This was some week, wasn't it? First, we saw the ACA "ObamaCare"
survive Supreme Court challenge, next we witnessed that same Supreme Court
finally grant homosexuals
equal status with heterosexuals and last, we saw a partial sea change in race relations
from removal of the Southern flag of oppression to our President letting
the Spirit move him and singing it like it is. And, to me, every last
bit of it is family law.
To me, family law is about equality. Lord knows, what goes on behind closed
doors is sometimes extremely loving and sometimes downright hateful. I
like leveling out the playing field.
The world works best when in balance. And the same is true for society
and families. To the extent that one class of citizens (those with health
insurance) have security that the other class cannot hope to grasp, both
classes are harmed. To the extent that one race lords it over another,
both races are harmed. To the extent one spouse rules the roost, both
spouses are harmed.
So this week was like a gigantic seismic shift that eased the friction,
that greased the skids, that moved us a long ways down the road of progress,
happiness and peace.
To me, that is a good week.
I can scarcely be more proud of my country, of our people and of our process
than I am this week. This is a week where most of it worked.
The net result? Health security is living large. Our fellow citizens are
less likely to die just because of their socio-economic status. Health
care is a right, not a priviledge.
The elephant in the room (that black and white people still have a hard
time talking with each other about race relations even though we know
we are stonger as a people when we all work together) is right now about
as out there as it can get. We should seize this moment and have the most
forthright dialogue in the board room, around the breakfast table and
on the street that we can possibly have. We need to identify the vestiges
of discrimination and eradicate them like we would any other vermin.
And finally, Jack and Jill aren't the only couple that can tie the
knot any more. John Lennon sang, "All you need is love." Well,
love got another shot this week to see just how far that goes. I'm
guessing that is up to us to prove that point.
One thing I know for sure, lightening our brother's load lightens our own.
Be free my brothers. Be free.