We expect inaugural addresses to contain more promises than policy and make some allowances for the grandiose rhetorical flourish. But while Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address tested the outer limits of eye-rolling, strawmen-incinerating bombast, it also served as a declaration of political war against the Constitution as a document limiting government power. And as for his legacy, we should now have no doubt:
Obama plans to lead to progressive left to total political victory.
This is obvious after President Obama’s first speech of his second term. He will assault the ideological and institutional foundations of limited government and individual liberty. He will push government deeper into every aspect of American life. And he will construct an all-encompassing Leviathan that will endure long after he leaves office.