Sunday, January 29, 2012

One State to Rule Them All

There is so much wrong in the world today. With huge problems such as hunger, homelessness, inequality, poverty, sickness, and joblessness, what can we do to fix them?

Though no one can agree on a solution, many will argue for the leveling wind of government to step in and make the world fairer. We do have a benevolent state that helps those who are in need, right? Again, doesn’t this same state also do good by making and enforcing laws that prevent people from being taken advantage of?

So, in anyone’s time of need, we shout, “There should be a law against that! Someone should do something!” Then, out of nowhere, we see it moving towards us. “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its government!”

As the leviathan parks itself to fix whatever woe the American people tasked it with, they become complacent. Assuming it is doing its job effectively, the people typically don’t pay attention for twenty or more years. After the bureaucracy grows and grows, typically the task was not ever completed after spending loads of cash.

The notion of an all-loving, all-caring, all-empathizing benevolent government is false. Liberals might say, “We know, Jordan. It’s blatantly obvious that Republicans are for slavery of women, minorities, and homosexuals.”

I feel like that is almost a legitimate question from many lefties, but I digress.

If you are familiar with the Lord of the Rings movies, you might remember the Ring of Power (it’s not like the whole story was about it). With this ring you could wield incredible strength to see that your will be done. The problem is that with immense power comes the temptation to not use it for good, but your own selfishness.

First of all, this is why laws exist, so that we are not governed by the whims of people. Without sets of laws, such as the Constitution, we would run into whims trampling human rights in perpetuity.

In the second film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Faramir attempts to steal the ring away from our hero, Frodo. His reasoning is that he will save his people from annihilation. As the story goes, the ring has been attempted to have been put to good use before, but it inevitably corrupts its bearer.

Politicians always want to “go to Washington to change it.” Though that is noble, many do not walk the line they pledged they would. With re-election cash and votes on the line, it is easy to see how some would be tempted to do the easy thing and not the right thing.

As a Democrat, the easy thing and the right thing are one in the same to their voting base. They say, “Help those who need it. Make things fair!” The left envisions a perfect world that they can construct. It is constructed by always having a cause and pledging to make things right.

That is opposed to a true conservative who would ask, “Does that comport with the Constitution? No? Then we can’t do that.” In essence, the conservative platform is saying “no” to runs around the supreme law of the land. I’m also talking about the amended Constitution if anyone is asking (I’m looking at you, progressives).

If Democrats want to create a perfect world, a utopia, what is that? A utopia is a tyranny disguised as workable, desirable and paradisical governing ideology. That sounds scary because it is. A tyranny is the use of power to dehumanize the individual and delegitimize his nature.

What I’m getting at is that true equality will be attained with the removal of the natural rights of life, liberty and property. When I say “true equality” I mean that everyone is equal at everything. By its very nature, equality is the indistinguishment of individuals.

The argument for equality under the law is valid and vital to our survival as a nation. When politicians hear the call for income equality, it is a chance for them to gain power. Know that once liberty and property can be taken away, life cannot conceivably be far behind.

If we each had a “ring of power”, would we use it for short term good, and not accounting for long term injustice? Your opinions and votes are powerful; think of the big picture.   

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