Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 28 2015

The Code of Hammurabi

Hammurabi was a king who ruled the Babylonian empire almost four thousand years ago (-1800). As he conquered neighboring areas, he grew aware of the need to create a standardized code of laws for all the people, since each city-state had it’s own unique laws that often conflicted with each other. He engaged in an …

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Apr 15 2015

Liberty versus Equality

We assert that, “all men are created equal” and that liberty is an “unalienable right”. In 1787, Alexander Hamilton said, “Inequality will exist as long as liberty exists. It unavoidably results from that very liberty itself.” But the assertion of equality pertains to equal rights and was never meant to imply equality in every factor …

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Apr 02 2015

Virginia Declaration of Rights – 1776

In 1776, the fifth Virginia Convention unanimously adopted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, followed shortly by a separate document, the Constitution of Virginia. George Mason is given primary credit for drafting the document, while James Madison, Patrick Henry and Edmund Pendleton also proposed input. Thomas Jefferson likely was influenced by it when he drafted the …

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