Archive for September 1, 2018

BRIEFLY – COMMUTATIVE JUSTICE

September 1, 2018

Here’s how it works:

Justice =  Giving to the other what is his due.*

When the issue of justice is between people, person to person,  it’s called  commutative justice (and not distributive justice or legal justice).    Although you would think setting up a mandated social welfare state, as in Socialism,   would come under distributive justice because you seem to be “distributing” wealth,  it does not.   The State has stepped into and stepped on the rights of individual people and crossed the boundary into commutative justice.

The right to own property,  including  the right to manage and make decisions about one’s own property,  the right to pursue one’s own happiness (fulfillment), these are some of the inalienable rights of human beings.

The State cannot  alienate these rights from the individual (American) citizen.

Hubbie worked hard for a living.   The State has no right to step in and take more than necessary (under distributive justice),  just for the purpose of creating a generations-long dependent class of takers of his wages and the wages of others.      This is an unsustainable economic system because it is fundamentally unjust..

Bottom line:  Society falls without justice.

Socialism cannot be dissolved without justice.

Our children need to know the various concepts of justice so that they can think clearly and make good decisions about governing themselves and others.   We don’t teach the concept of justice anymore to our children.      We haven’t for a long time.   Today’s teachers   probably no longer understand these concepts.   And the idea of educating children, faint though it is,  is not the purpose of all the Departments of Education in Western countries. **

It will take massive upheaval, massive resistance,  massive re-ordering of our education goals in order to begin teaching our children the necessary things.

That’s why I put the currently entrenched Socialism in the category of Unsolvable.

 

 

 

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.*   I am using the grammatically correct English pronoun “his”  (or  “he”)  when the sex of the subject is unknown or the pronoun can apply to either sex.   (“Everyone hang up his coat here.    The word “everyone” is single, but it can apply to either sex).

 

.**    Gosh, people — if you don’t know  things,  people can tell you anything.

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