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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 7 years ago

Does our President view our Constitution as a guide or an obstacle?

http://www.wbez.org/story/news/politics/excerpts-s...

Jan 2001 Interview, a candid Obama offers his thoughts.

He spoke candidly and deliberately about how to “break free” of Constitutional constraints against redistribution to provide “economic justice.”

"The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent, as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn't that radical. It didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, as least as it's been interpreted, and [sic] Warren Court interpreted in the same way that, 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."

Does this sound like a man who intends to uphold his oath to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" ?

Still boggles the mind, that America could be so F'ing stupid to put this man in the White House.

Think it's coincidence that we are now experiencing very serious accusations that undermine the very foundations of this country's founding?

Using government power to intimidate political adversaries and a "free' press?

Bueller ? McFly?

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  • 7 years ago
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    Both, just like every other president we've had. The parts he likes he uses as a guide; the parts he doesn't he considers an obstacle.

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  • 7 years ago

    Obama who is a lawyer and went to the best law school in the country takes the constitution very seriously. the quote you have given does not talk about what he thinks should happen but is his assessment of the warren court. And I think his assessment that the Constitution says what the state can't do to you, and it doesn't say that much about what the federal government must do for you.

    Obama also doesn't like the idea of courts setting public policy. I think he would rather the legislator decide gay marriage and abortion rights and affirmative action. He thinks that if you are for any of those things or hold any position on any policy, you are better served working to get the legislator to amend the laws then trying to force your opinion on others through a court decision. Obama has not been very forceful in filling his court appointments he has spent no political capitol on them.

    Obama's economic policy is also hardly for the redistribution of wealth, his policies have helped those that have money make more and those that don't, well he knows it is hard for us and he feels our pain. The same people who ran the Bush economic policy run the Obama economic policy.

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  • 7 years ago

    Obama respects it the Tea Party does not

    The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 is an Act of the U.S. Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001.

    In 05 Republicans tried to make it permanent

    On May 26, 2011, President Barack Obama signed the PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011, a four-year extension of three key provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act:[roving wiretaps, searches of business records (the "library records provision"), and conducting surveillance of "lone wolves" — individuals suspected of terrorist-related activities not linked to terrorist groups.

    Tea Party tried to make NH law off the magna carta in NH that is who thinks it is an obstacle

    FActs

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I was wondering the same about the GOP. I have noticed they made several attempts to change the Constitution since 2008. Why is that?

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  • 7 years ago

    Republicans and Democrats along with George Bush past the Patriot Act.

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  • Barry
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    7 years ago

    Obama We are going to fully investigate it.

    2 months later Obama:, we are still investigating it.

    4 months afterwards. How is that investigation coming Mr President? Obama: Good grief that is from 6 months ago are you still focused on that?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Guide

    However he does want to work on guns and LGBT rights

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    promote the general welfare. your link says someone doctored obama's statements to make him look bad.

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  • 7 years ago

    Please do show where the constitution says that the supreme court does not interpret it?

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  • 7 years ago

    He does not give a fig about our Constitution and he's destroying this country.

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