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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Elementary, Dear Obama

Ok, so none of us creates or produces anything ex nihilo. What if anything follows from this? Our teeth weren't made by us, nor our hair or nose or eyes. Yet we often benefit because of these. Our beautiful eyes may impress someone and may even land us a movie contract. We may be very tall and do well at basketball in consequence. A few of us may have talents others would kill for!

Bottom line is that having advantages over other folks entitles no one to step in and become equalizers, even if they are the president of the United States of America. To think otherwise is a non sequitur. Doesn't follow and rests not on logic nor reason but on the myth of the imperative of egalitarianism. Even before Mr Obama announced that we do not deserve our advantages Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts promoted the mistake that not having made all of our advantages entitles others to butt in and take from us what we didn't earn. Warren was dead wrong just as Obama is.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is the 3rd or 4th time I've read this over a 10 year span.Each time old names are exchanged for new and current names but the narrative is the same.Perhaps the original author,whoever he or she was,assumed it would always apply.