(Gem State News) Social Justice is a term that has its’ origins deeply embedded in Western Judeo-Christian philosophy and theology. Plato, Aristotle, Jesus of Nazareth, St. Paul, the early Church Fathers Augustine and Aquinas taught in detail concepts of social justice based on Classical Philosophy and the Biblical principle of “do unto others as you would have others do unto you,” and “love God and love your neighbor”. Concepts of caring for those living on the margin are deeply incorporated into the Western tradition. In our own Constitution Thomas Jefferson penned “all men are created equal and they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights” The rights he was talking about were specifically Natural Rights that are given by God to all people—The right to life, liberty and property. There are other types of rights such as legal rights, social rights and moral rights—all considered to be secondary and dependent on Natural Law Rights.
The original meaning of “social justice” has been usurped and expropriated from its’ original meaning formulated in the Protestant and Catholic Churches, by Progressive—Liberal—Marxists who are using it only as a means to their own end (power). They say they care but like those that have come before them, if they ever get the power they seek the only ones they will care for will be themselves. (Read More)