Obama’s Legacy Solidified in Ground Breaking Week
Supreme Court Rules on Obamacare, Same-Sex Marriage and Fair Housing
The week of June 22nd through June 26th will go down in history as a ground breaking for President Obama, Democrats and Progressives. The Supreme Court passed significant judicial decisions on the Affordable Health Care Act, same-sex marriage, and Fair Housing Laws. The outcome of these decisions leaves the “yes we can” President with a legacy of transformative legislation in health reform, homosexual marriage, and housing. The Supreme Court’s healthcare, same-sex marriage, and fair housing rulings did provide a bit of sunshine for the president’s trip to Charleston as he and the nation still have the Confederate-flag controversy aftermath following the murders in Charleston.
The first African-American President ended the momentous week in Charleston, South Carolina at the funeral of Clementa Pinkney singing “Amazing Grace” on live television, in front of an African-American congregation and a substantial number of white visitors. With noteworthy coverage by national television networks President Obama’s eulogy for State Representative and Pastor Clementa Pinkney was heard around the nation and the world.
There have been many comments that Barack Obama’s eulogy on Saturday for the parishioners of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston was one of his most successful speaking and teaching performances as president. For example, when he said, “We do not earn grace. We don’t deserve it. It is freely given by God”. Also when he stated, “We cannot leave our children in poverty.” The most powerful man in the world, put himself in an awesome state of humility taking on the role of preacher-in chief.
Many observers describe the Confederate flag’s historic hold on the political institutions of the Deep South as falling apart day-by-day. Add the dramatic political shift on that flag to the president’s victory on Obamacare, it is now sanctioned by the most powerful court in the nation as the law of the land.