Liberty and Freedom
Czars, Czars, Czars: these terms are foreign in the United States of America. Why are they suddenly used to name government functionaries in the United States Government?
Czars were Russian dictators from 1613 to 1917 they kept million of serfs in slavery. Serfs were uneducated. They bowed to every czarist demand and they lived more like animals than human beings.
Our Constitution, 1787, guarantees us Freedom. Ben Franklin was asked what form of government did you give us? He replied: A Constitutional Republic, if you can keep it.
In America we have a Constitutional Government guaranteeing freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association, freedom of religion.
No where in the Constitutional Convention of 1787 did our wise founding fathers (55 of them) mention or give authority to---Czars or Kings. They gave the power to the people through the vote.
Study European History pre 1945 and you will learn of the abuses of kings. Study Russian History from 1613-1917 Czarist rule then Russian History 1917-1991, Lenin, Joe Stalin 1924-53 then the period from 1953-to 1991, and you will learn of the abuses of the Russian and Eastern European peoples. Slavery of those people was the result.
Then read a book: Solzhenitsyn, a biography by Micheal Scammell . WW Norton, NY. 1974. A revealing book. Solzhenitsyn wrote: Gulag Archipelago---Prison Islands---the concentration camps of the USSR under communist rule 1918-1991.
There is no excuse to call ANY AMERICAN GOVERNMENT OFFICAL CZAR, or give dictatorial powers.
Make copies and pass them all across America!!! Wake Up!!!
Jim- A Tea Party activist
You seem to be a person well-rounded in economics. "Why are they suddenly used [czars]to name government functionaries in the United States Government?"
It is simply inflammatory rhetoric. The people using such descriptions need to sell more advertising space on their radio shows and websites and are convinced the way to do that is to get consumers of those venues more riled up.
Of course we don't have czars, but we do have plenty of folks who abuse the English language.