american justice
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Constitution: "We the people in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity".
07/31/17
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What's the first thing the founders listed "in order to form a more perfect Union"?
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Justice.
07/16/17
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Western philosophers generally regard justice as the most fundamental of all virtues for ordering interpersonal relations and establishing and maintaining a stable political society.
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Why is justice so fundamental?
07/16/17
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Justice is how humans resolve conflict when we inevitably infringe on each others' liberty in the pursuit of our self-interest.
07/14/18
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Justice is how we live together while minimizing violence.
07/18/17
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Instituting justice is government's reason for existence.
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We grant government a monopoly on violence to enforce justice on our behalf.
07/17/17
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If our government employs violence against its' citizens for any reason other than the pursuit of justice, it is employing it in the pursuit of oppression.
07/14/18
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A government cannot infringe on the liberty of its citizens without just cause; to the extent that government acts without justice, it enslaves.
07/18/17
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At that moment it no longer serves its citizens; it serves itself at their expense.
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Citizens understand this and begin to question the government's legitimacy.
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Facing revolt, unjust governments are on the path to suicide, or slavery.
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Is the American government acting in the pursuit of justice?
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Not often enough.
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Too often our government commits unjust violence against its citizens.
07/23/17
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A sad thing for me to have to write.
07/18/17
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Growing up I had a vision of America as laid out in its founding documents, in its literature, and film.
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I was young and naive.
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Here are the most grievous acts of injustice America commits against its citizens.
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American Ideals are Exceptional and so America is exceptional to the extent it lives the ideals it espouses.
07/23/17
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But we are losing her. We have to fight to get her back by working to right the wrongs committed in her name.
07/23/17
what is the most effective way to bring about change
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But we are losing her. We have to fight to get her back by working to right the wrongs committed in her name.
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!research
07/18/17
examples of injustice
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Here are the most grievous acts of injustice America commits against its citizens.
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nuclear waste issue
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examples of american ideals in american culture
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Growing up I had a vision of America as laid out in its founding documents, in its literature, and film.
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!research
07/18/17
examples of american government being just
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Not often enough.
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!research
07/18/17
what happens when a government loses legitimacy in the eyes of the people
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Facing revolt, unjust governments are on the path to suicide, or slavery.
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People unsuccessfully revolt and government opresses them.
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what happens to government which loses legitimacy
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Citizens understand this and begin to question the government's legitimacy.
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!todo
07/18/17
dangers of government beaurocracy
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At that moment it no longer serves its citizens; it serves itself at their expense.
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!todo
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crypto exchanges...
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A government cannot infringe on the liberty of its citizens without just cause; to the extent that government acts without justice, it enslaves.
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Surrender to unjust violence is surrender to slavery.
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government monopoly on violence
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We grant government a monopoly on violence to enforce justice on our behalf.
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It abuses it along all possible dimensions.
07/31/17
what is justice
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Justice is how we live together while minimizing violence.
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!quest 'why is justice so important philosophy'
07/17/17
expand
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Justice is how humans resolve conflict when we inevitably infringe on each others' liberty in the pursuit of our self-interest.
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Justice is the resolution of the tension when one person's pursuit of self-interest infringes on the autonomy of another person.
07/17/17
philosophy of justice
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Justice.
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thomas jefferson
07/27/17