THE BLACK KETTLE

Proverbs 21:30

The Left’s Embrace of Authoritarian Policies to Achieve ‘Equality’

Kim Holmes

There are few ideas today that seize the minds of liberals more than equality. It is the central tenet of progressive liberalism. It drives practically everything liberals do and believe in, from income equality to marriage equality. We usually think about the problem as an economist or sociologist would—as in whether everyone has the same income or enjoys the same social status.

I’d like to ask a different question.

What is it about how liberals think of equality that makes them so prone to recommend authoritarian policies to achieve it—confiscatory tax policies, campus speech codes, fining pastors, and the like?

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February 29, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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