- A Legal Or Social Issue -
Have you read the United States Declaration Of Independence? If not, why not? It is about 1,300 words long, only takes a few minutes to read, and gives us the reasons we have our great country. Reading the Declaration of Independence gives us an understanding of what the Founding Fathers were for and against as they wrote our United States Constitution, the foundation of all of our laws. Below are but a few of the excerpts that address justice as a fundamental and primary reason for the American War of Independence.
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
"He (The King of England) has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers. He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries."
"We have appealed to their native justice……"
"They too have been deaf to the voice of justice……"
When our founders referred to justice, they were speaking of lawfulness. American Justice is deciding what is right according to the written laws in The United States Constitution. Our country was founded on the principle that there would be equal Justice under the law for all citizens. Justice in our country is supposed to be blind. That is, it should not matter if you are rich or poor, black or white, ugly or pretty, tall or short, you should receive equal consideration with respect to the law. That is Justice.
When today’s Progressive refers to the justice required by our constitution, they define justice as a social term not a legal term. Truthfulness cannot substitute the term legal justice with social justice and expect the meaning of the original charter to be retained. By seeking social justice when legal justice should be sought, Progressives have trampled on the rights granted to the citizens of our country. When an elected official starts talking about justice being fair, LOOK OUT! These words most likely come from someone who wishes to impose social agendas where legal precedent should be.
Our founding documents provide for a republic form of legal system, that is our legal system is completely subject to our written charter, The United States Constitution. The founders stated that it is the responsibility of the judicial system to represent our charter, the constitution, when they make legal decisions and according to our laws, the only authority a judge should have is to rule on an interpretation of our laws, not make laws.
According to our laws The US Constitution is NOT a social document; it is a Legal document. When there is a violation of our law, the victim and the accused are given certain protections by our laws, yet Progressives would have you accept that the protection granted to the victim or the accused should be completely subject to social interpretation, not legal interpretation. A Progressive would have you believe that a judge has the right to impose or chose not to impose penalties on those convicted of a crime according to the ideology of the judge.
Within our legal system which do you think our courts should seek: being just or being socially fair?
"Progressives will use the good we believe in and our sense of fair play against us. Progressives will use our laws to make us look bad and to make us feel guilty. Keep in mind that feeling guilty is not the same as being guilty."
[Nick Streza. PROGRESS IN AMERICA, Redefining The American Dream, (Tate Publishing 2011), page 17]blog comments powered by Disqus