The US Constitution requires all presidents to make the following commitment before entering office:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
In 2006, then Senator Barack Obama wrote in his book, The Audacity of Hope:
“… I see a certain appeal to this shattering of myth, to the temptation to believe that the constitutional text does not constrain us much at all so that we are free to assert our own values unencumbered by fidelity to the stodgy traditions of a distant past.”
In order to give himself a bit of wiggle room, he continued:
“… Maybe I am too steeped in the myth of the founding to reject it entirely.”
He never explicitly stated which articles and sections he does reject.
It is difficult to defend a position that a person could truthfully and simultaneously embrace these diametrically conflicting declarations.
At this point in history, June 2016, I would not bother sharing these truths if Mr. Obama had not assured us that he intended to remain in the public arena for the purpose of indoctrinating others in his point of view.