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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Preserve, Protect, and Defend

The President of the United States swears that he 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." (My emphasis.)

I've been blogging about the fact that more people are boldly suggesting that a Muslim could faithfully serve as President (Colin Powell, CNN's Campbell Brown). Now this morning I wake up to learn that the new media (that is, ordinary people given a voice through the Internet) has unearthed audio of Barack Obama saying that the Constitution reflected a "fundamental flaw." Furthermore, a radio interview from 2001 has him discussing the best way to make income reparations and redistribute wealth. The courts, he suggests, will not be able to accomplish this. The legislature is the best way to redistribute wealth. Furthermore, he says that the Constitution contains only negative rights and does not include positive rights about what the government should do for you, just what it shouldn't do. What does he mean by making this observation?

Our Constitution is not inerrant, naturally. But I find it rather disconcerting that our favored candidate is on the record complaining that the Constitution has a flaw that continues to this day. If that is his position, why isn't that out in the open for discussion? If he finds it so flawed, I assumed he would like to correct it. How does he intend to do this?

What is going on? Aren't the views of the Constitution of interest to the American electorate? Will he preserve, protect, and defend a document that he finds fundamentally flawed?

The audio of Obama was linked to Drudge Report this morning. Drudge changes frequently and the link to audio might not be available when you read this.

1 comment:

Terry said...

I think it is interesting that all of these little tidbits about the real Obama is coming out just as the election is nearing. Perhaps this is good thing. We need to see the "real" Obama for what he is before the election and not after. Perhaps this is God's way of revealing Obama for what he really is at exacly the right time. I think Ecclesiates says it best.
What is crooked cannot be made straight,
And what is lacking cannot be numbered. Ecclesiates 1:15

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