First of all, the unfortunate misuse of the term "class" to mean "group" imparts an undeserved and culturally adverse title to designated segments of the population. When Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal," he was declaring the non-existence of class in America. "There are no American serfs and no American lords," he was saying. "There are only Americans, with equal rights and equal responsibilities."
Unfortunately, it would take America another 89 years to fully realize that promise, but on 9 April 1865, in the parlor of the Wilmer McLean home in Appomattox Courthouse Virginia, the lingering American aristocracy was abolished forever and class was relegated to the dustbin of American history.
For a hundred years, from Andrew Johnson to Lyndon Johnson, America was a truly classless society. Then, in 1965, Lyndon Johnson reinstituted Thackeray's two class system – the riders and the ridden – the welfare class and the working class.
And America today still maintains Johnson's two class system – the welfare class riders and the ridden working class. The only one of those two classes that could possibly be perceived as "protected" would be the former – the government initiated and supported class of welfare riders.
But the term protected class is intended to designate a much smaller segment of the population than the 50% who are riding on the backs of the 50% of us who are ridden. The term is intended to elevate those who perceive discrimination in the words or actions of others to the status of a special "class."
And what, exactly, is "discrimination?" The discrimination being "protected" against is usually explicitly specified in the legislation, such as employment or access to public services. But the discrimination concept is often generalized in the ductile and tractable liberal mind to include anything from minor inconvenience to alleged mental anguish.
Thus the concept is easily reduced to the idiocy of Madison Wisconsin designating atheists a protected class. This perversion of logic, appropriately enacted by the city on April 1st, ignores the fact that, under the First Amendment, Christians are a protected class.
Every American is a member of a "protected class." Every American is protected from government excesses by the Bill of Rights contained in the Constitution of the United States. Every American is protected from government aid and comfort to Atheist and Muslims and any other entity intent on "prohibiting the free exercise [of religion]." This includes queers who target Christian bakeries and florists, vampires who are "offended" by the sight of a cross, and Muslims who seek to decapitate the church until they reach the ascendancy where they can freely decapitate Christians.
We the People of the United States, under the protection of the Constitution we created, are the only legitimate "protected class" in the United States of America. Any "class" that seeks the destruction or dilution of our rights protected by that Constitution is a criminal class under the terms of that Constitution and must be prosecuted accordingly.
And that includes the President of the United States.