Congratulations America,

the Supreme Court has agreed that Equal justice under law means Equal Rights under law. After so much resistance for so long, the United States made a seismic shift to the left in this week’s two major rulings. As far as I am concerned, it is a seismic shift for the better.

The Right to Marry who we want is not a right that the Supreme Court has the prerogative to give, still, it is great to see them confirm the self-evident truth that all people are created equal with certain unalienable rights (to paraphrase the Declaration of Independence).

The Supreme Court does have the prerogative to rule that Obamacare, as now practiced, is the Law of the Land and their ruling has saved health insurance for millions of Americans (and, as an added bonus, I love the irony that Obamacare – first put out as a derogatory putdown – seems to have become the preferred name for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act).

The Right to be offended while Black is not the prerogative of the Supreme Court and it is not a Right that has been practiced in the United States for most of our history but that may be changing. The realization that the Confederate Battle Flag is offensive to many citizens is starting to sink into our national conscience and that hateful flag is starting to come down.

It has been a great week made even greater by Obama lighting the White House to show his approval of the ruling.

Photograph by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images


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