If Barack Obama would release his Columbia thesis, this latest media pseudo-controversy would never have happened. But now the tittering hyenas on the left are howling at the moon over the satire of Obama's thesis that was taken for the real thing by Rush Limbaugh, Michael Ledeen at Pajamas Media, as well as by Denis Keohane at The American Thinker. The fake thesis has Obama criticizing the Constitution, saying that "the so-called Founders did not allow for economic freedom. While political freedom is supposedly a cornerstone of the document, the distribution of wealth is not even mentioned. While many believed that the new Constitution gave them liberty, it instead fitted them with the shackles of hypocrisy. That sounded to me like something Obama would have said, so I cited it and ran it with it at my blog AtlasShrugs.
Obama Writes His Thesis Statement
Obama, the Anti-President
Okay, let's get you up to speed on the incredibly true story about how a bunch of right-wingers got taken in by some satiric blog post on Barack Obama 's college thesis, written ages ago, and frantically presented it as real. Months ago, some blogger crafted a fake news story about how Time Magazine's Joe Klein had obtained ten pages of a thesis written by Barack Obama, in which he wrote about how the Constitution was "inherently flawed. In the paper, in which only the first ten pages were given to the general media, Obama decries the plight of the poor: "I see poverty in every place I walk. In part, the future President blames this on the current economic system: "There are many who will defend the 'free market. When a system is allowed to be free at the expense of its citizens, then it is tyranny. However, the President also singled out the American Constitution: "
Princeton Releases Michelle Obama's Senior Thesis
On November 22, , John Hanson, the first president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation , dies in his home state of Maryland. Hanson is sometimes called the first president of the United States, but this is a misnomer, since the presidency did not exist as an executive position separate from Congress until the federal Constitution created the role upon its ratification in Hanson was the self-educated son of Charles County, Maryland, farmers.
In early Princeton University placed a restriction on access to Michelle Obama's senior thesis that was stated as lasting until the day after the presidential election of November In every U. All of this means that the senior thesis of Michelle Obama, wife of Illinois senator and leading Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama would naturally be a subject of considerable interest, especially since the subject of that thesis is itself a significant political topic. Regardless of the reasons behind it, such a restriction naturally engendered suspicion that someone or something in this case, presumably the Obama campaign itself had a vested interest in keeping the information from reaching the public, which in turn served to heighten interest in the contents of the thesis.