Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Second Bill of Rights

A quick update on the revelations about Obama's view of the Constitution. In short, he thinks it gets in the way of his plans for redistributing wealth. So-called "economic justice".

A commenter at Hot Air noted that a Chicago law professor, Cass Sunstein, was in favour of a Second Bill of Rights. This would guarantee the right to a decent home, to earning a decent wage, to health care, etc. Based upon the FDR speech, he seems to think that, rather than try to effect these things through policy, that it would actually be a better plan to actually amend the Constitution.

And who is going to pay for everbody's right to a decent home and a decent living wage? Where's the money for that going to come from if not through a massive redistribution of wealth?

Unsurprisingly, he's not just a former colleague of Barack Obama but a friend and advisor.

Quite possibly an insight into the kind of Supreme Court justice that Obama has in mind? We can't be sure of course but given Obama's own proclivities towards spreading the wealth around, we can imagine.

Remember, Obama has already admitted that he doesn't want Supreme Court justices who will make rulings based on the actual Constitution, but on what they believe is "fair".

What one man calls fair, of course, another man calls Marxism.

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