Thursday, April 22, 2010

Someone who respects individual rights? Really?

Barack Obama, on his next Supreme Court pick:

One area that Obama on Wednesday said was important to him: women’s rights. “I want somebody who is going to be interpreting our Constitution in a way that takes into account individual rights, and that includes women’s rights,” he said at the Oval Office while meeting top senators to discuss the forthcoming nomination to replacing outgoing Justice John Paul Stevens.
 I'm sure you understand my cynicism here, considering Dear Leader has shown himself to have little if any respect for at least two fundamental rights of the individual, specifically free speech and self-defense. And it's arguable that anyone who advocates a strong, activist central government as Obama does can't honestly position himself as a champion of individual rights, considering said government's inherent property of infringing on those rights. Such shame that anyone would actually take what he says as evidence that he really cares about said rights.