Nearly two and a half centuries ago, the United States Declaration of Independence bolding asserted that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with the same inalienable rights. For centuries, America strove to make the Declaration a reality. But now, radical leftist ideologues want both the Declaration and the Constitution it inspired to be trashed, and replaced with a new ideology of permanent racial and gender antagonism.
At this very moment, U.S. government policy actively encourages employers across the country to engage in overt race and sex discrimination in a fight to achieve “equality.” The Biden administration is forgiving massive loans based only on skin color, and has decided that white male business owners don’t deserve any relief from the catastrophic harm of coronavirus lockdowns. America is rapidly becoming a county of first and second-class citizens.
But Revolver can now exclusively report Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona is introducing a bill that would bring all this to a halt, immediately. The Making Excellence Replace Identity Traits (MERIT) Act would force a permanent end to this hateful situation. Most of the laws bringing down America are hundreds or thousands of pages long, so it’s fitting that the MERIT Act is so brief it can be quoted in full here:
The Federal Government may not establish, implement, or otherwise carry out any hiring practice or program that uses affirmative action based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability as a basis for a personnel action with respect to Federal employees or members of the uniformed services, and no Federal funds may be provided to any entity (including Federal contractors (or subcontractors thereof)) that has in place any such practice or program.”
In less than one hundred words, the bill would eliminate countless cancers that are slowly killing the American republic. It would enshrine actual merit as the only valid grounds for rising high in the American government and in American life.
Of course, with Democrats controlling Congress and the White House, this bill isn’t likely to pass. But what it should become is a litmus test for the Republican Party going forward. The Democratic Party has embraced slicing Americans up into dozens of different groups and pitting them against each other. Whether a person deserves prosperity or poverty, and whether they are good or evil, is determined through a straightforward calculation of their membership in certain nonwhite or nonmale groups. If you are a transwoman of color, you are a holy saint of the Democratic Party. If you are a straight white male, then you are irredeemable. Ideologically bankrupt Republicans think that embracing this thinking is the way to win in 2022 and beyond.
They are wrong. Affirmative action and identity politics are the path of national suicide. Republicans in Congress, and candidates who see to join them, should rally in support of Gosar’s bill. Conservatives everywhere will be watching for those who do.