Barack Obama was trained as a lawyer so it can't be claimed he doesn't understand what he is saying.
In 2001 he was interviewed on a Chicago public radio station and said this:
But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent as radical as people tried to characterize the Warren court, it wasn't that radical. It didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as it's been interpreted, and 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. One of the I think tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributed change and in some ways we still suffer from that.
So Mr. Obama does not appreciate that the essence of our nation is the restraint of government so that we all can enjoy liberty. He sees a fundamental flaw in the Constitution in that it does not grant broad powers for the government to entitle people to various programs. He has not learned the age old history lesson that power corrupts when he argues in favor of regulations.
Some people see this as a way to 'bring social justice' but it should be viewed as a way of dismantling our government which has proven itself more than others over more than 200 years.
It has to concern you when Mr. Obama compares our government to the Nazis:
“...just to take a, sort of a realist perspective...there’s a lot of change going on outside of the Court, um, that, that judges essentially have to take judicial notice of. I mean you’ve got World War II, you’ve got uh, uh, uh, the doctrines of Nazism, that, that we are fighting against, that start looking uncomfortably similar to what we have going on, back here at home.”
This is what you get when some Ivy League kid with no experience is groomed for politics and has no clue how the world functions outside of some crazy theories he has adopted failed ideologies.