WH Library Board Not Accountable to Taxpayers Because We’re Not Permitted to Vote For Trustees

“The most powerful un-elected man in Washington finally has a boss.  We’re referring to Richard Cordray, who runs the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and whose job was ruled ‘unconstitutionally structured’ by a federal appeals court on Tuesday.  Mr. Cordray will now have to report to President Obama, who can fire him at his pleasure.

This is a triumph for democratic accountability and thus individual liberty as envisioned by America’s founders (bold and italics ours). Writing for a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Brett Kavanaugh noted that under Article II of the Constitution ‘the President alone is responsible for exercising the executive power.’ The President, unlike the many bureaucrats he oversees, must answer to voters (bold and italics ours).”

“The Unconstitutional Mr. Cordray” editorial, from the Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2016, page A12

The Board of Appointed Trustees of the Westhampton Free Library has no boss because no taxpayer can vote any trustee in or out.  Trustees appoint each other. Appointed isn’t American.