In his column this Wednesday, Mike McClellen completely misses the point on class warfare. It is not a question of who is “winning”. The problem is that the contention even exists.
America became the greatest nation in history, and a shining light on a hill, because we are one united people. We did not achieve prosperity, liberty, security and happiness by dividing into groups and fostering resentment against those who are different.
Class warfare, like racial prejudice and religious bigotry, is corrosive and destructive to the worthy goals of a great society. In a more enlightened time, successful people were looked up to and admired. They were living evidence that we lived in a country where hard work and good character can bring rewards.
Now, sadly, the Mike McClellens of the world seek to denigrate those of greater accomplishment, and discourage those who would follow in their footsteps. I do not believe that such petty jealousies should be celebrated.