June 3, 2011
Impeach the Czars!
Since taking office, President Obama has adorned himself with a crown of czars. It's time for Congress to pry them loose. The United States Constitution requires that most senior federal officers must be confirmed by the Senate before assuming office. Included are appointments for positions throughout the federal government, for the Cabinet and subcabinet, for members of regulatory commissions, for ambassadorships, for judgeships, and for members of numerous advisory boards. Over the last two years, there has been extensive and prolonged political grumbling over President Obama's appointment of numerous "czars": administration officials with considerable management and sometimes almost dictatorial authority, arbitrarily made not-subject to the constitutional requirement for Senate approval of their appointments. In many cases, these positions were filled by individuals whose approval by the Senate would have been extremely unlikely, and their activities have...(Read Full Article)