Last night, we talked about the importance of elected politicians being the ones in charge, not the unelected bureaucrats.
Regardless of the issue, regardless of who is in power this is how our system works. We don’t let unelected bureaucrats run the show, especially not the ones with guns. We are not a banana republic.
Before I get to the latest developments in this fight between unelected bureaucrats and elected officials over the back door gun registry I want to focus on this principle of who is in charge because too many don’t understand it.
We elect governments, they run the show. Bureaucrats make recommendations to government on what government should do and then the politicians, our elected leaders make decisions.
On the front page of today’s Toronto Globe and Mail there is a front story that shows that the paper that likes to think of itself as the paper of record does not get this basic principle of our system. Read more…
Barack Obama has a history of flipping and then flopping. On Glenn Beck’s show Thursday, Beck took Obama’s record to task and I promise you it goes well beyond his gay marriage turn and twist this week.
Obama’s Same-Sex Marriage Announcement Timed For Tinseltown
by Ben Shapiro
President Obama’s seemingly-sudden decision to endorse same-sex marriage may have been far more orchestrated than previously believed. CNN reported today that President Obama was supposedly planning to announce his support for gay marriage next week on ABC’s The View before comments by Joe Biden caused him to accelerate his timetable.
But there is another theory in the works.
Biden’s comments on Sunday were clearly orchestrated; the notion that they were unplanned neglects the tape of the interview, which shows David Gregory consulting his notes as he asked a completely out-of-the-blue question on same-sex marriage. The very next day, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan endorsed same-sex marriage. The following day, Obama himself did so. That’s not an accident. That’s a roll-out.
Brian Lilley is the host of Byline on Sun News Network and a senior correspondent for Sun Media's Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa. His weekly column is published in more than 30 daily newspapers across Canada and he appears on several leading talk radio stations.
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Brian Lilley is Senior Correspondent for Sun Media on Parliament Hill.
Brian has been covering politics for the last 10 years. Five of those years were spent as Ottawa Bureau Chief.