Pieced from a few comments on John C. Wright’s post. All quotes I’m responding to are John’s.
So can a man with an IQ higher than yours simply take the fruits of your labor?
But that’s the point. Switching IQ with “general intelligence” (I have never done any research into IQ at all and am perfectly willing to concede that it’s junk science), whether we like it or not more intelligent people can, in various ways.
They shouldn’t. But they could. In the realm of intelligence – which has a great many important applications to everyday life, like it or not – they are inherently superior. This will manifest itself in a number of ways, some of which are at least morally neutral but will certainly provide benefits to the more intelligent person regardless.
The Leftist attacks the idea by conflating equality (all men being equal insofar that they are the image of God)…
This is true, but not very useful in the realm of politics. We need to deal with how real people are actually acting, not their spiritual standing before God. That is the realm of the Church.
Also possibly of note:
A priest may be higher than me in the Church hierarchy, but he is not more or less a sinning son of Adam as I am.
This is true, but there is in fact a whole group of people – roughly fifty percent of the population – that can never, in any circumstance whatsoever, become a Priest – that is, go higher in the Church hierarchy, or become any sort of leader.
That would be women. Women are not able to enter into the highest leadership positions in the Church.