Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s former regulation czar and husband of UN Ambassador Samantha Powell, has a new role in the administration. He’s going to serving on the panel overseeing the NSA. If they’re trying to restore trust in the government, I’m thinking this isn’t the way to go about it.
President Barack Obama named his controversial former regulatory czar – who as an academic advocated government infiltration of conspiracy theorists – to serve on the NSA oversight panel.
Cass Sunstein, who served as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs throughout most of the Obama’s first term, advocated numerous policies as an academic – including the government infiltrating conspiracy theorist groups by joining “chat rooms, online social networks and real space groups,” in a 2008 paper he co-wrote at Harvard, as recently reported by The Washington Post.
“Those who subscribe to conspiracy theories may create serious risks, including risks of violence, and the existence of such theories raises significant challenges for policy and law,” the 2008 paper said. (Read More)
Sunstein has also been forced to walk back some of his more controversial positions, such as how younger people should be assigned higher value in society than older people.
This appointment was summed up pretty well at Zero Hedge:
Only under the Obama Presidency, in which every appointment, minor or major, is handed only to the most corrupt, devious crony to be found, can a man like Cass Sunstein be appointed to serve on the NSA oversight panel. (Read More)
That sounds about right.