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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Obama Attacks Founding Documents As Insufficient, In Need Of Change, Sets Stage For Revolution - With Video

This is from his speech in Philadelphia this morning. Where better to announce the founding of a new nation shaped in his image? And where else, more mocking, more audacious? And where else, better to fool people, as a patriot?


“It was these ideals that led us to declare independence, and craft our constitution, producing documents that were imperfect but had within them, like our nation itself, the capacity to be made more perfect.

We are here today not simply to pay tribute to our first patriots but to take up the work that they began.

And yet while our problems may be new, what is required to overcome them is not. What is required is the same perseverance and idealism that our founders displayed. What is required is a new declaration of independence not just in our nation, but in our own lives..independence from ideology…

We should not forget we are the heirs of those who declared independence…and who somehow believed that they had the power to make the world anew, that’s the spirit we must reclaim …for the American Revolution did not end when the British guns fell silent…it was never something to be ended on a battlefield, or fulfilled in our founding documents…the American Revolution was and remains an ongoing struggle in the minds and hearts of the people…so starting now, let’s take up in our own lives, the work of perfecting our Union. Let’s build a government…let all of us do our part to rebuild this country, let’s make sure this election is not the end of what we do to change America, but just the beginning.”

Later in another city, he made reference to the need for our Constitution to be rewritten as “more perfect”.

Who gets to define that? And why is that definition expected to be better than the definition left us by the Founding Fathers?

There is no such thing as a person free of ideology. An ideology is simply one’s set of beliefs, however cohesive or disparate. Clearly what you are saying is that you want everyone to abandon their current ideology and adopt a new one. What is that ideology?

Let’s build a government? We don’t have one, or you simply want a new one? What type of government would that be?

Rebuild the country? Are there plans to tear it down? Because it hasn’t been torn down, yet. What foreknowledge do you have of it being torn down, and what exactly do you then want to rebuild it into?

The beginning of changing America? Into what?


Dollard is on a roll...here, here, and here.