"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 . . . because the civil rights movement became so court-focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change."
– Barak Obama, 2001 interview on Chicago Public Radio WBEZ.FM
In his own words, he reveals his willful ignorance of the founding fathers intentions in writing the Constitution of the United States. Negative Liberties? What he saying is that it limits the “Liberties” the Government can take with YOUR rights, which are “inalienable”, meaning God given (sorry atheists, but that’s what it means).
What does he mean by “redistributive change”? Simply that he wants to take from those who have, to give to those who (in his opinion) don’t. In this case, he wants to initiate a new SOCIALIST society. He holds the Constitution in utmost contempt, and when he takes his oath-of-office will be lying under oath.
In the United States, the oath of office for the President of the United States is specified in the U.S. Constitution (Article II, Section 1):
- I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.