Injustice is defined as something unfair that happens, often in violation of a basic human right. If it is a basic human right to “pursue our own happiness” and I promote a policy that would hinder an individual from that basic human right, that person would have been a victim of injustice because of my policy.
“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.” Leviticus 19:15
The Bible is teaching us that it is an injustice against the great if I am partial to another because they are poor. It is also an injustice if I favor the great because they are considered to be great. If I am to be fair, I must be blindfolded and not consider poor or great, but only judge based on the facts of the case.
This is a common definition of social injustice used today, “Anytime a person is denied their constitutional rights based upon the color of their skin, racial injustice has occurred.”
This definition of social injustice violates the teaching of the Bible. It is an incorrect use of injustice because it qualifies the injustice based on a specific characteristic. It would be proper if it said that an injustice has occurred any time any individual is denied their constitutional rights.
For instance, all are guaranteed due process. Due process is a fundamental, constitutional guarantee that all legal proceedings will be fair and that one will be given notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard before the government acts to take away one's life, liberty, or property. It is also, a constitutional guarantee that a law shall not be unreasonable, arbitrary, or capricious.
This would tell us that today there is an injustice against those arrested on January 6th. Many are being denied their liberty. They are in jail; many not charged with any crime and being denied bail unreasonably. These people are being denied their constitutional rights because of their assumed political beliefs. This is unreasonable, arbitrary, and capricious.
Others who have committed crimes of looting, arson, assault, and even murder are not charged, are released with no bail, and treated differently because of the color of their skin as well as their perceived political affiliation. This is being done in the name of “social justice.” It is destructive in that it has signaled to others of the same skin color and political affiliation that they will be judged, not on the facts, but based on the color of their skin and their political affiliation.
This action is destructive to all of society. It is to the person who committed the acts because they now know there are no consequences for their actions, and they will and have gone on to commit more crimes. The action is destructive to those who were victims of the crimes committed originally and to those who will be victims of the crimes that will be committed.
An injustice has been committed anytime one person is favored over another because of their skin color, their political affiliation, their social position, their economic position, their gender, or any factor other than facts and merit. This is true when these factors are considered for hire, for advancement, for awards, for pay increases, for admittance to schools, for anything. An intentional injustice never corrects, it perpetuates.
This is specifically what the Bible teaches us. Justice is the basis for the ideology of individualism, that ideology upon which we were founded. Injustice is the basis for collectivism (Marxism, communism, socialism, progressive, Democrats, all the same). Justice promotes freedom and prosperity. Injustice, that which is being promoted under the guise of “social justice,” has always brought despotic and tyrannical rule.
The proponents of “social justice” are doing so to enslave a larger and larger segment of the population to promote their own power and wealth. Any proponent of injustice does so for evil, selfish, and destructive purposes. It is the purpose of the American left to divide the American society. Division of a society has been mandatory in every Marxist takeover. This is the goal of the Obama’s, Holder, the Squad, the Democrat party, and yes, RINO’s.
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