You’ve heard Glenn refer to Cass Sunstein as the most dangerous man in America, but why? Because he has fingerprints all over everything and he’s out to change the country without having to pass a single law. And after the administration said they were working under the radar to ban guns, Congressman Jason Chaffetz was the only person to confront the man who could make it happen.
“Now, there's a couple of things that you need to know about this. First of all, the president has had a conversation with Mrs. Brady. What's her name, Sarah Brady? James Brady is the guy who was shot during the Reagan assassination, and he has gone for, or she has gone for major gun control,” Glenn explained. “So she came up to President Obama and they were talking and she said, what are you doing on gun control? And his quote ‑‑ his quote is that he is working on gun control. Let me get the exact thing. ‘I want you to know that we're working on it, but we have to go through a few processes but under the radar’,” Glenn explained.
“Now, what are the processes? I can tell you. It's Cass Sunstein, the most dangerous man in America. Because it's all under the radar. They can pass a law, but the guy who writes the regulation is the one that you have to worry about. This is the way it happens in every communist country. It's the regulation that kills you. That's where Cass Sunstein comes in,” Gelnn said.
So what did Chaffetz say to Sunstein?
“You said, quote, we ought to ban hunting, end quote. Is that something you or anybody in the administration is working on at this point?” Chaffetz asked Sunstein.
“Absolutely not,” Cass responded.
“You had said in your book or written in your book Radicals in Robes, quote, almost all gun control legislation is constitutionally fine. And if the Court is right, then fundamentalism does not justify the view that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to bear arms, end quote. Is that something that you or anybody in the administration is working on?”
“That quotation actually was from a position, not a position I held at the time. I was describing a position that some other people held. In any case, one thing that's very clear is what academics write in their academic capacity as exactly no appropriate bearing on what government officials do in their governmental capacity,” Sunstein responded.
“And I appreciate. That's why I'm asking if those previous positions are something you're currently working on now. You are, I believe the quote is, you had said, quote, animals should be permitted to bring suit with human beings as their representatives. Is that something you're working on or anybody in the administration is working on?” Chaffetz asked.
“I'm working on implementation of Executive Order 13563 and not on those issues,” Sunstein said.
What does Executive Order 13563 say? Pat read, “This is Section 1. Our regulatory system must protect public health, welfare, safety and our environment while promoting economic growth, innovation, competitiveness and job creation. “
What does that mean? Well, the language is very vague. Glenn said you could bet there would be more government jobs and more regulations.
“There's a lot of people that are screaming for a reduction of federal regulation, but that's not what Cass Sunstein does,” Glenn said. “But that's what this executive order is trying to make you think it does.”