An excerpt from Obama’s speech follows:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s inaugural address on Monday marked the first time a president used the occasion to praise progress on gay rights, an indication of shifting public attitudes on the issue.
In the speech marking the start of his second term, Obama placed the struggle for gay rights squarely in the pantheon of two other defining civil rights movements in American history: those for blacks and women.
“The most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still,” he said. “Just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall.”
Have you ever heard of middleclass rights? Probably not. They are described by the tenth amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
Blacks, gays and women have those same unlisted, un-enumerated rights. If a president thinks that any special group has any special rights, he is not presidential material. Certainly our rights should be enumerated by amendment 10. We have the right to life, to breath, to drink, to have consensual sex, to eat, to speak and to not hear speakers.
If the 5% of the people that are gay had their rights violated by anybody, it was by the tax laws that didn’t give them the right to certain deductions. Government was the bigot. Of course the tax laws shouldn’t even include income taxes on the middle class. The entire middle class has their rights continuously violated by taxes. The entire middle class is and always has been raped and plundered by government.
That other Obama statement: “The most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal” is obviously incorrect and always has been considered incorrect. The truth is that government should give us equal rights and protect our rights equally. It was important that Obama say this. That he didn’t, doesn’t say much about the man.