Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Constitution - a Recipe for Greatness

Spectacular article on the Constitution using the Department of Education as an example. Look for this passage and read the paragraph containing it over and over again: "They seek to emulate our successes to the extent that they are forced. We seek to emulate their failures because we find them attractive."

This Great Society of ours, with mostly the best of intentions, seems intent upon normalizing the entire nation into a forced equality across every spectrum of life. Unfortunately the laws of nature seem to be such that a forced equality pulls everything down to the lowest common denominator. Excellence never could be forced by fiat. It is only when the possibility of failure, and its consequences, is allowed to counterbalance the ability to succeed through perseverance and character that the human spirit is challenged to shake off the dreary banner of mediocrity and strive for greatness.

1 comment:

Rick Duck said...

Oddly enough, your perspective on the dangers of coerced egalitarianism echoes a column written by Patrick Buchanna posted http://townhall.com/Columnists/PatrickJBuchanan/2007/11/27/ideology_was_bushs_undoing. I'm not a huge fan of some of the perspectives and postions of Mr. Buchannan, but I found the synchronicity interesting.