Social Contract

Cover of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

In the United States, more basic than the Constitution is the belief that an individual working hard and being honest can get ahead. Although it’s called the social contract, it’s often just called the American Dream. As James Truslow Adams wrote in 1931, “Life should be better and richer for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.”

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Cover of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes. By Unknown author – https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/world/world-object.htmlhttp://www.securityfocus.com/images/columnists/leviathan-large.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=226072

Social Contract

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