What do The Statue of Liberty, Fort Sumter and George Washington’s birthplace all have in common? They represent significant events and ideologies that define America’s exceptionalism. Where does the famous Stonewall Inn of New York City’s Greenwich Village fit in? It was a gay bar owned by three members of the Mafia, site of violent demonstrations by the gay community and now our country’s newest national monument.
In a video released by the White House on Friday, President Obama explained that the Stonewall Inn was part of what defined the country:
“I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country — the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us, that we are stronger together. That out of many, we are one,”
The difference between President Obama and previous presidents is that he actually believes this, that America isn’t defined by it’s values or founding ideologies outlined in the constitution, but by our sexual orientation and skin color. In his eyes, and a vast majority of the Left, people aren’t uniquely American because we all subscribe to the same values like those found in the Bill of Rights. We’re uniquely American because we’re gay, lesbian, transexual, etc…Diversity trumps values.
And so much for reflecting the full story. Instead of acknowledging the Stonewall’s checkered past, President Obama whitewashes over it’s history of lawlessness and instead praises the patrons as some of the country’s first LGBT social justice warriors. The choice isn’t just flippant; it fosters more violent demonstrations like those performed in the actual Stonewall Riots in 1969.
If Obama were really that interested in promoting American ideals, he’d be protecting us from terrorist groups like ISIS or from Democrats sitting for our second amendment right to be taken away- not commemorating corrupt clubs and violent protestors.