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View PostSo aside from the Health care deal,

what is he doing that makes you guys feel he's pushing us toward socialism and wants to infringe upon our rights and freedoms?

 

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View PostSo aside from the Health care deal,

what is he doing that makes you guys feel he's pushing us toward socialism and wants to infringe upon our rights and freedoms?

 

 

Government has powers and the people have guaranteed rights that attach by virtue of their humanity.

 

The founding principle of our country was one of limited government and inalienable rights to ensure that liberty would flourish.

 

 

In the WBEZ interview, Mr. Obama expresses his belief that the United States' founding principle of negative rights is defective and deficient.

 

The concretization of Mr. Obama's Marxian yearnings, his "redistributive philosophy" as Shestokas put it, is the President's way of curing what he perceives as constitutional defects and deficiencies.

 

Redistribution of wealth is antithetical to the liberty of those who create it and those to whom it is redistributed.

 

The Obama WBEZ Interview

 

Breaking Free from the Constitution

 

 

 

The interest in Senator Obama's 2001 interview with Chicago Public Radio is well placed. The Supreme Court should not break free from Constitutional constraints.

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The clip of Senator Obama posted on

" target="_blank">You Tube consists of a four minute portion of a show aired on Chicago Public Radio on January 18, 2001.

Some commentary has been made that taking four minutes of an hour long show somehow unfairly characterizes Mr. Obama's comments. The entire program includes a moderator and two other constitutional scholars, some public service announcements and calls from listeners. Mr. Obama's actual speaking time on the program may have been eight minutes. Four minutes is about half his total time.

Obama's Views of the Warren Court

 

The You Tube clip presents his personal views on the Warren Court of fifty years ago as a court that did not go far enough. He refers to a tragedy that the Warren Court ultimately found itself bound by the constraints placed upon it by the founding fathers. He seems to have found it unfortunate that the Supreme Court followed the Constitution. The Constitution has historically stood as a constraint upon government action as Mr. Obama said. He seems to lament that the court would not read into the Constitution a redistributive philosophy that he apparently holds.

 

The full WBEZ program tracks the evolution of the 14th Amendment and its use to extend the Bill of Rights as a constraint upon state government and the banning of discrimination of by state action. Among the participants it is a fair representation of history and how the courts played a role in advancing liberty for all Americans.

Breaking Free from the Constitution

 

Mr. Obama's comments take a turn from discussing the historical record. Unprovoked he laments that the Supreme Court "could not break free from the essential constraints placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution." He further describes the Constitution as "a charter of negative liberties." This is at odds with the preamble to the Constitution

 

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Oct 27, 2008 David J. Shestokas

 

 

The interest in Senator Obama's 2001 interview with Chicago Public Radio is well placed. The Supreme Court should not break free from Constitutional constraints.

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The clip of Senator Obama posted on

" target="_blank">You Tube consists of a four minute portion of a show aired on Chicago Public Radio on January 18, 2001.

Some commentary has been made that taking four minutes of an hour long show somehow unfairly characterizes Mr. Obama's comments. The entire program includes a moderator and two other constitutional scholars, some public service announcements and calls from listeners. Mr. Obama's actual speaking time on the program may have been eight minutes. Four minutes is about half his total time.

Obama's Views of the Warren Court

 

The You Tube clip presents his personal views on the Warren Court of fifty years ago as a court that did not go far enough. He refers to a tragedy that the Warren Court ultimately found itself bound by the constraints placed upon it by the founding fathers. He seems to have found it unfortunate that the Supreme Court followed the Constitution. The Constitution has historically stood as a constraint upon government action as Mr. Obama said. He seems to lament that the court would not read into the Constitution a redistributive philosophy that he apparently holds.

The full WBEZ program tracks the evolution of the 14th Amendment and its use to extend the Bill of Rights as a constraint upon state government and the banning of discrimination of by state action. Among the participants it is a fair representation of history and how the courts played a role in advancing liberty for all Americans.

Breaking Free from the Constitution

 

Mr. Obama's comments take a turn from discussing the historical record. Unprovoked he laments that the Supreme Court "could not break free from the essential constraints placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution." He further describes the Constitution as "a charter of negative liberties." This is at odds with the preamble to the Constitution

 

 

 

Yep that too.

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View PostGreat discussion pictures and names as answers.icon24.gif

 

 

it's pretty clear that a segment of posters in this forum want to END discussions, not participate in them.

 

^^this comment will no doubt earn ME a slapdown^^

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