Justice Knows No Adjective

I have few pet peeves. I’m generally an even-tempered person with great patience. I guess a few things that get on my nerves are people who talk really loud on cellphones in quite places like libraries and restaurants. Or maybe people who eat at fast food places but neglect to bus their own tables when they are finished. I really can’t think of too much else. Except one thing…adjectives prefixed to the concept of justice.

Justice, as old Socrates would let you know, either exists or it does not. There either is such a thing as Justice, or there isn’t. If there isn’t, then the world becomes one giant case study in cultural and moral relativism. Different people in different places from different times would disagree on what is wrong and what is right. But if Justice does exists, if there is such a thing as “right,” then it can’t be relative to time, place, or culture. It simply must be right.

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