What Obama told those college graduates and all America to do was to reject those voices of our founders. The goal of the founders was to prevent big government because they knew its evils. They also knew how big government would always become a tyranny, for they had seen it happen. What the founders accomplished was to have government as the servant and the people as the ruler. They knew the evils of government being the ruler and the people being the subjects. The Constitution was written with the intent this not happen.
The three branches of government with checks and balances were not created to enhance big government, but to limit government. Article I of the constitution was not written to create bigger government but to limit government. The Tenth Amendment was not adopted to make government the ruler, but to insure it remained the servant. It was this amendment Thomas Jefferson called the foundation of the constitution. The founders and Obama are on opposite sides of the spectrum with the founders believing in individual, freedom, independence and self-reliance and Obama and his Marxist/Progressives believing in government and yes what they are doing is bringing totalitarianism.