Are All Men Created Equal? | VDARE Video Bulletin
May 27, 2022, 05:44 PM
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"All men are created equal", the defining dogma of the political religion in 2022. But is it true?

Patrick J. Buchanan writes: where is the historic, scientific or empirical proof of the defining dogma of American democracy that "all men are created equal"?

Thomas Jefferson, the statesman who immortalized the words, did not believe in equality, let alone equity. How he lived his life testifies to this disbelief.

When he wrote the Declaration of Independence that contained the famous words, Jefferson was a slave owner. In that document, he speaks of the British as "brethren" connected to us by "ties of our common kindred," ties of blood.

But not all of those fighting against us were the equals of the British.

There were, Jefferson wrote, those "merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions."

In an 1815 letter to John Adams, Jefferson celebrated "a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents ... The natural aristocracy I consider as the most precious gift of nature for the instruction, the trusts, and government of society."

Abraham Lincoln opposed slavery but did not believe in racial or social equality.

In an 1858 debate with Stephen Douglas, Lincoln conceded that, "We cannot, then, make them equals," adding that the white race in America should retain the superior position.

But with the Civil Rights revolution of the 20th century,  a national effort was undertaken to bring about the social and political equality that Jefferson's words of 1776 seemed to promise but failed to deliver.

Yet, over half a century later, incomes and wealth are not equal. Nor is there equal representation in professions like law, medicine and higher education.

So what is the Biden Regime’s solution to persistent inequality? Manted equity.

But what if inequalities have another explanation?

What if it is more true to say that, based on human experience, no two men were ever created equal, than to say all men are created equal?

Read more by Patrick J. Buchanan here.

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