Somehow, here in America we have developed the wrong definition of equality.
The true definition of equality means that we all should have an equal opportunity to live up to our highest potential in regard to our desires and abilities.
That doesn’t mean that we all will be equal in stature, financial standing, social standing, etc.
It only means we should be given the equal opportunity to achieve the level of success we desire or are capable of achieving.
We are all born into different life situations with different life paths, for some living a life of simplicity instead of becoming a social or political achiever is all they desire. For them to strive for a successful career in politics or business would be unnatural and against everything they were born to do.
Many think it is governments job to make all things equal and to elevate those who haven’t achieved the success others think they should have.
The best thing government can do is just get out of our way, we as Americans are more than capable of charting our own course and deciding how we want to live, solving our own problems and repaying our karma. We really don’t need any help.
Our country was founded on the principles of self reliance and rugged individualism. We were given a government where it is possible to design our life and improve our lives or mess it up according to how we see fit.
As long as we harm no one else, it is none of their business.
Regretfully, in today’s world, many Americans have come to believe it is easier to let someone else run their life than it is for them. It is easier to have someone else decide how much money they can make, to let the government provide health care, education and many other necessities of life.
Letting someone else run their life gives them more time to have fun and enjoy a beer after work, while giving responsibility to some one else.
Then when something does go wrong, they have some one to blame.
They can then say It’s not their fault, they didn’t have anything to do with it.
What they forget is that when others or government is providing all your wants and need, then government can take it all away in a heart beat, which they can and will do at some point in time.
We are all born equal, it is for each and every one of us to determine the best path to follow, it is not the government’s responsibility or duty, being equal to everyone else is impossible because we all have different talents, traits and desires. Government can’t control that.