Sunday, July 12, 2009

In His Own Words, Obama Likes Chaos

A revealing passage from Obama's "Dreams" while discussing Justice Breyer, as found by Pudge. He relates that Obama thought that...

Breyer is, in essence, a consequentialist ("take the practical outcomes of a decision into account", even if they violate the letter and intent of the law), but it gets worse than merely agreeing with Breyer (which is bad enough). He [Obama] then writes:

The historical record supports such a theory. After all, if there was one impulse that was shared by all the Founders, it was rejection of all forms of absolute authority, whether the king, the theocrat, the general, the oligarch, the dictator, the majority, or anyone else who claims to make choices for us. But it's not just absolute power that the Founders sought to guard against. Implicit in its structure, in the very idea of ordered liberty, was a rejection of absolute truth, the infallibility of any idea or ideology, or theology, or ism ... any tyrannical consistency that might lock future generations into a single, unalterable course, or drive both majorities and minorities into the cruelties of the inquisition, the pogrom, the gulag, or the jihad.

Oh, really?

What "order" proceeds from "a rejection of absolute truth"?? (Hint: it begins with 'dis-'.)

For that matter, one wonders how Obama can flatly claim that the Founders 'rejected' anything--insofar as there IS no truth-claim possible with his thesis.

The more one looks at the man behind TOTUS, the more one appreciates Limbaugh's contention that chaos is Obama's objective.

HT: The Wining McCain/Smitty

1 comment:

Shock said...

Just watched "The Dark Knight" they had a character that liked chaos too. Looks like he is now running the country. The Joker wanted to change things too.