Cass Sunstein can be partially explained by his own words. “Every reasonable person believes in animal rights.” He goes on to explain he’s determined animals should be granted legal standing in America, and that animals should be able to sue persons in a court of law.
President Obama appointed Sunstein as his Regulation Czar. Obama and Sunstein worked together at the University of Chicago where Sunstien taught law for 27 years. Sunstein is a nationally recognized expert in Constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law and behavioral economics. Among the eastern elite Sunstien is pretty hot stuff.
We of the hoi polloi however, have a completely different opinion of a guy who thinks cows, pigs and turkeys should have legal rights. We of the great unwashed eat those things. Our ancestors ate them. The Founding Fathers were fond of a good steak, a juicy ham and a delicious turkey. We raise them to be part of our food chain. We don’t want to fight them in court.
Unfortunately, Sunstein and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the EPA and many other extreme environmental groups are pushing their radical agenda. Animals should not be eaten or used for clothing or used for entertainment. Animals should not be considered as property or pets. They have rights.
So why are we writing about this now? Three reasons: One, after garnering Obama’s titular support Sunstien has resigned as Czar. The renowned law professor has accepted a position at Harvard which will allow him ample time to pursue his causes, including animal rights. Two, Sunstein, PETA, the EPA and many others are determined to promote this cause. They have established an Animal Legal Defense Fund and they are circulating a petition to be sent to sympathetic members of Congress. Three, the court challenges have already begun – and the animals are winning.
On August 2, 2012 the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled the animals (not their owners) were the victims in an animal cruelty case. That many seem innocuous, but it’s not. The Court ruled the animals were not property; they were victims. This Court determined it was the intent of the Legislature to consider animals as victims. This court gave the animals legal standing in the American justice system.
This is not a silly or amusing subject. Sunstein and his kind will sacrifice persons for animals. These fanatics have no balance. These activists have no common sense. They are unwavering in their conviction – my T-bone steak will have a lawyer.
OK, OK, OK. My wife just read this piece and told me no one would believe it. So, please check it out for yourself. Check Sunstein, check PETA and especially check the Oregon Court of Appeals, State vs. Weldon. And then make a comment and tell me how crazy this really is. Or am I crazy?
Ross Puskar is the author of Founding Fathers Know Best the political satire now available for sale at Amazon and Barnes&Noble. You can follow Ross on Twitter and Facebook and you can subscribe to his blog and you can like FFKB on Facebook.