Monday, October 27, 2008

Wealth Redistribution

This is a truly alarming 2001 radio interview with Barack Obama. He states that the greatest failure of the civil rights movement was that the "Supreme Court didn't pursue distribution of wealth, didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution... 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 it doesn't say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. One of the tragedies of the civil rights movement [was that it became] so court focused... [causing a] tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing activities... through which bring about redistributive change."

In the interview, he is clearly not debating the right or wrong of income redistribution. He sees income redistribution as an important civil rights issue and offers a strategy on how to achieve it.

How can he place his hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution when he clearly has disdain for it and hopes to put Supreme Court justices on the bench that will "break free from the essential constraints were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution?"

The man is a radical leftist doing his best to fool enough moderates and mainstream Democrats to win an election. If you are a moderate, you have much more in common with John McCain.


Anonymous said...

Beijing, China
Unassociated Fictional Press

The Government of The Peoples Republic of China has unanimously
endorsed McCain/Palin for President of the United States.

"They are our kind of leaders!" says a Government spokesperson.
"They understand that business and the government should be in control,
not the silly workers, or 'people' as they sometimes call themselves.
Also, we understand the Republic concept. It is Democracy we find

A leading General, who wished to remain anonymous, had this to say
about President McCain: "We planted many post-hypnotic suggestions
in our former P.O.W.'s mind and we are beside ourselves with
anticipation at having the opportunity to trigger them and have control
of the white house without even having to wage a war..."

"And if that fails," a second anonymous official pipes in "it's not like
George W. Bush did not already sell it to us anyway."

P.S. We sure hope that Sarah Palin and her corrupt comrade Ted Stevens dream of
a free Alaska comes true someday so we can do serious business.

Jon Vander Plas said...

Huh? I'm confused. While McCain will regrettably expand the size of government, Obama will do so to a much greater extent. McCain's policies allow for much greater individual liberty than Obama's. Obama sees the individual liberties guaranteed by the Constituion as a problem to overcome.

While I realize your POW comments are probably meant to be funny, some might consider them to be offensive and disrespectful to McCain's military service and his years of suffering as a POW.

Who is this?