So what does Obama think of the Constitution?
"I think we can say that the Constitution reflected an enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on until this day, and that the framers had that same blind spot. I don't think the two views are contradictory to say that it was a remarkable political document that paved the way for where we are now and to say that it also reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day."
I can't speak for the absolute validity of this clip. The statements were supposedly made in 2001, so I might not be the first person to hear of this. I was just blindsided, though. Not by his criticism of American policies - and I think slavery, really, was what he was referring to - because I don't have a problem with someone criticizing something they seek to fix. What blows me away is how he uses the past tense. How he refers to the foundation of our God-given rights as merely a "political document". It's crazy.