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Equality:  The American versus the Marxist and Islamic Interpretations.

The Equality of our Declaration is not the same as Socialist Equality, and it stands opposed to Islamic Domination.

Vic Biorseth, Friday, June 24, 2016
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"... We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ..." --Declaration of Independence (Emphasis Added)

Here, the authors of the American Declaration of Independence established four, unalienable, God-given, Natural Law human rights, as a purpose-for-being, and the very foundation stone, of a new form of government.  

"... — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. ..." --Declaration of Independence

What did the authors mean by "equal"? 

What they meant was the Christian understanding of equality, relying on Scripture:

"Now before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed.
So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith.
But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian; for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise." --Gal 3:23-29

That meant, of course, that slavery had to end.  Benjamin Franklin had already instituted the Abolition movement, to which Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and others among the Founders subscribed, but the writing and arguing and negotiating of the Declaration brought the issue to a head. 

To keep the Abolition Colonies in unity with the slave Colonies, with unity desperately needed against the common enemy, English Rule, and to temporarily mollify both arguments, the unalienable, Natural Law right to "Property" had to be reworded to be "pursuit of Happiness" in the Declaration. 

The argument was between the unalienable right to "equality" and the unalienable right to "property", when, by English law and local custom, slaves were property.  Slavery and slave trade were by then so solidly established as to have become a near absolute economic necessity for vast segments of American culture, mostly in the South.  Abolition could mean economic catastrophe for many members of the newly established pre-Revolutionary first Continental Congress.  If they walked out, the Revolution was doomed. 

This terrible situation was imposed upon the Colonies, by England.  Many Northern Colonies had already legislated laws abolishing slavery, only to have them overturned by the Crown.  England wanted to keep her slave trade to the Colonies going, and she did. 

So, what does "Equality" mean, as a foundation stone for the American Government? 

American Equality means, at its essence, the right to be heard; the right to present your case.  It means equality before the law.  It means equal access to the seats of justice, equal rights, equal liabilities, equal responsibilities, equal liberty, and equal opportunities.  Combined with Liberty, it means you are perfectly free to work to improve your own condition, any moral and legal way you can. 

This American concept stands opposed to the Marxist interpretation of equality, which is, in a nutshell:

Marxist Equality means equality in property.  It means the end of private property in favor of community property, and collective property rights.  It therefore means and end to personal liberty, in favor of the equality of the Commune, the new "Community". 

The Russian or Marxist view of equality always includes equal pay, equal shelter, equal food, equal medicine, equal jobs, equal savings, etc., etc., etc.  Which means, men are not free to "get ahead" or to improve their own condition in any way.  That would be unequal. 

Marxist equality is, of course, quite impossible on any large scale. 

Marxism is an ideology of Revolution with global ambitions.  Marxism seeks to overturn all existing human institutions, whether by infiltration and inciting of "popular" revolution, a la Machiavelli, or, by slowly but steadily inciting a crisis-by-crisis "progression" toward economic and societal collapse, a la Hegel

My personal opinion is that Marx developed his "philosophy" and even wrote his Manifesto in reaction to and in opposition to America; the first and only nation of laws, and not of men, in which the supreme law - the Constitution - is the only sovereign, and all men stand equal in its sight.  Including even Presidents. 

The American concept also stands opposed to the Islamic interpretation of equality, which is, in a nutshell:

Non-existent. 

The closest thing to equality in Islam may be found among Islamic men who are devout Moslems; but even they are subject to Imams and various war-lords and Caliphs that arise from time to time. 

Women are inferior to men in rights and in all respects.  Islam is a religion or ideology that seeks conquest, with global ambitions; trades in slaves; commits acts of piracy against all non-Islamic peoples; exacts tribute and ransom from non-Islamic peoples, and in general acts as an exact opposite force to the American principle of equality. 

American equality is the only equality that is real; if it is imperfect, it is the most perfect example that may be found to exist. 

It's very simple, really.  Nothing to it.  It's equal justice. 



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SLIMC1 Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex
GESGOEAEOT2 Gradually, Ever So Gradually, Over Eons And Eons Of Time
PEWAG3 Punctuated Equilibrium's Wild-Assed Guess
TTRSTF4 Them There Real Scientifical-Type Fellers
TTRSPTF5 Them There Real Smart Perfesser-Type Fellers
TTRSJTF6 Them There Real Smart Journalistical-Type Fellers
SNRTACBT7 Surely No Right Thinking Adult Could Believe Today
STNSEACPB8 Surely Today No Serious Educated Adult Could Possibly Believe
WDN9 We Don't Know
BMDFP10 Baboons, Mongrel Dogs, Filthy Pigs and ...
HBAACOTE11 Human Beings Are A Cancer On The Earth
ACLU12 Anti-Christian Litigation Union
FLORMPORIF13 Flagrant Liar, Or, Mindless Parrot, Or, Innocent Fool
MEJTML14 Marxist Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
IEJTML15 Islamic Ends-Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
MPAV16 Marxist Principles And Values
WBESSWG17 Wise, Benign, Elite, Super-Scientific World Governance
TRMITM18 The Reason Man's In This Mess
IYI19 Intellectual Yet Idiotic

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