The animals post “Seven Commandments”---the final one stating, “All animals are equal.”
But as the plot develops, it becomes clear that the pigs (representing Josef Stalin, Leon Trotsky, and other Soviet leaders) have become an elite class.
At the end of the book, as the other animals---who do all the work and underfed---look into the farmhouse, they see the pigs enjoying a great meal. They can barely distinguish the pigs from the humans, whose regime they had rebelled against.
The Seven Commandments had been changed to just two: “ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS”
Today, we seem to have an elitists’ class and the “hoi polloi”---the rest of us. As long as Obamacare is implemented as the law of the land, then it ought to apply to the president, his family, his staff, the Senators, and Members of the House of Representatives, and their staff. The law (and tax) should be good enough for the Supreme Court and their staff.
I’ve heard some Congressmen complain that their staff members can’t afford it. Well, what about the rest of us?
In an earlier draft, I wrote only the Amish should be exempt, since they don’t take part in the medical system. But on second thought: We all should be exempted!
Meanwhile, the Bible says differing standards are unfair and unjust: “Differing weights and differing measures—the Lord detests them both” (Prov. 20:10). Psalm 94 criticizes “those who frame injustice by statute.” Paul strongly criticizes Peter in Gal. 2:14 for forcing a standard on the Gentiles that he himself was not living by.
Our nation’s birth certificate declares that “all men are created equal.” Are we to assume that under Obamacare, some are created more equal than others?