ISSUE: Decades of “Diversity” have caused classification of American citizens into competing groups based upon ethnicity, skin tone, sexual preferences, etc. We are Black Americans, Native Americans, LGBT, ad infinitum.
“More than good motives should be required when government seeks to allocate its resources by way of an explicit racial classification system…the basic principle of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution protects persons, not groups…distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people.
Adarand v. Pena, (USSC, 1995)
CONCEPT: Distribute all federal funding, including federal funds distributed to the 50 states, to American citizens in need, based solely upon one criterion:
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
This criterion is entirely neutral, devoid of any ethnicity, religion, marital status, age, sexual lifestyle, or politics. It includes all low-income American citizens as eligible for federal assistance if residing in a household that meets certain poverty thresholds. Every American citizen in need of assistance would be eligible. Non-citizens would be ineligible.
Decades of Diversity has, perhaps even unintentionally, divided American people, pitting race against race, rich against poor and escalated attitudes of divisive entitlement. Federal assistance eligible for all citizens to move out of poverty, on a fair and equitable basis of Annual Household Income will ultimately promote unification of our citizens as…Americans.
To continue the path forward of Making America Great Again, we must be One People, One Nation of Americans, thriving and grateful American citizens whose country encourages individual initiative, but provides temporary financial safety nets to households currently in poverty.
When Justice Clarence Thomas was asked, “Do you think we really have or will ever have justice for all?” Thomas responded: “The closest we will ever come is when there is one set of “books” for everybody.”
For Discussion or Inquiry, contact:
Elaine Willman, MPA
Willman-Davis Intergovernmental Resource Services