No To Special Entitlements… July 30, 2016

Equality, as in equality before the law, equality of opportunity.

Human rights, the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are considered to be entitled, often held to include the rights to life, liberty, equality, and a fair trial, freedom from slavery and torture, and freedom of thought and expression. (From the Free Dictionary)

Initially it must be stated that total equality is impossible. What one person is capable of another may not be capable at all.

Equality before the law and equality of opportunity is possible. Fair treatment is a necessary component of both.

In the United States equality is guaranteed by the Constitution. Since the Constitution was written various additional guarantees have been written into law. Equal rights for all persons regardless of sex or race are guaranteed.

Therefore, since everyone is now considered equal under the law and have equal opportunity, anyone that continues to work for rights in addition to those already present are not pursuing equal rights. They are pursuing additional rights and privileges above other groups. They are seeking special advantage.

As a good citizen I support human rights as in equality before the law and equality of opportunity. I do not support special rights for the multitude of people who desire to separate themselves into special groups.  I do not support special rights that would lead to the subversion of society. I do not support special advantages for those groups that think they are disenfranchised. I do not support reparations. I do not support special laws that restrict free speech. In short, I do not support laws that will lead to the disintegration of society.

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