During his campaign and after his election, he promised that his administration would not practice torture. In his Inaugural address Tuesday, he said, "we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals … Those ideals still light the world and we will not give them up for expedience's sake.
Unless of course, those "ideals" are the ones codified in the Constitution by our founders to protect the rights and liberties of American citizens from an intrusive, tyrannical government. In those cases, "our ideals" must absolutely be compromised [read: thrown out the f***ing window] "for expedience's sake" in the name of "safety".
From the newly-refurbished WhiteHouse.gov website:
Address Gun Violence in Cities: Obama and Biden would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent.
As long as it's "for the children", who cares about liberty? Or what the Constitution has to say on the matter? Come on, what are you? ANTI-CHILD???
Wait one second.
Let me clarify something.
I don't want anyone to misunderstand me here.
I'm not saying Obama isn't a champion of liberty. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Liberty has always been, and shall continue to be, the main force that will guide his policies that will affect the people...