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Tag: equality
  • Educate Thyself: Liberty and Equality

    “There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal.” — F.A. Hayek We’ve seen much news recently surrounding the voices of equality.  I’ve even reacted to the Supreme Court decisions with a statement here in Mississippi on the DOMA and Prop8: “These decisions allow for equal treatment under …

  • The Rights of Fetuses as Citizens

    The question that has been stewing in my mind for close to a year now is this: If a fetus is a life and has a right to be protected starting at conception, does that mean that any baby conceived on American soil is a natural born citizen? And why or why not? I will hopefully not …

  • Social Justice in the Classroom

    I once took a required course in college called National Government. The book for the class is titled: “The Struggle of Democracy.” The book lists the functions of government: maintaining order, providing government services, and promoting equality.   The book defines equality as one vote per person and freedom for all equally (i.e. fair trials, …

  • Woman grabs TSA agent’s breast at security checkpoint

    Forgive the PG-13 topic, but this one was too good to pass up. Heroic 61-year-old Yukari Mihamae admits to squeezing and twisting a TSA agent’s breast at a Phoenix, Arizona airport security checkpoint. The civilian is now facing a felony charge. Who isn’t facing charges? The government agent who grabbed a 94-year-old woman’s breast and …

  • French Equality Veils Liberty

    I thought I’d mention this post that I added to my personal blog earlier today on the French proposing to ban the public wearing of veils by Muslim women: The recent refocus on the immigration issue here in the United States displays how segments in our society view newcomers and their place in our society. France, …

  • The Left Protects Civil Rights (Except When They Don’t)

    In the two-party charade that is American politics, our choices are limited. You’re either for the wars that exist, or you’re for the wars that exist plus a couple that don’t yet. You’re either for an increase in spending domestically, or an increase in spending abroad. You either want the Fed to increase the debt, …

  • Imagine a World Where Everyone is Equal…

    I received word of this through the Independent Institute’s weekly email and I thought it would pertain to this blog. The film’s website states: A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing vigilance of the United …

  • What does “equality” mean to you?

    Does it mean an even playing field, or a pedestal?  Unfortunately, our country seems to be leaning torwards the pedestal idea these days.  As we are all aware, the Clinton Senate seat is up for grabs.  Women’s advocacy groups are calling on Gov. Paterson to specifically appoint a woman (Article).  As a young woman myself …

  • Liberty vs. the collectivist mindset

    This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, inspired of course by FA Hayek’s Road to Serfdom. A liberal friend told me, in a discussion about liberty and freedom, that the type of liberty she is most interesting in is preserving women’s rights… understandable given her gender.  However, the typical justification of the …