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  • Equality And Liberty Among The People
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    A Democratic Society Throughout time the debate upon which is the best system of government has been an ongoing debate. Somewhere between the realms of democracy, socialism, fascism, communism, and monarchism lies the answer to the perfect system. Traditionally speaking, North America has always tried to remain democratic in ruling. The democratic system, unlike it's alternatives, encourages equality and liberty among the people which in modern society, makes it the most attractive system of gov...
  • Ideas Of Equality And Individual Freedom
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    The Conflict between Freedom and Equality Tocqueville noted the profound contrast between individual freedom and political freedom in his critique of American democracy. He observed that the people had a great passion for freedom and liberty, they were filled with beliefs rooted in idealism and founded by illusion. Americans also believed in a system based on equality. However, this equality, in theory, meant that extraordinary individuals were leveled down, while lesser people were brought up t...
  • Dr King Believes
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    Freedom and Authoritarianism Freedom and equality are intertwined with one another. Freedom is defined as the custom of being free, political independence, and the possession of civil rights. When reflecting upon the history of the twentieth century many people all over the world were not afforded the luxury of being born with freedom or born with equal rights. In most cases, those people were often oppressed or subjugated by various forms of systematic state sponsored authoritarianism and terro...
  • Gettysburg Address Lincoln States
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    The Civil War was a time when the United States was split in two. In every battle Americans were killing Americans because of sectional conflicts. These were times when people were forgetting the concept of the United States, all the things their fathers and grandfathers had worked so hard for. Lincoln's speech, The Gettysburg Address, defined, symbolized, and epitomized the spirit of America. Lincoln established equality, found in the Declaration of Independence but not in the Constitution nor ...
  • Forest Equality
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    In the novel Anthem, Ayn Rand writes about the future dark ages. Anthem takes place in city of a technologically backwards totalitarian society, where mankind is born in the home of the infants and dies in the home of the useless. Just imagine, being born in to a life of slavery having no freedom, no way self expression, no ego. The city represented slavery. When in the city, Equality had been guilty of many transgressions. He was not like his brothers, he was different he was smarter, healthier...
  • Mackinnon Like Rousseau And Marx
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    Rousseau and Marx spearhead the movement of the worker. They attempt to alter current, unjust, stifling situations and bring a natural equivalence to all. Yet, throughout their works, they hardly mention the role of women. Marx does, at one point, acknowledge that women should no longer be known as "private", but as "collective": open and free to all men. MacKinnon, a raging feminist would probably not disagree with Marx on that point, like we'd all think, but agree with him. For it would take a...
  • America's Concepts Of Freedom And Equality
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    John Wise Sturgeon Honors World History: G 28 October 1995 Inferring Freedom and Equality Many of Earth's organisms and processes depend on each other to survive the natural world. Jean Jacques Rousseau employed this aspect of natural dependency to connect the ideas of freedom and equality together. Rousseau theorized many ingenious ideas for an upcoming legitimate government. The American Constitution and the basis of this nation's bureaucracy adopted many of his opinions, along with John Locke...
  • Freedom And Equality In The Body
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    Jean Jacques Rousseau a French philosopher and theorist, has had an effect on societies of in the past by his expression of general will. In the general will freedom and equality are presupposed. Governments of the past and present have had Rousseau content. Freedom and equality have presupposed each other by way of the general will and compelled obedience. Freedom and equality are used in todays society although Rousseau would have some criticism to share with the founders of our government ide...
  • Equality Intertwines With Freedom And Order
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    Imagine first that you have a choice between freedom, order, and equality. Imagine that you are on the other side of the veil and that you have no knowledge of what the other side will be like once you step through the veil. Which would you choose For starters, if you choose freedom, whos freedom. For example, Joe Blows freedom may mean something different from what freedom means to you. He may think that he is free to beat you up. Being free does not insure that you will be treated the same, le...
  • America's Concepts Of Freedom And Equality
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    Inferring freedom and equality, most people and processes depend on each other to survive in the natural world. First of all, freedom and equality presuppose each other in some instances, but sometimes they are interdependent. For example, if one looks at the lower class, people within that class are equal among others in that class. Also, they have freedom inside the boundaries of their status quo. As the view broadens to the whole society, that certain class loses some of its freedom and equal...
  • Friedmans View On Fairness
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    The Friedmans view on fairness can be summarized in one simple phrase of theirs: "Life is not fair". That's just how things are. Some are born with natural talents in areas where most people lack endowment. Some are more successful and have more luck than the average Joe. The Friedmans believed that although all people are equal before God and should be equal before the law, the freedom to succeed and pursue your talents is a personal liberty and part of what makes America such a proud country t...

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