Spygate 2

Where are the civil liberties folks on this one?

Obama Administration Reportedly Plans to Create Internet ID for All Americans

“…[White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard] Schmidt stresses that anonymity will remain on the Internet, saying there’s no chance that “a centralized database will emerge.”

Suuuuuurrre it won’t.


Down with the Czars

Article:  House Republicans Push Bill to Shut Down White House ‘Czars’

I’m glad to see this happen.  One of the many troubling things the Obama administration has done is to appoint a number of “czars.”  These are positions with an unknown amount of power, none of which has been confirmed by the Senate.  Thus, they have no accountability to anyone but the President.  These positions may not be completely novel (I don‘t know), but the number of them certainly is.  Nearly 40 “czars” have been appointed by Obama.  To put it simply: It’s a power grab.  Obama wants as much power as he can have.  And now someone is standing up to him.  I hope they succeed in de-funding them.  If Obama wants to keep them, he can bring them before the Senate.

Power Struggle Updated

Praise the Lord for this report: The administration has apparently dropped the mandated “end-of-life planning” from its new Medicare rules.  Apparently public outcry has helped achieve this.  It’s a temporary victory, but let us hope the entire health care law can be repealed in the coming days.