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.Listen to this audio that is linked on the Drudge Report today. It is from a Chicago Public Radio Show, Odyssey, which aired in 2001. Then listen to this other excerpt. (The entire hour-long show may be heard with RealPlayer from the original CPR archives here.) I already knew Obama was a Marxist. What these tapes reveal is how deeply he has internalized Marxist thinking and how little respect he has for the great men and women who came before him.
Barack Obama believes the US Constitution is nothing more than a 'remarkable political document', not the most basic law of the land, the very foundation upon which rests our republic. As Kim Priestap points out at Wizbang Blog, Barack constantly refers to the US Constitution in the past tense. Barack is a lawyer, this use of language isn't accidental, it is base sophistry. From Kim's post:
First, note that during all of his remarks he speaks of the Constitution in past tense instead of in present tense. I don't remember hearing any nominee to the US Supreme Court speak of the Constitution in this manner, so this is more than semantics.Leftist views? These ideas go far beyond what we commonly call leftist views. What Barack Obama wants to do is nothing short of the imposition of morally and economically bankrupt Marxist thought on America through the corruption of our Constitution. As Steve Schippert writes at Wizbang: "Barack Obama, the favorite to be elected the President of the United States of America in barely a week's time, sees the American Constitution as an obstacle rather than a guiding document." What has happened to the Democrat party? Joe the plumber's fears were well founded.
Second, he calls the Constitution a "remarkable political document." I think it's fair to say that our Constitution is more than just a political document. It's the supreme law of our nation. It's the foundation of our republic. It outlines our freedoms by stating clearly what the government can't do to us and there's a reason why our Founding Fathers deliberately structured it that way. The President of the United States is required to swear to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States. However, by listening to what Obama said in this interview and the 2001 interview that Steve posted earlier it's clear: he thinks the Constitution is fundamentally flawed. And based upon his words what other logical conclusion can someone come to other than Obama doesn't think the Constitution should be protected but should be radically altered so it reflects his leftist views.
What Barack's friends Bill Ayers and the Weathermen could not accomplish with bombs, and what his mentor Frank Marshall Davis could not do with words, Barack Obama thinks he can do by flouting the presidential oath of office. That oath includes no promise to "break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers" in the Constitution. If he swears or affirms that oath he will be lying.
BFD, I guess. We already know Barack to be a liar.