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Equal Opportunity, Not Social Justice

In a previous post, I talked about how forced social justice at the hands of the government is, in fact, no justice at all…

It’s our responsibility as individual citizens and/or members of the church to do our part to help those who need it, not because we’re enslaved by the powers of government to do so. In the end, social justice is no justice at all but just an empty vessel fit for serving no one.

Apparently, that race-baiting, so-called “Reverend”, Al Sharpton, thinks differently. Speaking about Martin Luther King, Sharpton said this:

But the dream was not to put one black family in the White House. The dream was to make everything equal in everybody’s house.

MAKE everything equal? I wish he were kidding but that’s the goal of the progressives. They don’t just want everyone to have the same opportunity to succeed but the power to MAKE everyone succeed, i.e., redistribute wealth. I believe the push for healthcare reform was largely motivated by this philosophy as is the emphasis on passing cap and trade legislation and illegal immigration reform. It’s all about taking from those who have and giving it to those who don’t.

For the most part in this country, if you work hard, you have a good chance at succeeding. Not everyone will be a millionaire but the potential is there if you use what smarts you have and work your ass off. There are tons of stories of people who were born in and lived through desperate situations that eventually worked their way out of it and made a success out of their lives. Though I believe that true success isn’t determined by the amount of material goods that we own, but measured by our faith in God, people can still make their financial situation better by good old-fashioned hard work. Obviously, there are some who have higher odds to overcome but the opportunity is still there to rise above it.

Unfortunately for everyone involved, progressives want to take that opportunity away in a Utopian attempt at leveling the playing field. It won’t work. In the end, all it does is spread the misery around in expense of wealth.

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. ~ Winston Churchill


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