Equality =/= Freedom

Equality =/= Freedom

A Story by Tiffany S

The price for freedom.


I believe I’ve mentioned this before, but I feel it needs to be emphasized. You can’t have equality and freedom at the same time.

Sound backwards? Allow me to explain. You can have equal rights and freedom. Your rights do not include so called “free” healthcare (that includes birth control and abortions), marriage by federal legislation, or the right to get a job or get into a college based on the color of your skin. Rights are what the Constitution grants us as US citizens. Liberty is among them. However, success is not among them. True success is up to he individual alone.

Can’t you see that such dependence on the government is not freedom but instead dependence? The only way to true equality of all citizens is if everyone were to work and earn the same amount, which is impossible for two reasons: one, lets face it, there are and will always be some people that are just plain lazy and would rather live at the expense of the taxpayers and two, how unfair would it be for everyone to make the same amount by federal law? That’s like saying that a cashier at McDonald’s deserves the same amount of pay as, say, an attorney. There is an obvious difference there, as anyone with common sense can see. That’s socialism for you. 

That’s dependence on the government for your well being, in turn you are not free but merely reliant on federal aid. If the government were to suddenly decide to cut your benefits, you’d be screwed. This is precisely why people need to realize that the only way to true freedom is by individual power of will, taking responsibility; and also that it is impossible for the government to mandate fair equality.

© 2014 Tiffany S

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Added on March 2, 2014
Last Updated on March 2, 2014
Tags: politics, conservative, freedom, patriotism


Tiffany S
Tiffany S

Chicago , IL

Hi there stranger! The name's Tiffany, and I'm an eighteen year old ESFJ born and raised in Chicago. I wrote my first short story at eight years old, and have fallen in love with writing ever since. I.. more..