Two recent events highlighted the best and the worst about the ongoing philosophical differences in our nation.
The first was the Supreme Court rulings on marriage.The ruling clarified the civil rights of people and was one of the positive events.
On the negative side of this ruling are the comments of one of the Supreme Court justices and at least two presidential candidates, who demeaned others for their beliefs.
Presidential candidates are expected to voice their personal thoughts and values, but I have problems with Supreme Court justices doing so. They are supposed to interpret the Constitution.
The second event was President Barack Obama’s eulogy at the funeral services in Charleston, S.C.. His subtle and subdued approach personified the beliefs of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus Christ by focusing on the good in people rather than the evil. He did not rant, rave or call for riots, demonstrations or revolt.
His a cappella initiation of “Amazing Grace” was indeed amazing in that he invoked what he professes. He made a profound statement.
It is no wonder that some opponents have made it their mission to get him out of office since he was elected and it is equally wondrous that the majority of American voters rejected that mission.
Too much of the opposition to the president is racial.
Isn’t it time for Americans who care about our country to step up and support what is morally right rather than their biases?