We are CREATED equal WITH THE SAME INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS.
Doesn't mean we can or have to remain "equal" in our capabilities, BEYOND our rights, all throughout our lives. And per which criteria, anyway, besides abiding to, or breaking just laws?
Can everybody run AT THE EXACT SAME SPEED? That'd be TOTALLY IDIOTIC, TOTALLY MORONIC to try have ALL HUMANS do so. WOULDN'T IT?
HOWEVER. We ought to remain EQUAL AT LEAST IN OUR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS ALL ALONG, if only. YES.
Bastiat, Constant, and Thoreau wrote a bit about these rights, to name only three of those I'm familiar with.
So, anyone should remain free to become a loser (e.g., a criminal...) and then, maybe, improve anew, thanks to honest work and learning. First and foremost: thanks to their INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS they have kept all along, PRECISELY.
That's the spirit of the Bill of Rights, in the English I can read and speak, anyway.
The collectivist claim IS MUCH STRONGER, then MUCH HAZARDOUS, and in the end, MUCH DISASTROUS, than the MUCH WISER, weaker, claim for being equal and staying so, IN THE SAME INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS for all, if only.
"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.
"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius
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