Some are more equal than others."Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights The term inalienable rights (or unalienable rights) refers to a theoretical set of human rights that are fundamental, are not awarded by human power, and cannot be surrendered. They are by definition, rights retained by the people. of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world..."
That's the start of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Drafted by a committee chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, it was adopted without dissent but with eight abstentions. . The document spells out those rights seen as fundamental to each person on the planet..
Throughout the long struggle for those rights, the concept of equality has been central.
The French revolutionaries fought for Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite ("Liberty, Equality, Fraternity")
The writers of the United States Declaration of Independence The United States Declaration of Independence was an act of the Second Continental Congress, adopted on July 4, 1776, which declared that the Thirteen Colonies in North America were "Free and Independent States" and that "all political connection between them and the State of declared that: "VVe hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal The quotation "All men are created equal" is arguably the best-known phrase in any of America's political documents, as the idea it expresses is generally considered the foundation of American democracy. ..."
Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms tells us that: "Every individual is equal before and under the law..."
But, as Napoleon the pig declared inAnimal Farm, George Orwell's satire of power and corruption, while all animals are equal, "Some are more equal than others."
Nowhere is inequality more obvious than in the sharing of the world's resources. By comparison with the majority of the world's population, Canadians enJoy a fabulously luxurious standard of living.
Let's look at a few examples of what we might call Earth's Inequality Index:
* 20% of the world's children do not attend school;
* The richest 20% of the world's population has 83% ofthe world's wealthy. The poorest 20% of the world's population has 1.4% of the world's wealth;
* In rich countries such as Canada, eight infants die before age five out of every 1,000 born;
* Among least developed nations such as Sierra Leone Sierra Leone (sēĕr`ə lēō`nē, lēōn`; sēr`ə lēōn), officially Republic of Sierra Leone, republic (2005 est. pop. 6,018,000), 27,699 sq mi (71,740 sq km), W Africa. , 173 infants out of each 1,000 born die before their fifth birthdays; and,
* While 88 million Americans are overweight, 800 million people elsewhere in the world do not have enough to eat.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave us a warning about where such inequality can lead. In his last State of the Union Address “State of the Union” redirects here. For other uses, see State of the Union (disambiguation).
The State of the Union is an annual address in which the President of the United States reports on the status of the country, normally to a joint session of Congress (the in 1944, he said that: "Necessitous ne·ces·si·tous
1. Needy; indigent.
2. Compelling; urgent.
[French nécessiteux, from Old French, necessary, from necessite, necessity; see men are not free men. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made."
President Roosevelt argued that true individual freedom could not exist alongside poverty. He proposed the adoption of an Economic Bill of Rights. But, the idea didn't go very far; those who had, did not much like the idea of sharing with those who had not.
A few people in the rich world still call for governments to step in and bring about a more equal sharing of global resources. But, their numbers are small, and their voices are drowned out by the chorus rising from corporate boardrooms -- "A rising tide lifts all boats The aphorism "a rising tide lifts all boats" is associated with the idea that improvements in the general economy will benefit all participants in that economy, and that economic policy, particularly government economic policy, should therefore focus on the general macroeconomic ." Business will create so much wealth that all humans will enjoy economic freedom.
In other words Adv. 1. in other words - otherwise stated; "in other words, we are broke"
put differently , government should stand aside and turn free enterprise loose to do the job.