No Class, Thank You Very Much

I was cruising through an article which tells us nothing we don’t already know about Speaker Pelosi’s future plans when I read the following:

“The outcome of the election does not diminish the work we have done for the American people,” Pelosi said in a statement on election night as the size of the Democrats’ loss became clear. “We must all strive to find common ground to support the middle class, create jobs, reduce the deficit and move our nation forward.”

There are so many things one could talk about here, but I would like to focus on the “support the middle class” clause of her statement.

Allow me to say that I, as a member of the middle class, do not want to be supported. In fact, when Speaker Pelosi looks at this country, I would rather that my cohort were not even visible. Let us go one step farther and say that whenever Washington (or Pierre) selects some group, some class for its attention–be it lower class, working class, blue collar workers, wealthy, middle-class, or any other economic division–suffering for us all lies ahead. Why? Because talking about helping any class in particular usually means that the government will be hindering some other class to pay for the helping.

I realize that economic classes do exist. There is not, nor will there ever be full economic parity. I am fine with that, believing as I do that in a truly free society, we can largely achieve what we put our minds and our backs to.

With that said, I simply do not want my elected officials or their bureaucrats to treat me one way or the other based on my economic status. I desire to have and enjoy all of the rights of a citizen, regardless of my economic status. That’s it.

I am a citizen, equal to all other citizens before the law. If government is concerned about my class rather than my safety and my freedom then it is meddling in far too much that is none of its responsibility.