The Devaluing of Life Must Stop

April 2023

   How did we arrive at a place where human beings are little more than chattel to be bought, used, and discarded with malice and brazen cruelty?

   Edmund Burke, the 18th century political philosopher, is thought to have made the following observation: “All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

   The heart of this statement has been restated by many other people over the years; people who saw injustice and determined to stand against it wherever it was found.

   Although I do not agree with Desmond Tutu’s positions on some things, he was right in asserting that “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” 

   Now, it is a simple observation to make, that in order to stand against injustice there must be an idea of what constitutes justice.

   The concept of justice cannot be subject to the emotions or frailties of men and women or the ever-changing political landscape, or the group-think of an agitated special interest.

   True justice has its foundation in an objective standard that applies in every age, to every people group, and every situation.

   These principles are foundational to the meaning of “good” as Burke and other ...

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