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Unequal to equal doesn’t add up

Someone once said, “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.”
The concept of “Equality” in America has changed radically from the founders’ vision. Edmund Opitz, sums it up this way in his book:  
“The writers of our Declaration believed it axiomatic that ‘all men are created equal.’ They did not say ‘are equal’ or ‘born equal,’ which would deny the obvious; they said ‘created equal.’
Equality before the law appeared to follow from this premise the idea of one law for all men because all men are one in their essential humanness.”
Today, the popular trend is for government to find places to “stop inequality,” to make specific things in our lives equal across the country. 
The latest effort is to have the government solve “income inequality,” which by definition would result in “income equality,” where government ensures everyone makes the same income. 
No more 1 percenters. 
Government “solutions,” however, do not solve underlying issues like “educational preparation inequality,” “willingness to take responsibility inequality,” “talents and skills inequality,” “willingness to take risk inequality,” “tenacity inequality,” “experience inequality,”  “willingness to move inequality,” “the willingness to work long hours inequality,” and many other traits that are fundamental to the amount of income generated for an individual or business. 
No, the goal is just to stop inequality, and use the force of taxation or other means if necessary.  
In Tom Piketty’s well-documented book, “Capital,”  he explains how governments should approach reducing this inequality through income redistribution. Simply tax the rich up to 80 percent and let the global government redistribute it to ensure equality. Problem solved.  
Thankfully, the world is trending another way.  Countries like Canada , Britain, India, Denmark and Hungary are all electing “non-redistributionist” leaders. In fact, Mr Piketty’s  redistributionist political party won only 14 percent of the votes in France. Nor is redistribution getting support at the polls in the U.S.  
With historically high taxes, growing government programs incapable of meeting the needs of those for whom they are designed and replete with fraud, expanding regulation by unelected bureaucrats raising the price of everything, businesses stifled by erratic policy shifts, job opportunity reduction, job loss, and growing federal, state, local, and individual debt, tolerated only because artificially low interest rates mask the latent problem of high repayment costs, Americans may have finally had enough.  
In addition to polling data, political campaign strategies indicate that many Americans are ready to leave the PC nanny state government dependency behind for individual independency.
Pew research noted that more than 64 percent of Americans want the next president to follow different policies from the current administration.   
But, will government allow us more liberty? 
This would require the government giving up much of the power it exercises over our lives, making it very difficult for politicians to change our policy trajectory of more programs, more taxes, more regulatory control, and the resulting less opportunity.  
But, in the end, the greatness of America is not found in its government. 
The greatness of America is found in its people and their ability to use their freedom and liberty to make a better life for themselves and others. Let’s return to real greatness.