2008-10-29 Dennis Prager: Equality Is A European Value, Not An American Value

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Date: 2008-10-29
Link: http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/29/prager-equality-unamerican/
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Topics: Dennis Prager American ideal equality neocon reality inversion right-wing insanity
Categories: Dennis Prager American ideal equality neocon reality inversion right-wing insanity


Dennis Prager: Equality ‘Is A European Value, Not An American Value’

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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.

As this article points out, he's quoting from the US Declaration of Independence ("life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness") which also says "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..."

Prager is probably not speaking to those of us who check such things, however; he is probably writing for the greater Red America, which will lap it up and use it as an excuse for further hatred of Democrats, liberals, Europeans (and by extension anything non-American), and even democracy. The facts don't matter, because Red America is not reality-based.

"Some animals are more equal than others." – George Orwell, Animal Farm

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Prager: “Equality, which is the primary value of the left, is a European value, not an American value.”

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