Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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More perfect union

My cranky take on Obama’s "Perfect Union" speech can be read here.

The short of it is that Obama is Lincolnesque only if you overlook his failure to mention the Declaration of Independence, his rather cursory attention to Constitutional limits, and his playing the "mystic chords" of class warfare.

Update: Our friend Jon Schaff comes to many of the same conclusions, pointing to the apple of gold framed in the picture of silver.

Discussions - 4 Comments

Perfect.

Well done.

Thanks for doing this, Joe. It deserves an equally serious response. I'll try to do that as soon as possible. I find more of Lincoln in it than you do, and more Douglass - the Douglass who came to understand Lincoln after 1863. I don't agree with you at all regarding Obama's alleged embrace of purely Bill-of-Rights liberalism.

Thanks for the kind words, and even for the promise of a critical response.

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