Social Justice vs Equal justice

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    Do we want a society based on the idea that all men are created equal and have the right to advance themselves under a set of rules and standards that create equal opportunity for all?

    Equal justice:
    This requires all individuals to have the capability to reason and apply their knowledge, ideas and skills to society in a manner that creates, for themselves, a satisfying environment.

    Social justice:
    This requires a society based on the idea that those who can reason and apply his knowledge, ideas and skills in a manner that creates a satisfying environment, for themselves, may do so but must yield the returns of their efforts to those who cannot or will not do the same; or must refrain from their endeavors if there is a perceived threat that it prevents others from applying their own knowledge, ideas and skills.

    Please include comments as to what part and to what extent the federal government shoud involve itself in the process.

    I realize that these statement are not universally applicable or not completely bulletproof. The basic ideas are there and I encourage posters to extrapolate.
     
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    True justice is color blind. Unless you are a democrat.
     
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    Classical liberalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


     
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    The liberals of today are not classical liberals of Thomas Jefferson's day. They have been taken over by socialists.
     
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    Tell a Tea Partier that he is a classical liberal and see what reaction you get. <:^}
     
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    Social justice is a moving target and if you poll 1000 people you're likely to get 100 different ideas about what it looks like.

    Equal justice under the law is fairly easy to understand even though it can be terribly difficult to produce in a society like ours.

    FWIW, I doubt we or any other society can ever achieve either kind of Justice, but I think its a damned good idea to keep BOTH as a goal.
     
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    Keeping both as a goal is what is keeping the country divided, indecisive, and stagnant. The champions of each goal shout foul of the other each time anything is done.
     

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