Here Obama says that our country is fundamentally flawed and our constitution reflects it. No wonder his wife was never proud of this country until Barack started running for POTUS.
… the Warren court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can’t do to you, it says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn’t shifted. …
Venezuela has currently a constitution that guarantees positive rights, like health care (note that Obama believes that health care is a right). Hugo Chavez wants to add even more positive right to the Venezuelan Constitution:
… progressive reforms. One would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or health. Another would lower the voting age to 16 – following a similar move made in Austria this year. Two others would formalize the right to adequate housing and right to free public education, while others still would create a social security fund for the self-employed, protect Afro-Venezuelan heritage and guarantee the full rights of prisoners.
Someone should ask Obama directly about this stuff. But wait, he has not held a press conference since Sept. 24, so probably that is not going to happen.
Fortunately, it takes quite a lot to ammend our constitution:2/3rds of the votes of the Congress and 3/4ths of the States approving it.