posted by Jim on Jul 27
I didn’t plan on writing today but I received this email from a business associate at the Outside Hub. I had just been going through some of my pictures and I was planning on my next article being about our commitment to promoting the great outdoors to our children. It was very ironic that I was in deep thought of how the world is changing and values and ethics are literally thrown out the window by most of our politicians. I am not one to speak politics but every day I cannot help to be sickened by our government! I was thinking about the article and how I could reflect on how being in the outdoors can take your mind away from all of the corruption in this world. Then, I clicked on this email and I thought to myself; “Am I am promoting something that our government plans on taking away from our children? Are they going to steal from the hearts of this country’s sportsmen, sportswomen, and children? I do not believe we would ever see the day, but articles like this remind me that we need to get involved and we need to have a very powerful voice in this country. I would hate to see this child’s smile wiped from his face because of a person like Cass Sunstein. Read on to see how nuts our government can be…If this guy is appointed by Obama, Cody doesn’t get to hunt and the turkey he shot might have it’s own legal rights? HMMMMMMM! Read this and do your part to support Senator John Cornyn (R- TX)!
Senator John Cornyn (R- TX) has blocked President Obama’s choice for a powerful regulatory position in the White House because of the nominee’s support for animal rights. He’s done his part, now sportsmen need to do theirs. Your support is needed to make sure the block, known technically as a “hold,” stays in place.
Cass Sunstein, the president’s pick to head the powerful Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has been an advocate for the animal rights movement and is an anti-hunter. As a part of the federal budget office, OIRA has extensive authority to block rules, including those that protect hunting and conservation.
Sunstein claims that, “we might ban hunting altogether, at least if it’s sole purpose is human recreation.” He also supports allowing lawsuits on behalf of animals, a right currently only extended to human beings.
Views such as this raise serious concern about the agenda Sunstein will carry with him into this position if he is confirmed by the Senate. This is why it is crucial that the block remains in place.
If calling your Senator’s office, remember these key points:
The OIRA can block or overturn regulations that protect hunting and conservation
Sunstein has a long history of supporting animal rights and expressing opposition to hunting
These radical views do not reflect the majority beliefs of Americans
Sportsmen are the nations #1 conservationists who pay for programs through the taxes paid of outdoor equipment