Showing His True Colors

by Azreel | October 28th, 2008

It looks like Barak is showing his true colors.

But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in the society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf, and that hasn’t shifted…

Barack Obama
Chicago Public Radio Interview — 2001

Yes, you read that correctly. And Barak was correct in his understanding of what the Constitution is: A charter of negative liberties. It does not give the government the right to ANYTHING, but instead places restrictions upon it. Obama, it appears, feels that this should be changed. Of course, rather than attempt to amend the Constitution to reflect what he feels should be in there, he’d rather have the courts “re-interpret” the Constitution.

Let me be frank. I’ve read the Constitution, and “spreading the wealth around” is not in there, and there is no amount of “interpreting” that can make it so.

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