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Broc Bailey Professor Fatima Lim-Wilson English 102 21 February 2019 Equality before God v. Equality before Law The founding fathers of this great nation wrote the Bill of Rights for all people to be equal before the eyes of God and no one else. Now the egalitarian government of 2081 America sees it differently. In this short play, an egalitarian government tries to make everyone equal to only end up breaking the constitutional rights of the people they swore to protect. George Bergeron is nonetheless a perfect example of government triumph. He is the average blue-collar man that most people can relate to in a sense. The government has broken him as he is getting older with the 47 pounds he must tote around all day, slowly but surely making sure that he is too worn down to revolt. “The minute people start cheating on laws, what do you think happens to society?” (Vonnegut Jr. pg.724) George has made it clear to Hazel that it is not worth it to remove his handicaps and relax because he believes that if everyone cheats the laws there will be chaos. Now, the government has full control over

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