What is American Equality?

Yesterday I covered James Fenimore Cooper’s discussion “On Equality.” This is a devastating chapter for the woke minions running American society.

If more people read it, they would walk away with a different understanding of the term.

The same can be said for the next chapter in the book, “On American Equality,” an “equally” devastating critique of the misuse and distortion of the term by scheming innovators, then and now.

You see, Cooper understood, as did anyone with a lick of sense, that the founding generation never considered “equality” to be the defining principle of the United States.

They believed in political equality, but only as far as every citizen being subjected to the same rule and regulations. Thus, Cooper could say with a straight face that denying women’s suffrage did not mean women did not enjoy political equality because all women were equally disfranchised. He also thought this was a good idea.

Likewise, prohibiting minors from voting did not hinder equality because everyone under a certain age could not vote. The same held true for property qualification for voting.

Cooper believed that only knaves and fools could advocate for “equality of condition” and even “civil rights” were a loaded term because not everyone should or could be entitled to the same rights in society.

This did not mean he believed in abuse, but he understood the “proposition nation” to be a myth of modern–i.e. 19th century–ideologues and unsupported by evidence.

These are the same ideologues that modern “conservatives” cite to buttress their arguments, ostensibly to fend off any charges of “racism.”

You see, if you fawn over the “Great Emancipator” or Frederick Douglass, the left will refrain from mocking you and your positions.

If you believe this, you’ll believe that global warming is man made or that bandanas stop COVID.

Cooper destroys their silly arguments in about 1000 words. Amazing.

It also made another great subject for an episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

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