Saturday, May 30, 2009

Another Czar? (Up Dated)

It’s hard to keep up with all of the czars that Obama has appointed since January 20. According to Fox News, there were 18 back in the middle of April, so the new Cyber Czar will make at least 19. I appreciate the need for increased need for the security of the Internet. Our country is totally dependent on it now for business, for news, and for personal use.

But, I am more than a little concerned that these czars answer to no one except Obama. They are not subject to Congressional or public oversight. It could easily be (or become) an end run around the separation of powers that has served the United States well up until now. What if one or more of the czars acts AGAINST the public?

If you're interested in more analysis of the Cyber Czar position, read Big Hollywood's
Gary Graham's article.

As Lord Acton said, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

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