Thursday, May 28, 2009
Fairness is the Enemy of Justice
We have a saying around here, "Fairness is the enemy of justice." The cry of the socialist has always been "fairness for all," "Level the playing field," "Equal opportunity," and so forth. With socialism over taking us so rapidly, the desire for a just and honest dealings in all spheres is heightened more than ever. Or as some southerners put it..."My hair is on fire!"
Justice, according to Webster's 1828 dictionary, is the virtue which consists in giving to every one what is his due; practical conformity to the laws and to principles of rectitude in the dealing of men with each other; honesty; integrity in commerce or mutual intercourse.
A quick look through your Strong's Exhaustive Concordance will show you that repeatedly the word "righteousness" is used to define justice.
To "do justice" one must be active in carrying out of wise judgments based on the laws and character of God. God is just in his compensation and His justice is based on universal standards were as fairness is based on the variable will of the majority.
Understanding this makes it very clear why fairness threatens our freedoms, and why our father's are so passionate about that which weighs in the balance. They are fighting a majority of relativistic individuals. Be proud that they will not sell their birthright for a mess of pottage.
Vision Forum Ministries May 28th article, "Empathy, Impartiality, and Justice" explains this principle well...
"President Obama reiterated his commitment to “empathy” last week when he commented on Justice Souter’s resignation. He promised to seek someone “who understands that justice isn’t about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a casebook.” Apparently, to President Obama, a basic understanding of the plain text of the Constitution is now “abstract legal theory.” But empathy, he says, will produce justice.
Once again, President Obama has demonstrated that the “change we can believe in” is not the change we need in this country. What we need is a change towards constitutional and biblical fidelity."
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