Thursday, May 10, 2012

Quotation for Today: Affirmations

The quotation for today, across the jump, provides us with a clearer picture of the presumptive GOP presidential candidate's attributes than the one we may have had.
“My view is the same as it’s been from the beginning. I don’t favor civil unions if it’s identical to marriage, and I don’t favor marriage between people of the same gender.” 
Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican Party presidential candidate. His comments above, as presented in The New York Times, represent a reaffirmation of his bigotry.  It appears that Mr. Romney's "moral" beliefs trump that non-religious document known as the Constitution of the United States.

In contrast, President Barack Obama -- via his affirmation of equal rights for all Americans including gay Americans -- has reaffirmed his belief in the The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.  More importantly, President Obama redefined the meaning of "all" in the pledge of allegiance -- the term is now more inclusive in its meaning -- and in the process he advocated for a more perfect union.

Barbaro, Michael. "Romney Reaffirms Opposition to Marriage, or Unions, for Gay Couples." The New York Times 9 May, 2012: online edition.

Related information:

Blow, Charles. "Campaign Stops: Liberty and Justice for All." The New York Times 9 May, 2012: online edition.

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