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CDR: Liberty and Equality

“All things being equal, I’d really prefer they weren’t.”

~M.T. Bass

Liberty and equality are the matter and anti-matter of life, society and government. Liberty means freedom. Equality means restrictions.

Absolute freedom is lawlessness – Think riots, looting, chaos, professional sports championship celebrations, hurricane aftermaths, flash mob robberies and assaults, complete societal breakdown – you know, pandemonium, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria, etc.

Absolute equality is prison – Think Alcatraz.

In Alcatraz Federal Prison, all inmates lived in equally-sized, equally-furnished six foot by nine foot cells. All inmates wore the exact same, equally drab clothes. All inmates got an equal amount of time to eat the exact same food at the exact same times: Breakfast from 7:30 to 7:50; Lunch from 12:00 to 12:20; Dinner from 4:30 to 5:00; All inmates worked an equal number of hours on the exact same schedule Monday through Friday, from 8:20 in the morning until 4:10 in the afternoon, with an equal number of eight minute breaks, two: one at 10:00 am and one at 3:00 pm. All inmates got an equal number of hours to sleep, going to bed at the exact same time: 9:30 pm and waking up at the exact same time: 7:00 am. All inmates were allowed to view an equal number of movies per month: two. All inmates were allowed an equal number of visits per month: one.

Life on “The Rock” was about as equal as it can get, thanks to the watchful eye and iron-fisted rule of government.

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