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Don SaffellGrandiloquence of Equality
By Don Saffell,
Sept. 28, 2005

Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint. The contrary of this has been inferred by all accurate observers of the conduct of mankind; and the inference is founded upon obvious reasons. Regard to reputation has a less active influence when the infamy of a bad action is to be divided among a number then when it is to fall singly upon one. (The Federalist Papers)

It is not the American practice to vote into government offices the low-income wage earner, for only those with money can monopolize the media to sway the ignorant masses to vote their rich oppressors into governmental positions so the wealthy can enact one-sided laws, stack the Federal Judicial Courts with politically allied sympathizers, and place politically influential social peers as leader of the executive branch of American government.

When, and only when, a concentrated and organized effort is made by the downtrodden to agree upon a true candidate--an unaffiliated candidate who is as equal as the everyday person walking down the street-- will true equality have a chance to take root in America.

When such equality is established, then rich and poor will no longer exist! Instead, there will only be one social class of people--the social class that holds out its hands to its neighbors, and has them walk side by side. There will then be no one walking before, or after, but [all] will then be truly equal. [All] will then stand up for each other and live as one. Those who oppose such a system can find themselves another country to pollute with their vile, one-sided government and lifestyles.

Today, my grandiloquence of (true) equality will fall on deaf ears, and the masses of American sheep will continue to be lead to the slaughterhouse. Yet, since there are more of us than them, let us seriously ponder on the following.

Rise like lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number!
Shake your chains to earth, like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you--
Ye are many, they are few!
--Percy Bysshe Shelley

Don Saffell, #300-412
Ohio State Penitentiary
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44505-4635

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