The Washington Post news story read like this: “President Obama mandated Thursday that hospitals extend visitation rights to the partners of gay men and lesbians and allow same-sex couples to share medical power of attorney, perhaps the most significant step so far in his efforts to expand the rights of gay Americans.”
I’ve been in the news business for 30 years. I taught journalism at a major university. I may be something of a newsroom relic, but I was around when “gay” still meant happy.
So, let me tell you how that story should have read: “Barack Hussein Obama waved his magic wand Thursday and created a new special privilege applying only to men and women based on their sexual proclivities – forcing hospitals across the country to permit visitation rights and medical power of attorney to partners of homosexual and lesbian patients.”
Make no mistake about it: this is a perfect illustration of where Obama and company want to take America – granting approved classes of people politically protected special privileges.
I won’t call them “rights,” because, as our Founding Fathers understood, we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. Government can’t bestow rights. It can only protect them or abrogate them.
Note that his magic wand did not grant the same privileges to celibate roommates. It did not grant the same privileges to lifelong friends. It did not grant the same privileges to paid caretakers of the elderly and infirm. It did not grant the same privileges even to those shacking up together outside of marriage if they happen to be of the opposite sex.
Thus, we can see that this was not an act of human compassion and kindness. It was, instead, another clearly unconstitutional action designed to keep a small but vocal and wealthy class of people aligned with him politically. It was another action designed to flout the law of the land and claim for himself powers nowhere authorized in the Constitution for a president, or, for that matter, even the Congress of the United States.
Neither can Obama honestly state his action is about ending discrimination. Because, as I have pointed out, it actually is discriminatory. Previously, the rules and regulations and operating procedures of most hospitals treated everyone the same. Everyone operated under the exact same rules. After Obama’s magic wand was waved, one group, based on sexual behavior, suddenly operated under a different set of rules.
Where is all this leading?
Officially, of course, Obama has said he is opposed to same-sex marriage.
After an action like this, you have to ask yourself why.
Of course, it shouldn’t take you too long to answer your own question: the only reason Obama says he does not support same-sex marriage is because overwhelmingly Americans disagree with him. He knows taking such a position puts him directly at odds with every expression of opinion in polls and referenda conducted in the U.S.
So Obama has chosen to move America in that direction incrementally, all the while lying about not having the goal in the first place. It’s clear he also believes in “affirmative action” based on sexual proclivities. That’s why he has made a point of hiring so many homosexuals and lesbians – touting them as minority hires and hailing his own sensitivity and compassion.
Now, maybe you want to know how that magic wand works. Obama managed this feat simply by directing the Department of Health and Human Services to prohibit “discrimination” in hospital visitation. If hospitals don’t heed his tyrannical, extra-constitutional directive, he will see that their Medicare and Medicaid funding is pulled. Imagine the kind of power he will have over hospitals when the new health-care legislation kicks in.
There was some truth in that Washington Post account: “Obama’s actions are the latest attempt by his administration to advance the agenda of a constituency that strongly supported his presidential campaign. In his first 15 months in office, he has hailed the passage of hate-crime legislation and held the first Gay Pride Day celebration at the White House. Last month, Obama’s top military and defense officials testified before Congress in favor of repealing of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy for gays in the armed forces.”
That’s really what this action is all about – pandering to a special-interest group, extending privileges based on sexual behavior.
What do I think about this?
Disgusting, illegal, immoral, contemptuous, disingenuous.
Did I leave anything out?