Here is what Stage Two looks like. For someone to get free school, free money or a free cookie – or to close any “unfair” gap between the haves and the have-nots – there must, by design, be an interceding hand that steps in to “restore fairness” by taking from the haves and giving to the have-nots. That is the definition of tyranny, the opposite of liberty, and it is the opposite of America’s founding principles.
In the case of the children’s book, It’s Not Fair!, there is one cookie and two four year-old siblings. No thought is given to the work their parents had to do to buy that cookie, or the “thousand points of Capitalism” that brought that cookie to market at a price their parents could afford. All these four year-olds knew was that they each wanted the cookie. “Me want.” That is Stage One Thinking.
Now, in the breaking of the cookie, one half wound up being bigger than the other. Unfair? Some of us might say “that’s how the cookie crumbles.” But in this book, the child with the smaller half filed a lawsuit in “The Circuit Court of Fairness” citing that “Sibling No. 1 clearly got the smaller half of the cookie,” resulting in “grievous emotional trauma and malnourishment.”
That is funny. What is not funny is the millions of human beings who have died in the failed pursuit of fairness, or the millions of suffering Americans who are now being conned by a president who is playing the “fairness card” to strengthen and perhaps extend his grip on power.
Life is not fair. Beware the politician who promises you otherwise.