Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Civil rights used to be about treating everyone the same. But today some people are so used to special treatment that equal treatment is considered to be discrimination."

~Economist Thomas Sowell


At 3/19/2008 11:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Treating unequals equally is the greatest inequality of all.

At 3/19/2008 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The french-canadians have a wonderful word for this concept, "priorite" (the e has an accent egu so that it is pronounced pree-or-ee-tay).

In practical terms, french citizens believe they should get priority over the fellow Canadians, business class for me vs. economy class for you. What can you say about a province in a bi-lingual country that outlaws one of the official languages and where french citizens refer to themselves as "pur lain" meaning "pure wool".

Vive le quebec libre!

When one man's freedom is another man's externality, is not the very concept of freedom diminished.

At 3/19/2008 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clover goes to the gable wall and brings Benjamin with her. She asks Benjamin to read for her what is on the gable wall. All the commandments are gone, and all that is written there now is “All animals are equal, But some animals are more equal than others.”

Animal Farm by George Orwell

At 3/20/2008 6:05 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"But today some people are so used to special treatment that equal treatment is considered to be discrimination"...

Well golly gee! What then is to be made of the following?

Ban on affirmative action is constitutional, judge rules

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of Proposal 2, the 2006 statewide referendum that banned race and gender affirmative action in public university admissions and government and public school hiring and contracting.

"To impugn the motives of 58% of Michigan's electorate, in the absence of extraordinary circumstances which do not exist here, simply is not warranted on this record," U.S. District Judge David Lawson said in a 55-page ruling, adding that there is no evidence the proposal was enacted with discriminatory intent. "Proposal 2 does not violate the United States Constitution." (there is more)


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