… and all their two-and-four-legged ring bearers.
I was kinda tough on the US last week. Not trying to be mean or nasty, just expressing my feelings. And they’re still my feelings, in case you’re wondering. But since then the US Supreme Court has made some really good decisions, at least in my opinion. So I think it’s only fair I mention it. Can’t just dish out criticism without giving praise when it’s due, can you?
To be honest I wasn’t so sure they (the judges) had it in them. But they did and both President Obama and the American public ended up having a very good week. About time, if you ask me. Joy has been in short supply lately.
Gay and lesbian couples are now finally free to get married in every state in the country. All 50 of them. Hallelujah!
But while I’m on the subject of marriage, how is it that polygamy is okay? Not to mention men marrying 14 year olds. If anything should be against the law … just saying.
Moving right along, the Supreme Court also saved Obamacare. Bravo!!!
Oh, I know this is a really contentious issue. I’ve got American friends who are happy with the decision, as I am, but I’ve been attacked many a time for being ‘for’ it. I am, I’m not ashamed to admit it and I’m not backing down, either. I do not understand how it can be bad to want everyone to have access to health care, to have access to doctors, to tests, to treatments, to screening. To try and prevent disease in the first place, which is the most cost effective form of health care there is. To maybe live long enough to meet their grandchildren and even their great grandchildren. To dance at their weddings.
How is that wrong?
Before you point fingers at me for pointing fingers at the US, let me assure you I’m the first to admit our health care system in Canada needs some work, but what doesn’t? Yes, we sometimes have to wait a pretty long time for appointments and some drugs are not available here but let me tell you, it sure beats the alternative. And when it is truly an urgent or serious medical problem there is virtually no waiting period for anything. I know this from personal experience with my mother, other family members, friends and also from volunteering in a hospital.
So cudos to the five judges who put people and equality first. They are heroes. And to quote another great and brave American, “That’s one small step for man (three women and two men in this case), and one giant leap for mankind.”