Friday, March 30, 2012

MPV Principle TWO

Principle 2

Equality: We affirm the equal worth of all human beings, regardless of race, sex, gender, ethnicity, nationality, creed, sexual orientation, or ability. We are committed to work toward societies that ensure social, political, educational, and economic opportunities for all.

Commentary: It seems pretty obvious what this means and I was innocent and naive enough to imagine for the longest time that most people agree that every human is of equal worth (we can add "in the eyes of God") and that injustices exist because of a few humans who don't believe that they are and who have power, as well as humans who believe it but put their immediate wants before what they know is right. I've grown up a little and I've seen beyond my little world and I can now recognize that it's not the case that most people believe this very simple and obvious principle...

I'd like the people who are reading this to just think it over. Do you believe in this principle? What implications does belief in this principle of equality have on society (allowing EVERYONE to have the same opportunities)?

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