Equality: Commitment or Ideal?

By |2020-07-02T10:40:31-05:00August 20th, 2012|Categories: Abraham Lincoln, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Featured, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Politics, Willmoore Kendall|Tags: |

The whole case for our commitment to equality as a national goal comes from an isolated phrase—”all men are created equal”—in the Declaration of Independence. Was Lincoln right in his exposition of this phrase in the Gettysburg Address? The idea is as old, of course, as that magical first sentence of the Gettysburg Address: “Fourscore [...]