I wonder what the words in the Declaration and the pledge of allegiance mean when they say “liberty and justice” for all? Here I go again twisting the meaning of words to suit my own purposes. “All” is obviously not a descriptor that means everyone, it cannot mean a white person who is brutalized by a black mob, nor a heterosexual who decides that to serve a lifestyle that is accursed in his/her Holy Book is government mandated and forced sin. I take it that “All” in the context of the Founding Fathers, you know the guys who wrote the word, must refer to a select few, an elite, a privileged class, a very small set of special people. They could not have meant to be “all” inclusive. After all, we know today that some are more equal than others (blacks, muslims, homosexuals) and are therefore afforded special privilege and special rights or in some instances the right to break the law by virtue of some past injustice which trumps another persons current guarantee of justice, or liberty, or “fairness” and equity.
I am so glad that those who have a far deeper understanding of issues than I do can wrestle these hard to face realities and come to grips with what is needed in the Republic today. Those poor deluded fools who held to beliefs that “all” meant something different would end up having the pants sued off them today and put in jail because someone wants to have their “cake” and to eat it too.
Hey, maybe we should ask the Donald about what he thinks about all the hubbub and what he thinks the Founders meant. Bet he will set the record straight (excuse the pun) once and for all.
– Dr. Jim Garrow –