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Problem is that these few idiots are successfully infiltrating academia and politics.
I think we have ignored too long and it is time, in charity and respect and gentleness, to stand up and refute them.
I agree! They are in politics and policy making now, and we have only seen the beginning of the fallout so far. Regarding these particular nutcases, I'm really surprised that President Obama hasn't recruited them yet into his administration, as Save-the-Planet-Czars and Ration-the-Healthcare-Czars, or whatever! :rolleyes: He already has exactly this kind of whackadoos working for him, pushing for legislation such as government takeover of healthcare, and cap and trade bill. This is not academic! As soon as they can enact such legislation, they will be in charge of life and death (government-controlled healthcare), and can bankrupt the economy at will (with cap and trade), just to push their save-the-planet lunacy!
Right now there's a Harvard law professor named Cass Sunstein in President Obama's administration, working as Regulatory Czar, who wants to control everything from free speech on the internet and removing people's organs without their consent, to banning hunting and fishing, and phasing out meat consumption through regulatory means. Here's a selection of the ideas and agenda of the oh-so-brilliant Professor Cass Sunstein, President Obama's Regulatory Czar, or head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget, to give his full title:
Obama 'Regulatory Czar' has Secret Animal-Rights Agenda, Says Consumer Group
Cass Sunstein supports outlawing hunting, phasing out meat eating, giving animals the right to file lawsuits; expert available for comment eliminating current practices such as … meat eating.
Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB ) January 15, 2009 -- The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom said today that Cass Sunstein, the Harvard University Law School professor tapped by President-elect Obama to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, has a secret aim to push a radical animal-rights agenda in the White House. Sunstein supports outlawing sport hunting, giving animals the legal right to file lawsuits, and using government regulations to phase out meat consumption.
In a 2007 speech at Harvard University, Sunstein argued in favor of entirely "eliminating current practices such as … meat eating." He also proposed: "We ought to ban hunting, I suggest, if there isn't a purpose other than sport and fun. That should be against the law. It's time now."
Sunstein wrote in his 2004 book "Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions" that "animals should be permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives … Any animals that are entitled to bring suit would be represented by (human) counsel, who would owe guardian-like obligations and make decisions, subject to those obligations, on their clients' behalf."
The Center for Consumer Freedom's Director of Research, David Martosko, is available to discuss Cass Sunstein's likely impact on typical elements of American life that involve the use of animals. Sunstein's work could spell the end of animal agriculture, retail sales of meat and dairy foods, hunting and fishing, biomedical research, pet ownership, zoos and aquariums, traveling circuses, and countless other things Americans take for granted.
Mr. Martosko said: "Cass Sunstein owes Americans an honest appraisal of his animal rights agenda as America's top regulator. Americans don't realize that the next four years could be full of bizarre initiatives plucked from the wildest dreams of the animal-rights fringe. Think about every outrageous idea PETA and the Humane Society of the United States have ever had, and imagine them all having the force of federal law. This doesn't look good for hunters, ranchers, restaurateurs, biomedical researchers, or ordinary pet owners."
Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing People’s Organs Without Explicit Consent
(CNSNews.com) – Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would “presume” someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken.
Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done.
Well, I took a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles, to have my name removed from the organ donor list, in the current climate of abuse by "creative" transplant surgeons - surgeons who remove organs from living accident victims, not waiting for them to die first, so that they can transplant the organs and further their academic careers...