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Updated: Feb 16

Justice is Only Just When It Is Available to Everyone


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Justice. While in its concept, Justice is supposed to be objective in its nature and notion, however, the mere mention of ‘justice’ in any context or any conversation in any crowd nowadays creates a very sensitive subjective reaction in all of us. Justice, by its basic definition, is defined as being a concept of moral rightness-based ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, equity and fairness, as well as the administration of the law, taking into account the inalienable and inborn rights of all human beings and citizens, the right of all people and individuals to equal protection before the law of their civil rights, without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, wealth, or other characteristics, and is further regarded as being inclusive of social justice. It is not a difficult concept, so why is it so challenging to uphold? This design is a function of a repetitive goal for us all in every way.


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THE STORY BEHIND THIS CREATION by the designer


An eye for an eye, tit for tat, Hammurabi’s law, karma, Aristotle, Plato, Nozick, do unto others as they have done unto you. (Well, the last one does not necessarily apply when discussing justice --or does it?)


Justice, by its basic definition, is defined as being a concept of moral rightness-based ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, equity and fairness, as well as the administration of the law, taking into account the inalienable and inborn rights of all human beings and citizens, the right of all people and individuals to equal protection before the law of their civil rights, without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, wealth, or other characteristics, and is further regarded as being inclusive of social justice.


While in its concept justice is supposed to be objective in its nature and notion, however, the mere mention of ‘justice’ in any context or any conversation in any crowd nowadays creates a very sensitive subjective reaction in all of us. Justice has a very subjective definition in each of us.


Some believe in rehabilitation, others in capital punishment. Some believe facing temporary consequences for your actions will teach a lesson and hopefully prevent one from committing the unjust act again.


A collection of 282 rules establishing standards to meet the requirements of justice, also known as Hammurabi Code of Law has often been referred to as an eye for an eye. This principle of justice requires an equal act in kind to the offender (not greater than the offense) is just and appropriate to balance the unjust act.


Karma is a Hindu and Buddhist concept describing the sum a person’s in this (and previous) states of existence should be a deciding factor of their fate in future existences.


Justice is an order and duty of the parts of the soul according to Plato. Justice is thought of to be a part of human virtue and bond which joins man together in society with equal parts good and social qualities, an order and duty of the parts of the soul.


Aristotle believed in corrective justice and the idea that liability rectifies the injustice inflicted by one person on another, either distributive or corrective. Aristotle’s four cardinal virtues are prudence, justice, temperance and fortitude.

The virtues as states of the soul and defined as one of the cardinal human virtues, Socrates’ believes every human soul has three parts: reason, spirit and appetite and his account of justice depends on the human soul.


Classical European philosophy and Roman Catholicism believe in having more and having less than one’s fair share (moderation between selfishness and selflessness).


According to Nozick, the distribution of holdings in a society is just if (and only if) everyone in that society is entitled to what he/she has (entitlement theory).


Mill’s utilitarian theory of justice sees justice as part of morality. In other words there is no major divide between justice and morality.


Aquinas defines justice (Justitia) as a cardinal virtue or ‘a habit whereby man renders to each one his due by a constant and perpetual will.”


Most of these historical views of justice combine the concept of virtue. There is a difference between justice and virtue. Virtue is a form of objective state of being. Justice is a human invention dealing with our relation with others.


This is an exhaustive definition of justice from different historical perspectives and cultures. Justice, however defined, has four different types. Distributive: determining who gets what. Procedural: determining how fairly people are treated. Retributive: based on punishment for wrong-doing. Restorative: tries to restore relationships to rightness.


Obviously, centuries and millennials have passed with every culture and heritage attempting to objectively and definitively define (and redefine) justice. The only known truth is justice is more subjective than objective.


Like truth, justice (and its definition and application) is a personal experience and has a unique individual perspective making even the most objective of circumstances subjective.


This may be why in the United States people are judged in court by 12 members of a jury of their peers. Given the same facts as presented at the same time by the same persons, each person’s understanding and definition of justice is different and is utilized to attempt to obtain an objective application of justice based on 12 different subjective opinions.


Whatever your definition of justice is or should be, the unanimous consensus is that justice should be equal and exact for everyone. The same consequence should be applied for the same action. That is the common goal. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and this is why we have injustice. An unjust outcome is not only unfair but counteracts the purpose of the justice system altogether.


There is a connection between virtue and justice. People know something is wrong (even without understanding the different legal definitions). Some people’s actions are not intended to harm to anyone, while others set out to purposefully harm others. Some know the difference between right and wrong and others are not capable or have not learned this common application of correct and incorrect actions to take. There is also mental implications, whereby the concept of choice (or lack thereof) takes a factor on intent.


Regardless of the situation or the legal definitions, the application of justice is the general acceptable goal in all situations. This consistent, fair, and just application of justice is a unanimous goal for all humans regardless of heritage or culture. A generally acceptable goal of justice is in all of us – legally and personally.


And while justice has all these complications to be objectively applied to all, the purpose and aim in seeking justice is unanimous-justice must be applied to all consistently and fairly.


Injustice in this world appears to be more rampant than ever. It is not necessarily a question of the application, but who does justice get applied to. Anyone who has ever been in court either in a civil or criminal litigation knows while the intent to apply justice is apparent, the actual application is muddied by the sway and power of outside forces which push the scales of justice more one way than the other.


The creator of this design takes this to heart. The observation is not the element of justice. It is truly the employment of justice to the parties are definitely inconsistent, uneven and unreliable. The creator understands the true distribution of justice is the consistent application to all and not just a select few.


This is purpose of stating the obvious- “Justice Is Only Just When It Is Available To EVERYONE!”





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