An equality of conditions and a level playing field, codewords in today’s degraded political discourse for liberalism or, shield the children, socialism. But there you have it, straight from the Rough Rider’s mouth.
“When all is said and done, the rule of brotherhood remains as the indispensable prerequisite for the kind of national life for which we strive. Our aim is to recognize what Lincoln pointed out: The fact that there are some respects in which men are obviously not equal; but also to insist that there should be an equality of rights before the law, and at least an equality in the conditions under which each man obtains the chance to show the stuff that is in him when compared to his fellows.”
Instead they turn to Newt ‘the Idea Man’ Gingrich, who announced last night to a gathering of right-wing morlocks that, “I am not a citizen of the world.” Now there’s an inspiring rallying cry. Well, tell us something we don’t know, Newt.
That was my altruistic act of public service for the day.