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I wonder what it says of our nation, especially of our leadership in the White House, when a seat of honor is given to someone -- NBA basketball player Jason Collins -- because of his sexual preference.

Since when do we use people's sex lives as a deciding factor for receiving the privilege of sitting with the First Lady at the State of the Union Address?

Michelle Obama tweeted, "So proud of you, Jason Collins. This is a huge step forward for our country. We've got your back." So what will be the next great step forward in our country and in Obama's presidency, honoring pedophiles, polygamists and those who practice bestiality? I thought America was great because of its sacrifice for freedom around the world, for its scientific and academic prowess and for its great achievements like landing on the moon.

Is it any wonder that in recent polls over 60 percent of Americans believe our country is headed in the wrong direction, 68 percent say our country is stagnant or worse off since Obama and over 60 percent of Americans do not trust the President to make the right decisions? Maybe it is his legacy of crowning achievements, such as promoting and blessing Planned Parenthood and their killing of unborn Americans. Over 55 million Americans have been killed since Roe vs Wade, about 50 times the total war deaths since our nation was founded.

His judicial declaration that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional even though his executive office is to uphold the law of the land not judge law. What about his leadership in the IRS and NSA scandals? And who can forget Benghazi?

Then as a teacher of the constitution for 10 years, his revision of a portion of our Declaration of Independence at the 2010 Congressional Hispanic Caucus award gala, by omitting, "by their Creator." I won't even detail the lies regarding Obamacare.

Will the history books recount the true legacy of this President and his administration, or will they turn a blind eye and revise the truth too? Many Americans had high hopes for our very first African American President. What an accomplishment and honor for him to achieve. I fear that his legacy will not be as honorable as his ascent to the highest office of the greatest country in the world, at least not in my eyes. But what do I know? I am only a stay-at-home mom.

Dawn Pickett

Westminster

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