Radical 'Regulatory Czar' Could Pose Problems for Gun Owners
Friday, September 11, 2009
Yesterday, another radical extremist joined the ranks of the Obama administration.
Cass Sunstein, who is an old friend of Barack Obama, is now our new Regulatory Czar.
As the Regulatory Czar, Sunstein will provide the final touches on new federal regulations. No firearm or ammunition needs to be banned outright -- that would be too transparent. As the coauthor of Nudge (2008), Sunstein has already laid out how "choice architects" should carefully guide (or nudge) Americans into making better choices.
So with a little regulation here... a little regulation there... Sunstein can strengthen the iron fist of the federal gun police (otherwise known as the BATFE). Or, he can implement additional federal requirements which will result in firearm and ammunition manufacturers paying more for their merchandise.
Of course, these costs will be passed on to the consumer as new "taxes" that will "nudge" Americans away from purchasing firearms or engaging in the shooting sports.
People are starting to wake up about the malignancy of Cass Sunsteins' ideals in this role of Regulation Czar. David Kramer blogged about it on LewRockwell.com,but since he has been confirmed, it may be too little too late.
It still dumbfounds me that one can learn exactly what Cass is in mere minutes of searching his prolific writings on the internet, and still hold the position that he is a mere bean counter and regulations mean nothing in this over-regulated world.
Perhaps the term I'm looking for is cognitive dissonance.
It's the Constitution that isn't worth a hill of beans anymore.