In the name of equity – not equality – the Biden administration is planning to fund the distribution of crack pipes to drug addicts, something that is supposed to help vulnerable communities use drugs in a safer manner. The Department of Health and Human Services is overseeing the $30 million grant program, which is designed to “advance racial equity” by making illegal drug use safer. That’s right – smoking kits with supplies for illegal drugs will be provided by our federal government to vulnerable communities to help them use crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and “any illicit substance.” There are endless arguments for why our taxpayer money should not be going towards the encouragement of illegal activities that degrade and limit the quality of one’s life and set people up for failure, but a deeper question exists: why has our country switched from striving for “equality” to “equity”? Because the two words look so similar, it’s easy to use them interchangeably and convince people they are the same. In fact, they describe two completely different outlooks on life and the role of government. Equality is when people have the same chance to achieve under the law, but it also means working through the inherent struggles of life to work towards goals. SEE ALSO: Inflation isn’t just about rising prices. It’s also causing “shrinkflation.” On the other hand, equity strives for everyone to be given an equal outcome by dividing resources fairly and factoring in life circumstances like race or socioeconomic status. This naturally derails the idea of equality and replaces it with a way of living that treats some as victims and others as privileged. The fact is, life isn’t fair and there will always be rich and poor. The current administration’s attempt to distort this reality and replace it with a socialist concept is the height of stupidity. Providing crack pipes to further the socialist concept just shows how far our federal government will go past their duty to serve the people. It proves yet again that our leaders have too much money and too much power. While the insanity behind the decision to fund drug use has become the center of attention, the shift in language to encourage a system based on differences needs to be recognized before it becomes the transformed truth. Silence Dogood is an intern with the Convention of States Project, a project of Citizens for Self-Governance.