Quote from Senator Obama in a radio interview - 2001
“If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to invest formal rights in previously dispossessed people, so that now I would have the right to vote. I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order as long as I could pay for it I’d be o.k. But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society.
To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that 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 doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf, and that hasn’t shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think 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 coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that.”
Dear Honorable Member of Congress,
This quote sums up what the Obama administration sees as its mandate. Every day I am alerted by this or that bill going through Congress or by the appointment of another bad cabinet post or judge. I could clog up your e-mail or your phone or fax. And I know you could not take the time to respond to each issue I could raise.
I know you chose to run for the Senate because you want our country to prosper; you believe in this country and its Constitution. It is our Constitution that stands between the citizens and an oppressive government. The above quote from then Senator and now President Obama frightens me to the core. I don’t want the government to do anything more for me than keep me safe from criminals and terrorists. What does the President mean when he says “break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the constitution”?
Here are my bullet point core issues:
The family is the foundation for civilization and society. Marriage between a man and a woman is essential for producing, providing for, and the protection of children.
I believe in the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Life begins at conception is a scientific fact. A woman has a right to her own body and a new life has a right to his/her own body. A woman does not have a right to destroy her child’s body.
This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principals of individual liberties. The individual is accountable before God for the thoughts and intents of the heart. Man can judge his/her actions. So-called hate crime laws are unconscionable.
Freedom comes from our Christian understanding of God. This is the basis of our Constitution.
Freedom is what made the United States of America the most prosperous country. Freedom allows for success or failure. Failure should be its own deterrent.
Capitalism works; Socialism does not.
Debt is bad. You can’t spend your way to prosperity.
Health care, housing, nourishment, and education are not rights bestowed on us by the government. Families and individuals are free to provide for themselves. The freer people are to succeed the more charitable they can become. If you take the profit out of providing health care, housing, food and education the poorer those life necessities will become.
There is nothing human beings can do to change the climate. The sun is responsible for global warming. We can clean up our messes but we will never control the weather. We should use our own natural resources.
Hard work and achievement should not be punished by “redistributive change”.
It is in our national interest to have a strong defense. We need to protect the boarders of our country.
Free trade benefits everyone.
Private industry produces. Government cannot provide any jobs that will build our economy.
This letter represents my family household, five of whom are registered voters. We represent millions of voters who are very upset about the direction this country is going. How can we expect to build while tearing down the foundation?
Please when you consider legislation remember the people who will carry the load.
My wife, Debbie! Long may she run!