Now we are down to the issues of liberty and equality. This could be the final quandary to be resolved, but how it's resolved is critical to our future. Because if it's not resolved properly, there will be many quandaries in the future -- and no peace. Peace will come about when there's a balance between liberty and equality -- when there's no more right and left to speak of. Even if this is resolved in liberal democracies/republics, yet there are other States where people live under different forms of tyranny, the modern world will have found the way to peace, and the tyrannies will be anamolies, resisting peace, stuck in the past.
The idea that we must balance equality and freedom has been weighted on the side of equality, but as in the old Soviet Union the new inequality is a reality of political power dominating the private sector. The communists proposed equality but they created a great inequality. The main area of focus for America regarding inequality is corporate welfare. Our unlimited government is in the process of picking winners and losers, and this must stop if equality is a goal. You don't create equality by advancing some and holding others back - you remove all barriers to advancement, then allow people to equally pursue happiness. Unnatural advantages are worse than natural advantages. It's true that some people have a natural advanage in a free market in some areas of endeavors -- some people are more naturally suited to business, some more naturally suited to art, and some are more naturally suited to science -- on and on. But, if each of us has the opportunity to learn and become the best at what we strive to accomplish, then hard work and perseverance can many times trump natural ability or the accidents of birth if those with natural advantages don't use their gifts to the fullest extent.
The problem on the left is that they don't truly believe people can overcome natural disadvantages, so they opt for political power which feeds an insatiable State with more and more power. Some writers talk about how women and blacks have a particular disadvantage because of historical social influences which have worked against them cause psychological barriers to success in a free market, yet these same thinkers appear unconcerned about State influences which create an insidious dependency which is even more psychologically destructive in the long run -- at least society began changing and accepting women and blacks as equal and competent, but the State still acts as if they're incapable of competing. In fact, the Democrats have an unconscious need to maintain this dependent relationship -- the incentives are screwed up. Empowered women and minorities succeeding in the private sector, in no need of State assistance, signals the end of the Democrat Party as the Moral Gatekeepers. Once women and blacks realize that unified, creative efforts in a free market will overcome historical disadvantages, they'll see political power as a stepping stone which is now transcended and actually holding them back -- it will be in their interest for the market to be as free as possible from government interference and heavy taxation.
As the market is made up of more and more successful women and minorities, it will be in their interest to limit government. The statist policies being implemented or proposed will be damaging to economic growth, and opposition to an over-reaching government will include minorities and women, especially as they think about their families and equal opportunities for the next generation. This is where Republicans can make a distinction by standing up for liberty while showing how liberty is the sine qua non of economic opportunity and advancement for all.