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Thread: All men are created equal, take 2

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    "All men are created equal" is one of the stupidest lines I've ever heard/read. Some people are born smart and some people are born not so smart. They are obviously not equal. One will succeed in life while the other will struggle. If we were born equal, we'd all be clones of each other. God certainly did not create us all equally. He has good days and he has bad days [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    The the people who play pro football don't just happen to have the jobs that pay really well and are fun. People land pro football jobs because they have spend hours and hours of their childhoods practicing. Its also a great risk - many people who aspire to become professional sports players never make it into the big leauges.

    "All men are created equal" refers to the fact that we are all fellow human beings, and that none of us is "better" than another. The reason being, when the declaration of indipendence was written, all European societies were divided into different classes, nobility being considered of more value than the lower classes.

    We aren't equal - in fact, we are all created unique. There are those of us who like building, others like the farm, still others are artists. Everybody finds a niche in our capitalist society, wether it is a contribution or a harvest. As for me, I don't care how much money I can make, as long as I enjoy what I do.

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    Ideally, it would be teriffic if everybody were on the same page with regard to being politically equal, and thus treated fairly. Unfortunately, that is not reality. On paper, in this country, the theory is in place - but not its application. Forget about physical. mental, and emotional equality. Not gonna happen.

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    We shouldn't even strive for total equality.

    What we should seek is a total lack of artificial institutional or prejudicial barriers to achievement and success. Everyone contributes to society in their own ways, and we need a huge spectrum of people to form a rich society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]People land pro football jobs because they have spend hours and hours of their childhoods practicing
    you have to be strong (which has to do with genes), tall (genes again), and aggressive (what? testosterone can help).... it doesn't matter how much i try i could never even get into the school's football team (not that i want to anyway. I'm lazier than a sloth) cuz i'm too short.
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    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ Mar. 02 2005,7:09)]i guess you need to define what exacly "equal" means. people are all made out of the same stuff, but we are not born with equal abilities, intelligence, structure, appearance, monetary assets, etc etc. we are all made/created out of the same stuff, it's like that Moby song: (We are all made of stars)
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    speaking of the brain working differently and some being able to do things better than others, take a look at this:
    http://dsc.discovery.com/news/afp/20050228/music.html
    seeing and tasting music would be really cool lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Bugweed @ Mar. 02 2005,9:48)]Equal?? Whats that? I cannot see someone who plays a game, whether football, baseball, or basketball, can possibly make more money than someone who breaks their butt to earn a living for themselves or their family. Something is wrong in a place that will pay millions to watch a game you could play yourself, and make excuses for why its all right.
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