: “Today I would like to discuss a strange and very dangerous person, now entrenched in the Obama White House. I am speaking about one Cass Sunstein, (also known, but not to his face, as ‘Mr Sunshine’) now head of the OIRA White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs .
Mr. Sunstein, who is Jewish, went to Harvard and later served as a law clerk for Justice Benjamin Kaplan of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
He later worked for the Justice Department as a legal advisor and in 2002, when the late and unlamented George Bush set up “military commissions’ without first obtaining the obligatory permission of Congress, Sunny volunteered his unsought-for opinion that “[u]nder existing law, President George W. Bush has the legal authority to use military commissions” and that “President Bush’s choice stands on firm legal ground.”
He laughingly procliamed that the Supreme Court would easily and quickly find that Bush was correct.
Like so many of Sunny’s proclamations and bombast, four years later, the disobedient Supreme Court ruled that Bush lacked the legal authority to create military commissions without approval from Congress, i.e., the Court (and Stevens) found Bush lacked exactly the “legal authority” which Sunstein vehemently insisted he possessed.
Cass Sunstein has been trying to shut down the bloggers for some time on the expressed theory that they are “misleading” the public into accepting what Sunstein and his co-religionists believe are views that could prove to be injurious to them.
Sunstein is a supporter of the idea that American judges should only rule on the specifics of a case before them and not meddle in Federal policies..
Naturally, Cass is a strong supporter of the death penalty, is in favor of higher taxes to support law enforcement and his basic belief is that Federal law should be interpreted and enforced not by the courts but solely by the American president and his personal staff. In a recent book, Sunstein proposes that government recognition of marriage be discontinued. Among other odd ideas, he believes that animals should be considered as human beings in order to establish and protect their rights.
But it is the present Internet that has become an annoyance to him because he reasons that the mass of the public are essentially stupid and easily led. From this, he goes on to express anger at the flood of “conspiracy” sites and the logical conclusion that their essentially anti-government beliefs could lead to anarchy, resistance to, as he sees it, more government control over a population that could be inifluenced by others to, let us say, attack the Jewish community.
In 2008, Sunstein and one Adrian Vermeule authored a paper on conspiracy theories and wrote:”The existence of both domestic and foreign conspiracy theories, we suggest, is no trivial matter, posing real risks to the government’s antiterrorism policies, whatever the latter may be.” They go on to propose that, “the best response consists in cognitive infiltration of extremist groups”, where they suggest, among other tactics, “Government agents (and their allies) might enter chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action.”
In short, this strange and unpleasant character wants to clamp down on the American internet to prevent any opinions aired that might offend his Jewish sensibilities (and many friends) as well as a sitting administration. Sunstein said that if this system couldn’t be implemented voluntarily, “Congress should hold hearings about mandates,” which would legally force people to dilute their own free speech, and that blogs should be forced to list a random draw of 25 popular websites, such as CNN.com. “The best would be for this to be done voluntarily,” said Sunstein, “But the word voluntary is a little complicated and people sometimes don’t do what’s best for our society,” he added. “The idea would be to have a legal mandate as the last resort. . . an ultimate weapon designed to encourage people to do better,”
Sunstein is now proposing a method of officially dealing with what he calls “dangerous” ideas, by claiming that the government could, “ban conspiracy theorizing,” or “impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories”. In short, Sunstein wants strong, official censorship, backed by threats of legal punishment, for those whose ideas he views as “dangerous” to not only a sitting president but his own co-religionists.
Sunstein has submitted a number of papers to the President in support of his censorship and punishment thesis and we managed to get a photo-copy of one of these. As it is illustrative of his dangerous views, we are reprinting parts of it for the education, not of the President and his top people but the American public.
Sunstein is a compulsive writer and chatters on like a old woman on speed, so instead of linking to 140 pages of babble, we are extracting the meat from a stew of ideological sewage: Continue Reading »