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Obama's Radical, Anti-American Czars

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Among Barack Obama's 34 unaccountable "czars" are at least two whose radical roots and extremist views should disqualify them from service in government at any level, let alone as top advisers to the president.

But, then again, this is the Obama administration — one headed by a former "community organizer" for ACORN, the fraudulent, law-breaking street thugs determined to undermine the rule of law and the will of the people. Let's take a closer look, though, at Obama's choices for "science czar" and "green jobs czar."

John Holdren, his pick as top science adviser, is a population-control zealot who believes the Constitution justifies compulsory abortions on a massive worldwide scale. So much for the notion that radical abortion politics is ultimately about "choice."

In 1977, in a book co-authored with Paul Ehrlich called "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," Holdren wrote: "There exists ample authority under which population growth could be regulated. It has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society."

He even advocated a global police force to keep population down.

"Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable," Holdren and the Ehrlich wrote. "The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries' shares within their regional limits ... The Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits."

If you're not scared and troubled and angry yet, consider that the author of those words was appointed director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and confirmed March 20 to assume the position known as "science czar."

Back in 1973, he said the U.S. population of 210 million was "too many." The predicted population of 280 million in 2040 was perceived by him as "much too many." America's population has already exceeded 300 million. Thirty-five years ago, his goal was for America to reach zero population growth by the year 2000.

Holdren has made his career screaming like Chicken Little about one imminent catastrophe after another — none of which ever materializes, while he continued to be taken ever more seriously.

When hysteria about the "population bomb" failed to scare the public into accepting worldwide draconian totalitarian controls, he moved on to the idea that man-made carbon dioxide posed a global apocalypse.

Way back in the 1980s, he said environmental disasters would result in the deaths of 1 billion people by 2020. Three years ago, he claimed sea levels would rise by as much as 13 feet by 2010. Keep in mind there never was any science behind any of these claims. This was pure politics and extremist ideology driving unsubstantiated government power grabs. Next he called for a global tax on greenhouse gases in a report for the United Nations.

You might think Obama's selection of czars couldn't get any worse than Holdren. And, indeed, maybe they couldn't. However, the man selected to be the "green jobs czar" certainly is at least his equal.

Van Jones, the special environmental adviser to the White House, has an equally checkered past deep-rooted in radical politics, including black nationalism, anarchism and communism.

He once founded a major "human rights center" named after a known socialist activist with close ties to the Weather Underground terrorist organization. The formerly self-described "rowdy black nationalist" served as president of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Baker was an avowed socialist who worked closely with communist activists and participated in events close to the radical Weather Underground group. Baker was involved in the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, which was the "legal" support network for the Weather Underground.

Jones himself was an admitted communist, explaining in 2005 that his environmental activism was simply a means to an end — the real goal being racial and class "justice."

"I'll work with anybody, I'll fight anybody if it will push our issues forward," he told the left-leaning East Bay Express in a 2005 interview. "I'm willing to forgo the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends."

He was a founder and leader of the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM. The leftist blog Machete 48 identifies STORM's influences as "third-worldist Marxism (and an often vulgar Maoism)."

What is the common denominator here between Holdren, Jones and all the other radicals Obama is naming to top positions in the federal government?

They are not there to accomplish the stated missions of their assignments — namely goals like promoting good science policy and cleaning up the environment. They are there to subvert the American system. They are there to attack free enterprise. They are there to further their insidious radical and deadly agendas. And they are there to do all this on your dime.

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