Although it is never said out loud, The Obama Team wants to abandon significant parts of the US Constitution. One of the most important parts of it is the system of checks and balances, where the three branches together can have a voice in the answer.
The Constitution requires the people picked to be the Executive Department staff to have the Advice and Consent of the Senate. But this only applies to the real Cabinet. Any CZARS just can make requirements, enforce rules, and never get looked at by the Senate. Why do we need an Education Czar plus a Secretary of Education? Why do we need a Fish Czar and a Secretary of the Interior?
Another important protection is a free press. But there is an attempt to legitimize only the favorable press, and to put restrictions on those who Blog or will mention alternative ideas. Unfortunately, most main-stream media is happy to limit competition and not consider the bigger picture.
The last concept I want to mention is Protection Against Unreasonable Search and Seizure. This is an area where some conservative parties also want to limit our Constitutional rights. We need to NOT do that, and point out when the current Administration does.
These are Areas we should be fighting openly for.