He’s back: Sunstein appointed to to serve on NSA oversight panel

Cass Sunstein’s New Presidential Appointment is Almost Hard to Believe…Especially Considering a Paper He Once Wrote

Fred Lucas
The Blaze

President Barack Obama named his controversial former regulatory czar – who as an academic advocated government infiltration of conspiracy theorists – to serve on the NSA oversight panel.

Cass Sunstein, who served as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs throughout most of the Obama’s first term, advocated numerous policies as an academic – including the government infiltrating conspiracy theorist groups by joining “chat rooms, online social networks and real space groups,” in a 2008 paper he co-wrote at Harvard, as recently reported by The Washington Post.

“Those who subscribe to conspiracy theories may create serious risks, including risks of violence, and the existence of such theories raises significant challenges for policy and law,” the 2008 paper said.

“The first challenge is to understand the mechanisms by which conspiracy theories prosper; the second challenge is to understand how such theories might be undermined.” It continues, “Because those who hold conspiracy theories typically suffer from a crippled epistemology, in accordance with which it is rational to hold such theories, the best response consists in cognitive infiltration of extremist groups. Various policy dilemmas, such as the question whether it is better for government to rebut conspiracy theories or to ignore them, are explored in this light.”

The website ZeroHedge.com went so far as to ask if Sunstein is “America’s Goebbels?”…


The article continues at The Blaze.


Update: Video at GlennBeck.com:

…The President claims he wants people to trust the NSA, and yet he chose to appoint the man who wrote a book called Nudge: Improving Decisions about Heath, Wealth, and Happiness, which condones government over-regulation, to be a part of the panel…




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