Harbison: The New "Fairness" Doctrine

Jim Harbison
President Obama in his State of the Union address, his daily press briefings and his editorial in the Sun-News continues to attack American society and claim it is unfair and therefore it is necessary to impose constraints on individual freedoms in order to implement his concept of fairness.
Who defines “fairness”? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines fairness as marked by impartiality and honesty: free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism. www.vocabulary.com defines fairness treating people without prejudice - non-discrimination. www.thefreedictionary.com defines fairness as: Having or exhibiting a disposition that is free of favoritism or bias; impartial: a fair mediator, b. Just to all parties; equitable: a compromise that is fair to both factions.
Where is the “fair mediator” that ensures this fairness? Who is deciding that it is fair to take stuff from one who earns it and give it someone who hasn't? The dictionary definitions above would label that favoritism not fairness. George Orwell would appreciate the "doublespeak".
Is it fair that the richest 1% of Americans already pays nearly 40% of all federal income taxes and the richest 10% pay two-thirds of the tax? How is it fair that 47% of Americans now pay no federal income tax—a number that has risen every year under President Obama? Where is the "justice to all parties" that describes fairness? Read rest of column here: News New Mexico


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