Fairness

I have two dogs that have a sense of fairness. Any time I pet one, the other comes running over for attention. It’s a good thing I have two hands so I can pet them both at once. Naturally, when I give one a treat, I have to give the other a treat. It doesn’t matter where the other is in the house, when she hears me getting out a treat for the one the other comes running. And if I only have one bone it becomes a real problem. When I have but one bowl where I mixed tuna for my sandwiches, I have to give them turns or I will hurt the feelings of one of them. Actually, even that creates problems. The first one that has to wait just knows she won’t get hers. Then, of course, when I give the bowl to the other dog, the first one gets upset, but she does understand. They both know I was fair.

When I get the leash out, they just both know they are going to go on a walk but I always have to take them one at a time. When I get back from walking the first dog, the other is more than ready to go. Lately my leg is sore and my foot is swollen. I might have to go the doctor over it. At any rate when I got back with the first dog, I had to rest my leg a while. After about ten minutes, I took the second dog, then the first one thought it was her turn again.

I don’t know where they got their concept of fairness. Maybe it is because I’ve always tried to treat them fair. Maybe, in a sense they caught it from me.

The world in general is not fair, neither in the animal world nor in the business world. There are things that happen. When I was eleven, I broke my arm right in the middle of the baseball season. That was not fair in two respects. I did not get to play baseball and the major leagues never had a chance to see how well I played. All right. Maybe I wasn’t the greatest pitcher in the world, but I could throw the ball hard and I could place it within a four inch square consistently. (If I only knew how to throw a curve)

Fair not not, there are some people who do have some sense of fairness. Some will even give you a chance when you don’t deserve it. Then again, there are those who take the chance from you that you do deserve.

It is a shame that Biden does not have as much sense of fairness as my dogs do. There is just something wrong with man who can cheat on an election as he did. There is something wrong with a man who can copy another’s work and call it his own. (Some call that plagiarism; I call it thievery.) There is something wrong with a man that permits people to flow over the border when others work so hard to follow the rules. It is also unfair for those who already work here. The illegal aliens push the wages down of those who make their living by the sweat of their brow. By the way, unfair as it is, that usually means minorities. Hence he is unfair to those who need the fairness the most.

It is also true that it is unfair to deny others access to our land of plenty. However, if we allow everyone in here, it will not remain the land of plenty and we will no longer be able to provide help for peoples of other nations. We might even reach a point where we will not be able to help ourselves. Then who will help the starving?

It is true that we cannot pull others from the quicksand unless we first plant our own feet on solid ground.