Don't let the humble title of the position fool you. This is a very powerful position, with a very power hungry man in the position. Any thought you had remaining, that this country in the future will be anything like your grandfather's country, will surely be destroyed after you learn what Sunstein is all about.
Sunstein believes animals should be allowed to sue their owners.
He believes that "A system of limitless individual choices with respect to communications is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government."
In his 2005 book "Radicals in Robes: Why Extreme Right-Wing Courts are Wrong for America" he writes, "[A]lmost all gun control legislation is constitutionally fine. And if the Court is right, then fundamentalism does not justify the view that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms."
Now, he is in a position to force his beliefs on America. He calls it nudging, and co-wrote the book,Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness. Wealth and happiness? Not with this guy around. Glenn Beck has done an excellent job of explaining how Sunstein wants to nudge you:
Here's what his job is. He doesn't want to change the laws. All he wants to do is just tweak the regulations. So the laws are passed and then he tweaks the regulations. We've seen this ‑‑ this is what's happening right now in California with the farmers. The animals have to be saved. The smelt, a four‑inch fish, the smelt needs to be saved. Farmers can't use that much water. So they've reduced the water supply to farms by, what is it, 80 or 90%. Well, the farmers ‑‑ this is an area now that has 28 to 40% unemployment. The farmers cannot farm. They don't have enough water. All for the smelt. That is what a regulatory czar does: Well, let's just ‑‑ he can't have that much water. He turns the knobs, 5% here, 3% here, 8% here, 12% here. And before you know it, well, for instance, he doesn't want you to eat meat. He thinks it's wrong. We shouldn't have cattle slaughtered and sheep and lamb. That's wrong. So let's make sure that he oversees the fish and wildlife department regulations. Let's make sure that we tweak those regulations. Oh, there's a bucktooth beaver mouse that happens to go into the grazing lands. Well, that animal, they have a right to property, and, and they're endangered. So let's tweak that a bit. Let's make those grazing lands a little more difficult for people to control, a little more difficult for you to graze your cattle on. We just tweak that a little bit. I'm not saying that we're stopping cattle ranches. That's crazy talk. Let me just quick it, making it more difficult. Oh, and by the way, I'm going to regulate a little more on the feed and the grain that are fed to the cattle. And we need to get in with the FDA, we need to have a little stiffer regulations on the way our inspections are done and the butchering of the cattle and let's just tweak just a little bit on how it's transported. Before you know it, your $8 steak is now $25. Well, he hasn't done anything. He's just made it harder for farmers to make and grow cows to give you beef. This is the way it ends.With Ezekiel Emanuel nudging health care regs and Sunstein nudging everything else, this country is going to be a former shell of itself, before election time comes around to throw Obama and his nudgers out.
This is serious stuff that I don't think even all free market advocates get. This isn't just throwing an additional tax on somewhere, or changing a minor regulation for some corporation (although I venture to think that even most in Congress think that this is what is going on). It is about some very evil people taking control of the government and running your life and mine.
Here's Glenn Beck again:
You have no idea, neither do I, what they're building. But it ain't about health and it ain't about care. There is no compromise on anything. Engines at full stop. The republic is at stake, and there are too many people playing too many games. There are too many people playing ‑‑ they don't understand. They're willing to compromise because they're still playing the game as the game has always been played. The game was wrong in the first place, and the game is about to be over.Prepare yourself.