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[–] Anam 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

And it was here in Europe, through centuries of struggle — through war and Enlightenment, repression and revolution — that a particular set of ideals began to emerge: The belief that through conscience and free will, each of us has the right to live as we choose. The belief that power is derived from the consent of the governed, and that laws and institutions should be established to protect that understanding.

The above quote is a good precis of classical liberalism. Obama is claiming to be on the side of the enlightenment by contrasting it favorably with the confused mix-up of feudalism and identity politics based on race or religion you have quoted above. Judging by his actions rather than by his words, he is lying his ass off.


[–] MrShekelstein 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hes done this before.

He would talk to the rust belt back in 2008 by starting with a cover and arguing that they've been hit hard by changes in the economy then offers no solution and slowly twists the argument to a misplaced blame on illegal immigrants.


[–] Anam 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Obama speaks with forked tongue. That's why he needs two teleprompters.