07 February 2009

White House Regulatory Czar Advocates Banning Hunting, Giving Animals Rights To File Lawsuits

This is interesting.

In a 2007 speech at Harvard University, Cass Sunstein, President Obama's pick to be White House Office of Administration and Regulatory Affairs, said he advocated banning hunting eating meat. The regulatory czar, as the position is generally called, is responsible for every regulatory agency in the country, such as the EPA, and will oversee all administration rules.

This man will have power that most Americans do not understand.

In a 2004 book entitled, "Animal Rights -- Current Debates and New Directions," Mr. Sunstein advocated giving animals legal rights (with human beings as their advocates) to sue in court. In 2004 he also authored a book called, "The Second Bill of Rights." Here he essentially argues that our rights as Americans are inalienable, but are granted by the state. And can be taken away by the state.

Many opinions from the left and the right about this appoint ment. PETA and friends are rejoicing. Sportsmen and sportswomen are wary, as they should be.

Says the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom: "Think about every outrageous idea PETA and the Humane Society of the United States have ever had, and imagine them all having the force of federal law. This doesn't look good for hunters, ranchers, restaurateurs, biomedical researchers, or ordinary pet owners."

Without question, this is food for thought. Of course, Mr. Sunstein would not want that food to be meat. Change truly has come to Washington DC.

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