Saturday, August 1, 2009

Czars Czars everywhere ( It makes me want to drink)

"He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments." From section 2 of Article 2 of the Constitution(Presidential power)

Hello Komrades!

OK. So, there were 17 Czars in our beloved country the last time I wrote here. I figured I could go through the list, and let everyone know a little bit about each...
The joke's on me huh? Thirty + Czars?
I put that little chunk of Constitutional goodness at the top of this little rant, because I'm not sure that all this Czariness is really constitutional. Wouldn't these Czars be "inferior officers" or "heads of departments"? Has congress vested any of them? DO THEY EVEN KNOW WHO THE HELL THEY ALL ARE? (Has anyone figured out if any member of congress can even read...I mean they OBVIOUSLY don't read bills...)
I'm not really sure what kind of power the Czars actually have. Does the health czar override the head of HHS? Does the health czar tell HHS what to do? It seems that there would be a lot of head-butting caused by czars.
It couldn't possibly be that the czars are there to take control of things behind the scenes while we don't notice...I mean, that's just silly! It's not like they're going to start telling us what to eat or drive....or....
I think it's important to know who is running our government. We should know where they came from, what they believe in, what their agenda is, and who they choose to associate themselves with. It makes a difference. These czars were appointed without any public knowledge of their histories...or affiliations...or characters....for a reason.
But then again, what do I know....I sleep in a casket, right? ;)