#4 — Reading the Course of Events

When in the Course of Human Events

Allen describes contemporary confusion about the meaning of the words, ‘freedom’ and ‘equality’ in discussions about political governance. What do these words mean to you? Why?

These days too many of us have no idea what to make of the concept of equality; we are also confused about freedom. I routinely hear from students that the ideals of freedom and equality contradict each other. The Declaration argues the opposite case: that equality is the bedrock of freedom.

Allen, Danielle (2014-06-23). Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality (p. 108). Liveright. Kindle Edition.