“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” Milton Friedman
By a 7-1-1 vote the Board of Supervisors of Loudoun County has continued her unrelenting march towards policy making devoted to Saul Alinsky’s playbook principle that politicians speak of moral principles but act on power principles. The new Office of Equity and Inclusion “will develop and implement an equity lens and tools to embed equity principles in the county’s departments that invariably could benefit every resident of Loudoun County” according to Chair Phyllis Randall.
The 5th Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees life, liberty, and private property protection to all Americans not just those alleged by the political class to be suffering from injustice, bigotry, and intolerance. By judging individuals according to their skin color, religious preference, or gender rather than ‘the content of their character’ one can’t help but wonder what Martin Luther King would say. He tirelessly preached unity and against discrimination of any kind saying ‘live together as brothers or perish together as fools’.
This is on the heels of the Loudoun School Board institutionalizing CRT despite fierce parental opposition and promoting transgenderism that attempts to turn objective biology and science into a personal preference. Historically these ‘feel good’ ideas lead to criminal behavior and a dangerous environment for the health and safety of children. (See suicide spike after covid lockdowns.) Obscuring the truth inevitably ends up causing life altering harm to an innocent party which is what happened when a ‘gender fluid’ male raped two young women in two separate schools in Loudoun.
The 14th Amendment of the Constitution grants all Loudouners equal protection under the law. Preferences based on race, gender and religion are a denial of these rights. The Board of Supervisors pledged an oath to support and defend the US Constitution. By crafting then voting for a policy that puts power and politics ahead of the rights of all citizens in the County the oath taken has been obscured by personal ambition. John Adams recognized the exquisiteness of our Republican form of government while simultaneously warning against political authoritarianism when he offered this modern day prophesy “where private interest governs, it is a nation of men and not of laws.”
Black economist Thomas Sowell known for following the facts wherever they lead connects ‘equity’ policies to a wealth transfer agenda: “Since this is an era when many people are concerned about ‘fairness’ and ‘social justice’ the question becomes what is ‘your fair share’ of what someone else has worked for?”
Will the usurpation stop with CRT, transgenderism, and equity? Those of us who cherish liberty must assume the grab for unenumerated powers will continue. In a constitutional republic it’s up to those who desire to live free of government encroachment of God given rights to reverse the current trend by restoring our Republican form of government in our County through the election of Constitutionally principled candidates.