Equality (Political Science)

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  • Thomas Jefferson wrote, “All men are created equal” and stated that “an equal application of law to every condition of man is fundamental.” Since then, the discourse on equality has remained fixed on these concepts. Equality amounted to equal treatment under the law. However, the terms equality and law have come under increased scrutiny. The idea of legal impartiality compounded what was understood as equality. The debate centered on an individual's opportunity to participate effectively in any aspect of society. Equality, therefore, was defined as the availability of given opportunities to all members of society regardless of the individual's choice to act on the given opportunity. One cannot assume legal impartiality, and it alone is not sufficient. The law, static in many regards, limits the ...

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