Now, back to Obama's 2001 interview.... in this interview he was talking about the civil rights movement, and how there are many unresolved issues that we still deal with today. His specific statement about negative liberties refers to the court system, and how it remains constrained to the constitution by not interfering with individual liberties, and not imposing "state controlled freedoms" on its citizens. In actuality, Obama's interview was supportive of the constitution, and took a very conservative approach to how to address civil liberties. I say conservative approach, because according to the view of negative liberties, the government is in no way entitled to provide for its citizens. After all, in Obama's actual quote, he mentioned "essential constraints". Apparently, Obama does believe in the Constitution after all.
I really try to stay away from political crap, but this whole idea of left over issues really makes me very angry. Does anyone think or feel that a big part of why we still have these "unresolved issues" is because people want them that way? It's been proven time and again through history that a divided people are easier to manipulate and control than united people. Our present "representatives" do everything they possibly can to divide us. Rich vs poor, white vs everyone, male vs female, Rep vs Dem, all to get us fighting with each other so they can sit in the state capitals, and Washington and do things that benefit them, not us!
There is a very easy ways to make everyone equal, do it. Take the race stuff off any government documents, give no special deals to anyone based off of anything other than their needs, or their abilities. No! We have this fund, that fund, this special interest group, that lobbying group, the ACLU, the NAACP. All of these items DIVIDE this country, not unite. Racism is acceptable as long as it is racist towards the majority. How can we remove it from our society without accepting each and every individual equally as a human?
For the second part in red, I would be very happy if the governement would not provide us personally with a damn thing and let's do it old school. Like in the days when someone had a problem, and turned to those around them in the community, their church, their friends, or their family for support. How we do it on this forum, reaching out to other members when someone is in need. The rest of the community is happy and joyous to help, it makes us feel good to help someone. This country ,and a lot of others, have created this reliance on the government to advance their (the government) agendas. We need to get back to the one place that all freedoms come from, and our founding fathers made reference to it in EVERY document, God.