|Is fairness the correct measuring stick?|
I get how Mr. Layton highlights 'fairness' (Just google: Jack Layton fairness). It's all about fairness in his political world. I'm sure at one point his once young children saw some spoiled kid at the park licking a double scoop ice cream cone. When his child complained, "it's not fair she gets two scoops and I don't have any!"...I really want to know, did Mr. Layton say, "Mike, you’re on to something young lad...that is not fair and I will do something about it!" Like, really? Did Mr. Layton go take a scoop so each kid had one? Did he call that 'justice' for all kids at the playground?
Why is it that when we transfer socialist principles from the political arena to the home life, they look absurd and irrational? Yet somehow, someway, real life grownups bypass this obvious fatal logic and vouch to be fought for based on fairness? I am a fairly sharp kid, and I have yet to been given one solid logical answer as to how socialist principles work in the most simple way at home. How do you teach your kid, "it's all about fairness" without screwing them up? I mean this sincerely.
Am I in error if I teach my children to choose to be compassionate by their free will? To see a need and meet it because you love someone seems more powerful and noble then establishing the rule of redistribution predicated on a 'fairness' doctrine. Code Red, please help.