David Pimentel: Life’s not fair; Obama can’t fix that

January 28, 2014 

Most Americans agree that Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. If he had been president, he would have done some great things. King merely wished that all people would be treated fairly despite the color of their skin. However, King had no interest in politics. He was a Christian pastor who spoke up about right and wrong. King had a great dream but he realized that it would not come true in this life.

The current president says he wants everyone to have a fair shot. Like King’s dream, we wish life was fair for all, but it isn’t. Should the president be allowed to force fairness upon everyone who has achieved success? Should schools do away with grades and graduation? If every employee makes $50 an hour, will that solve America’s problems? Should the president keep taking from those who have more to give to those who have less? How has that policy worked in other countries? Should all Americans be forced to “buy” health coverage even if they don’t want or need it? Should Americans have a say in government, such as passing propositions? What about Congress? Or should the president govern with his pen and phone?

DAVID PIMENTEL

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