All people deserve to be treated equally. Discuss
Many people may agree with the above statement because Christians are taught in the bible that everybody is equal in Gods eyes. God sets down rules for Christians to follow, because they are the right things to do to make yourself a better person, and so treating everybody equally you are becoming a better Christian. The fact that humans are the same species; we are all linked because we have 43 chromosomes. The differences from human to human regard race, skin colour, wealth and intelligence, are these really things which people should be discriminated against for? Most western countries are trying to reduce the amount of discrimination against people because of their skin colour, and others have created a communist state to tackle the problems brought about due to classes and wealth.
However, on the other hand, people may believe that different people should be treated differently because of their actions. If somebody has committed a crime viciously attacked a person and seriously injured them, why should they be given the same rights as the person they have attacked? Murders in jail have been complaining that they want televisions, and sky, but many ordinary people cannot afford Sky, or plasma TVs, so why somebody who has taken a life be treated better than somebody who hasn’t? Some people try hard and work all their life, sticking in at school and university, and getting a good, responsible job. Some people do not try hard, and live their lives on benefits. They are being paid for by those who do work and try hard. People who work hard are often frugal, and will not waste money, but some of the people who are handed the money on a plate are less responsible, because they haven’t had to work for the money they may waste it on fast cars and large plasma TVs. Society does not work when the class system is removed, for example there are no uncorrupted communist countries. If everybody is paid the same wage then what is the motivation to study hard for a good job, which some people may have chosen, not because they enjoy it, but because it pays well, such as accountancy. We need people to run corporations, and be the top of the health service, but we equally need to have people to clean the sewers and empty the rubbish. Natural selection has led humans to their present state, and in ways it is needs to continue. For example 2 patients have terminal cancer and they both need a miracle cure drug. One has lived on benefits his whole life, never stuck in at school, and doesn’t have any drive. He has to use the NHS to get his drug, but they won’t finance it. The other has always listened is intellectual and has had a good career and can afford the drug in the private sector. He lives, the other patient dies. This is natural selection, the most mentally able and hard working –good assets- have survived but the other patient dies, and the bad attributes have been ‘culled’ from society, to put it crudely.
In believe that people cannot be treated equally, because they do not behave in ways that make them equally good, or an equal asset to society.