Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Wednesday Morning Mix

More transcript from that 2001 interview with Barack Hussein Obama:

The court’s just not very good at it and politically it’s very hard to legitimize opinions from the court in that regard. So I think that although you can craft theoretical justifications for it legally. Any three of us sitting here could come up with a rational for bringing about economic change through the courts.

He can think of a rationale for bringing about economic change through the courts???

Still think he isn't a Socialist? There is nothing in the Constitution, its Amendments, or interpretive caselaw that would justify a ruling encompassing "economic change" as BHO envisions in this interview.

As I pondered this on the drive in, along with his slip in front of Joe The Plumber, his past association with radicals, and his wanton interference with the last elections in Kenya, which contributed to many deaths there as a result of tribal violence, a thought occurred to me. Zimbabwe.

In 2000, Robert Mugabe, the country's only leader since independence embarked on a program to redistribute the wealth of his nation, that wealth being the farm land that helped Zimbabwe actually produce enough food to feed its people and contributed to a functioning economy. However, it was seen as necessary to promote "social and economic justice" to redistribute this once productive farmland from the largely white land owners to black citizens who lacked the requisite knowledge, equipment, and resources to maintain the farms as successful going concerns, especially since many of them were more interested in furthering their own social justice programs, which included rape and murder of many former white land owners. Criticism of Mugabe's administration has adverse consequences for those who dare oppose him, especially after the 2002 elections which he rigged in his favor. Opposition voices are silenced, and violence against those who do not favor his rule is widely sanctioned. His policies have been ruinous for a nation that was once considered one of Africa's successes, and strangely enough, it appears that some parallels could be drawn with the vision for this nation that Obama has shared, and his past activities in African politics. I'd like to think that I'm wrong, but frankly, anyone who thinks that he can justify court mandated wealth redistribution under the Constitution as written, and has been caught lying as many times as he has, and continues to arrogantly refuse to acknowledge that he has done so, and to "punish" any journalist who even dares to ask a "difficult" question is capable of many unthinkable things, and we have people in this nation who are willing to empower him to do more. I see some scary things ahead.