Skip to comments.Fair play
Posted on 10/05/2013 2:04:02 PM PDT by ReformationFan
Liberté! Égalité! Fraternité! is the national motto of France. Liberty, equality and brotherhood were first employed as watchwords for the French Revolution, during which very little of these virtuous ideals were employed by the revolutionaries toward any group but themselves.
Here in the U.S., our Revolution used similarly noble words to express our national identity: 'Live Free or Die,' 'No Taxation Without Representation,' 'Don't Tread on Me' and later, 'All men are created Equal.' And to be sure, for most of its history, America has embodied those sentiments, when unrestrained by a government originally instituted to support them. Sadly, it is the government itself that now discourages individual freedom and liberty as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights.
No, we have drifted fairly far away from the high-minded principles of our forefathers. But if I had to pick one word to describe what best fits our current national ethos, it would be: fairness. Not really a love for justice, and certainly not respect for the rule of law. It seems that the American people, who once numbered liberty and independence as national and personal priorities are now reduced to the banal insistence that everything be merely 'fair.'
And for years, while we conservatives have tried to live up to and convey our message with the beautiful and inspirational words our Founding Fathers used to craft the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, liberals have striven to couch and usually obfuscate theirs in terms of 'fairness.' And this fairness doctrine not to be confused with the FCC's insidious policy of the same name which was a socialist ploy to silence conservative popular free speech for which they had no rebuttal has served them well for decades.
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Ms. Fabrizio has taken a page out of Alinsky’s handbook: make the leftists play by the very rules they advocate so loudly for.
It is something that every conservative should do.
The French Revolution was not in any way shape or form honorable or noble. It was a Progressive lie. Do you have any idea how many priests, nuns, children were guillotined simply for being Catholic? It was a rabid mob.
I agree. As Dennis Prager says, one can have liberty or one can have equality. One cannot have both.