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Cass Sunstein: An Intellect Who Towers Over the Founders

posted at 9:06 pm on September 9, 2009 by

Cass Sunstein is poised to become the ‘Regulatory Czar’ in the Obama administration. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more radical nutcase, though he appears pretty average in that regard when compared to the rest of the “Czar-dines”.

Sunstein thinks the First Amendment is outdated. As is the Second Amendment. And the Tenth Amendment. You see, Cass Sunstein has a better way. Among his most noteworthy statements:

“We ought to ban hunting”

– Cass Sunstein, in a 2007 speech at Harvard University

“[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. “

– Cass Sunstein, writing in his book, “Radicals in Robes”

“Animals should be permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives …”

– 2004 book Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

“[Humans’] willingness to subject animals to unjustified suffering will be seen … as a form of unconscionable barbarity… morally akin to slavery and the mass extermination of human beings.”

– Cass Sunstein, in a 2007 speech at Harvard University

“[T]here should be extensive regulation of the use of animals in entertainment, in scientific experiments, and in agriculture.”

– Cass Sunstein, “The Rights of Animals: A Very Short Primer,” August 2002.

Put simply, Sunstein fancies himself a modernizer of an outdated Constitution.

Put aside Cicero, Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, John Locke, Charles de Secondat (baron de Montesquieu), James Madison, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton.

Cast aside those petty historical figures, those weak-minded wannabes… because Cass-freaking-Sunstein has a better way. So deal with it, you right-wing b***hes.


Cross-posted at: Doug Ross @ Journal.

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My heart weeps for our Republic.

publiuspen on September 9, 2009 at 10:32 PM

We ought to ban eating.

bigjack on September 9, 2009 at 11:29 PM

Great piece!

Cinday Blackburn on September 10, 2009 at 7:19 AM

You want to ask “geniuses” like this how they think our country could have been explored and colonized with attitudes like banning hunting or revising agriculture. Can you imagine the early colonists trying to raise crops without cutting down any trees or having the energy to do physical labor without eating any meat?

texabama on September 10, 2009 at 7:38 AM

Maybe we should let animals have access to the court system requiring only that they appear “Pro Se.” And, maybe, that they file their paperwork in Latin, since none of us are fluent in Dolphin or Dog.

potkas7 on September 10, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Animals should get lawyers? What about other benefits? Will animals be covered under Obama’s national health care? Maybe they can be covered under Medicaid. Do they have voting rights?

Does Sunstein want to amend the Constitution to read “We the animals…”?

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