An excerpt from the fictional tales of Nathaniel Acorn.
Circa 1790. Massachusetts.
Using wealth as a means to determine status and worth, and ultimately power, results in the elevation of cutthroats and thieves to positions of prominence, and ultimately, to the highest ranks of society. Therefore, society must not ennoble wealth accumulation, lest it find itself a den of thieves.
If all men are created equal, and endowed by their Creator with the right to live lives in the manner most amenable to their nature, then surely it would be a violation of this principle to promote any man to a position above another, lest he wield influence over another’s course of life.
As it is written: whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant — even as the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life for the ransom of many. Therefore, those in the loftiest rungs of society are to be its servants, not masters.
There is but one Almighty, and none upon earth shall usurp His role as provider and receiver of praise, lest he find himself last in His judgement. Nay, let us therefore seek to remove all vestiges of privilege and power within our grand experiment. As it is written: no man can serve two masters, for he shall hate the one, and love the other — ye cannot serve God and riches.