Right wing idiocy: Equality is not American, it's European

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    Equality, which is the primary value of the left, is a European value, not an American value. Let me tell you that right now. I know this sounds offensive to half of my fellow Americans, because they have been Europeanized in their values. The French Revolution is not the American Revolution. The French Revolution said Liberty, Fraternity, Equality. The American Revolution said Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. We have lost touch with what our distinctive American values are. We have distinctive American values. … We have a better value system, and this is being protected by one of the two parties: the Republican party.


    Minnesota Independent: News. Politics. Media. Equality is ‘not an American value’: Righty tub-thumpers stump for Minnesota Republicans
     
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    ok and?

    All that says is that Americans have been brainwashed with this European rhetoric

    The French Revolution said Liberty, Fraternity, Equality. The American Revolution said Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

    I agree.

    Europe- Regardless of what you contribute or ho whard you work the man next to you deserves as much as you

    America- Live in a land where depending on how hard you work the bigger the rewards you will achieve.

    I like to live in a place knowing that someone who is lazy and doesn't work as hard as me isn't going to reap from the benefits from the contributions of my hard work.
     
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    This guy should go back and look at the Declaration of independence where it states

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    At the very least, equality of opportunity is clearly an American value.​
     
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    And there's always that bit about equal protection under the law in the constitution...these people crack me up.
     
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    Oh, and France has Rich people too.
     
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    OMG, and the French actually based their revolution on ours!


    Does anyone know what the distinctive Republican values are since I take it they do not include equality, that poofy French notion?
     
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    Ravi, your stupidity is astounding.

    And yet your bigotry and ignorance outshine it.
     
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    aw...shucks...

    Can you answer my question?
     
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    It really does seem to me that there is a palpable difference. It's a cultural thing. American culture values the individual and individual liberty and eschews any sense of collectivism beyond getting enough people together for a pickup basketball game. There seems to be no sense of justice or injustice on a day to day level, or concern for others. Many times I've been surprised by the raw honest here of posters who are quite happy to say that all they are concerned about is themselves and everyone else can look after their selves. It's interesting. It's quite different from the prevailing ethos in my country for example. The differing attitudes are clearly writ when social policies - eg health care - are examined.
     

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