Thursday, October 30, 2008

real justice

I put up a post yesterday, telling about how Obama, and I think by extension those in the current 'social justice'movement, are looking at using the courts to implement their own agendas, which involve among other things a version of class warfare--courts are to be to favor the 'have-nots' over the 'haves', championing the poor, playing favorites based on real or perceived economic conditions.

By way of counterpoint, consider these, please.

Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge you neighbor fairly.
Leviticus 18:17

Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd,

and do not show favoritism to a poor man in his lawsuit.
Exodus 23:2-3

Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike.
Deuteronomy 1:17a

There is no denial here of the fact that the Bible says much about caring for those who can do little or nothing to help themselves--the orphans and widows, for example. Such acts of mercy are good things.

But that is not what we are seeing put forward nowadays. We are seeing rather the injustice of favoritism. On the surface, it's favoritism for the poor. To repeat what the article yesterday said...

For Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, Supreme Court justices should champion the weak against the strong.

This is injusticed, plain and simple.

If he were saying that judges should favor the strong and great over the weak, people would see the injustice right off (I hope) and have nothing to do with it. But because it's suppose to favor the 'little man', then it's put under the misnomer of 'social justice' and becomes acceptable by many.

This must be avoided by us. Justice must be just, meaning it must judge cases fairly, no matter the party's social standing.

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