America was founded on the ideas of justice and equality. Thomas Jefferson said, “Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion,” showing that the founding fathers believed justice and equ2 Comments
America is the land of the free, to some extent. With in the preamble Americans are promised liberty, but they are also promised justice. The problem is you can’t have both. What is the correct balance between t1 Comment
Scott, I am intrigued with this argument, I also think we forget to include the balance between Liberty and Justice. I also believe that forcing people to play nice can take away the freedom to choose, and I also believe that the balance is important, but often ignored in our society. I would also add that playing the line between the two subjectively from person to person is a dangerous game to play, especially when people draw that line hard.
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- October 26, 2017
Hi Scott, I agree with a lot of things in your post, like the importance of justice and equality. I would say that justice is one of the top three values that Americans can have. The problem is that I think that it is impossible for there to be complete justice. America doesn’t have the greatest past like you said, and I think that whenever groups of people have power over others or think they do it will corrupt justice. I’m not at all saying that we shouldn’t have a government in charge, I actually think it would destroy justice if we had no authority. The good thing is that even though there are still problems with equality and justice, I think that the problems have significantly decreased since the 1950s. We should always strive for complete justice, and protest when things aren’t just, but know that there will always be mistakes in our legal system. It is our job to help improve it and to be just if we are chosen to become jury members for a case.