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Are All Men Created Equal?

Patrick Buchanan on

Ideology is political religion, said the conservative sage Russell Kirk.

And what is the defining dogma of the political religion, or ideology, of America in 2022?

Is it not that, "All men are created equal"?

Yet, as with every religion, a basic question needs first to be asked and answered about this defining dogma of liberal ideology.

Is it true? Are all men truly created equal? Are all races and ethnic groups equal? Are men and women equal? Are all religions equal? Or do we simply agree to accept that as true -- and treat them all equally?

All Americans, we agree, have the same God-given rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," the same constitutional rights in the Bill of Rights, and the same civil rights, enshrined in federal law.

 

But 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.

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