"Those who level do not equalise" -Edmund Burke There are two main philosophies in politics today; one is that the role of law and government is to render justice, to stop corruption, and to be sure that no one's fundamental human rights are stepped on. The other is that government has the responsibility to ensure equal outcomes in every situation, regardless of the individual's actions and/or the level of their participation. Of course, the first one is a basic description of our own Constitutional and limited form of government. The second is the political philosophy of Marxism, and arguably is also that of what's been called "The Obama Doctrine". We've all heard the saying; "no one ever said that life was going to be fair". This always seems to have a bitter ring to it and is usually said by someone who's essentially throwing a bucket of cold water on someone's hopes and dreams -- however naive they may have been. But the facts still bare out that life (nature) is anything but equal or egalitarian, in reality, it's as diverse as the number of species there are on the planet. So the question is; is it realistic to expect that government can be used to do something that appears to be impossible given the facts of life? Or, do we have a chance now to use government control to do what previously has only lead to the empowerment of a corrupt few, and the poverty and enslavment of the masses? ...Can we 'get it right' this time, or are we just getting duped again by those who have no intention of sharing power once they've claimed it all for themselves?