Our Constitution is just “a remarkable political document”? I agree, but I thought it was also the law of the land. And Obama thinks it reflects a fundamental flaw? I guess because it doesn’t rob from the rich to give to lazy poor people who can’t get off their asses long enough to get a job at Wal-Mart, that’s a fundamental flaw.
Oh, and he is disappointed that the Supreme Court didn’t want to redistribute wealth as a part of “redistributive change”. From Wizbang:
Speaking of the Warren Court its interpretation of the Constitution during the Civil Rights movement, Obama said, “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 it’s been interpreted and more important interpreted in the same way that, generally, the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties; says what the states can’t do to you, what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the state government or federal government must do on your behalf.”
Actually, it does. The federal government must provide for the common defense, a military to provide and ensure National Security. The “essential constraints” placed into the Constitution by the Founding Fathers was to ensure a limited government, not a pervasive and massive federal government providing all things to all people.
Jesus, this guy is unbelievable – and the fact that intelligent, normally rational people can vote for him after hearing dribble like this is absolutely beyond me.