by Matt Walsh
With hours left before the election, the Biden-Harris ticket has decided on its closing pitch: full blown Marxism. In a video posted to her Twitter account on Sunday, Kamala Harris draws a distinction between “equality” and “equity.” She claims that “equality” is the belief that “everyone should get the same amount” while equity ensures that “we all end up at the same place.”
According to Harris, equity over equality should be our goal because even if everyone “gets the same amount” the person who started out ahead will still have an unfair advantage. “Equitable treatment,” on the other hand, will get us all to the same spot on the mountaintop, holding hands and singing hymns of unity. There are a number of serious problems with this plan.
First, equality does not mean that we all get the same amount. Equality under the law — the only kind of equality that the government should be concerned with — means that we all are subject to the same laws, and that the law does not explicitly give advantages or disadvantages to any individual or group. We are supposed to have that kind of equality in America, but we cannot have true equality in any other sense.