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Equality vs. Equity: American Revolution vs. French Revolution

(American Minute) The American Revolution was preceded by a Great Awakening Christian Revival, but in contrast, France's Revolution was preceded by the eroding of morals by lewd theater, brazen infidelity and Voltaire's anti-Christian philosophy.

France had a stable monarchy from 486 AD until 1793, a little over a decade after King Louis XVI helped America gain independence. French revolutionaries promised the people a dream of "liberty, equality, fraternity." "Fraternity" was the French term for socialism.

In America, "Equality" meant equal treatment before the law; but in France "equality" meant equity--everyone having an equal amount of possessions. In France, if the fraternity -- the socialist state -- thought someone had too many possessions, it would use the power of the state to trample their individual liberty and take away their possessions.

France's socialist agitators demanded they be tolerated by the king, but once in power, they quickly commenced a Reign of Terror with zero tolerance for those resisting the new secular state.

They tore down statues, defiled churches and desecrated graves in an effort to erase France's Judeo-Christian heritage.