Fairness

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    That's all I ever hear about from the liberals, we want fairness. So, what exactly is that and how do you achieve it in reality. Fairness based on outcomes? Everybody gets the same paycheck regardless of skill or effort? Or fairness based on equal opportunity? Kinda hard to guarantee that, I would think. Suppose somebody fucks off, do you subsidize him anyway? Step up and explain how the concept of fairness works for you.
     
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    Real fairness means that we are treated equally under the law.

    Anything else is a form of cronyism which is UNFAIR.
     
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    Fairness is a process... not an outcome.

    Let me in return ask you a question.... How much is too much? How much money, power and influence is too much? What is the difference if Tyranny evolves from government(NAZI's, USSR, China, N. Korea, the Middle East).... or from Corporate Dominance?

    Suppose one Company has enough money, power and influence to buy out every other company in the country... should we let them?

    EDIT.... Step up and explain YOUR rationale.
     
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    How about freedom from silly Straw-Man arguments like yours?

    Fairness means "equal justice under law". Corporations and rich people must play by the same rules as everyone else.
     
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    Fairness is an illusion. When your sister gets the Barbie doll she wanted, and your big brother gets the bicycle he wanted, and you get the crappy 'nobody wants to play it' candycane slide board game...it is not fair.

    Deal with it.
     
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    as humans we can seek to make the world more fair.

    Its a perfectly decent way to approch life.

    Its really sad when people have to trash fairness to hang onto historically failed political ideas.
     
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    Clearly you didn't get the memo from the RNC. Fairness and empathy are works of The Debbil. But torture is good, it's vital!
     
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    Shooting yourself in the foot in persuit of an imaginary phenomena is not decent.
     
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    so there is nothing in the ideal of fairness that you find real?


    Oh the founders would be so proud of you
     
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    The only real part of persuing fairness, is knowing when to stop. In my opinion anyway.
     

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