Obama Recognizes ‘Privileges’ Secured by Constitution
Constitution Day didn’t go without notice at the White House. Barack Obama issued a statement Wednesday celebrating the day by saying, “Our Constitution reflects the values we cherish as a people and the ideals we strive for as a society. It secures the privileges we enjoy as citizens.” Correction: The Constitution secures our rights. But for Obama to call them “privileges” is revealing of his statist purposes. He views executive power as something to be wielded to bring
goodies justice to favored constituencies the oppressed. And by belittling our rights as merely privileges, he implies they can be taken away. That’s a dangerous and tyrannical idea.
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