Most Americans should be nervous. Others who have a sense of American history and respect for what has separated us from the other nations of the world should be utterly troubled by what has emerged regarding Barack Obama’s thoughts and feelings towards the U.S. Constitution and the American system.
He has enlightened us of his thoughts and they are that, to him the Constitution, which underpins the American way of life, its institutions, and is the driving force behind its longevity, is inherently flawed. There are “restraints” to the Constitution and, “blind spots” in it that reflect those of the framers who wrote it. What is truly absurd by this is that the document and the American system of government has been the envy of many nations. Its ideals and institutions have been emulated in the world through out. Those who have yet to feel freedom and liberty long for it. They often sing our national anthem as a source of strength — as a sort of hymn that somehow the the same graces will fall on them.
Barack Obama, on the other hand, only sees hostile problems and issues with it all.
His issue with the Constitution isn’t like what most Americans have when they sit around and discuss and debate. Such as:
How far should the First Amendment right go?
Does the Second Amendment speak to the individual?
Does the fourteenth amendment really allow for abortion?
Those are topics rich for discussion and examples of intellectual debates and usually point out ideological differences many have when discussing detailed aspects of the Constitution.
Senator Obama, though, sees more with the Constitution as an obstruction to true “social justice.” He says that the true crime during the civil rights movement was that the Supreme Court wasn’t active enough and stopped short of the “redistributive” revolution. Obama said “[one of the] tragedies of the civil-rights movement,” was that the Supreme Court did not act on the principles of redistribution of wealth. It just wasn’t radical enough he claims.
“The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of basic issues of political and economic justice in this society, and to that extent as radical as people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical.”
He added that the the Supreme Court failed to break away from the restraints of the Constitution and that “we still suffer from that.”
These, folks, are glaring and fundamental differences he has with the American system. Yes, the Constitution does have restraints. The framers placed them there to prevent too much power in too few hands. To places limits on the size and scope of government. To reward the entrepreneurial-capitalist spirit and prevent heavy burdens levied by excessive taxes. And to always ensure that personal liberties out weighed that of government authority.
Those principles, of course, are the antithesis to Marxist-Socialism and that is the real issue Barack Obama has with the “flaws” and “restraints” he sees in the document. These are in Obama’s own words. They amplify what was then seen at the time as a gaffe when he commented to the now famous Joe “The Plumber” about redistributing the wealth. It’s plain to see that it wasn’t a gaffe at all. These are ideas and a philosophy coming out that he has clearly harbored and thought about for quite some time.
Yet, you almost get the feeling there is more concrete differences he sees in man’s greatest tragedy. That there is so much more needing to come out. Nevertheless, things are beginning to emerge and the dots are no longer scattered across the page. They are all connected now and the picture becomes very clear. Barack Obama is the closest thing to a Marxist that America has ever produced that is right now so dangerously close to power.
But that in of it self is an oxymoron. America didn’t produce Barack Obama. He is a radical who purposely sought out other radicals that shared in his ideology and that helped shape him and prepare him for this moment. They just used the freedoms in this country to refine and share them.
Now, is it any wonder why Michelle Obama has only recently been proud of her country? Surely she was telling us something when she referred to America as a downright mean place.
Is it that hard to imagine how a seemingly smart and accomplished man could sit in a “church” and listen to a radical, Marxist pastor spew his anti-American, anti-white sermons when he finally explains himself to us?
Should we be surprised that he had no qualms about working and establishing a personal relationship with Bill Ayers? A person who admitted bombing the U.S. Capitol building and the Pentagon, and his wife was sent to prison for failing to cooperate in solving the robbery of a Brink’s armored car in which two police officers were killed. Far from remorse, Ayers told The New York Times in September 2001 that he “wished he could have done more.” Two people and open Marxist that ordinary Americans would run from, but half of America is willing to give him a pass because he is running for president and talks of hope and change?
Does it alarm us that in his own book “Dreams from my Father”, Obama confesses that he harbors the same negative racial stereotypes as Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his mentor for 20 years. On pages 198 to 204, Obama says that black nationalism, a steady attack on the white race would be justified if it could deliver. On page 100, Obama says he went out of his way to choose Marxist professors as his friends. Obama wrote: “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully, the more politically active black students, the foreign students, the Chicanos, the Marxist professors and punk rock performance poets.”
Would we be appalled to know that Kenny Gamble (also known as Luqman Abdul-Haqq) “cut the ribbon to the Obama campaign headquarters housed in a South Philadelphia building he owns. Gamble is an Islamist who buys large swaths of real estate in Philadelphia to create a Muslim-only residential area. Also, as the self-styled “amir” of the United Muslim Movement, he has many links to Islamist organizations, including CAIR and the Muslim Alliance in North America. (MANA’s “amir” is Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.”
Obama has coldly and confidently explained his idea of what the American system should be like. He’s admitted his disdain for the Constitution has inherently flawed, restricted and with blind spots. The truly very scary part about all of this is that he has a plan and may soon have the power to fundamentally change the American dream to a nightmare.
As he stated, the courts aren’t optimal to bring about his “Change”.
“The court’s not very good at it,” he said. “I’m not optimistic about bringing about major redistributive change through the courts. You know, the institution just isn’t structured that way.”
“You start getting into all sorts of separation of powers issues, the court … engaging in a process that essentially is administrative,” he said.
In Obama’s eyes too many “serperation of powers” issues are present to negotiate. What he sees for his “bottom up” change will come from “top down” authority that starts at the White House, down to the administrative and enforcers of the legislative branch of a controlled Democratic House and Senate. The dealmaker that will ensure his revolutionary “change” will be from the Supreme Court appointees that are certain to come in the next administration. They will almost certainly be as radical and will take great liberties in interpreting the constitution. He won’t rely on them for the initiative, he’ll just use their absolute force when there is dissent against his changes.
It’s time for half of the Americans in this country to start asking themselves exactly what is the kind of change Obama is promoting. Since when did we start believing and trusting that one man can deliver hope and heal a nation? The very thought is foreign and hostile to free thinking Americans. We aren’t hero worshipers incapable of thinking for ourselves.
America has always been about hope and change of itself. Hope already exists because freedom is always present and constantly defended. Change exist because opportunity lends itself constantly to those willing to work hard, sacrifice and reach higher than those standing next to them.
It, however, has never existed or been embodied in one man. We draw strength and perseverance through our ideals and institutions that have made men free and prosperous. And certainly not by any message wrapped around a old, tired and failed philosophy that has imprisoned everyone and destroyed all the nations that have ever subscribed to it.
We’re America and its time we start acting like it. We make changes through adversity in ingenuity, not succumb to it and give up. We don’t need to be delivered from tough times by a Marxist liberal who is asking for power over a country, its riches, military, and its people whom he doesn’t even understand.