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Natural Rights And Equality: The Case Of Injustice In The Senate, Adrian Acosta Jan 2012

Natural Rights And Equality: The Case Of Injustice In The Senate, Adrian Acosta

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This thesis seeks to demonstrate that the Senate, as it is composed, goes against America's basic ideas of equality. First it examines the foundation of America's ideas of justice and natural rights. This is done by examining both Hobbes and Locke and how they helped influence America's ideals and, more specifically, how equality became a natural right. After that, it takes on whether or not these ideas are still valid to this very day. The thesis proceeds by examining the documents that helped form America and the system of government that got instituted after the second constitutional ...