Life shouldnít be fair


Dear Governor:

††††††††††† I voted for you.

††††††††††† God only knows why. I guess I was swayed by people saying what a fair man you were and how you would do right by the people of this state.

††††††††††† Well, I soon learned fair doesnít mean right.

††††††††††† Maybe people think Iím a mean man because I donít have any sympathy for those on the bottom of our economy.

††††††††††† I donít.

††††††††††† I worked hard to get where I am.

††††††††††† And Iíve always resented politicians asking me to give up what I have to help the less fortunate.

††††††††††† Why should I help every Tom, Dick and Harry, when all I want to do it make sure my own kid gets ahead in life?

††††††††††† In the city, I sent my kid to a public school. Everything was equal. Everything was bad.

††††††††††† When my kid wasnít getting beaten up by black or Latino gangs, he was worried he wouldnít get accepted into the college he wanted because some of the better colleges had a list of unfortunates they had to get in ahead of him.

††††††††††† So we moved out of the city to a place where the schools were better and my high taxes went towards hiring better teachers, not security guards. But we got our moneyís worth.

But now some political correct jerk in your administration is telling us we canít spend more money on our kids, that every kid black or white in the state has to have the exact same educational opportunities Ė which means you have to raise our taxes to cover the cost of giving the black kids in Paterson the same education.

††††††††††† Thatís crap.

††††††††††† I see the world as a place where everybody is fighting for the same prize and that my job is to make sure that my kid gets that prize over other people, by providing him with everything he needs to compete against other people in the world.

††††††††††† We have money. My kid should get the advantage of that.

††††††††††† If my kid has to struggle through life to get ahead, I donít want to be paying for those people who he has to compete against.

††††††††††† I want my kid to have the best education, the biggest house on the hill, the best car, and if I start paying for other kids to get an equal chance, then Iím denying my kid.

††††††††††† Thatís the reason Iím voting against you this fall.

††††††††††† Life is not fair. And it shouldnít be. And I donít want anyone in office who wants to make it that way.


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