Whatever happened to “all are created equal”?
This important distinction made in the founding of our nation stands at a paramount position in in-born American philosophy. We believe that every American should have the right to be their very best, and that every man, woman, and child from sea to shining sea can achieve greatness.
We tell our children that, one day, they may even be the President of this great nation.
The democrats, however, have begun turning away from the concept of “equality”, instead choosing to focus their efforts on “equalization”. This often means elevating someone beyond where their effort alone would land them. In specific cases, this sort fo philosophy does work, but it’s rare, and should never be considered a carte blanche affair.
Cory Booker, democratic presidential candidate for 2020, seems to feel differently, particularly in the realm of gender in the executive branch.
During an appearance on MSNBC, the candidate was asked about running as VP with Joe Biden:
Booker answered, “I do not think there should be two men on a ticket. I think that, given the field we have…we should have tickets that have racial and gender diversity in them.”
Booker is right to want a diverse executive branch – after all, America’s greatest strength is her diversity – but to remove himself from the running on account of his own gender is a bit ludicrous. Booker wouldn’t be running for the office if he didn’t believe that he’d be the best person for the job, (at least in the assumed tone of a pure statesman), so why would he ever stand down on account of who he was born as?
This self-amputation on the account of political correctness may be a nice gesture to the emotional nature of gender politics, but it cannot be considered the most democratically pure.
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