equality before the law

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the right to equal protection of the laws

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He called upon the people to beware of the nefarious designs of militants and extremists, who he said are out to destroy the very fabric of the society by imposing their narrow minded agenda in contravention of the democratic egalitarianism of Islam which upholds universal values of humanity, tolerance and accommodation.
He urged the community to help project true Islam abroad particularly its democratic egalitarianism and humane aspects.
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.
He is no admirer, he makes clear, of a "secular, pluralist, individualist ideology" (122), or of a "post-Enlightenment liberal mentality" (123), or of an "exaltation of independent human reason" (125), and certainly not of "democratic egalitarianism" (126), all of which, and more, apparently, undergird the contemporary ideal of tolerance.
But each time their attempts to make more or less radical changes in old-established systems ran into formidable obstacles: the vested interest of elites, a national culture which seemed antipathetic to entrepreneurial activity, a profound attachment to communal forms of social organization and a deeply embedded strain of democratic egalitarianism.
Consequently, with the resurgence of religious revivalism, the forces of democratic egalitarianism and secularism have been weakened.
These ideals could include liberty, democracy, pluralism, freedom, or equality, thereby plausibly apotheosizing individualistic capitalism and the sovereignty of private property as easily as democratic egalitarianism or industrial democracy.
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