Political equality means that everyone is treated in the same way in the political sphere

Political equality means that everyone is treated in the same way in the political sphere

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Political equality means that everyone is treated in the same way in the political sphere.  This means, among other things, that everyone has the same status under the law  (everyone is entitled to legal representation, for example, and every citizen gets one  vote) and that everyone gets equal treatment under the law. Everybody must obey the  laws, regardless of race, creed, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, and in return,  everyone enjoys the same rights. Equal Opportunity Versus Equality of Outcome In American political culture, political equality also commonly means equality of  opportunity: All people get the same opportunities to compete and achieve in the world.  Some people will succeed and some will fail, but most Americans believe that everyone,  no matter what, is entitled to the opportunity to succeed.
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course POSI 1310 taught by Professor Arnold during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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Political equality means that everyone is treated in the same way in the political sphere

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