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Daemon
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I think the first duty of society is justice.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)
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And the second best duty of mature society is mercy... Have mercy, Lord, on us.
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A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
Ralph Nader
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Think how different human societies would be if they were based on love rather than justice. But no such societies have ever existed on earth.
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I think the first duty of society is justice.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)

And at the end of a dueling pistol you found yours.
You did make the $10 bill though, which is pretty darn cool, all things considered.
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Justice is a synthetic idea which binds liberty, equality & other related ideas together.
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Methink thusly, too :)
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The concept of the society is base on mercy. We try to help out each other, fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. Justice is a second level in a society - when any wrong act had been committed within the society , we seek justice to protect the suffered.
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And second duty is, just ice.
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Very true, if one recognises that Justice is inseparable from Truth and Love! A society (individual) that pursues one ultimately pursues the other two!
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Human justice would heal evil and shoe peace
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This quotation was actually said by Wendell Phillips.
- Disunion: 2 discourses, Volume 10
By Wendell Phillips


Here the context:

Let me tell you why. Mr Seward says, " The first object of every human society is safety; I think the first duty of society is justice. Alexander Hamilton said " Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society" If any other basis of safety or gain were honest, it would be impossible.


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Plato agrees!
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Quote:
Orphaned and impoverished at around the age of 12, the brilliant, ambitious youth arrived in the North American colonies late in 1772 and studied (1773–74) at King's College (now Columbia).


Why is it seemingly such an expected fate right now in this country for someone orphaned and impoverished at the age of 12 to wind up on the streets, in a gang, a criminal? Think

This is my only now.
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Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was a Founding Father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, the founder of the Federalist Party, the world's first voter-based political party, the Father of the United States Coast Guard, and the founder of The New York Post. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration. Hamilton took the lead in the funding of the states' debts by the Federal government, the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. He led the Federalist Party, created largely in support of his views; he was opposed by the Democratic-Republican Party, led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, which despised Britain and feared that Hamilton's policies of a strong central government would weaken the American commitment to Republicanism.
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Certainly so.
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Also is the widening gap among contending classes creating social inequality and stratification in all facets...
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Ndanusa wrote:
Very true, if one recognises that Justice is inseparable from Truth and Love! A society (individual) that pursues one ultimately pursues the other two!
too much emphasis on Justice has further brought about injustice and uneven growth in new emerging democracies of the world besides no outright standard or criteria to assert or futher determine what's the truth. As a matter of fact justice has been perverted leading to the "politicization of the judiciary or judicization of the politics" A prescription of eradicating the oligarchic individuals within a polity would most likely help stabilize justice and most importantly gearing strict adherence.
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Justice, which is truly lacking within the US of A shall be it's downfall.
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Daemon wrote:
I think the first duty of society is justice.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)



Civility must come even before that. Lack of courtesy and style are the most common causes of stress in our society.
A true sense of fairness may only exist in a society where civility is practiced by all its members.
regardless of how they view the abstract concept of "justice".
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