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Democracy, a political system of governance borne of the pregnant causes present in Solon’s Hellenes that delivered Man from the iniquitous umbra of subjugation under oligarchical domain into the egalitarian light of individual sovereignty for all denizens regardless of social station. A cardinal facet of contemporary democracies, and the surfeit of social contracts that frame them, is the concept of rule of law. Rule of law is the antithesis of the Hobbesian “State of Nature” that characterized a myriad of decision-making bodies in classical antiquity. In short, rule of law is an ideal that provides the legalistic foundation for the civil liberties of citizenry, bolsters agency through the prescription of suffrage, and is an abstraction underpinning the very infrastructure of social development. Despite such a provision, western civilization is a far cry from the Garden of the Hesperides and a dichotomy has emerged between how legislation is outlined in ratified treatises and how laws are rendered in reality. Thus, agents of the legal
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