From The Washington Times:
President Obama is taking a swipe at the Founding Fathers, blaming his inability to move his agenda on the “disadvantage” of having each state represented equally in the Senate.
At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House. One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population.
The Founding Fathers decided in the “Great Compromise” in 1787 to apportion House seats based on population and give each state two seats in the Senate regardless of population. The solution was a compromise between large states and small states in a dispute that nearly dissolved the Constitutional Convention.
This is the same guy who told a Chicago public radio station that the Constitution was very flawed because it is a document of “negative liberties,” a truly Orwellian phrase. Translation: it restricts what the government can do “for” you, which actually is a restriction on what the government can do “to” you. Since he began his project to “remake” America, Obama has been working hard to change that.
Hey, Mr. “Constitutional Law Professor” (actually Adjunct Lecturer), do you happen to remember the 17th Amendment, or doesn’t that matter because it’s just part of that horribly flawed document written by those contemptible dead, white European men?