“The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of basic issues of political and economic justice in this society, and to that extent as radical as people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical,” Obama said in the interview, a recording of which surfaced on the Internet over the weekend…. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as it has been interpreted.”
“I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.” F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government
Ace of Spades points out the most salient aspect of Obama’s remarks:
Also a reminder: this story is not about simple redistribution from the haves to the have-nots, which is the norm from Democrats and therefore unsurprising. Obama’s redistribution is in the context of the civil rights movement. In other words, from everyone else to blacks, based on nothing so much except skin color.
Shame, Cubed by Bill Whittle, National Review
Obama’s Redistributionist Obsession by Tom Blumer, Pajamas Media
Daily Kos Desperately Spinning Obama ‘Redistribution of Wealth’ by P.J. Gladnick, Newbusters.org