View Poll Results: What's the definition of "fair"?

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  • Any rule made applies to everyone.

    8 33.33%
  • Everyone gets the same opportunities.

    11 45.83%
  • Everyone is treated in such a way to wind up with similar results.

    4 16.67%
  • Everyone leaves everyone else and everyone else's stuff alone.

    3 12.50%
  • Personal responsbility.

    3 12.50%
  • Whatever’s average.

    1 4.17%
  • Grading on a curve.

    1 4.17%
  • Nothing is fair, so that’s fair.

    5 20.83%
  • Some obvious things were left out of these choices.

    8 33.33%
  • This poll has no practical or intellectual value.

    6 25.00%
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Thread: What's the definition of "fair"?

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    Re: What's the definition of "fair"?

    It cannot be nailed down. We live in a world of legalese or FauxNEWS would not be allowed to advertise "fair and balanced." If it could be nailed down Fox would be sued as partisan and biased and maybe other news organizations as well. However, among consenting adults, it generally means that the matter at hand is unbiased in relation to all pertinent parties. Just an opinion.

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    Re: What's the definition of "fair"?

    Unfortunately, the concept of fairness is too subjective to codify or define. It is individualistic. The problem isn't individuals view of what is and is not fair but it's when government or those who are considered (rightly or wrongly) "leaders" of a community, a state or a country start projecting their concept of "fairness" on others.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: What's the definition of "fair"?

    Any rule made applies to everyone.
    Clearly not. To be "fair", some people must be forced to provide for certain other people.
    Different people, different rules.

    Everyone gets the same opportunities.
    Clearly not. Certain people have the opportunity to benefit from any number of government programs, while others do not.

    Everyone is treated in such a way to wind up with similar results.
    Clearly not. To assure 'similar results', some people must be held back whi eothers provided with advantages to make up for their shortcomings.
    Holding people back jst so others can catch up is unfair to those who would otherwise do better than they are allowed.

    Everyone leaves everyone else and everyone else's stuff alone.
    Clearly not. Some people have what they need and some people do not.
    Those that do not have what they need must get what they need; if they do so by taking it from someone that has it, they are justified in doing so.

    Personal responsbility.
    OBVIOUSLY not. How can people who have nothing be expected to be responsible for themselves?
    How can hold people with certain defects responible for their actions when their defect causes them to act otherwise?

    Whatever’s average.
    This, of course, discriminates against those who are not.

    Grading on a curve.
    Never understood this one -- how does the top score on a test define the standard for passing said test?

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