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Old 02-29-2016, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Grandstander View Post
The early democracy was not as inclusive as it has become, but what I had in mind by codification was the Bill of Rights. Spelled out in the national charter is a list of the government's limitations in what it can do to anyone, rights which were universal to all citizens.
Very good points. The Bill of Rights went way beyond the Magna Carta in regards to recognizing individual rights. It is interesting though that the early democracy was willing to grant individuals sweeping freedoms, but limited their ability to select the leaders.

Originally Posted by Snowball7 View Post
None of the American ideals are in any way unique.
They didn't even originate from Americans.
The core ideals were old, but the totality of the specificity in how they were expressed was unique. For example: Trial by jury, innocent until proven guilty, Freedom of all forms of forms of religion (not just the Freedom to choose the official church, sect or even general religion), full freedom of speech (instead of just freedom of private , or household thought).

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