Over on eyeblast.tv, I came across a snippet from a speech that Van Jones recently made. I found what he said interesting. Here is the clip:
It is interesting that he first seems to believe that the concept of Justice does not play a central part in what motivates many of us who stand for smaller government, more responsible economic policy and less government handouts, regulations and controls.
On the contrary, Justice is at the heart of what we believe. Mr. Jones however, seems to believe in some sort of croney justice. According to him, each little group deserves their own justice. Blacks, Native Americans, Gays, etc. all seem to need some “Special” justice. So yes Mr. Jones. Given that as your definition of justice, we don’t believe in it.
What we believe in is true Justice. The kind of Justice that comes from laws that apply to all people equally. Whether you are a bricklayer or a senator – you get equal Justice under the law. Rich or poor, black or white, gay or straight – ALL enjoy EQUAL justice.
What Mr. Jones seems to believe in is some perversion of “Justice” where it becomes a tool of cronyism and manipulation. He can have it.
Does anyone want to live in a system where an act can be considered just for one group but not for another? Can you imagine the despotism that would flourish under such “Justice”?
Apparently there is a room full of people somewhere listening to this type of rhetoric and they are not taking the next step and actually thinking about what it actually means.
Lets all stand up and make clear that any true Justice is one which applies to all, equally.