(The American Conservative) -- by Patrick J. Buchanan --
If you would understand why America has lost the dynamism she had in the 1950s and 1960s, consider the new Paycheck Fairness Act passed by the House 256 to 162.
The need for such a law, writes Valerie Jarrett, the ranking woman in Barack Obama’s White House, is that “working women are still paid only 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man.”
But why is that a concern of the U.S. government, and where is the empirical evidence that an inequality of pay between the sexes is proof of sexist hostility to women?
On average, Asians earn more than Hispanics; blacks less than whites. Mormons earn more than Muslims; Jews more than Jehovah’s Witnesses. And Polish Americans earn more than Puerto Ricans.
Does that prove America is a racist and religiously bigoted country?
The assumption of the Jarrett-backed law is that the sexes are equal in capacity, aptitude, drive and interest, and if there is a disparity in pay, only bigotry can explain it.
But are there not other, simpler answers for why women earn less?
Perhaps half of American women leave the job market during their lives, sometimes for decades, to raise children, which puts them behind men who never leave the workforce. Women gravitate to teaching, nursing, secretarial and service work, which pay less than jobs where men predominate: mining, manufacturing, construction and the military.
Over 95 percent of our 40,000 dead and wounded from Afghanistan and Iraq were men. Men in prison outnumber women 10 to one. Is that the result of sex discrimination?
Sports have become a national obsession, and among the most rewarded professions in fame and fortune. And TV viewers prefer to watch male athletes compete in baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf, tennis and boxing.
Is unequal pay for men and women professional athletes a matter for the government?...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
Jarrett's gambit is yet more tactical, left-wing enmity-stirring designed to pit groups against each other, engender hostility and resentment, and peel off the embittered into the left-coalition by promising them that the lefties have a program to correct the “discrimination.” Of course, its all a swindle. More and more “liberated” American women enslaved by their jobs, prostituted by the system, and angry over having no children or having no time for their children or having a “liberated” husband who tomcats around town sanctioned and congratulated by hipster liberal society for having gotten over his sexual “hang ups” can see the scam for what it is.
Contrast the cynical, permanent revolution, perpetual swords-point, atheist-materialist “liberal” value system (which goes hand in hand with the amoral, atheist-materialist State Capitalist system) with the values and harmony of the Christian social and moral system.
This is who the fight is really between: those who embrace the traditional Christian value system of Western Civilization (and who have been marginalized by a government-backed, hostile “post-Christian” elite) vs. those who seek to incite constant rebellion against Christian moral authority in order to feather their own nests, serve their own narrow personal, social and political agendas, and satisfy their infantile desire -- born of arrested development -- to spit in the face of any kind of Christian morality.
With immoral and amoral sleaze like this running the country, it’s no wonder we’re at perpetual war both at home and abroad.
America's house is way out of order. It’s time to take out the trash.