Why Left-Handed People Do Not Deserve Equal Rights
Left-handedness is a choice.
This is an established fact. Handedness is not visible in human beings until as late as age six. While this might seem to suggest that handedness is genetic, it does not. It means that responsible parents can train their children from an early age to be right-handed. Left-handedness is abnormal, as it occurs in only one in ten people. In ancient times, left-handedness was seen as a sign of the devil. Although we have clearly evolved from those times, it does not mean that left-handed people should be afforded the same rights as right-handed people.
We are talking about a condition that can be altered and changed. I have personally trained myself to write with my left hand to see if such a thing is possible. Indeed, it is. Therefore, a left-handed person can train himself to do things right-handed, but has made the choice to remain left-handed. Since this is a choice, special rights should not be given to left-handed people.
Of course, reality does not stop left-handed people from demanding special rights. For instance, they demand desks that accommodate their particular choice. Left-handed people claim to do better with special scissors. There are many objects that left-handed people ask be changed so that they can better use them. This puts an unfair burden on manufacturers, businesses, and government, who are being asked to adapt themselves to the choice made by a minority of people.
The burden is most evident on businesses that employ left-handed people. Those businesses must spend money to accommodate the left-handed and this is a drag on our economy. Left-handed people are more likely to get hurt on the job, thereby increasing insurance premiums on businesses, for instance. Being around left-handed people can be uncomfortable for right-handed people and that can lower overall business productivity.
There are many problems for government with left-handed people. The fact that left-handed people demand to be treated the same in our armed forces is an obvious problem as weapons must be redesigned in some cases to accommodate them. When the left-handed and the right-handed are mixed in combat situations, the right-handed can be made uncomfortable by the thought that they might accidentally grab a left-handed person's weapon. Overall combat readiness is reduced and this can have dire consequences in battle. Effectively, if we let left-handed people dictate the methods used in our armed forces, the terrorists win. The terrorists will exploit this weakness and people will die.
Left-handed people create many problematic social situations as well. Marriage, for instance, is an institution meant for right-handed people. When left-handed people marry, it increases the odds of producing left-handed children, which puts further burdens on society. Left-handed people who are allowed to adopt children are more likely than right-handed people to try to train their adopted children to be left-handed as well. And even if they don't train them, the children will be more prone to the left-handed lifestyle because of the predominance of left-handed objects in their environment.
If we want to maintain the sanctity of civil society, the sanctity of marriage, and the sanctity of scissors and other everyday objects, then we cannot allow the left-handed to have special rights. Right-thinking is correct thinking and left-thinking is something else. People make choices every day, but we don't allow those deviant choices to force laws on the rest of us.
Let us remember what Jesus said about left-handed people in the Gospel of Matthew:
"When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: and before him shall be gathered all nations: And he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, 'Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.' ... Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, 'Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.'" (Matthew 25: 31-34, 41).
Obviously, if Jesus felt this way about left-handed people, then the continued demands of the left-handed cannot be taken seriously. Also, consider that the following people were/are left-handed: John Dillinger, Billy the Kid, the Boston Strangler, Jack the Ripper, and Justin Bieber.
That being said, left-handed people can be helped. With the right training, the right schooling, and some prayer, they can become right-handed people, like the rest of us. And the world will be a better place for it.
- Left-Handedness Loses Its Stigma but Retains Its Mystery - NYTimes.com
The riddle of why about 10 percent of people are born with the left-dominant variety of this essentially human asymmetry remains.
- Left-handedness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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