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Do you want to fundamentally transform this country?

Posted by Richard on November 1, 2008

He's Not My President on 10/31 (emphasis added):

I didn’t say it, Senator Obama did.  Speaking tonight at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, Senator Obama said, near the beginning of his speech:  “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

… fundamentally transforming something (in this case the United States of America) means to markedly change the nature, function, or condition of the foundation or base, forming or serving as an essential component of a system.

So what is it, exactly, that Senator Obama needs to markedly change?  What is the foundation or base of the United States of America, the essential component of our system (our government)?  I would argue it is the Constitution of the United States of America.  But does the U.S. Constitution need to be markedly changed?  I would argue, of course it does not.

I'm a Libertarian and thus not exactly a fan of the status quo. But Obama crowing about "fundamentally transforming" America gives me a chill. When I factor in his 2001 interview in which he regretted that the Supreme Court has failed to "transform" the Constitution by embracing "positive rights" and income redistribution, I become very, very disturbed. This is dangerous stuff. 

If you value the Constitution, if you value the founding (fundamental) principles of this country, if you value liberty — hold your nose and go vote for McCain.

Unless you're in a state where it clearly won't matter (like Massachusetts or New York). In that case, do me a favor and vote for Libertarian Bob Barr on my behalf. Regrettably, I can't. Colorado is close, and there's too much at stake.

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3 Responses to “Do you want to fundamentally transform this country?”

  1. nancy said

    I agree with you completely. I also heard that remark & thought, what does he mean by that. He is someone & something to be feared!

  2. Jan said

    I agree with you and Nancy. I was disturbed, to say the least, by that remark.

  3. rgcombs said

    I’m glad you all agree. Not everyone does. Check out the Obamabot quote of the day.

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