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A man is standing in front of Congress talking to an elephant and a donkey.
Hey, guys, I have a question about political philosophy I was hoping you could help me with.
We might be able to help you.
Just don’t ask us any questions about history.
The declaration of independence says all men are created equal. What does that mean?
It means everyone is entitled to the same freedoms and rights.
Can anyone ever have a different amount of freedoms and rights?
Well, I mean you have to allow for a few exceptions…for the greater good.
So who and what are the exceptions to the rule that all people should be equal in the eyes of the
Obviously, politicians have to have some immunity from the law.
…so we can do our jobs representing the public will that is.
Give me an example.
We can profit off of insider trading.
Who else is held to a different standard of accountability than the average taxpayer/voter?
We decided diplomats visiting the country are exempt from half the rules that apply to the
citizens living here.
How is that legal?
Nobody asked you that are how.
Do all foreigners have more rights in this country than those born here?
Ha ha ha. No. That would be insulting!
Only foreign politicians have more freedom in your country than you.
We pretty much don’t acknowledge that anybody else is human.
We gave ourselves the right to lock up pretty much any foreigner in secret prisons and torture
Doesn’t our military overthrow governments that do that sort of thing?
…if our government has something to gain from it, sure.
I thought the troops fought for freedom and equality. How is that possible when the government
they’re backing doesn’t support freedom and equality itself?
Because the troops are literally slaves themselves.
Yeah, calling them second-class citizens is an understatement.
That’s 1% of the population! How can you take that many people’s rights away? How is that
It’s totally legit. The uniform code of military justice allows us to legally strip human beings of
the rights and freedoms guaranteed to them in the constitution and the universal declaration of
Who wrote the uniform code of military justice?
ELEPHANT AND DONKEY
I’m confused how you can just give yourself the right to void other people’s rights.
Well, the troops signed a contract waiving their rights.
Why would someone sign away their rights?
Well, we didn’t really stress that that was part of the deal when we got them to sign.
What did you stress?
That signing would make them a hero. We even gave some of them a few thousand dollars as an
So that’s how much human rights are worth in this country? A few thousand dollars?
That and free medical care.
That’s very generous of you to give the troops socialized medical care, especially considering
you’ve created such a stigma against the taxpayers funding their own socialized medical care.
Slaves are expensive. We don’t want them falling apart.
About that. If you can sign your rights away for a paycheck. then they’re not really rights, are
they? And if people can have different levels of freedom then we’re not really all equal are we?
But it has to be this way to protect and maintain freedom and equality.
You’re saying the leaders have to be exempt from the law, and they have to control an army of
slaves drawn from the civilian population in order to ensure the freedom and equality of the
civilian population…at least the ones you haven’t sent to your massive networks of for-profit
You get an “A-plus” in political philosophy.
Have we ever tried actually giving everyone equal rights and freedoms unconditionally?
Many Native American tribes lived that way.
…before we ordered our army of slaves to kill them in the name of patriotism.
Would it be unpatriotic to ask for everyone to be given equal rights and freedoms now?
So you’re saying you don’t agree with the current government?
That makes you an enemy combatant in the war on terror. You just exempted yourself from what
few rights you had been enjoying at our leisure.
The people won’t stand for this!
Ha ha ha. Tell that to Bradley Manning when you see him.