Justice and “Social Justice” Are Two Very Different Things

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Justice and "Social Justice" Are Two Very Different ThingsSocial Justice ‘Warriors’

Recently, Harvard political theorist Danielle Allen wrote in the Washington Post of “The most important phrase in the Pledge of Allegiance” — “with liberty and justice for all.”

Allen recognized that justice required “equality before the law” and that freedom exists “only when it is for everyone.” But she confused democracy — defined as progressives “build[ing] a distributed majority across the country, as is needed for electoral college victory” — with liberty, which is very different. Similarly, she replaced the traditional meaning of justice (“giving each his own,” according to Cicero) with a version of “social justice” inconsistent with it. And her two primary examples of rights — “rights” to education and health care — were inconsistent with both liberty for all and justice for all.

Americans cannot have both liberty and this type of social justice — under whose aegis one can assert rights to be provided education and…

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Posted on March 26, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Justice and “Social Justice” Are Two Very Different Things.

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