An audio has surfaced of Barack Obama being introduced before giving about a 30 minute lecture on “the nature of community values” at the Nebraska Weslyan University in 1994. The video is 39.57 mins long. I have his introduction below. Follow the link below to read the BuzzFeed summation if hearing his voice will cause you to bang your head on your keyboard. It’s clear from his ‘lecture’ that he has little respect for Bill Clinton or Dan Quayle and feels immense empathy for poor Harriett, Ozzie’s famous wife who was a stay-at-home mom.
The wife is at home, she’s not working, Dad’s got his 9 to 5, there are no African-Americans in these family values.
Before getting to the introduction, we should remember that Obama claims he taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School, and the Left is fond of saying he was a “Constitutional Scholar.” In his entire career, there has not surfaced one article or review that he has written on the Constitution, but he has made a few derisive remarks about it.
A former Obama student, Thom Lambert say Obama taught only Constitutional Law III, which covers the Fourteenth Amendment, the rights of Citizenship and birthright. A long discussion ensues in comments.
A look around the Intertubes, in general lays out Constitutional Law I, II and III as:
Constitutional Law I: the fundamental allocation of powers in our democratic republic. The Constitution, as the supreme law, allocates powers and duties to the various branches of the Federal Government, to the states, and to the people. Con Law I focuses on the allocation of competence among the federal branches and the states; Con Law II focuses on the rights and privileges of individuals…differences arise as to its meaning and effect – the all-important power issue of who gets to resolve the differences…the substantive law of the allocation of governmental powers: (a) between the federal government and the states, and (b)among the federal branches…the limits of federal court power to decide constitutional issues.
Constitutional Law II: …explores topics including the powers of the federal government, separation of powers, Commerce Clause and other restrictions on state regulation of the economy, the amendment process, and other constitutional questions.
It’s the enumerated powers with what the founders gave us as the authority under which we can work. The constitution is loaded with nos. It’s not loaded with yesses. It tells us what we can’t do, and here’s what it tells us where we can…
It gives the enumerated powers and what you’re seeing happen – and this has been a progressive thing, the courts have abandoned the Constitution, not holding Congress within article 1, section 8 of the Constitution. This has been something that has been progressive…The one part of the balance of power that doesn’t get talk about and what you’re seeing expressed through the Tea Party is the real balance of power that the founders wanted was for we the people to hold the government accountable.
It is reasonable to believe he disdains Article 1, Section 8 as it adheres to equal justice with no mention of the Left’s ‘social justice’ in the enumeration of powers, state’s rights and the role of the individual and We the People in Constitutional Law I and II.
Obama was not a full professor. He was a senior lecturer, according to University of Chicago, and some accounts refer to him as an adjunct professor, which is a part-timer without the option of tenure. Adjunct’s are cheaper to hire under contract. “Adjunct” literally means 1) something added to another thing but not essential to it; 2) a person associated with lesser status, rank, authority, etc., in some duty or service; assistant; 3) a person working at an institution as a college or university, without having full or permanent status.
And…remember that in September 2001 on Chicago radio Barack Obama said the US Constitution had “deep flaws,” still “reflected” in this country today, and the Founding Fathers had “an enormous blind spot” as the document was being written.
His [Obama] course on constitutional law one of several constitutional law courses on the U of C curriculum, dealt exclusively with the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment – the favorite, all-purpose clause for liberal jurists to use to right wrongs and make us more equal by judicial fiat. There is no evidence that Obama ever taught courses that considered other aspects of constitutionalism, such as executive power, the separation of powers, the commerce Clause, or judicial review itself.
So all of the above should explain how Barack Obama is introduced in 1994 and why he, for all intents and purposes, threatened the Supreme Court before the ObamaCare ruling came down by saying it would be “unprecedented” for the Court to strike down a law passed by a “strong majority” in Congress,” of which there was not a “strong majority.”
He has shown his contempt in many ways, a few of them seen here, and has been able to achieve truly ‘unprecedented,’ unconstitutional Presidential acts solely because a Democrat-controlled Senate has allowed it.
Today University Forum presents Barack Obama, a Chicago attorney, a community organizer, and Civil Rights advocate and his lecture, Community Revitalization. Obama is an attorney with the Chicago Law Firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Galland where he specializes in Civil Rights litigation, real estate financing, acquisition, construction and redevelopment of low and moderate income housing and representation of not-for-profit organizations created to promote the welfare of low and moderate income urban communities.He is also adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Law School where he lectures on Civil Rights and Social Change.
After graduating from Columbia University, Obama gained national attention in 1990 as a Law student at Harvard University where he was the first African American to serve as editor of the prestigous Harvard Law Reviews. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in 1991.
From 1985 to 1988 Obama served as Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project, a grassroots church-based community deveopment organization in Chicago’s far South Side. During his four years as director, Obama trained leadership from churches, public housing complexes, parent organizations and block clubs to work collectively to restore housing, streets and parks in the area. He established counseling and tutorial programs to at risk youth, established training programs for the unemployed of the area and forged partnerships with the community leadership and the pubic schools to raise reading and math performance.
In 1992 he served as Director of Illinois Project Vote in Chicago, organizing and directing a voter registration campaign targeting minority and low income voters in the Chicago area.
Obama is also the author of Mixing Blood, Stories of Inheritance to Be published by Random House in 1995. [eventually became Dreams From My Father]
Do go read the BuzzFeed piece which expands on what Obama was willing to do to defeat the Clinton’s in 2008. Thanks to Doug Ross and Larwyn’s Linx and Sweetness and Light who ties Obama’s background to Jeremiah Wright during this time period.