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To say that men, women, young, old, white, black, rich and poor are all the same in the eyes of God, does not mean that they are or can be all the same (equal) in the world. Women cannot be men. Women should not try to be men. Men cannot be women. They are different. Different people have different gifts, which they received from God. Some are smart; some are dumb; some are beautiful; some are ugly; some are strong; some are weak; some are wealthy; some are poor; some are industrious; some are lazy; some are honest; some are not. BUT whatever their position, those on top should not exploit the others — even though they can. "The biggest kids bully the smaller kids; the smaller kids bully the smallest kids; the teachers ignore what is happening and they all learn the wrong lesson." Is this what you want?
Woodrow Wilson said: The problem with Big Business is not that it is big. The problem with Big Business is that it uses advantages it has no right to use to get big. Or, as Emma Goldman said: Everyone in America can become a millionaire, if he is clever enough to steal the first hundred thousand. She said this at the beginning of the 20th century when a million dollars was a lot of money. It is no longer a lot of money, BECAUSE as Henry Kissinger said: Ninety per cent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. He would know.
Equity can be defined as fairness. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equity. (In a mushy kind of way.) It would be nice if everyone at least obeyed the law and not merely those at the bottom who sometimes do commit misdemeanours like car theft, bank robbery and shoplifting, or even assault and battery. The people on the bottom are demonized and punished by those who run the system while they, themselves, go scot-free. Re-read Les Misérables http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Misérables by Victor Hugo, or anything by Dickens. The major crimes are always committed by the people at the top because the people at the bottom don't have the ability or power to conceive or commit major crimes. The crimes that the powerful commit are so great no one notices them. They are crimes that are so great that no one can do anything about them.
Bad shepherds usually lead the flock, sad to say. The sheep are protected by God, one would hope, but they suffer nevertheless.
One hopes felons have been and will continue to be chained to the oars of a Roman galley, which they are rowing across the Lake of Fire under the lash of fiends. Forever.