Friday, January 16, 2015

Walker's odd vision of being " possible," whatever that means.

Something Scott Walker said in the state-of-the-state speech oddly stood out for me, and I haven't been able to shake it off, so here it is; Walker proudly quoted the first line of the state constitution:
"All people are born equally free and independent, and have certain and inherent rights...."
Walker went on to personalize it for the nation and the rest of the anxious world, by suggesting:
"Unlike other places around the world, this document says that in Wisconsin, it doesn't matter what class you were born into, or what your parents did for living, here, opportunity should be as equal as possible. As equal as possible!"
Yes, Walker even repeated his odd twist on the meaning of our constitution. Perhaps the state's founders should have hedged their bets a little on how much freedom is allowed, by writing...:
"All people are born as equally free as possible..."
Check it out, with Walker's interpretation at about :55 seconds:

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