Justice… is the ligament which hooks civilized beings and civilized nations together


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I noticed the quote above (A trimmed down version of the Daniel Webster quote below) on the DOJ building while walking to The Smithsonian this afternoon.  I couldn’t agree more and wonder how much of that ligament is left these days.

JUSTICE IS THE GREAT INTEREST OF MAN ON EARTH. IT IS THE LIGAMENT WHICH HOLDS CIVILIZED BEINGS AND CIVILIZED NATIONS TOGETHER. WHEREVER HER TEMPLE STANDS, THERE IS A FOUNDATION FOR SOCIAL SECURITY, GENERAL HAPPINESS, AND THE IMPROVEMENT AND PROGRESS OF OUR RACE – Daniel Webster

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Justice: What’s The Right Thing To Do? Episode 01 “THE MORAL SIDE OF MURDER”


I highly recommend checking out the video above.  (Michael Sandel is a wonderful philospher and his lectures are readily accessible.)  If you enjoy the experience, you might want to join me in taking his EdX course (ER22x Justice), which starts on 3/12/13.  It will likely change you and that change will almost assuredly be for the better.

Transition Studies

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