In what ways has the United States realized the vision of a just social order and a commitment to freedom?
The United States has long been hailed as a beacon of freedom and has in several ways has realized a more just social order. Americans are not, in theory, tied to their social class. Upward mobility is possible, though difficult. The Bill of Rights guarantees many basic freedoms, like freedom of speech, the right to a fair trial, etc. Though it’s better now than in the past, a just social order is proving challenging for the United States.
When it comes to commitment to freedom, in some ways the United States is the flag bearer. When it comes to a just social order, that is not as apparent, though it is much better now in 2020 than it was in, say, 1918, especially for women, who couldn’t even vote then.
While many democracies across the world have as much freedom as the US, it is unlikely those countries commit to freedom at any cost the way America does—for better or for worse. And while it is difficult to take the freedom temperature of other similar countries, it is similarly unlikely those countries burn as brightly for freedom as the US. The Bill of Rights...
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