Most people don’t remember the 2001 radio talk show audio tape of then-Senator Barak Obama arguing that since the U.S. Constitution fails to address re-distribution of wealth in order to compensate victims of civil rights “social injustice,” then it has to be done through judicial activism.
In other words, judges must be appointed who are willing to either ignore or radically re-interpret the Constitution in order to force Americans to compensate blacks for alleged past civil rights “social injustices” (this is referred to in the audio tape as “reparative economic work).
In the news article below we see that Obama’s new 9th Circuit judicial nominee, Goodwin Liu, is a radical UC Berkeley law professor who believes the U.S. Constitution needs to be re-interpreted on an ongoing basis.
Liu states: “Applications of constitutional text and principles must be open to adaptation and change…as the conditions and norms of our society become ever more distant from those of the Founding generation.”
Ahh…those pesky Founding Fathers. Always getting in the way of “redistributive change” and “social justice.”
Or maybe the Founders simply knew that scoundrels like Obama will always attempt to find ways to use government power to force the productive classes into supporting the non-productive classes.
Apparently, Obama remains dead-set on overthrowing the foundational principles that made America the greatest nation on the face of the earth, giving opportunities to millions who are willing to embrace them.
Change is coming, in 2010. Yes, we can. Yes, we can. Yes, we can!
Obama 9th Circuit Nominee: U.S. Constitution Must Adapt to Changes in the World
By Shannon Bream, FOXNews.com
Even his critics describe him as “brilliant,” but newly-nominated law professor Goodwin Liu will not have an easy time getting to the 9th Circuit bench.
Goodwin Liu is President Obama’s nominee to be a judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (Stanford University).
…At age 39, Liu has compiled an impressive resume: Rhodes Scholar, Supreme Court clerk, top grades at both Stanford University and Yale Law School and now law professor University of California, Berkeley.
Liu has also aligned himself with progressive legal groups, including the American Constitution Society, where he is chairman of the board of directors. That’s prompting opponents to argue that Liu is “too far outside the mainstream” to take a seat on a court just one step below the Supreme Court of the United States.
“He believes the Constitution is something judges can manipulate to have it say what they think culture or evolving standards of decency requires of it in a given day,” said the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Republican Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.
Ed Whelan, a one-time clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia and now president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, echoed those concerns.
“Liu believes that judges have the authority to impose their views … using clever verbal camouflage to disguise what they’re doing.”
Liu opponents point to a number of his writings, including a book he co-authored in 2009 called “Keeping Faith with the Constitution,” in which the authors opine about their concept of judicial interpretation.
“Applications of constitutional text and principles must be open to adaptation and change…as the conditions and norms of our society become ever more distant from those of the Founding generation.”
That theme — that the Constitution’s text and principles must be adapted to changes in the world — repeats throughout the book and raises eyebrows among conservatives.