Wikipedia has done a nice job of listing all the czars — and even made note of Glenn Beck’s criticism of so many powerful positions with little to no accountability to congress (or we the people) amounting to a “shadow government”.
The fact that many of the positions exist is troubling. A “border czar”; why would we possibly need one? What does Napolitano do? A border is a line you draw around your property. It needs to be protected for many reasons, the most important of which is because it is the fundamental definition of your country — a physical chunk of property with longitudes and lattitudes. If you (the owners) disregard the defnition (borders) so will everyone else. It’s as true of a vacant lot as it is a nation. And guess what happens. I’m sure you’ll never hear that sort of logic from an Obama border czar.
Climate Czar, Compensation Czar, Car Czar, Energy Czar, Green Jobs Czar, Cyber Czar… the list goes on and on — and pries more deeply into our personal freedoms than ever. If we have an energy czar — what does the Secretary of Energy do? Is this person a figure-head with the energy czar having all the real power? I don’t know. But I find it all troubling for the potential to be a great increase in government power with a great decrease in government accountability.
And how much does the Compensation Czar make? I’m sure it’s too much.
The bias of the people in the positions is troubling as well.
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