Every citizen has an equal right to strive for the American Dream. That doesn’t mean they can achieve it readily. Achievement depends on opportunity and opportunity often depends on conditions outside of one’s control, in particular the conditions of one’s birth. We are born naturally equal, but not in social or economic conditions.
It therefore becomes the task of the electorate to decide how to remedy those inequities so that they do not become endemic and permanent. Education and training, attempts to create full employment, access to housing and health care, subsidies to create an affordable food supply, all have been policies tried over the decades here–supported by the compassion and sense of fairness of the American electorate–to spread access to such opportunity for all our people.