Equality, on the other hand, was defined by the 1789 Declaration in terms of judicial equality and merit-based entry to government (art. 6):
The law “must be the same for all, whether it protects or punishes. All citizens, being equal in its eyes, shall be equally eligible to all high offices, public positions and employments, according to their ability, and without other distinction than that of their virtues and talents
This identification of liberty and equality became problematic during the Jacobin period, when equality was redefined (for instance by François-Noël Babeuf) as equality of results, and not only judicial equality of rights. Thus, Marc Antoine Baudot considered that French temperament inclined rather to equality than liberty” for more read here: here
According to the philosopher Frederick Engels’ “Principles of Communism,” the plan for ultimate financial and social equality is built on the principle that the system should spread around the world until all countries are on board: full story: here
Where do we currently and continually here the terms “social justice”, “equality”, “fairness”. If you’re honest, and I’m sure you are, those come solely from the Democrat Party and Barack Hussein Obama.
He ran his first presidential election on being a Capitalist, who believed in marriage between a man and woman, an open, “transparent” government, and that he would “work with both sides” on the political isle.
We now know (IF you previously did not!) that he lied about it all.
After the election, even Newsweek reflected the accuracy of Conservative knowledge regarding Obama.
Clearly, if we reflect on the true definitions of words, we can see that what Obama and the Democrats promote is Marxist — socialism which easily ebbs into communist. The terms “equality”, “fairness”, “social justice” come directly from Karl Marx.
You cannot have liberty living with equality — these two are anathema to one another. Under government lead equality, you remove freedom a piece at a time and replace it with government ‘dictates’. You can’t have government enforcing ‘financial’ and ‘social’ “fairness”, without striping freedom and liberty from the individual.
America’s founding is freedom and liberty – dictatorship is what our founders fled from. I hate to see the ignorant and uninformed force it’s destructive tyranny on us, once again.