This is true, but it ends there, at created. Yes, we are all equal when we are created, but then we develop into different beings. If anyone thinks differently, then they suffer from the ultimate human denial of epic proportions! If anyone can honestly prove that we are all equal, then I am listening. If you can honestly say that you are equal to, for instance...Hitler, or a child molester, or a murderer, a thief, or any detriment to society, then be my guest, but they are not equal to me. Some people are better than me, and I am better than some others. Some people are heavy, some are skinny, some are smart, some are tall, short, athletic, rich, poor, caring, happy, arrogant, cruel, sad, ambitious, lazy, slobs, jerks, popular, mean, introverted, neat, and so on. That's life. If we were all equal, then we would be robots. If we were all equal, then the words previously mentioned would not exist. If we were all equal, there would be no need for police, there would be no courts, or prisons, or crime, or war, etc.
I tried looking this up, but could not verify which politician said the following statement. I heard the person say this a long time ago, but I do not want to write the name in case I am mistaken. There was a politician who once said, Poverty Begets Crime. This is such a sad statement. In my opinion: Crime Begets Poverty. It is crime that tears down neighborhoods and society. Being poor or having low-income and/or living in a poor area does not mean that you are disrespectful and a detriment to society. This does not automatically mean that you cannot help keep your neighborhood clean and safe. If you are poor, you can still be brought up the right way, with manners, respect for others, and lead a life of goodness. Being poor does not stop you from taking a broom and cleaning the sidewalk in front of your building or property.
I was extremely poor growing up, and I was taught manners, to be neat, and to be respectful. Back then, I lived in one of the worst neighborhoods in Boston, Columbia Point (now Harbor Point), and came out a law-abiding citizen. My mother taught me to be a gentleman, open doors for people, throw trash in the trash can, be polite, and treat people how you want to be treated. Being poor is no excuse for crime. Crime Begets Poverty.
There is hope for neighborhood turn-around. Colombia Point (Harbor Point) is one nice turn-around, and the the South End near the hospital, is another instance, despite the druggies still roaming near the hospital. The people of the South End fought and took back their neighborhood, and now all the good people of this area are living in harmony again. It was with people coming in and rehabbing residential buildings, and a lot of help by UMass with rehab on some commercial buildings as well. This area is back to being vibrant, and commerce is abundant. Let’s not allow neighborhoods to be torn apart. As Americans, let’s work together to keep them all safe, and prevent them from being torn apart, especially by crime. All of America and Americans should be safe. Freedom should come at a price…and that is to work hard and keep our neighborhoods and country safe.