equality before the law

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the right to equal protection of the laws

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Considering the events of 1787 as an injurious retrenchment on the spirit of democratic egalitarianism present during the American Revolution, early Progressives criticized the Constitution's characteristic features as the illegitimate and oligarchic product of elites protecting established property interests and thwarting majority rule.
McGrath attributes to its emphasis on the emotions, its democratic egalitarianism and its organization in small congregations without the bureaucracy of the major denominations.
It still has some resonance on the radical populist right or among Islamic fundamentalists who loathe liberalism, socialism, feminism, democratic egalitarianism, and the mixing (metissage) of cultures.
Consequently, with the resurgence of religious revivalism, the forces of democratic egalitarianism and secularism have been weakened.
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