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Social Justice vs Equal Justice

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Social justice is based on the idea that a group of people are entitled to certain treatment or resources due to circumstances other than what the general population experiences.  It usually involves taking resources, provided by someone else, and providing them to the group of people.  It also involves allowing for different treatment or rights when a group of people do not have access to liberties, rights or resources due to a disadvantaged position in society.  It requires government to dictate conditions in order to regulate private affairs and gain ‘equality’ for the disadvantaged group of people.  This is one main tool of politicians who call themselves Progressives.  Why are they called Progressives?  One brick at a time they progressively dismantle the original foundation of our nation, based on freedom and equality for all, to gain government control over each of the issues brought to ‘social justice’.  The government must regulate these issues in order to maintain ‘equality’ through ‘social justice’. In order to maintain social justice, the government must regulate the behavior of the people to comply with each issue addressed.  Each time a law is passed in the name of Social Justice, there is a chip taken away from the liberties and rights of someone. I submit that this practice must be stopped in order to preserve the original foundation of our great country! Read Wikipedia’s definition of Social Justice: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_justice

Equal justice is based on the idea that all are entitled to certain treatment or resources through set standards of entitlement as defined by law.  It relies on compliance of all citizens to one uniform standard. It assumes applying civility and compassion through the private sector in the way of private non-profits, churches or other private groups in order to provide resources to the disadvantaged and social grace from the private sector when a group of people are in a minority. Read Wikipedia’s Definition of Equal Justice: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_justice

Social justice is the very thing the founding fathers fought against when they formed our nation.  This is the reason they wrote the first ten amendments to The Constitution.  The intent of the “Bill of Rights” was to provide all citizens with protection from government dictate or intrusion in certain parts of our lives.  Each time an exception is made in the name of social justice, the equal rights of the people are compromised.  Each time a law is passed in the name of Social Justice, there is a chip taken away from the liberties and rights of someone. I submit that this practice must be stopped in order to preserve the original foundation of our great country!

Here are some examples:

Using equal justice, the Civil Rights Act gave all people, regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual preference equal rights to participate in the workforce having equal rights to access public resources. This allowed for the freedom of all citizens to access any public resources available without requiring government or institutions to instill mandates to comply with the law.   The law was self explanatory and required no physical resources to administer it with the exception that the individual citizen would have to use his own resources to gain access to public resources such as getting to a certain school or job.

Using social justice, integration legislation required employers to hire a ratio of races, and required schools to enroll a ratio of races disregarding cost or need of the institutions.  This put the burden of cost on the institutions instead of the individual in order to comply with the law.  It required taxpayer money to be spent, such as in the case of school busing.

In the name of Social Justice, it was decided in Congress that all Americans should have an opportunity to buy a home.  Here is where we got into the Freddy Mac, Fanny Mae debacle.  The government instructed banks that they must offer high risk loans to people who would normally be rejected because they could not repay the loans. Taxpayers money would eventually support the effort.

Social Justice is the basis of laws being proposed to limit the food available to the public in the interest of being healthier.  In New York a law was presented to forbid restaurants adding salt to the food in the interest of heart health.  The idea is that people who were refraining from salt would not have the ability to refrain from or could not eat at the restaurant; therefore all should forego the salt in the name of social justice.

In California there is a law being considered (possibly already dicided) to disallow the toys in McDonalds Happy Meals.  The basis is that McDonalds advertising put the parents at such a disadvantage in controlling their children’s eating habits that it would be required to forbid the toys in order to have healthier children.  This would take freedom of choice away from all the parents who are responsible enough to control their children’s eating habits.

The list goes on and on.  Each time a law is passed in the name of Social Justice, there is a chip taken away from the liberties and rights of someone.  I submit that this practice must be stopped in order to preserve the original foundation of our great country!

Written by American Ideas And Solutions

July 29, 2011 at 4:04 pm