By David R. Young, Author of THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM: Freedom vs. Enslavement
If there is anything that gets tempers flaring and emotions burning, it is actions which are blatantly unjust. Most action movies get their emotional flare from a horrible injustice to the hero or heroine. Having been badly wronged, it’s time to kick butt. And we cheer when “justice” has finally been served.
The overwhelming emotional response to injustice can be appreciated when looked at as the major factor that brings about war.
Now, consider this: The Constitution is fundamentally a mechanism designed to resolve injustice. Each point of the Bill of Rights is intended to avert governmental injustice. When government actions become increasingly unjust government, with its force, becomes oppressive.
The ONLY reason America is in trouble is because of INJUSTICES – it is the fundamental cause of any country’s decay. Injustice result when our Constitution is NOT enforced – for ALL. This could be unfair application of law to a minority group, exemption of laws to the “connected wealthy” or even congress exempting themselves from the laws they write and pass for all Americans.
Those who understand the Constitution recognize it as a means of providing justice for all. Those who openly or covertly attack the Constitution either feel it has failed to guarantee justice for them or they are intentionally trying to increase descent, turmoil or even revolt.
People not educated on the Constitution fail to understand it is their greatest guarantee that justice may some day become a reality.
Our government’s purpose, at every level, is to provide Justice to every person regardless of their race, color, creed or religion. And yet, anyone can look around today and see examples of injustice perpetrated or condoned by almost any branch of our government. Insistence should be on following our Constitution, not replacing it.
What passes for political news on TV and radio are simply instances of injustices. These are always acts counter to the Constitution.
There are two types of leaders; constructive and destructive.
A destructive leader uses injustices (real or fabricated) to fire up emotions of anger and hate. Such actions ALWAYS results in more injustice. Hate and anger are used to spread more hate and anger. And thus feuds, riots and wars are born. These are the tactics of political systems such as Fascism and Communism.
A Constructive leader resolves Injustice with reason. He shuns hate and violence and works to improve conditions for as many people as possible.
Is governmental injustice easy to resolve? No. But that’s the price we pay for Freedom. Fail to take action and support Justice and the Constitution and your freedom diminishes to that degree.
Politicians and other leaders who use instance of real injustice to stoke the flames of emotion and bring about further injustice are enemies to those they are purportedly helping. Recognize this and expose them by speaking out against their methods. Never support a leader who consistently uses fear and anger to incite people to act unjustly.
It is the duty of every American, not to attack government but to communicate with it. Correcting government begins at the local level where you have a voice.
Remember this the next time to take this pledge: “…Freedom and Justice for All.”