Thursday, October 22, 2009

Maine-stream America

This 86 year old man testified at a Maine hearing on marriage equality. He gives his true American creditials as well as his all American family man creds. Phillip, an 86 years old veteran, widower and father of four sons is amazing. He is America. He is trying to teach Americans what America is suppose to be about.

Yes, he is a lifetime Republican. No, you don't have to be a backward thinking, name calling obstructionist to be a Republican. You can be like Phillip and be a human being with respect for other human beings. Phillip gives no hedges on his humanity. You know the, I respect all people but....

(Hat tip to Eric)

1 comment:

Reggie said...

I've always been mystified at the question as well. As a heterosexual man, I don't understand why people would make a big deal out of something like equal rights for this. But as an African American man I see the contradiction that is America. Oh yeah, I see that everyday.

We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

...and of course I realize that the man that wrote these words owned over 200 slaves at the time
that he wrote these words that have inspired millions of people not only in our nation but around the world as well.

It's one thing to talk the talk, we've also got to walk the walk.

God bless America!!!