With the U.S. Supreme Court giving a nod to President Barack Obama’s healthcare law and same sex marriages across the country in the last two days, the president has made testimonials to the power of keeping faith in the last few days.
A week that started with the killing of nine people in a historic African-American church in South Carolina’s Charleston area has ended with two victories for the Obama administration. As the president eulogised Clementa Pinckney, the state senator and pastor of the Mother Emanuel Church, yesterday, he said that he had spent the week thinking about the idea of grace, reports Slate.com.
He added that the virtue of ‘amazing grace’ was the free and benevolent favour of God and concluded that He “had visited grace upon us.”
The Supreme Court’s approval to Barack Obama’s signature domestic legislation also marked a victory for his vision of politics that America would soar if citizens looked out for one another and took care of each other.
Speaking in the Rose Garden after Friday’s ruling that lifted the ban on same sex marriages, Obama hailed the decision as a testament to the ‘power of perseverance in the struggle.’
He noted that while one struggles, the journey always proceeds in small increments, sometimes a step back or two steps forward. “And then sometimes, there are days like this, when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt,” he added.