Wizbangblog.com | Kim Priestap | Oct. 27, 2008
Barack Obama is a radical. That much has been proven with his own words. In the audio tape that Steve linked to earlier, we hear Barack Obama lament the fact that the Warren Court didn’t include redistribution of wealth as part of its civil rights decision. A few days ago we also heard him accuse white executives in suburbs of not wanting to pay taxes to poor children so they can go to school, which again reinforces his views on redistribution of wealth. Now we have another audio tape of Barack Obama in which he says the US Constitution “reflected a fundamental flaw of this country that carries on to this day.”
There are a few things that jump out at me immediately.
First, note that during all of his remarks he speaks of the Constitution in past tense instead of in present tense. I don’t remember hearing any nominee to the US Supreme Court speak of the Constitution in this manner, so this is more than semantics.
Second, he calls the Constitution a “remarkable political document.” I think it’s fair to say that our Constitution is more than just a political document. It’s the supreme law of our nation. It’s the foundation of our republic. It outlines our freedoms by stating clearly what the government can’t do to us and there’s a reason why our Founding Fathers deliberately structured it that way. The President of the United States is required to swear to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States.
However, by listening to what Obama said in this interview and the 2001 interview that Steve posted earlier it’s clear: he thinks the Constitution is fundamentally flawed. And based upon his words what other logical conclusion can someone come to other than Obama doesn’t think the Constitution should be protected but should be radically altered so it reflects his leftist views.
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