The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency (Buy)
GLENN: Ken Blackwell is with us. Ken Blackwell has a book out called The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution. Now, Ken, that seems, quite honestly that seems a little harsh just to put that in the title. Ken was the UN ambassador, served on the UN Human Rights Commission and was a mayor and then Ohio Secretary of State. Ken, why the hate? Do you hate Obama just because of his race?
BLACKWELL: I tell you what, Glenn. Just listening to your opening, your opening of this show.
BLACKWELL: I think he expects us to shut down our brains, suspend disbelief, and buy into the fantasy narrative that he puts out there and tries to force feed us. Look, the Constitution is the fundamental charter of freedom in this country and it is under direct assault by Team Obama.
GLENN: What do you think, what do you think of Kagan? Kagan won't even, she won't answer any questions like, "Hey, you know, do you think it's unconstitutional to ban books?"
BLACKWELL: Well, look. We know and we play out in the blueprint, Ken Klukowski and I, that President Obama wants to transform our market economy into a government control economy. He wants to transform our family centered society into a government centered society, and the Constitution is in his way. So he has to pack the court, both the Supreme Court and the appellate courts across the country, with those folks who are steeped in positive law, they don't believe in natural law, they don't believe in the transcendent values that underlie all of our founding documents, and they want to do this in order to change the Constitution, interpret it in a way that's their game plan. And so she's not going to — she's not going to lay out, you know, what the game plan is. She's going to hide, even though she said that, you know, nominees shouldn't behind, you know, just generalities and smiles. At the end of the day, what they want to do is to pack the courts with folks who believe as Goodwin Luke articulated that anybody that believes in originalism and the fundamental thought that the Constitution means what it says should not be fit to serve on the court. And what we're seeing now is a political lawyer. That's what she is. She is a political lawyer. She has very little litigation experience, she has not set on the bench. She has been a political lawyer, and what she is determined to do with her fellow justices once they hit the majority is to drive us to a Constitution that would be unrecognizable by the frame — its original framers.
GLENN: How long do you think we have, Ken? How long do you think we have before you just can't — I mean, I'm very concerned. I think they are going to be routed this November. And then you've got a lame duck congress and a president who has already offered special favors and special jobs and everything else if you just "play ball with me." If you've just been thrown out of congress, the president calls you up and says, hey, why don't you be an ambassador for me, but I need you to really — I need your help on this, what stops them from just passing every Christmas present under the tree?
BLACKWELL: Well, I tell you, I think that in the grand scheme of things, we have about three more years before we are on almost irreducible and irreversible track of socialism and collectivism. I think that we have a Battle Royale in front of us to change the composition of congress, to put a brake on this mad dash, but I tell you, the most dangerous period in the short term is going to be the potential lame duck congress. And that means that they are going to go, everything that they can, up against a wall to see what sticks out of desperation. You know, one of their key strategists, Stan Greenberg said, look, our job is to complete middle class entitlements and when you do that, you create a voter base that will consistently support you and your vision in the future. That's what they are doing. They are just growing government at an alarming rate. What we lay out in The Blueprint is that a decade ago, yes, government spending was about 34% of GDP. In Europe it was about 48%. Today in the U.S. Government spending is about 4 — a little under 41% of GDP and in Europe it's about 47. So they've come down a notch in Europe and we've accelerated in a mad dash towards European style socialism.
GLENN: We — I have seen a stat that shows that we were the second most free economy in the world two years ago. We're now — or three years ago. We're now number seven, and the projection is that in two years we could be number twenty as the freest economy in the world. That's staggering for America.
BLACKWELL: It really is, Glenn. Look, we have become a culture where earning money doesn't entitle you to it but wanting money does. That is the creed of the redistributionist elite that are an integral part of Team Obama that are actually trying to remake the economic foundations of the country.
Back in February of 2009, Newsweek magazine ran that cover story that was entitled We're All Socialists Now. Well, the heck we are, but they are depending on Americans to be so hooked on government spending and entitlements that they will, by default.
BLACKWELL: — you know, support this radical transformation of our economy and, you know, we have to constantly put a stop to it. I mean, people who read, you know, the 5,000 Year Leap, they understand that this is the most prosperous, the most diverse, the most Democratic country, the freest country on the face of the Earth, and we've done it in 234 years, but nothing is guaranteed. And we say in our book, Ken Klukowski and I, that this is not a secret, it is not accidental. It is being acted upon in accordance with a plan, a blueprint.
GLENN: The name of the book, by the way, is The Blueprint: Obama's Plan. And, you know, just looking at the introduction, it has the definition of subvert, to undermine or erode, especially with regards to character, principle, or allegiance to, to ruin or corrupt. I think you are going to find this book fascinating. The Blueprint: Obama's Plan by Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski. I don't see a price on it. What is it? It's probably like $20 or $15, but it could be worse. It could be $47,000.
GLENN: So if you want to use Obama's Racine comments yesterday.
Okay, Ken, thank you so much. God bless you, man.
BLACKWELL: God bless you. Always good to be with you.
GLENN: Ken Blackwell, The Blueprint: Obama's Plan. All right. Going to take a quick break here.