Even the president?s statement of support for a constitutional amendment to protect marriage showed his respect for human dignity?the innate dignity of a man and woman coming together to create life. He recognizes that calling any other kind of relationship morally equivalent to that is a negation of one of the highest human responsibilities: procreation.
Toward the end of the address, President Bush quoted Franklin Roosevelt?s statement about the dreams of America. It was highly appropriate. The president is drawing on the wellspring of idealism that Roosevelt drew on to defeat fascism?the same wellspring that Lincoln drew on to abolish slavery, and that the founders drew on when they spoke of the rights to ?life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.? It is the kind of idealism that comes naturally from the belief that human life is inherently sacred in the sight of God and that He has granted the same rights to all of humanity.
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?State of the Union Address,? Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives, The United States Capitol, Washington, D.C., 2 February 2005.
L. Paul Bremer III, ?Personal Satisfaction,? Wall Street Journal, 3 February 2005.
Walid Phares, ?Bush Declares: Leaders of the Middle East, Tear Down Your Walls,? Front Page Magazine, 3 February 2005.
James S. Robbins, ?Not Giving an Inch,? National Review Online, 3 February 2005.
BreakPoint Commentary No. 040121, ?The Safety of a Great Nation: The State of the Union.?