All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.
“The Gospel takes away our right forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor.” – Dorothy Day
It does not however, take away our right to distinguish between the poor and lowly whom God has lifted up and the mighty he casts down in their arrogance. Nor does it prohibit, but positively demands, that we rejoice when he fills the hungry with good things and sends the rich away empty.
In related news, Missouri Republicans are striving to deny food stamp recipients the right to steak and seafood, because the tiniest pleasures of the poor are acts of theft from the Righteous. We must be ever-vigilant to make sure that the poor receive the punishment, humiliation and shame they deserve for any smallest happiness.