Rawls Principle Of Equal Rights

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In today’s world there are many different types of societies, all based on where you are living at the moment. Here in the United States the society changes as the time progresses. As things tend to change with the culture of the country. The United States is a diverse society made up of many different cultures that range from multiple different international countries. Both Rawls and Nozick have their own theories on justice, about whether an act is just or unjust and how we humans should live by them. Within Rawls’ theory he believes that 1. Principle of Equal Liberty, meaning that everyone should have equal rights. 2. Difference Principle, a). that refers to the social and economic inequalities are to be arranged so that they are both …show more content…
The society here in the United States conforms to the theory of Rawls’ Principle of Equal Liberty, by having the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This amendment states, that the Constitution guaranteed the equal rights to all persons regardless of their sex. Both men and women in this country have the same rights, for example a women can run for President of the United States. Our society deviates from Rawls’ claim to equality because of the current events of what is happening in the sports world. With Colin Kaepernick starting a movement to kneel during the national anthem to protest against police brutality. Kaepernick was the lone protester which evidently cost him his job as an NFL quarterback. The story has flipped as numerous NFL teams are now protesting the national anthem due to President Trump’s comments. In the private job world like the NFL, the equality can be debated but for someone to start a protest that ultimately gets him fired, but then to turn around and have teams doing it without any …show more content…
The world we live in now is a dog-eat-dog world. Where many individuals will do what is better for them in most situations before they think about helping others out so that the share is equal. The society here in the ‘free world’ we live within the United States is more centered around egoism I feel like, where people will put themselves first. The thought of yourself goes before others in need and is why in Rawls’ theory the Difference Principle is not giving the fair opportunity to the less fortunate. The theories of both Rawls and Nozick are not flawed but in the world we live in today it is hard to have all people live under and believe the same theory, which is why people have and are entitled to their own

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