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Diving into the Social Contract Theory

May 8, 2018

David Shestokas, author of Constitutional Soundbites, analyzes the iconic phrase “all mean are created equal,” why government exists, and the social contract theory.

In this episode of The Heartland Institute’s Constitutional Soundbites series, David Shestokas, Chris Talgo and Lindsey Stroud discuss “Thoughts on the Declaration of Independence, Volume Two,” from Shestokas’ book Constitutional Soundbites. The three delve into the meaning of the iconic phrase “all men created equal,” why government exists, and the social contract theory behind the “Consent of the Governed.”
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David Shestokas earned his B.A. in Political Science from Bradley University in 1975 and his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, cum laude, in June of 1987. In 1986-87 he served on The John Marshall Law Review.
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Chris Talgo is marketing coordinator for The Heartland Institute
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Lindsey Stroud joined The Heartland Institute in 2016 as a Government Relations Coordinator. In 2017, Lindsey was named State Government Relations Manager.
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