Freedom/Equality
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Freedom/Equality
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Freedom vs Equality

In politics, liberty consists of the social and political freedoms guaranteed to all citizens.
Egalitarianism (from French égal, meaning "equal")—or, rarely, equalitarianism or equalism—is a trend of thought that favors equality for all people. Egalitarian doctrines maintain that all humans are equal in fundamental worth or social status. The term has two distinct definitions. It is defined either as a political doctrine that all people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social, and civil rights or as a social philosophy advocating the removal of economic inequalities among people or the decentralization of power. Some sources define egalitarianism as the point of view that equality reflects the natural state of humanity.
Social equality is a state of affairs in which all people within a specific society or isolated group have the same status in certain respects. At the very least, social equality includes equal rights under the law, such as security, voting rights, freedom of speech and assembly, property rights, and equal access to social goods and services. However, it also includes concepts of health equity, economic equality and other social securities. It also includes equal opportunities and obligations, and so involves the whole of society.
Social equality requires the absence of legally enforced social class or caste boundaries and the absence of discrimination motivated by an inalienable part of a person's identity. For example, sex, gender, race, age, sexual orientation, origin, caste or class, income or property, language, religion, convictions, opinions, health or disability must not result in unequal treatment under the law and should not reduce opportunities unjustifiably.
Social equality refers to social, rather than economic, or income equality. "Equal opportunities" is interpreted as being judged by ability, which is compatible with a free-market economy. A problem is horizontal inequality, the inequality of two persons of same origin and ability.
In complexity economics, it has been found that horizontal inequality arises in complex systems, and thus equality may be unattainable. It has been speculated by some conservatives like David Horowitz that socialism, a system advocating social equality, played a significant part in 20th Century murder and torture under dictators in the USSR, Maoist China and Cambodia.
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Left, Right and Libertarians.


Freedom vs Equality
Left,Right and Libertarians
Source:  Flickr.com/slworking2  Left,Right and Libertarians


Freedom vs Equality.


Freedom vs Equality
Freedom vs Equality
Source:  Wikipedia  Cartesian model of political space


 


 

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (Liberté, égalité, fraternité)

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, French for "Freedom, equality, brotherhood", is the national motto of France and the Republic of Haiti, and is an example of a tripartite motto. Although it finds its origins in the French Revolution, it was then only one motto among others and was not institutionalized until the Third Republic at the end of the 19th century. Debates concerning the compatibility and order of the three terms began at the same time as the Revolution. (Wikipedia)

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.
The Republican motto appears on every public building, school & official documentation.


Liberté, égalité, fraternité

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
Tympanum of a State-owned church.
The Republican motto "Liberté, égalité, fraternité" was put on in 1905 (following the French law on the separation of the state and the church) to show that this church was owned by the state.

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity or Death

#3: Logo République Française
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity or Death
en:Marianne, a national emblem of France.


Liberty, Equality, Fraternity or Death

#4: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity or Death
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity or Death
The Motto of the French Republic displayed on a Placard announcing the Sale of National Property (1793). The "death" part was later dropped for being too strongly associated with the Reign of Terror.


 

Image of Freedom and/or Equality

French Revolution

French Revolution
French Revolution
The storming of the Bastille, 14 July 1789.


Give me liberty or give me death

Give me liberty or give me death
Give me liberty or give me death
Patrick Henry's "Treason" speech before the House of Burgesses in an 1851 painting by Peter F. Rothermel.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Text of the historic "I Have A Dream" speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on August. 28, 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC.

Equality And Freedom

Equality And Freedom
Equality And Freedom
On the doors of the bell tower at Campanile,Kansas.

 

Freedom & Equality

Freedom & Equality


Flag of the Nation of Islam.

Flag of the Nation of Islam.
Flag of the Nation of Islam.
The flag is under the influence of the Turkish flag. Letters on the flag means Justice, Freedom, Equality, Islam.

No ambition

No ambition
No ambition.


Gender equality

Gender equality
Gender equality